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Analytical Development Manager

  • Sector: Science & Pharma
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  • Job Ref: 19992

Analytical Development Manager – Pharmaceutical

We are currently working with a Pharmaceutical multinational client on the permanent recruitment of an Analytical Development Manager. This individual will be a key member of the development team and will be heavily involved in introducing new products. The successful candidate will direct a team of analytical chemists to support analytical transfer, development, validation and troubleshooting activities to support our customers in developing medicines for patients.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical support to the analytical development team
  • Support troubleshooting and problem-solving activities and coach the team members to increase their capability
  • Provide mentorship to the project teams to ensure that they achieve their results
  • Lead analytical discussions with customers and communicate with SMEs in the Process Development, Project Management, QA, QC and IPC groups
  • Ensure that safety standards and housekeeping standards are met and encourage a safety mindset
  • Support compliance activities to ensure the team is ‘inspection ready’ at all times
  • Lead analytical technology transfer activities for the site and transfer analytical methods to the QC and IPC labs. 
  • Instill a continuous improvement mentality in the team and look to improve and simplify ways of working
  • Evaluate new analytical technologies
  • Work closely with the chemistry development team to provide support to projects as required
  • Support and guide the analytical chemists in their professional development ensuring that they have the required technical training and opportunities for personal growth.
  • Author or contribute to regulatory submissions, patents and other internal documentation relevant to the role.
  • Develop/Expand scientific, technical, and drug discovery knowledge by reading the peer reviewed scientific literature, attending scientific conferences and via relevant training
  • Work with due care and attention, perform all quality, regulatory and safety duties in a compliant manner whilst acting always in accordance with the Dignity at Work Policy and Code of Conduct

 Candidate Requirements:

  • Degree, Masters or PhD in analytical chemistry.
  • Minimum of 10years proven experience in an analytical chemistry environment. Experienced in analytical method development, troubleshooting, validation and transfer.
  • Ideally some experience in a CDMO environment.
  • Experience in managing a team
  • Proficient knowledge of analytical chemistry, particularly in method development, troubleshooting and analytical transfer.
  • Experienced in HPLC, UPLC, GC, LC-MS, GC-MS, ICP
  • Experienced in analytical technology transfer and in change control
  • Proven ability to think critically and innovatively combined with willingness to challenge
  • Demonstrated ability in troubleshooting and solving complex issues.
  • A strong understanding of the regulatory and compliance requirements for analytical methods and specifications. Knowledge of ICH, FDA/EMA guidelines and USP, PH. Eur.
  • Excellent technical writing skills and verbal communication are required to interact with all levels of our organization and clients.
  • Ability to work with cross functional teams and engage with employees and customers at all levels.
  • Adopt and participate in PPI (Practical Process Improvement) initiatives to identify improvements and cost saving to the business.

For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Rory Walsh. 

087 1269567