Laboratory Chemist | Collins McNicholas

Laboratory Chemist

  • Reference: AJ41925
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Location: Galway, Leinster, Westmeath
  • Category: Science, Pharmaceutical & Food

Our Client, a specialist pharmaceutical manufacturer has a requirement for a suitably qualified and experienced QC Chemist on a 6 month fixed term contract for their manufacturing facility in Athlone.

The Laboratory Chemist is a key member of the team tasked with set-up of the Quality Control Laboratory in accordance with the overall facility project schedule. Thereafter they will be responsible for analytical stability, raw materials, in-process and finished product testing ensuring efficient and compliant day to day operations.


Laboratory Chemist responsibilities;

  • Set-up and implementation of laboratory specific documentation required for the Quality Management System (QMS).
  • Participate in transfer and validation of in-house methods and verification of compendial methods to ensure the overall project schedule timelines are met. 
  • Implementation and maintenance of laboratory specific SOPs and test procedures.
  • Involvement in procurement of laboratory equipment.
  • Upkeep of calibration and qualification programme for laboratory equipment. 
  • Input to weekly work plans for smooth operation of the laboratory.
  • Execution and review of stability, raw materials, in-process and finished product work ensuring right first time KPI’s are achieved.
  • Trending of stability, raw materials, in-process, finished product results including participation in out of specification/ out of trend investigations.
  • Monitoring, evaluating and resolving issues related to day-to-day activities of operations in coordination with Quality and other site functions to ensure performance to schedule.
  • Trouble-shooting within the QC Department and providing technical assistance / support to other Departments as required.
  • Liaise with external suppliers/vendors in relation to QC requirements.
  • Point of Contact for the QC Department on inter departmental projects.

Laboratory Chemist will have;

  • BSc/MSc in science discipline required.
  • 3 years experience working in a QC environment.
  • Proven track record of executing method validations and analytical product transfers.
  • Demonstrated technical expertise in multiple analytical techniques (particularly GC, IC, HPLC).
  • Experience with biopharmaceutical methods desirable.Experience with microbiological testing or working in a sterile manufacturing environment desirable.
  • Participation in regulatory audits (IMB or FDA) desirable.

For more information or to apply please contact Tina Egan on 09064 78104.

Please Note: Collins McNicholas will not forward your details to any company without your prior approval.

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