Methods Development Scientist

Methods Development · Lehi, Utah
Department Methods Development
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Seeking a team player who has the drive to thrive in a fast-paced and high pressured work environment to join our robust, hardworking, intelligent, responsible, adaptive, positive, accountable, and amazing team! This is an excellent position for mid-level to experienced research scientists in a third-party laboratory industry or pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industry. 


While working closely with a Team Lead and/or under the supervision of the Laboratory Manager, you will be responsible for the following primary duties and responsibilities:

  • Develop project or technical strategy.
  • Independently and/or collaboratively design methods, execute experiments, and report results.
  • Recommend, justify, and implement technologies and innovations to support routine testing and/or method validations.
  • Influence and support initiatives related to driving scientific and technical improvements.
  • Review, interpret, and communicate data within project teams. 
  • Review compendia and literature as needed
  • Identify process trends and define/promote process strategy.
  • Evaluate and recommend new equipment.
  • Define complex/novel methodologies to solve technical challenges..
  • Author relevant sections of documentation, validation plans, and reports.
  • Work with vendors to secure proper instrumentation required to execute methods.
  • Represent ARL on collaborations and presentations.
  • Process samples, perform routine and high-level laboratory testing, when needed.
  • Work with management to ensure testing and projects are completed on or before the due date.
  • Conduct testing and validations according to written instructions.
  • Maintain accurate and complete records.
  • Participate in quality audits, whenever necessary or assigned.
  • Autonomously interpret, review, and approve data.
  • Maintain all laboratory records.
  • Create, review, update, and approve SOP’s.
  • Complete testing using approved SOP’s and correct techniques.
  • Supervise and perform maintenance on relevant laboratory equipment.
  • May supervise team, if assigned.
  • Accountable and responsible for proper laboratory practices.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and increase training and experience in maintaining analytical instruments.
  • Oversee and perform skill and procedural training.
  • Implement and ensure personnel compliance with all requirements for quality control and assurance within the laboratory.
  • Comply with ALL ARL workplace policies, procedures, and health and safety regulations.
  • Clean and sterilize laboratory workspace and equipment.
  • Communicate the status and any issues regarding assigned testing verbally and in writing in a timely manner. 
  • Adhere to all GLP, GMP, and ISO regulations as they pertain to the position’s functions and duties.
  • Document all activities, results, and report back to supervisor.
  • Report work progress and state of preparation for testing to management.
  • Stay informed with the latest industry trends, techniques, and best practices.
  • Successfully complete all training, including skills and proficiency testing, within required timeframe.
  • Assist with SOP, protocol, and work instruction creation and revisions, under the supervision of the Lab Manager and Quality Director
  • Help ensure laboratory compliance with relevant regulations and standards at all levels
  • May be responsible for final report signing
  • Mentor and train team members in relevant areas, as assigned, when necessary
  • Perform all duties and projects, as assigned by ARL leadership


  • Able to converse fluently in English, verbally and in writing.
  • Able to complete work on time and meet changing scheduling demands, depending on project load.
  • Competency in industry-specific or industry-related laboratory techniques and procedures.
  • Be able to lift at least 50lbs.
  • Able to work within a schedule that allows for testing to be completed and reported on time.
  • Available to 5 days a week, and available to work weekends.
  • Good understanding of laboratory information systems and laboratory equipment.
  • Abide by ARL’s drug testing, background check, and drug-free policies.
  • Follow work schedule and attendance/time off requirements.
  • Comply with ARL’s values and workplace policies
  • Communicate professionally with team members and leadership to resolve any issues.
  • Contribute to a positive and ethical work environment.
  • Follow established and proper procedure for conflict resolution.
  • Able to handle fast-paced, high-pressured work demands with confidence and professionalism.


  • Team Lead
  • Manager

The successful candidate has the drive to thrive in a fast-paced, high pressured work environment. Additionally, the candidate should demonstrate the following background, skills, abilities, and qualities, and availability:

  • Minimum Education: Master's degree in Analytical Chemistry 
  • Minimum Experience: 3+ years of experience in pharmaceutical or nutraceutical industry; In-depth knowledge and advanced knowledge of laboratory techniques and advanced understanding of laboratory procedures
  • Analytical chemistry experience required: experience with LC-MS/MS, HPLC, GC, ICP-MS, and FTIR preferred
  • Critical thinker and problem solver
  • Ability to meet high-pressure timelines
  • Strong ability to coordinate multiple projects; ability to prioritize and work well under time constraints
  • Knowledge of metric system/conversions, scientific applications, experimental design, and data evaluation
  • Clear understanding of the importance of maintaining a clean workspace by following approved procedures and laboratory regulations for testing, health, and safety.
  • Ability to work in GMP/GLP environment
  • An excellent ability to keep calm under pressure and stay focused to successfully fulfill responsibilities
  • Ability to maintain and build team morale at all times
  • Ability to skillfully and professionally adapt to changing scheduling and procedural demands
  • Ability to lift 30 to 50 lbs
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Responsibility and accountability
  • Strong work and professional ethics
  • Excellent communication
  • Commitment to and history of compliance with rules, procedures, policies, and regulations



Analytical Resource Laboratories LLC is a third-party quality testing laboratory in the food, cosmetics, dietary supplements, and pharmaceutical industry. It was established on January 1, 2000. In 2015, ARL partnered with Tentamus North America, Inc., a network of laboratories headquarter in Germany, to form International Contract Laboratories, LLC. We celebrate 22 years of serving the industry. We offer microbiology and chemistry testing services, as well as method development, to manufacturers, retailers, raw material providers, and even consumers. On June 1, 2021, ARL acquired EuTech Scientific Services, Inc. ARL laboratories are located in Utah, Arizona, Florida, and New Jersey. We continue to grow and expand to serve our partners across the United States.
ARL’s motto of “Doing it right, on time, every time,” not only means executing the right work to produce quality results professionally but doing what is right legally, morally, and ethically. Our greatest strength is in walking the moral high ground that drives our work, relationships, character, and leadership. They are reflected in the way we build our success and in the way we treat each other and our colleagues in the business, even our competitors. Doing it right is what sets us apart.


“To be the best quality lab in the industry founded on a championship culture of leaders who inspire good and elevate life wherever we go, doing what we exist to do”


We exist to provide experience, professionalism, and value in world-leading analytical testing services at the highest level of integrity, reliability, timeliness, and accuracy by the best and greatest people. 


Experience: We stand for the highest level of performance, proficiency, and drive because ...

… we perfect our craft and seek learning anywhere, anytime.

… we don’t just avoid errors; we achieve excellence.

… we state our intentions and take deliberate actions.

… we embrace change and better ways of thinking.

This is how we do it right.

Professionalism: We manifest total commitment to doing our absolute best because …

… we exercise integrity, honesty, and transparency.

… we are effective, accountable, and reliable.

… we demonstrate that leadership is an active choice, not a passive position. 

… we deliver accuracy and quality in all our work.

… we take ownership of our stewardship.

This is who we are.

Value: We empower ourselves to bring value to those whose lives we impact by …

… building bridges of partnerships and service.

… inspiring moral discipline and character.

… creating authentic chemistry in our relationships.

… elevating the world through the results of our work.

The world is a better place because we are here. 


We often hear the phrase “Don’t overpromise and under-deliver.” We do not make promises we cannot keep and represent what we aren’t. ARL is committed to truth and honesty. In our partnerships, our on-time timeline is driven by professional ethics to do the right work to produce correct results. We strive to fulfill the quality needs of our partners by setting reasonable expectations and realistic results. In our journey with our team, we do the same. No, we do not overpromise and under-deliver. Our goal is to deliver the unexpected. We set performance standards and realistic expectations for growth from advancement to progression. When you grow, we grow. When you perform, we deliver. We want you to trust that we will take your needs seriously without sacrificing integrity. It is the same conviction we take to our partners. There is no double standard.


When we say we care, we actually do something about it. We personally care about our success and how we serve yours. ARL is available for our partners as best as humanly possible, but we are present any time for our people. We make people care our priority, personally and inherently. Our commitment to long-lasting relationships started long before you joined our team. This is not just business for us; it is who we are. Doing it right and doing what is right are our creed to build a better everything for you and for the ARL family.


ARL’s team is hand-picked. Our team is a team of abundant thinkers. We think big. We think plenty, not empty. The strength of our performance comes from an attitude of gratitude and a marathon of moral altitude. Non-abundant thinkers don’t last. Our identity in the profession go hand in hand with our core values. While the work that we do are founded on expertise, knowledge, proficiency, and experience, we stake our professional dealings on integrity, charity, respect, and all that is ethical, right, and true. Our people strive to exemplify a higher standard and choose to take the better path. This means we do not sacrifice long-term relationships for short-term gains. We do not seek to win at any cost.. Rather, we seek to do it right by our people, our partners, and our planet. 
At ARL, we understand the importance of never burning a bridge. (We never know when we might have to cross that bridge again.) It is reflected in our external behavior and practices in developing trust in our professional and personal relationships within our team, with our partners, and with our community.


We seek to build a team of leader-leaders. Our goal is to give you the tools to be technically competent so that we can trust you to actively and effectively deliver results at the level we seek to achieve. More importantly, we want you to be able to embrace your stewardship and take your place in our team so that you can achieve a sense of meaning and purpose in your work. Leader-leaders don’t wait for growth to happen. Leader-leaders bring stability to chaos. They seek out weaknesses and turn them to strengths. They don’t sit in the cart as someone else pushes and pull to the finish line. They put their shoulders to the wheel because they can and because they will. Leader-leaders at ARL make things happen. Leader-leaders keep a positive eye on possibilities and opportunities to grow our work, our relationships, our character, and our potential for leadership. 

We treat fumbles and tumbles as opportunities to become stronger than we were the day before. Our focus is on building, maintaining, and supporting a team that does it right, on time, every time, and delivering the unexpected. This is the cornerstone of who we are.

If you resonate with our philosophy, we just might be the lab for you. Send us your application.

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  • Location
    Lehi, Utah
  • Department
    Methods Development
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience