Careers

Work hard and play hard in beautiful Bend, Oregon!

We are a growing company with great career 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


 

 

East Coast Account Manager

Overview

VR Analytical, an Oregon-based Contract Research Organization (CRO) that specializes in Extractables and Leachables (E&L) testing, is looking to expand its salesforces to the east coast. This is an exciting opportunity in a rapidly expanding field of required and highly regulated testing. The primary focus of this business development role will be on accelerating company profitability and growth at companies within the bio/pharmaceutical and medical device space. A successful candidate will most likely have held a job in the field of Chemistry or Chemical Engineering and have technical sales experience in the target fields mentioned above. This role requires 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. An ideal candidate would already have relationships with key contacts in the bio/pharmaceutical and/or medical device marketplace. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to learn regulatory expectations and understand the science surrounding E&L. The role will be remote-based with the expectation of visiting clients ~70% of the time across an east coast sales territory. Occasional travel to our headquarters in Bend, Oregon is to be expected as well.

Specific roles and responsibilities

  • Identify and build strong pipeline of relationships with new customers in the bio/pharmaceutical and medical devices space.
  • Deepen existing client relationships, develop an understanding of their needs and ensure those needs are met. Plan sales activities accordingly.
  • Present and demonstrate VR’s capabilities and latest thinking in the E&L domain.
  • Collaborate with our sibling lab, Hall Analytical UK, on global accounts, cross geography sales approaches, as well as fulfilment of client needs.
  • Collaborate with corporate staff to establish project scope and initiate quotes.
  • Attend conferences in target market areas and generate leads.
  • Participate in local professional society meetings (e.g. PDA, ISPE, BPSA, etc.).
  • Monitor commercial performance along with key metrics. Prepare numbers in advance of regular sales reviews.

Qualifications

  • Minimum Bachelors degree in relevant scientific discipline with a preferred 4+ years of previous selling experience.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral).
  • Located in the greater Boston area preferred

Compensation

Compensation will be dependent upon experience 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 East Coast Sales Manager 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

Job Description

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.

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: $21.00 /hour


 

Chemist III

Job 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. Prefer GC-MS experience. Experience in LC/LC-MS also beneficial.
  • 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.
  • Prior GC-MS experience highly 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 IIl 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: $26.00 to $31.00 /hour


 

Lab Assistant

Position Description

The Lab Assistant position will work in a cGMP-regulated environment under the direction of a lab supervisor or senior staff member. The position is a key support role whose responsibilities include: ensuring clean glassware availability, maintaining an organized laboratory workspace, and supporting the continual flow of lab procedures. Additionally, this role will provide assistance to the analytical, quality assurance, and administrative staff.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • Follow standard operating procedures (SOP) and work within the laboratory quality system (FDA regulated environment)
  • Perform laboratory glassware cleaning
  • Perform regular preventative maintenance and troubleshooting on equipment
  • Perform routine interior and exterior maintenance tasks which may include; processing laundry, purchasing lab and office supplies, organizing storage areas, trash disposal, and installing storage devices
  • Receiving and inspection of general laboratory supplies and customer samples and test articles.

Requirements

  • Perform work in compliance with cGMP regulations and in accordance with internal practices and procedures, including frequent electronic and manual record keeping.
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Detail oriented with a personality that prefers to do things the “right” way rather than the “fastest” way
  • Team-oriented, and works well in a supportive role
  • Strong communication skills
  • Basic math skills (arithmetic)
  • Experience in laboratory environments a plus
  • Bachelors or Associates degree a plus

Application Process

  • Application must include a cover letter, resume, and three professional
  • Please submit application package to employment@vranalytical.com with your name and Lab Assistant in the subject line.
  • Final candidate 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 PRIMARILY IN A LABORATORY SETTING. THEREFORE, THESE PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS APPLY:

  • Able to speak and hear, have close and distance vision, and identify and distinguish colors.
  • May work in a sitting and/or standing position for long periods of time (up to 8 hours).
  • Exposure to frequent noise (light to moderate) while working in the laboratory.
  • Able to reach hands and arms in any direction and kneel and stoop repeatedly.
  • Able to frequently lift and carry up to 5-15 pounds.
  • Able to occasionally lift and carry up to 25 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.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: DOE