Careers

Work hard and play hard in beautiful Bend, Oregon!

We are a growing company with great career opportunities. Your individual professional growth at VR Analytical is determined by your ambition. 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. At VR Analytical we make a meaningful difference for patient safety.

As a result, we require a special type of person who not only meets our high expectations for science and business excellence, but also relishes the challenge of performing in a demanding but rewarding environment. At VR Analytical we have an amazing team of workers collaborating to produce new ideas and innovative solutions.

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.

Our benefits package include the following:

  • Competitive salary (DOE)
  • Health insurance PPO or HSA options available
  • Traditional and Roth 401k options with employer match
  • Nine paid holidays
  • Three weeks of PTO in the first year (increases annually), additional accrual opportunities available
  • Professional development and advancement opportunities

Current Openings





Senior Scientist

The Senior Scientist position will work in a cGMP-regulated environment with direction from a senior staff member in laboratory and office settings. The position will assist in completing projects with an emphasis in structural identification of impurities inline with regulatory requirements, internal methodology, protocols, SOPs, and customer specific requirements. The position will provide the opportunity to work in a collaborative manner with team members to accomplish organizational goals, providing ideas to improve efficiency at the group level and actively contribute to positive co-worker/customer relationships. The Senior Scientist will contribute to our continuous improvement initiatives and will have the opportunity to drive industry thought leadership. In this position, there are opportunities for career development skills and for advancement while further developing analytical skills.

Specific Duties

  • Member of Unknowns Identification team utilizing advanced analytical instrumentation
  • Unknowns screening data analysis and review
  • Create, revise or review controlled procedures and participate in the maintenance and continuous improvement of our Quality System
  • Performs Mass Spectral interpretation (GC and LC) – including review of interpretations performed by others.
  • Operation and maintenance of HPLC-UV, LC-MS, LC-MS QTof
  • Scientific expertise on linking contact materials to impurity profiles
  • Analytical method development

Education/Previous Experience

  • Master of Science (M.S.) Degree in Chemistry or related field is required
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) Degree in Chemistry or related field is required
  • Experience isolating, identifying, and quantifying substances using analytical instrumentation including HPLC, LC-UV-MS, GC-MS, LC-MS-MS
  • Key Skills: small molecule structural interpretation using spectrometric data (MS, high resolution MS, MS/MS, UV-Vis techniques), knowledge of polymers and plastic additives, data analysis, technical writing, innovation, and precision.

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 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 requirement to schedule a phone interview.
No phone calls or recruiters please

Chemist II/III

The Chemist II/ 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 II/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 GC-MS or LC-MS team utilizing advanced analytical instrumentation
  • 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
  • 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 2 years (for Chemist II consideration) or 4 years (for Chemist III consideration) experience in a laboratory setting, cGMP experience preferred
  • Prior experience in an analytical technique (GC-MS/LC-MS) required.

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 II/III 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 requirement to schedule a phone interview.
No phone calls or recruiters please

Chemist I

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 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 required. Coursework in instrumental/analytical chemistry, statistics and mathematics is preferred.
  • The Chemist I 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 level.

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 I 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 requirement to schedule a phone interview.
No phone calls or recruiters please

Business Development Director

The Business Development Director will lead commercial activities for the organization and help accelerate company profitability while growing revenues. This is an exciting opportunity in a rapidly expanding field of required and highly regulated testing. The role will be remote-based with the expectation of visiting clients >50% of the time across a west coast sales territory.  Occasional travel to our headquarters in Bend, Oregon is to be expected as well.

Specific Duties

  • Develop sales strategies and contribute to supporting marketing plans to deliver targets.
  • Develop pricing in collaboration with technical team(s).
  • Develop sales team to drive profitable growth for VR Analytical.
  • Cascade targets to the sales team and ensure tracking provides early indications of over/under performance.
  • Work together with operations and SMEs to create a cohesive VR selling approach for new & existing customers.
  • Coach, develop, and performance manage the current sales team.
  • Develop proposal for expanding sales team when appropriate and recruit accordingly.
  • Monitor commercial performance throughout the organization along with key metrics; prepare reports for senior management and the board.
  • Benchmark VR’s performance vs. competitors for pricing, study quality, and initiation times.
  • Identify and collaborate with senior managers/directors to create detailed business plans on commercial opportunities (e.g., expansion, business development, etc.).
  • Develop solid strategic relationships with key customers as well as prospective customers.
  • Develop a deep understanding of existing customers’ requirements to ensure their needs are being met.
  • Act to acquire new customers and manage client relationships, both new and existing.
  • Collaborate with and coordinate diverse teams within the organization (e.g., marketing, sales, technical, customers, etc.).
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education/Previous Experience

  • Minimum Bachelors degree in relevant scientific discipline with a preferred 10+ years of previous selling experience, and 7+ years prior managerial experience.
  • Previous sales managerial experience with leading sales teams and in developing & implementing sales & marketing plans is required
  • Excellent business development skills (e.g., building new client relationships) as well as sales closing skills to develop more opportunities with existing contacts and clientele.
  • Relationship-based selling experience with established contacts in the bio/pharmaceutical and/or medical device marketplace is preferred.
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills with a command of technical subject matter are required

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 Business Development Director 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 requirement to schedule a phone interview.
No phone calls or recruiters please

Head of Quality

The Head of Quality oversees and provides leadership for VR’s GMP compliance, Quality System and operations. They impart a vision of cultural excellence, and ensure quality improvement projects, at all levels, will meet or exceed internal and external customers’ needs and expectations.  This person helps drive our continued growth, commitment to high quality and success by driving and supporting implementation of strategic initiatives for improved efficiency, productivity and compliance.  The Head of Quality is an essential member of the management team. They work closely and collaboratively with Quality, Chemist and Leadership staff to complete challenging projects to accomplish organizational goals, provide ideas to improve efficiency at the group level, help guide our company into the future, and actively contribute to positive co-worker and customer relationships. Our ideal candidate is a very positive, energetic person that embraces challenges as opportunities, is an established leader, an expert communicator and top-notch team player. 

Specific Duties

  • Oversee all aspects of VR Analytical’s quality improvement efforts, such as developing and administering the processes, training and coaching employees, and facilitating change throughout the organization.
  • Report on the state of the Quality System and compliance concerns to executive management, such as through monthly business reviews and quarterly Management Review Meetings.
  • Report on the state of the Quality System and provide policy updates to staff.
  • Direct solutions that reduce the costs of poor quality and compliance risks.
  • Assess operational/compliance weaknesses, redundancies and inefficiencies and work with other leaders to incorporate process improvements (i.e. foster continual improvement) and review resource allocations.
  • Participate in setting company direction and goals in conjunction with other department heads and ensure quality ambitions and business goals are aligned.
  • Establish and impart the Quality Policy throughout the company.
  • Establish quality procedures at all levels while minimizing direct and indirect costs.
  • Communicate to executive management the importance and substance of compliance and quality objectives, and of management responsibilities of compliance.
  • Develop Quality staff to be drivers of positive quality improvements and culture.  Includes all direct supervision responsibilities.
  • Participate in the development and execution of onboarding and ongoing training for quality processes.
  • Provide financial information on quality activities.
  • Give presentations and write pieces on quality to promote VR’s marketable Quality System sophistication.
  • Chair quality improvement teams.
  • Monitor changing regulatory expectations, communicate them internally and integrate them into procedures.
  • Facilitate and host customer and regulatory audits; communicate with audit contacts throughout the scheduling, execution, report and response phases, and ensure the customer qualification of VR is obtained and maintained.
  • Review, approve, maintain and ensure compliance with contractual Quality Agreements.
  • Facilitate FDA Regulatory Registration.
  • Direct VR’s Quality System, which includes, but is not limited to, the following elements: laboratory investigations, nonconformances, deviations and CAPA program; internal/external audits; training program; equipment qualification; vendor qualification program; calibration and preventive maintenance program; document control; quality records maintenance; inspection and testing methods, defining and implementing quality metrics and compliance with 21 CFR Parts 11, 210, 211 and 820.

Education/Previous Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a related scientific field, with 10+ years of hands-on experience in a QA role with increasing responsibilities in a pharmaceutical cGMP environment.
  • Broad expertise of 21 CFR Parts 11, 210, 211 and 820 and the implementation of GMP principles, practices and procedures.
  • Proven ability to be an exceptional leader, mentor, team player and decision maker.  Prior experience supervising staff required.
  • Demonstrated ability to be a highly productive, self-motivated and self-directed team member.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated change management skills and flexibility.
  • Demonstrated experience in implementing and/or overseeing 21 CFR Part 11 compliance systems.
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel, including advanced formatting, formula and chart creations.
  • Passion for quality and culture.
  • Project management experience a plus.
  • Analytical chemistry background a plus.

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 Head of Quality 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 requirement to schedule a phone interview.
No phone calls or recruiters please