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.

Quality Control Materials Coordinator

The Administrative Materials Coordinator II role is responsible for leading coordination and distribution of materials in and out of Quality Control. This function includes but is not limited to oversite of materials relating to testing of raw materials, in-process analysis, GMP release, and any additional analytical testing. This position is responsible for sample/chemical receipt, inventory control, coordination of required testing, administration of outsourced material/testing, and metric tracking to help ensure business continuity.

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.

Chromatography Specialist

Responsible for executing the procedures and techniques associated with the chromatographic purification of pharmaceutical products. Supports manufacturing by performing chromatographic separations under direct supervision.

Warehouse and Raw Materials Receiving Controller

The duties of the Warehouse and Raw Materials Controller is the support of the manufacturing process for GMP and R&D products. This includes the receipt and control of any items shipped to Avanti Polar Lipids.

Manufacturing Support Technician

Responsible for supporting pharmaceutical production through routine manufacturing support duties, sanitization activities, staging materials and equipment for use in the manufacturing area.

Rotary Evaporation Technician

Responsible for executing the procedures and techniques associated with rotary evaporation of pharmaceutical products. Supports manufacturing by removing bulk solvent.

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.

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.



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.