Employment Opportunities at Avanti

Avanti has been manufacturing the highest quality phospholipids, sphingolipids and sterols for the research and pharmaceutical industry for 50 years. We have a unique reputation for purity that is achieved by our highly trained team of employees working together in as fast-paced environment to ensure the quality of the final product.

Avanti offers a creative and professional environment where people succeed. At Avanti we hire smart people, give them the tools they need, and get out of their way and let them work. As a result, many of our unique products were created by team members that are passionate about what they do.

Avanti was founded with one driving vision–the pursuit of perfection. At Avanti excellence is expected and rewarded; communication is open and straightforward. We strive every day to maintain an atmosphere that promotes growth and employee satisfaction.

Avanti is located in Alabaster, Alabama, a suburb 20 minutes south of Birmingham.

Positions are available for 1st and 2nd shift operations.


Analytical/Quality Control Division

Quality Control Chemist-Mass Spec Analyst

Analytical/Quality Control Chemist-Mass Spec Analyst is responsible for initial release and stability testing, data interpretation and documentation of final lipid products, intermediate products, raw materials, and lipid formulations. Work is performed in a cGMP laboratory environment. Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree or Ph.D. preferred in chemistry, biology or related field and 5 years laboratory experience with instrumental analysis (such as LC-MS/MS, LC TOF-MS, ICP-MS, GC-MS).

Quality Control Analyst (II/III)

Quality Control Analyst are responsible for biological and chemical evaluation of final product, intermediate products, raw materials, and production facilities. Bachelor’s Degree in a scientific discipline is preferred or relevant experience of 2-3 years for Quality Control Analyst II and 5-6 years of laboratory experience preferred for Quality Control Analyst III. Individual should be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.

Technical Writer, Quality Control

Performs duties and responsibilities to ensure that technical documents within Quality Control are accurate, clear, adhere to company procedures, and support regulatory requirements. Bachelor’s Degree in a scientific discipline is preferred (or relevant experience of 1-3 years in medical or scientific writing and/or 2+ years of experience in pharmaceutical research and development or cGMP environment).

cGMP Manufacturing Division

Synthesis Technician

Responsible for executing the procedures and techniques associated with bulk organic synthesis, biochemical processing and purification of pharmaceutical products. Actively engaged in manufacturing tasks under direct supervision. Bachelor of Science or equivalent unless previous employment experience indicates aptitude. Bachelor of Science in chemistry, chemical engineering, biology or related field preferred. 1-2 years’ experience in pharmaceutical manufacturing in a cGMP environment preferred.

Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Chemist

Responsible for large scale organic syntheses, biochemical processing, and performing purification techniques. Actively involved in the manufacturing of lipid APIs in a GMP environment. Assists in maintenance and troubleshooting of critical process equipment, performing IQ OQ on new equipment, and performing routine calibration on existing equipment. Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry or related science field required.

Final Processing Technician

Responsible for executing the procedures and techniques associated with preparing pharmaceutical products to their final physical state. Supports manufacturing by performing formulations, filling, labeling, and packaging.

Process Engineer II

Responsible for performing and/or leading a wide-array of manufacturing process/equipment development and engineering activities in a pharmaceutical cGMP environment. These activities include designing studies and processes, writing and executing protocols for testing equipment, product and processes, and summarizing results into technical reports. Assists in troubleshooting, equipment and facility design, and managing commissioning, validation and revalidation projects. Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry, chemical engineering, biology or related field required; Master’s Degree is preferred with at least two years’ experience in pharmaceutical manufacturing in a cGMP environment required, unless previous employment experience indicates aptitude.

Manufacturing Procurement Specialist

Responsible for managing materials planning, procurement, and customer service functions to support Manufacturing, Quality, Process Development, Research, and Laboratory operations. Evaluate, monitor, and manage of supplier relationships to achieve best overall quality, response time, technology, total cost, and risk mitigation for assigned materials. Bachelor's (BS or BA) Bachelor’s degree (BS or BA) in engineering, chemistry, administration, material management, logistics, supply chain, or equivalent experience. Masters or MBA, advanced certifications a plus. Minimum of one years’ experience in pharmaceutical manufacturing in a cGMP environment required, unless previous employment experience indicates aptitude.

Quality Assurance

Quality Assurance Associate (II/III)

Ensures compliance with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Good Manufacturing Practices. Performs document control for batch production records, standard operating procedures, raw material, and product specifications. Conducts product releases/ rejections, and manages the Corrective and Preventive Action Program (CAPA) process. Participates in all areas of quality assurance related to cGMP manufactured products. B.S. degree in science, engineering or business management is preferred with a minimum of 10 plus years’ experience in quality or operations, primarily in a cGMP environment for Quality Assurance Associate III and a minimum of 6-10 years experience in quality operations, primariyl in a cGMP environment for Quality Assurance Associate II.

Regulatory Affairs

Regulatory Affairs Manager

Oversee regulatory Chemistry, Manufacturing, and Controls (CMC) filings in support of GMP products, and monitor regulatory compliance. Familiarity with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures is necessary. Bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline plus at least 5 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, with at least 3 years of regulatory affairs experience or advanced degree or degree/certification in regulatory affairs plus at least 2 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Previous experience in CMC writing (INDs, NDAs or DMFs) is required.

Research Products Division

Chromatography Specialist

Chromatography Specialists are responsible for the purification of GMP and R&D products by processing individual batches of GMP and research products, accurate mixture of elution solvents and performing thin layer chromatography. Background in chemistry a plus.

Rotary Evaporation Technician

Supports the manufacturing and production process for GMP and R&D products. Responsible for the efficient removal of solvents from pharmaceutical products by evaporation using rotary evaporators. Processes separate, individual batches of GMP and research products. Uses lyophilization systems and vacuum ovens. Must be mechanically inclined, able to lift 50 pounds and stand for long periods.

Pre-Pack Technician

Prepares research products for domestic and international customers. Requires accurate weighing/measuring scientific reagents, includes handling both powder materials and chemical solutions. Performs procedures/techniques associated with preparing research products to their final physical states such as solubilizing and diluting solutions, filtering/ drying acetone precipitated powders, lyophilizing neat oils and block freezing cyclohexane solutions and drying to powers. Good math skills required.



Ready To Join The Team?

Send your resume to jobs@avantilipids.com or fax it to (205) 663-0756 or (800) 229-1004.

Positions are available for 1st and 2nd shift operations.

Avanti Polar Lipids, Inc. is an equal employment/affirmative action employer. If you need accommodation for any part of the employment process because of a medical condition or disability, please send an e-mail to jobs@avantilipids.com or call (205) 663-2494 to let us know the nature of your request.