Research & Development Scientist II

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The position requires the performance of variety of task including development and validation of analytical method, manage variety of research projects, and qualitatively/quantitatively testing client samples.  This position requires knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices, procedures, and instrumentation used in a chemistry laboratory.  Research Scientist II manages projects with some supervision and reports to the lab supervisor.   The Research Scientist II must be able to think and work independently, yet share ideas and work toward team goals.  Ability to express thoughts in a clear concise manner both orally and written is also expected.  Works to establish the ability to effectively prioritize and plan multiple work activities with varying deadlines and complexities.

This is a safety sensitive position as defined by state and federal laws that will require working with hazardous materials and/or handling medicine. As a "safety sensitive" classification, you will be subject to drug and alcohol testing, including random testing. Marijuana is one of the substances included in the drug panel screening. Possession of a medical marijuana license will not excuse you from the testing process, or possible consequences of testing positive for marijuana.

Essential Functions

  • Qualitatively and quantitatively test of client samples.
  • Development and validation of analytical methods.
  • Manage research projects and coordinate project related works between different departments of ARL.
  • Write research protocol, project report and working instruction.
  • Communication with client regarding the project/sample test status.
  • Use HPLC, IC and LCMSMS.
  • Adherence to all ARL safety standards, policies, procedures and protocols. 


  • Communication Proficiency.
  • Organizational skills
  • Problem Solving/Analysis.
  • Collaboration Skills.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment

This job operates in a laboratory environment.  Attendance at the office is required.

While performing the duties of the job the employee is frequently exposed to toxic or hazardous chemicals.  The employee will be required to wear all appropriate safety equipment including but not limited to eye protection, gloves, and lab coat.  This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. 

Physical Demands

This position often requires standing for prolong periods of time; dexterity in fingers and hands to perform complex and precise manipulations; ability to walk and stood; ability to lift and move up to 50 lbs; see in the normal visual range including the ability to distinguish colors and shades and hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position.

Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:30  a.m. to 5 p.m. Flexible hours such as early, late and weekend shift may be required.


No travel is anticipated for this position.

Required Education and Experience

  • An AS in chemistry or related science with 4+ years industrial experience OR
  • A BS in chemistry or related science with 2+ years industrial experience OR
  • PhD in chemistry or related science with 0-2 years industrial experience

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry or related science field with 2+ years’ experience in the Pharmaceutical Industry.

AAP/EEO Statement

ARL Bio Pharma, Inc.  provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetics or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.  ARL Bio Pharma, Inc. expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetics or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.  Improper interference with the ability of ARL Bio Pharma, Inc.  employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge. Further, the company takes affirmative action to ensure that applicants and employees are treated without regard to any of these characteristics.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Location: Oklahoma City, OK
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