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.



Analytical Services 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).

Analytical/QC Chemist

Analyzes Avanti’s large catalog of high purity lipids, GMP products, and analytical services products with stateof-the-art instruments. Prepares samples, performs analysis, and reports results. B.S. degree in chemistry or related science required; experience with HPLC/GC is a plus.


cGMP Manufacturing Division

Process Engineer

Performs and/or leads 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. May lead projects to develop the manufacturing process for new products and implement improvements to existing manufacturing processes. B.S. degree in chemistry or chemical engineering with emphasis on organic chemistry required and minimum of 2 years of previous relevant work experience in a related field required. Experience providing technical support in a cGMP manufacturing environment including hands-on product development, optimization and troubleshooting of equipment and processes is 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. B.S 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.


Quality Assurance

Quality Assurance Associate

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. Experience preferred in cGMP quality operations, and working knowledge of FDA regulations.


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.

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.