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Senior QC Specialist

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Carlow
  • Sector: Science
  • Date posted: 20/09/2018
  • Job reference: BBBH88214

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Senior QC Specialist

As a Senior QC Specialist, you will liase with analytical and technical subject matter experts from other sites as well as participate in above site analytical and technical forums.

The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years-experience in a pharmaceutical laboratory, ideally with experience in HPLC systems and software. Core to the role will be analytical transfer and method validation to support a number of analytical techniques to support our key drug products.

This position requires people who want to be challenged, have a passion for success, and a constant drive to exceed expectations. This is a perfect opportunity to join a select and highly experienced team that has already established itself as a frontrunner leading the way in the Pharmaceutical industry in Ireland.


  • Act as a Laboratory subject matter expert for testing including but not limited to analytical activities during method transfer and on product release.
  • Develop, implement and maintain procedures that comply with appropriate regulatory requirements
  • Leads method transfers and provides technical expertise, trouble-shooting, training and support to laboratory analysts.
  • Reporting to the Quality Manager the successful candidate will provide technical guidance and apply expertise and critical thinking to help to resolve technical issues with minimum supervision.
  • Participate in the timely generation of trend data, investigations, non-conformances, validation protocols, reports in support of method validation/verifications and equipment Qualifications.
  • Leads analytical investigations with a view to providing insight as to potential root causes through problem solving methods and liases with other departments for insight into the investigation.
  • Provide support with audit/inspection requirements to ensure department compliance/readiness. Participate in internal and external audits and inspections, taking the role of auditee for assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Identifies and progresses Continuous improvement projects leading to improved lab processes and an improved more efficient work environment.


  • BSc - ideally in chemistry, analytical chemistry or a related Science discipline
  • At least 5 years of experience in a pharmaceutical laboratory.
  • An excellent working knowledge of HPLC systems and software is desirable.
  • An excellent knowledge of cGMP, GLP, Quality Management Systems.
  • A background in Analytical Transfers is beneficial but not essential.

Initial Travel Requirements

The successful candidate will be expected to travel to other sites within Europe or the US for periods for initial training.


Contact Jack on 016455250, or email your CV to jack.conway-

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