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Scientist - Chemist - Food and Drug

Keller and Heckman LLP
Washington D.C.
Dependent on qualifications
Closing date
Jul 7, 2024

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Field of specialization
Analytical, Health & Safety, Organic, Polymers
Work Function
Health / Safety
Job Type
Full time

Job Details

Keller and Heckman, an international law firm in Washington, D.C., is in need of a Chemist to work closely with our attorneys, other staff scientists, and clients to assess health and safety considerations related to various chemical products intended for use in food, drugs, medical devices, and related applications. Responsibilities include assessing the chemical make-up of products to be used in assessing the regulatory status of federally regulated products, advising clients on data needed to support such assessments, designing study protocols to generate needed data, and assisting in the preparation of submissions and dossiers to regulatory agencies in the United States (such as FDA, EPA, and OSHA) and their sister agencies throughout the world. This is not an intellectual property position, nor a laboratory position.

The ideal candidate will be able to interpret complex analytical data and have a strong proficiency in mathematics. Expertise in any area of non-theoretical chemistry will be considered, though 5+ years of experience in polymer, organic, or analytical chemistry is a plus. A background in the food, chemical, or packaging industry, and experience with FDA regulations, is also helpful. The candidate should be able to multi-task, work effectively with others, communicate clearly, and be a team player. Graduate Degree in Chemistry is required; Ph.D. is preferred but not required.

We offer a salary commensurate with experience, bonus plan, and excellent benefit package.

Send resume and cover letter to Jennifer Ireland, Human Resources and Recruitment Manager, Keller and Heckman LLP, 1001 G Street, NW, Suite 500 West, Washington, D.C. 20001 to E.O.E.


Keller and Heckman, founded in 1962, has a broad practice in the areas of regulatory law, litigation, and business transactions, serving both domestic and international clients. Our firm is a pioneer in the use of interdisciplinary approaches to problem-solving. Since 1971, we have had an in-house scientific staff that works closely with the firm's attorneys on matters of technical complexity. Many of our attorneys also have government experience and expertise in multiple areas of the law. Keller and Heckman represents a wide spectrum of companies and trade associations servicing a range of industries, including food and food additives, plastics, pesticides, industrial and specialty chemicals, drugs and medical devices, transportation, and telecommunications. The firm's practice covers the diverse regulatory areas that affect these industries, as well as business counseling and litigation issues. Our attorneys and scientists emphasize creative service to clients involved in the development of new products, services, and markets. Our attorneys and staff serve clients from offices in Washington, DC, Brussels, San Francisco, Shanghai, and Boulder.

Company info
1001 G Street, NW, Suite 500 West
United States

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