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R&D Lyophilisation Scientist

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Waterford
  • Sector: Science
  • Date posted: 26/02/2018
  • Job reference: J380128A

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R&D Lyophilisation Scientist

Our client, a leading pharmaceuticals company in Waterford, is currently recruiting for a R&D Lyophilisation Scientist to join their exciting team. This position offers an impressive and unique opportunity for interested candidates. This position requires people who want to be challenged, have a passion for success, and a constant drive to exceed expectations.

Job Description:

To support the R&D department in the design and scale-up of lyophilisation processes suitable for clinical production, including cycle optimization, robustness studies, and technology transfer.


· Advise on lyophilisation cycle development, optimization, scale up and Technology Transfer of finished products using state of the art techniques
· Design and execute accelerated stability testing plans that demonstrate suitability of Lyophilised formulations
· Complete required batch documentation records with accuracy and legibility
· Ensure product quality by performing in-process checks, complying with current good manufacturing practices
· Track and report deviations to a process, initiating quality improvements and participating on quality improvement projects as required.
· Act as R&D liaison between relevant Managers, Q A, Research, Tech Services, Engineers and Maintenance personnel in all matters regarding freeze drying
· Participate on manufacturing project teams to assist with cycle development through collaboration with R&D.
· Review work scope, rationale, approvals, changes to appropriate equipment/systems and re-qualification activities
· Assist in the training of sterile operators or cross-training in other areas.
· Troubleshoot and perform adjustments on equipment as required.
· Ensure that all work is carried out in compliance with the required standards to conform to company, cGxP, health and safety, environmental and regulatory requirements.

Education/ Experience:

· Qualified to Honours Degree level in an appropriate science discipline, preferably Biotechnology
· Minimum five years' experience within the pharmaceutical industry, preferably in a Biopharma role
· Significant exposure to Lyophilisation & cycle development
· Ideally have worked within an aseptic fill finish environment
· Demonstrated knowledge in pharmaceutical / biopharmaceutical technical / manufacturing operations.


· Must possess exceptional written and oral communication skills allowing direct interaction with all key project stakeholders
· Excellent knowledge of project management techniques and tools (e.g. MS Project)
· Customer relations management (internal & external)
· Multi-tasking, ability to manage conflicting deadlines
· Excellent written, oral, interpersonal and presentation skills
· Conflict management
· Excellent computer skills to include MS office, ECDL certification an advantage
· Proven time management, planning & organizing skills
· Knowledge of electronic document management system

For more information please contact Kathryn on 01 6455244 or email

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