Careers

Work hard and play hard in beautiful Bend, Oregon!

We are a growing company with great opportunities. We are uniquely positioned as a thought leader in the extractables and leachables field, thanks to our commitment to the highest possible scientific and quality standards.

As a result, we require a special type of person, who not only meets our high expectations for science and business excellence, but who also relishes the challenge of performing in a demanding but rewarding environment.

If you also happen to like to bike, ski, fish, hunt, hike, paddle or any of the other fun things to do here in the great outdoors, then you couldn’t ask for a better place to work.

Current Openings

Entry Level Chemist

The Chemist I position will work in a cGMP-regulated environment under the direction of a lab supervisor or senior staff member in laboratory and office settings. The position will assist in completing projects in compliance with regulatory requirements, applicable internal methods, protocols, SOPs, and also according to a customer’s specific requirements. The position requires working in a collaborative manner with other team members to accomplish organizational goals, providing ideas to improve efficiency at the group level, and actively contributing to positive co-worker/customer relationships through efficient interaction on current projects. The Chemist I will contribute to our continuous improvement initiatives. In this entry-level position, there are many opportunities for developing analytical skills and for advancement.

Specific Duties

  • Solution/sample preparation
  • Perform basic measurements such as pH/conductivity, UV-Vis and TOC
  • Perform project tasks under direction of a project lead (e.g., extraction, sampling, sample analysis)
  • Perform general laboratory maintenance activities
  • Waste handling/management
  • Create, revise or review controlled procedures and participate in the maintenance and continuous improvement of our Quality System
  • Assist with protocol and report writing and reviewing
  • Data analysis and review
  • Depending on experience and need, assist with advanced analytical instrumentation (e.g., GC-MS, LC- MS, ICP-MS)

Education/Previous Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry or related field is Coursework in instrumental/analytical chemistry, statistics and mathematics is preferred.
  • This is an entry level professional position with responsibility to provide laboratory support functions. As a result, hands-on laboratory experience is required and can be met by active participation in laboratory courses and research at the university

Application Process

  • Application must include a cover letter, resume, and three professional references, including your most recent employer and supervisor (we will not contact him/her until you give permission).
  • Please submit application package to employment@vranalytical.com with your name and Chemist l in the subject line
  • Final candidate(s) education will be verified and will be required to pass a criminal background
  • Due to the volume of applications received, we regret that we will not be able to contact every After screening applications, we will be in touch with those that meet our qualifications and requirement to schedule a phone interview.

· No phone calls or recruiters please.

Salary: $19.00 /hour

THIS POSITION PERFORMS ITS DUTIES IN BOTH AN OFFICE AND LABORATORY SETTING. THEREFORE, THESE PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS and WORKING CONDITIONS APPLY:

  • Able to speak and hear, use close-up and distance vision, and identify and distinguish colors.
  • Able to work in a sitting and/or standing position for long periods of time (up to 8 hours per day).
  • Exposure to frequent noise (light to moderate) while working in the laboratory and office area.
  • Able to reach hands and arms in any direction, and kneel and stoop repeatedly.
  • Manual dexterity and use of fine motor skills.
  • Able to use a variety of small tools – manual and powered.
  • Able to frequently lift and carry up to 15 pounds.
  • Able to occasionally lift and carry up to 60 pounds.
  • Able to safely climb step ladders to perform basic maintenance of light fixtures and adjusting HVAC vents.
  • Occasionally work with toxic/hazardous chemicals and airborne particles.
  • Must wear personal protective equipment (PPE) such as gloves, lab coat, masks and safety glasses and use applicable engineering controls (e.g., chemical fume hoods) when handling chemicals.
  • Able to utilize computers and software (e.g., MS Office, QuickBooks) on a daily basis in support of supply inventory, documentation of tasks, creating and editing controlled procedures and basic spreadsheet functions.

 

Facility Technician

The Facility Technician position works in a cGMP-regulated environment in laboratory and office settings. The position is critical in maintaining and supporting laboratory and office operational needs.  Additionally, the position requires working in a collaborative manner with other team members to accomplish organizational goals, providing ideas to improve efficiency at the group level, and actively contributing to positive co-worker/customer relationships.

Specific Duties

  • Follow standard operating procedures (SOP) and Process Instructions (PI) to maintain compliance in the VR Analytical FDA regulated environment.
  • Receiving and Inspection of general laboratory supplies and customer samples and test articles.
  • Shipping and vendor returns; including dangerous goods shipping.
  • Maintenance and qualification of GMP facility and some laboratory equipment.
  • Perform laboratory/office support functions, such as but not limited to: lab-ware cleaning, trash removal and other as needed facility cleaning.
  • Coordinating building maintenance activities with outside vendors such as electrical, plumbing, HVAC, fume hoods, water purification system, temperature monitoring system and coordinating any government permits.
  • Create, revise or review controlled procedures and participation in the maintenance and continuous improvement of our Quality System.
  • Coordinate waste disposal with laboratory staff.
  • Utilize various software programs for documenting activities, task management and time tracking.
  • Other duties may be assigned as needed.

Education/Previous Experience

  • High school diploma, basic math, good writing and computer skills required. Prior experience with general maintenance, supply inventory, shipping and receiving are required. Chemical handling experience and previous experience working in a laboratory setting are preferred.

Application Process

  • Application must include a cover letter, resume, and three professional references, including your most recent employer and supervisor (we will not contact him/her until you give permission).
  • Please submit application package to employment@vranalytical.com with your name and Facility Technician in the subject line.
  • Final candidate(s) education will be verified and will be required to pass a criminal background check.
  • Due to the volume of applications received, we regret that we will not be able to contact every applicant. After screening applications, we will be in touch with those that meet our qualifications and requirements to schedule a phone interview.
  • No phone calls or recruiters please.

Salary: $18.00 – $22.00/hour

THIS POSITION PERFORMS ITS DUTIES IN BOTH AN OFFICE AND LABORATORY SETTING. THEREFORE, THESE PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS and WORKING CONDITIONS APPLY:

  • Able to speak and hear, use close-up and distance vision, and identify and distinguish colors.
  • Able to work in a sitting and/or standing position for long periods of time (up to 8 hours per day).
  • Exposure to frequent noise (light to moderate) while working in the laboratory and office area.
  • Able to reach hands and arms in any direction, and kneel and stoop repeatedly.
  • Manual dexterity and use of fine motor skills.
  • Able to use a variety of small tools – manual and powered.
  • Able to frequently lift and carry up to 15 pounds.
  • Able to occasionally lift and carry up to 60 pounds.
  • Able to safely climb step ladders to perform basic maintenance of light fixtures and adjusting HVAC vents.
  • Occasionally work with toxic/hazardous chemicals and airborne particles.
  • Must wear personal protective equipment (PPE) such as gloves, lab coat, masks and safety glasses and use applicable engineering controls (e.g., chemical fume hoods) when handling chemicals.
  • Able to utilize computers and software (e.g., MS Office, QuickBooks) on a daily basis in support of supply inventory, documentation of tasks, creating and editing controlled procedures and basic spreadsheet functions.

 

Senior Scientist

Regular, full-time, senior scientist in an FDA auditable contract analytical laboratory operating within a defined Quality System. Knows and effectively uses fundamental concepts, practices and procedures at VR Analytical; continues development of expertise and knowledge through experience and applications. Responsible for conducting studies with scientific integrity and in compliance with Quality System requirements and company expectations. Position includes study design and oversight, utilizing available analytical methodologies to identify trace unknowns, leading efforts focused on improving the scientific integrity of analytical methods and techniques, and oversight of knowledge management.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES (others may be assigned):

  • STUDY
    • Study Design Consultant
    • Protocol and report writer/reviewer
    • Study LEAD (IDs; other as needed)
    • Mass spectral interpretation (GC and LC) – includes review of interpretations done by others
    • Identification of trace impurities from E&L studies and other studies
    • Overall Study REVIEW: Correlate E&L findings with materials of construction and corroborating data, review impact of deviations on data/study integrity
  • ANALYTICAL EQUIPMENT
    • Owner: LC-MS QTof (PMs, troubleshooting, qualifications)
    • Sample Analysis: LC-QTof
  • ANALYTICAL METHODS
    • Responsible for the integrity of LC-QTof methods employed for studies
    • LC QTof method improvements and maintenance (documentation improvements)
    • Method documentation and control
    • Method qualification/validation
    • Method knowledge – education
    • Method development for new business endeavors
  • SCIENTIFIC INTEGRITY of analytical methods and techniques
    • Includes analysis of our ability to defend our data and studies, comparison of our methods to our competitors, and appropriateness of methods
    • Quality System maintenance – Document Reviews: VRTM, PIs, Protocols, Reports
  • KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT
    • Capturing knowledge from study conclusions
    • Spectral databases
    • ID material databases
    • Scientific expert on linkages of E&L and sources of both
  • TRAINER
    • Technical education of staff

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE:

B.S. in Chemistry or equivalent. Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry or equivalent. Experience isolating, identifying, and quantifying small molecules using analytical instrumentation including HPLC, LC-UV-MS, GC-MS, LC-MS-MS, ICP-MS, ICP-OES, FTIR, and NMR. Key Skills: small molecule structural interpretation using spectrometric data (MS, high resolution MS, MS/MS, FTIR, UV-Vis), knowledge of polymers and plastic additives, data analysis, technical writing, innovation, precision, and excellent communication skills.

THIS POSITION PERFORMS ITS DUTIES PRIMARILY IN AN OFFICE SETTING WITH FREQUENT PRESENCE IN ANALYTICAL LABORATORY. THEREFORE, THESE PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS and WORKING CONDITIONS APPLY:

  • Able to speak and hear, regularly communicate with clients and staff, use close and distance vision, and identify and distinguish colors.
  • Frequently work in a stationary position for long periods of time (up to 8 hours).
  • Exposure to light to moderate noise while working in the lab and office areas.
  • Able to frequently lift and carry up to 5-15 pounds.
  • Able to occasionally lift and carry up to 25 pounds.
  • Able to occasionally move objects greater than 50 pounds
  • Work continually requires manual dexterity and use of gross motor skills. Work frequently requires bimanual dexterity and fine motor skills.
  • May work with toxic/hazardous chemicals and airborne particles
  • Must wear personal protective equipment (PPE) such as gloves, lab coat, masks and safety glasses and use applicable engineering controls (e.g., chemical fume hoods) when handling chemicals.

Application Process

Application must include a cover letter, resume, and three professional references, including your most recent employer and supervisor (we will not contact him/her until you give permission).

  • Please submit application package to employment @ vranalytical.comwith your name and Senior Scientist in the subject line.
  • Final candidate(s) education will be verified and will be required to pass a criminal background check.
  • Due to the volume of applications received, we regret that we will not be able to contact every applicant. After screening applications, we will be in touch with those that meet our qualifications and requirements to schedule a phone interview.
  • No phone calls or recruiters please.

Job Type: Full-time


 

Chemist III

Position Description

The Chemist III position will work in a cGMP-regulated environment under the direction of a lab supervisor or senior staff member in laboratory and office settings. The position will assist in completing projects in compliance with regulatory requirements, applicable internal methods, protocols, SOPs, and also according to a customer’s specific requirements. The position requires working in a collaborative manner with other team members to accomplish organizational goals, providing ideas to improve efficiency at the group level, and actively contributing to positive co-worker/customer relationships through efficient interaction on current projects. The Chemist III will contribute to our continuous improvement initiatives. In this position, there are many opportunities for developing analytical skills and for advancement.

Specific Duties

  • Member of team utilizing advanced analytical instrumentation (e.g., GC-MS or LC-MS)
  • Data analysis and review
  • Create, revise or review controlled procedures and participate in the maintenance and continuous improvement of our Quality System
  • Perform project tasks under direction of a project lead (e.g., extraction, sampling, sample analysis)
  • Analytical method development
  • Perform general laboratory maintenance activities
  • Other laboratory functions as needed: solution/sample preparation, general chemistry techniques (e.g. pH, UV-Vis, TOC)
  • Depending on experience, may assist with protocol and report writing and reviewing

Education/Previous Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry or related field is required.
  • Minimum 4 years experience in a laboratory setting, cGMP experience preferred.

 

Application Process

  • Application must include a cover letter, resume, and three professional references, including your most recent employer and supervisor (we will not contact him/her until you give permission).
  • Please submit application package to employment @ vranalytical.com with your name and Chemist l in the subject
  • Final candidate(s) education will be verified and will be required to pass a criminal background
  • Due to the volume of applications received, we regret that we will not be able to contact every After screening applications, we will be in touch with those that meet our qualifications and requirement to schedule a phone interview.

· No phone calls or recruiters please.

THIS POSITION PERFORMS ITS DUTIES IN BOTH AN OFFICE AND LABORATORY SETTING. THEREFORE, THESE PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS and WORKING CONDITIONS APPLY:

  • Able to speak and hear, use close-up and distance vision, and identify and distinguish colors.
  • Able to work in a sitting and/or standing position for long periods of time (up to 8 hours per day).
  • Exposure to frequent noise (light to moderate) while working in the laboratory and office area.
  • Able to reach hands and arms in any direction, and kneel and stoop repeatedly.
  • Manual dexterity and use of fine motor skills.
  • Able to use a variety of small tools – manual and powered.
  • Able to frequently lift and carry up to 15 pounds.
  • Able to occasionally lift and carry up to 60 pounds.
  • Able to safely climb step ladders to perform basic maintenance of light fixtures and adjusting HVAC vents.
  • Occasionally work with toxic/hazardous chemicals and airborne particles.
  • Must wear personal protective equipment (PPE) such as gloves, lab coat, masks and safety glasses and use applicable engineering controls (e.g., chemical fume hoods) when handling chemicals.
  • Able to utilize computers and software (e.g., MS Office, QuickBooks) on a daily basis in support of supply inventory, documentation of tasks, creating and editing controlled procedures and basic spreadsheet functions.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $24.00 to $28.00 /hour