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MSAT Specialist

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Limerick
  • Sector: Science
  • Date posted: 07/03/2018
  • Job reference: J382816A

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Our client, a global bio-pharmaceutical manufacturing company, are currently recruiting for an MSAT Specialist to join their growing team in Ireland's south west.

The successful candidate will be tasked with providing technical support for internal and external technology transfer of bio-pharmaceutical drug substance manufacturing processes for monoclonal antibodies/therapeutic proteins, and also with providing post transfer support.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assess manufacturing requirements and capabilities prior to the transfer of new processes into the manufacturing facilities; generate facility fit assessments and high-level gap assessments.
  • Generate and review documentation supporting technology transfer (e.g., master plans and reports, process descriptions, memos, detailed gap assessments, as appropriate).
  • Generate options to resolve technical challenges and present them for endorsement.
  • As a person in plant, provide technical support and training of manufacturing personnel to improve understanding of both cell culture and purification operations across the sites.
  • Gather, trend, and analyse process generated data; summarise findings in memos and reports and presentations.
  • Perform review of manufacturing documentation generated by the receiving unit (manufacturing records, batch sheets, changeover protocols, SOPs, etc.).
  • Participate in study teams and investigations (internal and external).
  • Work effectively and efficiently in a team-oriented environment to ensure maximum and high-quality output.
  • Monitor and prioritise processes and troubleshoot technical difficulties as needed.
  • Ensures all tasks are performed in a manner consistent with safety standards and within cGMP guidelines.
  • Help to build process knowledge base, controls for technology transfer and knowledge management and lessons learned database; identify continuous improvement activities to improve performance.
  • Travel may be required in support of tech transfer activities.

Education and Experience:

  • Manufacturing Sciences and Technology Specialist requires BS/BA in a scientific discipline or engineering with 3 years of related experience in a cGMP environment, or MS with 1 year experience;
  • Process development or production experience preferred

This is an opportunity to join a select team that is already leading the way in the Pharmaceutical/Biotech industry.

For further information on this role, please contact Dominic on 01 645 5254 or at

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