Research & Development Chemist

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N/A - Harare

Wanted is a Research & Development Chemist to join an organisation in the N/A sector in Harare . Candidates invited to apply.  

Salary: Not specified    Applications Received:  18    Job Posted: 2021-01-25 00:10:51    Job Deadline: 2021-02-24    Job Status: Placement



Years of Experience: 2

Job Description:

Main Duties:

  • Research, develop and launch new products and or services as per ongoing business targets and green revolution for all crop and animal heath solutions.
  • Registration of new products or formulations.
  • Protection of IP/ Custodian of Agri inputs IP
  • Champion the registration of off patent products for production locally
  • Liaise with marketing for customer feedback and utilization in products improvement
  • Develop, improve, or customize products, equipment, formulas, processes, or analytical methods.
  • Lead in product ideas, formulation proposals technical papers preparation, standards and specifications for processes, facilities, products, or tests.
  • Compile and analyse test information to determine process or equipment operating efficiency or to diagnose malfunctions.
  • Ensure all new products or services are 100% compliant with regulatory and safety requirements.
  • Conduct investigations of ingredient sourcing regarding publications and data on performances, claims, and toxicological safety.
  • Create and maintain all documentation required and necessary to develop and commercialize the products.
  • Lead with testing routine and non-routine samples as needed in both internal Quality Control & Outsourced contract laboratories.
  • Participate in all stability new product stability programmes and create R&D specifications for raw materials and finished products.
  • Evaluate new testing applications and instrumentation which must be at the least accurate, precise, and robust for daily use on specific samples y QC.
  • Assist laboratory staff in resolving Out of Specification (OOS) results in the analytical laboratory.
  • Training new laboratory personnel in accordance with established SOPs.
  • Adhere to Current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) documentation, USP, FDA and other pertinent regulating bodies guidelines.
  • Maintain a safe working environment and will ensure that all equipment used in the testing procedures is always calibrated and properly maintained.
  • Execute all assigned business projects within scope, costs, and timelines.
  • Adhoc and planned reporting for all research & development activities.


  • Minimum Degree in Chemistry or related.
  • Minimum 2 - 3 years experience in a similar or related environment
  • Must be innovation-driven, be curious about new technologies and science actuality, and love to think out of the box regarding established concepts
  • Ability to develop products from idea to market realization.
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Agile & resilient individual
  • Demonstrated project management skills & familiarity with product development cycle.
  • Operation of laboratory instrumentation, troubleshooting, and the generation and revision of SOPs and test methods.
  • Method development and validation experience is a requirement for this position.
  • Proficiency in ERP & MS Packages is a must.
  • Demonstrated analytical & problem-solving capabilities.
  • Valid Passport & Clean Class 4 Drivers License.

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