Chemist I (Finished Products)- 2nd Shift
Akorn 2

Amityville, New York

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During the 2nd shift, the individual will be responsible for providing analytical support to the department of Quality Control. The individual will be responsible to follow established procedures and protocols to conduct various independent and team driven laboratory experiments. The candidate should assist with the day-to-day maintenance of an orderly QC laboratory such as safety, ordering and receipt of reagents, Instrument calibration.


Include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Analyzes samples of pharmaceutical finished products, in-process samples and others including research oriented samples.
  • Responsible for conducting investigations on aberrant results.
  • Participates in collaborative studies and may serve as a team leader for a project or study.
  • Training other Chemists to properly perform laboratory procedures.
  • Recommending changes to test methods or laboratory procedures to reduce variability and/or improve efficiency.
  • Assist in the day to day maintenance of QC laboratory such as safety, ordering and receipt of lab supplies

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Analyzes samples of pharmaceutical finished products, in-process samples and others including research oriented samples.
  • Knowledge of laboratories regulatory programs and objectives (cGMP, GLP, etc.).
  • Proficient with computer programs desirable; or an aptitude to learn computer programs as needed.
  • Resourceful and well organized.
  • Advanced instrumentation skills, data processing and troubleshooting capabilities.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with proven prior experience.
  • Must be able to work in a team environment.

  • Minimum of Bachelor's degree or higher in chemistry or related field.
  • Minimum of 1 year previous work experience in an industrial chemistry laboratory.
  • Possess strong math skills.


Ability to meet attendance standards. All full-time employees are required to work a 40-hr week. At times it may be necessary to work additional hours in order to get the required tasks accomplished to meet deadlines.


Requires prolonged sitting. Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, photocopier, telephone, calculator and other office equipment. Requires normal range of hearing and vision to record, prepare and communicate appropriate reports.

Mental Requirements include:
  • Ability to hear accurately the spoken word with moderate office noise or plant noise
  • Ability to apply deductive reasoning and understand complicated issues
  • Ability to receive instructions and follow work rules and company policies
  • Ability to follow safety and security practices
  • Ability to meet deadlines and effectively deal with office stress
  • Ability to accurately communicate ideas, facts and technical information
  • Maintain confidentiality of certain information

Company Overview
Who we are?

Aside from being a pharmaceutical industry leader with deep roots in the eye care community, Akorn has proven through the years, to be a company of clear vision. A vision of what it takes to continually develop and evolve in order sustain our mission, which is to improve patients' lives through the quality, availability and affordability of our products. Along with developing and manufacturing branded and generic ophthalmics, Akorn manufactures injectable, oral liquid, optic, topical, inhalant, and animal health products. To learn more please visit our website

Why choose us?

Akorn employees are modern day superheroes! That might sound like an exaggeration; however, when you think of it, superheroes help those in need. That is exactly what we do here at Akorn. If you choose to work with us, you are not choosing to work an ordinary job. You are choosing to make an impact in this world. You are choosing to have a career with purpose. If you are seeking a rewarding opportunity where you can make a difference for others, then put on your cape and join the team!!

What do we offer?
  • Competitive pay
  • Growth and development opportunities
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • 3 weeks PTO + Personal Days
  • 9 company holidays
  • 401K match
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Benefit Options
  • 100% Paid Maternity Leave
  • Fast paced, family-oriented work environment
  • Wellness Program
  • Inclusive and diverse culture
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts

EEO Statement
Akorn, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and takes pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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