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

Lab Technician

The Lab Technician position will work in a cGMP-regulated environment under the direction of a laboratory support manager in a laboratory and office setting. The position will assist in completing projects in compliance with regulatory requirements, applicable internal methods, protocols, SOPs, and according to a customer’s specific requirements. The position requires working in a collaborative manner to support other team members to accomplish organizational goals. The Lab Technician will contribute to our continuous improvement initiatives.

Specific Duties

  • Solution/standard/sample preparation
  • Perform basic measurements such as pH, conductivity, UV-Vis, NVR, TOC
  • Laboratory glassware washing and general laboratory maintenance activities
  • Waste handling/management
  • Receiving and inspection of incoming materials

Education/Previous Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • This is an entry-level professional position with responsibility to provide laboratory support functions. As a result, hands-on laboratory experience is preferred
  • Key qualifications/skills:
    • The ability to learn specific, practical techniques and apply this knowledge to solve technical problems
    • Strong organizational skills
    • Excellent communication abilities
    • Microsoft Office (Word/Excel) experience
    • Basic math and computing
    • Good hand-eye coordination to use technical equipment with accuracy
    • The ability to maintain and calibrate technical equipment
    • Time management skills to work on several different projects at once
    • Flexibility in order to work with and provide support for a number of people
    • Teamwork skills

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

QA Specialist

The QA Specialist role is key to our commitment to high quality and innovative growth. This position will focus on continual improvement and change management while also fulfilling fundamental QA roles. The QA Specialist will execute Quality System continual improvement initiatives stemming from customer audits, internal audits, CAPAs, and strategic planning exercises. These initiatives are intended to improved quality, efficiency, productivity and compliance. The QA Specialist will work closely and collaboratively with the Quality team, Laboratory and Leadership staff on improvement projects while actively contributing to positive co-worker/customer relationships.

Specific Duties

  • Lead the Corrective Action process in response to customer and internal audits and regulatory inspections, including but not limited to: design and execute Corrective Action project plans, drafting response reports, setting timelines and ensuring the completion of those actions on the communicated timelines.
    • Design and implement actions in accordance to cGMPs and VR’s Quality System such as writing Change Control documentation, revising procedures, performing re-qualification/validation activities, etc.
  • Monitor the execution of the Change Management process and ensure changes to validated/qualified systems are adequately risk assessed and return the system to a qualified state after the change. 
  • Write and review SOPs and other procedures related to the Quality System with the goal of collaborating with other stakeholders, and continually improving our processes for increased modernization, efficiency, compliance and to foster a continual improvement culture.
  • Work with QA and Operations to close high risk compliance gaps to meet the goal of FDA inspection readiness.
  • Evaluate processes for inefficiencies and opportunities to reduce non-value added tasks, increase user-friendliness, “engineer the human error out” and reduce the costs of poor quality.
  • Facilitate efficiency improvements being driven by lab staff and others by reviewing proposals for compliance and congruence with the Quality System.
  • Ensure ongoing proficiency in the applicable regulations and standards (21 CFR Parts 11, 210, 211, 820; ISO 17025) and aid VR Analytical’s continuing compliance.
  • Monitor the timely completion of routine Quality System requirement tasks – support staff in completion, follow up on statuses, and provide updates to other QA and management staff.
  • Become a subject matter expert in the EQMS platform user processes to 1) oversee the quality/compliance of the use and execution of processes in the system by users 2) help identify beneficial process improvements with the system; 3) train staff on the processes; and 4) continually support staff with questions & coaching related to the system.
  • Responsible for improvement of the Training Program, conducting gap assessments, and working with staff toward improving training plan designs (i.e., Workstations, Onboarding, User Groups, etc.) for added value.  May grow to include conducting Onboarding trainings of Quality System fundamentals.
  • Assist the Head of Quality with changing needs, such as procedure improvements, customer and vendor Quality Agreements, Quality System Metrics, department strategic initiatives, etc.
  • Monitor the execution of the Vendor Qualification Program including, but not limited to, the conduct of on-site audits of high risk vendors (e.g., laboratory subcontractors).  
  • Responsible for IT Coordinator duties, including being the on-site point person for the laboratory and office computer networks, the on-site point person for the contracted IT Service Company (e.g., Weston), overseeing and evaluating new software and hardware implementations proposals and projects, investigating technical issues when on-site investigation is needed, maintain computer and software logs, etc.
  • Interact in a collaborative manner with other team members to contribute to positive co-worker relationships, and maintain a high degree of integrity in all aspects of QA and IT activities.

Education/Previous Experience

  • 5+ years experience working with a regulated Quality System/GMP environment.
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a related scientific field.
  • Broad and detailed knowledge of GMP principles, practices and procedures, preferably in an analytical laboratory environment and with proficiency in data integrity principles.
  • Highly proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook.
  • Proven ability to be a productive, efficient and positive team player.
  • Experience working with innovative technology solutions.
  • Experience with Computerized Systems/Spreadsheet Validation a plus.
  • Passion for quality and continual improvement while maintaining positivity through challenges and imperfection.
  • Must have a strong attention to detail and a demonstrated professional demeanor.
  • Proven ability to effectively manage time while working on multiple assignments.
  • Preferred: Analytical chemistry knowledge.
  • Preferred: 2+ years using project management tools within project teams.

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 QA Specialist 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