Lead Analytical Chemist

  • Reference: 46535
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Location: Galway, Offaly, Westmeath
  • Category: Science, Pharmaceutical & Food

The Lead Analytical Chemist will be a key member of the Quality team responsible for analytical stability, raw materials, in-process and finished product testing ensuring efficient and compliant day to day operations. 

Analytical Chemist responsibilities:

  • Apply technical expertise to method development, execution and troubleshooting of analytical techniques.
  • Perform analytical investigations.
  • Develop new analytical methods to meet business needs. 
  • Execute testing and certification/ disposition required for artwork, components, raw materials, finished product and stability testing to meet business goals.
  • Prepare CMC analytical sections for MAA applications.
  • Lead projects within the Laboratory Services group.
  • Provide input to development projects such that they can be executed effectively and in a compliant fashion. 
  • Transfer/validate in-house methods and verification of compendial methods to ensure overall project schedule timelines are met.
  • Lead analytical investigations to establish root cause for atypical, out-of-specification or out-of-trend results. 
  • Identify and execute on continuous improvement / operational excellence opportunities as they apply to Laboratory Services.
  • Laboratory Services signature authority for critical documents.
  • Organising the periodic calibration and qualification programme for laboratory equipment.


Analytical Chemist requirements:

  • BSc/MSc in science discipline required
  • 5 years experince in a Pharma/ Biopharma environment.
  • Demonstrated technical expertise in multiple analytical techniques (GC, IC, HPLC, dissolution, spectroscopic techniques) and considered an SME in some or all of these techniques.
  • Extensive experience in developing new analytical methods for drug product / drug substance analysis.
  • Experience with method validation and method transfer and associated troubleshooting required.
  • Experience with microbiological testing or working in a sterile manufacturing environment desirable.

For more information or to apply please contact Tina Egan on tina.egan@collinsmcnicholas.ie 09064 78104.

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