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Senior Development Chemist

  • Sector: Science & Pharma
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  • Job Ref: 22187

Fantastic opportunity for an experienced Senior Development Chemist on a permanent basis to work on an extensive range of products and projects. This facility is continuing to grow with excellent career progression opportunities. The Development Chemist will function as a key member of the Process Development Service Team. This position will provide chemistry expertise and technical support for the chemical development of processes in the laboratory, kilo laboratory, pilot plant and manufacturing plants at the Cork site to ensure project timelines are meet and that the site’s technical, quality and safety metrics are all achieved. This technical position will also drive continuous improvement activities.

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

  • Provide technical & laboratory support for the introduction of new products to the right from route development, through scale up and implementation on plant scale.

  • Support development projects in the lab, including route scouting, route development, proof of concept and process robustness studies

  • Propose modifications to the synthetic route to solve sophisticated chemistry issues for both laboratory and plant processes.

  • Undertake the synthesis of compounds to required quality standards, including acquiring and interpretation of analytical data.

  • Develop/Expand scientific, technical, and drug discovery knowledge by reading the peer reviewed scientific literature, attending scientific conferences and via relevant training

  • Author or contribute to regulatory submissions, patents and other internal documentation relevant to the role.

  • Communicate with the clients and other teams to ensure the transfer of the project from the plant to the lab.

  • 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, Code of

What the ideal candidate looks like:·

  • Masters or PhD in chemistry with a significant Organic Chemistry component.

  • 2-3 years, experience in synthetic / organic chemistry

  • Experience in leading a development project

  • Proficient knowledge in synthetic organic chemistry, particularly in route development and optimization.

  • Strong analytical capability and ability to carry out large scale reactions in the laboratory.

  • Demonstrated ability in troubleshooting and solving complex issues.

  • Embrace and participate in PPI (Practical Process Improvement) initiatives to identify improvements and cost saving to the business.

  • Experience in supporting plant processes.

What you will get in return:

  • Competitive base salary

  • Annual bonus

  • Contributory Pension

  • Private medical insurance

  • Free onsite parking

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

(021) 4320675