Technical Operations Lead – Sligo | Collins McNicholas

Technical Operations Lead – Sligo

  • Reference: SJ43623
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Location: Donegal, Mayo, Sligo
  • Category: Science, Pharmaceutical & Food

Technical Operations Lead – Sligo

Based at a high-potent commercialization and launch facility for small molecule API and Oral Solid Dose products, the new Technical Operations Lead will direct a group of 5-6 individuals with a broad range of activities:  

  • Technical support group: This team provides technical support for small molecule, high potent API commercial products. The team supports campaign preparations, develops cost reduction/yield improvement programs and resolves technical issues as they arise.

  • Analytical technical group: This team deploys a range of applied analytical techniques to address technical issues. The team also establishes the initial transfer of analytical NPI methods to the site.

  • PAT: This group has responsibility for the application, maintenance and development of PAT tools on site.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead a highly skilled technical team across multiple projects in a matrix environment

  • Develop and mentor team members to continually strive for improved performance

  • Provide technical leadership to support commercial API products on site

  • Build a strong relationship with global R&D function to support analytical technical transfer activities to the site


  • A Masters or Ph.D in chemistry/chemical engineering/analytical science with minimum of 7 years experience

Desired Experience:

  • Firm understanding of process scale-up concepts

  • Experience of a wide range of applied analytical techniques applicable to complex API molecules

  • A proven track record in taking ownership of technical problems and developing safe & elegant solutions

  • Strong people management experience

Experience in the following areas, while not essential, is a distinct advantage:

  • Experience in the synthesis of pre-conjugation payloads of Antibody Drug Conjugates (ADC)

  • Statistics including familiarity with DoE

  • Crystallization development

  • Process Analytical Technology

  • Preparatory scale chromatography

  • Management of a laboratory suite           

Competitive salary with excellent benefits package on offer.

Progressive company with opportunities for career development in a young and vibrant site.


For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Davin Ferguson on 0719140251 or email

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