Scientist I

Location : Location US-IN-West Lafayette
ID 2024-4664
Research and Science
Full Time - Permanent


Hiring for a Scientist in West Lafayette.



  • Enter data into databases
  • Follow SOPs and other applicable laboratory or company procedures
  • Maintain confidential information


  • Interact with the community and employees
  • Support and participate in other company initiatives as directed by senior management
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Perform routine sample analysis, method development and validation experiments
  • Develop and maintain records to comply with appropriate regulatory requirements
  • Maintain all communication with clients
  • Coordinate all internal aspects of the study
  • Review data associated with the study
  • Troubleshoot analytical methods
  • Conduct and document laboratory investigations
  • Train laboratory personnel as needed
  • Enter data into databases
  • Follow SOPs and other applicable laboratory or company procedures

Tools, Equipment & Other Resources Used

  • Various software applications sustained by a Windows platform. (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Operates laboratory equipment, including but not limited to, HPLC and LCMS/MS instruments, fluid pumps, balances, pH meters, lab mixers, drying ovens, centrifuges, pipettes, and hand tools.


Education and experience

  • B.S. in chemistry, with at least 5 years of direct laboratory experience, or
  • M.S. in chemistry or related science with at least 3 year of direct laboratory experience, or
  • Equivalent combination of related education and required work experience will be considered with management approval.

Skills and abilities

  • Good organizational skills.
  • Displays versatility and accuracy performing laboratory operations, some of which may be difficult and/or non-routine.
  • Ability to use a computer to compile and maintain databases for records and inventory, utilizing the appropriate software.
  • An attitude for quality, an eye for detail, the ability to follow written instructions and work with a minimum of supervision.
  • Understanding of GMP/GLP/GCP regulations with the ability to apply these practices daily.
  • Working knowledge and awareness of general laboratory procedures.
  • Ability to use personal computer and various software programs.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to adhere to all safety regulations and procedures.

Performance requirements


  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand English

Physical Activity

  • Moderate physical activity
  • This position will require frequent walking, sitting and/or standing for extended periods of time, carrying, heavy lifting (max. 50 lbs), reaching while standing and twisting hand movements, finger control and other general repetitive motions (for more than four [4] hours per day)
  • Able to wear latex or nitrile gloves, dust mask or respirator, and safety glasses as required.
  • Ability to read and understand applicable materials
  • Manual dexterity to operate laboratory equipment and calculator/computer
  • Able to read and interpret test results and instrument specifications

Working Conditions

  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior office work or laboratory environment


*This position could be offered at different levels for candidates who qualify with a combination of advanced levels of education and/or years of experience.  The salary range will adjust along with the level of the role to match the person’s relevant experience and/or education level.


Inotiv is a growing contemporary drug discovery and development company where we “Play to Win” in an industry rich with opportunity.  Together, we face challenges and together we win in the delivery of world-class drug discovery and development solutions that impact the health and well-being of people all over the world.  There’s an opportunity for everyone at all phases of a career, each individual’s unique skill set has an impact on the work we conduct. If you have the talent and desire to impact the quality of people’s lives, we have the career opportunities to make it happen.  Join us in embracing research and science to impact the health and well-being of people all over the world.


Inotiv has been named a 2023 Top Workplace!

Salary will be commensurate with experience and responsibilities. Benefits include health and dental coverage, short- and long-term disability, paid time off, paid parental leave, 401K participation with company match, and more!


Inotiv is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to provide a fair and equal employment opportunity to all persons, regardless of age, race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by law. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination and access to benefits and training.




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