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Chemistry Analysts

  • Sector: Science & Pharma
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  • Job Ref: 18199

Chemistry Analysts-Cork-Pharma

The Chemistry Analyst will support the preparation and set-up of a brand new stand-alone laboratory. You will also be involved in the testing of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), raw materials, and excipients used in the manufacture of finished products. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a growing team and offers excellent career progression opportunities.

Overview of Main Responsibilities (full job description available on request):

  • Participates in authoring procedures for the use of analytical equipment and to describe laboratory ways of working. Participates in suitable training where required to adopt new practices.
  • Review standard operating procedures (SOP's), laboratory methods, control of substances hazardous to health (COSHH) assessments, laboratory investigational reports, validation protocols, Risk assessments, reports & protocols.
  • Routine Quality Control (QC) testing in accordance with registered methods and current Good Manufacturing Practices.
  • Analytical method development, validation and transfer to support product lifecycle improvement activities across the Supply Chain.
  • Following validated or experimental analytical procedures and is capable of performing complex laboratory analysis of APIs, raw materials and excipient.
  • Is an experienced user of laboratory equipment and contributes to resolving issues and promoting best practices.
  • Responsible for ensuring equipment used is calibrated, validated and fit for use.
  • Responsible for identifying out of specification results. Participates in root causing experiments and retest plans, ensuring investigations are completed in a timely manner and that sound scientific rationale has been employed.
  • Responsible for ensuring that laboratory work areas maintain high standards of housekeeping and meet requirements such as 5S.
  • To work on own initiative and be capable of developing solutions to problems as part of a team.

What the ideal candidate looks like:

  • BSc in Chemistry or a related discipline is required.
  • A minimum of 1-4 years relevant experience in a regulated laboratory.
  • Has experience in the analysis of APIs, raw materials and excipients and the associated analytical techniques that may include chromatographic (HPLC, GC, IC), spectroscopic (IR, LC-MS, ICP-OES, Atomic Absorption), physical properties (particle size analysis) and/or pharmacopoeial testing.
  • Is highly proficient in the use of common laboratory instruments and software packages for some of the above analytical techniques.
  • Is familiar with equipment / method validation and method transfer procedures.

What you will get in return:

  • Competitive Salary (depending on experience).
  • Bonus.

For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Aisling Lane.

(021) 4320675