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Senior Analytical Scientist

Cork, Munster, Ireland Req ID 2208509 Category Research and Development Division AbbVie

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The complexities of our global organisation provide unique opportunities for growth, job stability, and the pursuit of what matters most to us in our lives. Our passion for operational excellence helps us have a remarkable impact on lives worldwide while maintaining a strong work/life balance that keeps us focused and fulfilled.

We are now recruiting for a Senior Analytical Scientist to join our Carrigtwohill site in Cork. The Senior Analytical Scientist will work within the Site Technology team to provide analytical support to scale-up, product support and clinical supply projects. This role will support all analytical aspects of a product life cycle from development through to commercial manufacturing.

Primary duties and responsibilities of the position are as follows:

  • Support all aspects of a product life cycle, including development, registration, clinical and commercial manufacture, leading analytical programmes for the introduction of new products into the commercial facility
  • Support the processes for the manufacture of existing and new products, in particular the analytical and laboratory-based procedures and analytical trouble shooting
  • Support the performance of validation activities deemed within the scope of Site Technology, including cleaning, laboratory equipment and process validation
  • Support the Site Technology department in meeting departmental and site KPI’s along with all aspects of new technology introduction, plant performance, process improvements, cGMP compliance and troubleshooting during the commercial life span of the product.
  • Manage, lead, perform and execute the analytical aspects of the Site Technology function and provide direction and leadership with respect future analytical activities of the team
  • Record all test details, raw data and results accurately, neatly and in a timely manner, in line with the Site Technology laboratory procedures with cGMP and cGLP principles
  • Write and/or review procedures, protocols, study plans and reports and participate in the scheduled maintenance and calibration of analytical equipment along with all housekeeping
  • Conduct all laboratory tasks in a responsible way and take line management responsibility for analysts in the site technology team
  • Execute stock control and analysis of raw materials, in-process material, and finished product in compliance with project schedules, SOP’s and standard methods.
  • Manage and execute calibrations and PM of equipment as required to ensure correct functionality while co-ordinating maintenance schedules with external suppliers to ensure compliance with schedule and in-house procedures.
  • Participate in training and development activities to ensure that new technologies are applied and that the required competency level is developed.
  • Execute validation studies and transfer studies to ensure equipment, methods and personnel are appropriately qualified.
  • Participation in site project meetings by representing Site Technology so as to provide an appropriate analytical service to other departments while leading projects to achieve objectives.
  • Liaise/co-ordinate/support the validation activities associated with the introduction of new equipment, or technologies while being responsible for training analysts (QC & STE) and other personnel in the new technologies
  • Performing accurate reviews and approval of documents and data to ensure accuracy and compliance while also analysing trends and ensuring that the principles of data integrity are adhered to at all times

Education and Experience:

  • A relevant 3rd level technical /scientific qualification to Ph.D level is highly desirable
  • At least 3 years experience in a similar regulated environment.  
  • Ability to manage both projects and day to day activities ensuring that priorities are   effectively
  • Be able to take the necessary guidance and instruction on both cGMP and technical projects 
  • Demonstrate a commitment to identifying and improving the management processes.
  • Good time management and people skills.
  • Must have strong technical-competence. 
  • High level of organisational and administration skills (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook)
  • Strong knowledge of cGMP activities.
  • Must be self-motivated and capable of working autonomously.

So, does this all sound like the right role for you? Then join AbbVie!
As an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop innovative solutions for patients and being part of an inclusive work environment.

Travel: No
Job Type: Experienced
Schedule: Full-time
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