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Analytical Development Chemist

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Waterford
  • Sector: Science
  • Date posted: 12/01/2018
  • Job reference: J378049A

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Analytical Development Chemist

Our client has a requirement for an Analytical Development Chemist to join a major manufacturing plant in Waterford. The ideal candidate will be able to support product development and clinical supply and also troubleshoot, develop, transfer or validate analytical test methods as applicable.


  • To draft/ review test methods, validation protocols and reports as applicable
  • To prepare submission documentation in support of license applications
  • To take part in/lead laboratory investigations
  • To liaise directly with customers and contract laboratories and attend conference calls as required
  • To attend internal project review meetings as required
  • To assist in the preparation for customer/ regulatory inspections
  • To identify and make recommendations for improvements as part of a team within or outside the department in order to ensure continuous improvement
  • To analyse all raw materials, in process samples and finished products in a timely and efficient manner to ensure quality and efficacy of the product
  • To ensure that all work is carried out is in compliance with the required standards, conforming to company, cGxP, SOPs, regulatory regulations and guidelines, safety and environmental guidelines
  • To complete all documentation correctly, in line with data integrity guidelines, free from errors, omissions or defects in order to achieve a high level of customer service and cGMP. To peer review documentation as required
  • To perform additional team tasks as agreed to support effective running of the Business
  • To support all other on-going laboratory functions & requirements
  • To ensure the requirements of EirGen's Safety Statement are implemented
  • To continuously promote a positive safety culture by leading by example
  • To implement safety requirements as per site documentation including SOP's, Safety Statement and COP's
  • To report any defects/hazards

Essential Skills / Qualifications:

  • Qualified to a minimum of degree level in chemistry, pharmaceutical science or a related discipline
  • At least three years' experience working in a related technical environment


  • Strong analytical ability
  • Strong quality orientation
  • Good time management
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Good problem solving abilities
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to multitask and work under pressure, coping with more than one conflicting task at once
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal & written
  • Adaptability - ability to maintain effectiveness in varying environments and with different tasks, responsibilities and people
  • Broad understanding of regulatory requirements for submission of dossiers in EU, USA, Japan and other jurisdictions
  • Ability to work effectively with a team to accomplish organisational goals
  • Knowledge of Project management skills
  • Proficient in the use of HPLC & associated problem solving
  • Working knowledge of Empower laboratory software
  • Proficient in dissolution testing
  • Proficient in the use of electronic document management systems
  • Proficient in Technical report writing
  • Strong Safety awareness
  • Knowledge & proficiency of Microsoft products for example MS Excel, Word & Project, Power-point.

This role reports directly to the Analytical Development Team Leader in the R&D Analytical group.

For a more detailed role description or information on other positions, please contact Kathryn on 01-6455244 / 087 3555378 or at

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