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MS&T Process Chemist

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Dublin North, Dublin
  • Sector: Science
  • Date posted: 04/01/2018
  • Job reference: J379486A

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Manufacturing Science & Technology Process Chemist

This position is based at the API Centre of Excellence in Swords, Co Dublin. The centre of excellence has co-located technical and operational expertise, including analytical and engineering expertise that supports the launch and commercial manufacturing of a technology or value chain step (Drug substance).

The Manufacturing Science and Technology group is responsible for the technology transfer of new drug candidates to commercial scale and the provision of technical support for existing processes on site.

Key Responsibilities Include

  • Provision of technical support to the manufacture of APIs and Intermediates manufactured at Swords.
  • Collaboration with R&D to support the development and the technology transfer of new drug candidates to commercial sites.
  • Application of Lean tools and techniques to assess process robustness. Identifying and executing process robustness improvement projects.
  • Providing technical guidance in the understanding of root causes for out of trend or out of specification results or deviations.
  • Develop systems, processes and ways of working to improve operational robustness, right first time, throughputs and yields.
  • Identification and implementation of process improvements for new and existing processes. Complete proof of concept experimentation and support through to commercial scale manufacturing.
  • Engage with Drug Product customers and External Manufacturing Organisation to support end to end product management. 

Required Key Skills and Experience Include

  • Strong technical background in chemistry.
  • PhD in Organic Chemistry.
  • Demonstrated ability to work across a matrix is desirable.
  • Subject Matter Expert in relevant API chemistry, process development, project management and troubleshooting, process robustness improvement.
  • Demonstrated capability in the use of standard tools for root cause analysis and standard statistical tools.
  • Demonstrated capability in the use of various analytical/diagnostic tools including PAT and process safety (thermal stability, reaction kinetics and gas evolution, decomposition) would also be desirable.
  • Ensure that GMP, Quality, Health & Safety are considered in all aspects of the role.

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