Element Materials Technology

Trace Metals Chemist

Job Locations US-CA-Santa Fe Springs


Element has an opportunity for a Trace Metals Chemist to join our rapidly growing Life Sciences group. This Chemist main responsibility is to assist the Metals department in testing, sample preparation, data review and preparation of test reports. The Chemist is responsible for performing testing in a pharmaceutical Quality Control laboratory. All work will be conducted in accordance with standard operating procedures and test methods. This includes performing testing on raw materials, pharmaceutical products, medical devices and other samples as needed. Element’s Life Sciences group supports developers and manufacturers in the antimicrobial, food and nutraceutical, medical device, and pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. We provide personalized testing solutions and regulatory consulting support to validate the safety and efficacy of our clients’ products at every stage of development, production and market release.



  • Performs analytical testing of incoming raw materials, release testing of pharmaceutical products and medical devices using ICP-MS, ICP-OES, and other state of the art instrumentation and methodologies
  • Conducts testing as per applicable regulatory and company guidelines and SOPs
  • Assists in the execution of method development, transfers, verification and validation as per applicable USP, ICH, and company standards
  • Ensures all documentation produced is in compliance with cGMP standards
  • Assist in audit preparedness and for participating in quality audits with FDA, other Regulatory Agencies, and customers, as needed and ensures work is in compliance with all state and federal regulations, including but not limited to GMP, DEA, FDA, etc.

Skills / Qualifications

  • Requires a minimum of a bachelor's degree in Chemistry, or related field with 1-4 years of experience in pharmaceutical industry or other cGMP regulated environments
  • Knowledge of analytical instrumentation including ICP-MS and/or ICP-OES
  • Understanding of good laboratory practices and analytical techniques
  • Meticulous, detail oriented, punctual and willing to switch shift as needed
  • Able to perform work under cGMP environment


Company Overview

Element is one of the fastest growing testing, inspection and certification businesses in the world. Globally we have more than 6,500 brilliant minds operating from 200 sites across 30 countries. Together we share an ambitious purpose to ‘Make tomorrow safer than today’.


When failure in use is not an option, we help customers make certain that their products, materials, processes and services are safe, compliant and fit for purpose. From early R&D, through complex regulatory approvals and into production, our global laboratory network of scientists, engineers, and technologists support customers to achieve assurance over product quality, sustainable outcomes, and market access.


While we are proud of our global reach, working at Element feels like being part of a smaller company. We empower you to take charge of your career, and reward excellence and integrity with growth and development.


Industries across the world depend on our care, attention to detail and the absolute accuracy of our work. The role we have to play in creating a safer world is much bigger than our organization.

Diversity Statement

At Element, we always take pride in putting our people first. We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our Vision of becoming “the world’s most trusted testing partner”.


All suitably qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective work related criteria and without regard for the following: race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, and/or protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws.

TIC Council Statement

Element is proud to be a full member of the Testing, Inspection & Certification Council (the “TIC Council”), an international association representing independent testing, inspection and certification companies. 


Members of the TIC Council must implement and abide by the TIC Council Compliance Code. Element has therefore issued an overarching Code of Conduct which is supported by our Compliance Programme. A copy of the Code of Conduct and more information about our Compliance Programme can be found in the Governance and Integrity section of www.element.com


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