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An Associate Technical Scientist is required on an initial 10-Month basis by CareerWise Recruitment for our Cork-based multinational bio-pharmaceutical client. The Associate Technical Scientist will be required to collaborate and facilitate running of activities (e.g. support batch manufacture and licence submissions) in the Vaccines IPT value stream for Technology Transfer of processes to ensure the effective and efficient on-time delivery of these activities to Vaccines IPT. This requires the delivery of technical excellence to deliver components of a stable process, supported by a flexible, collaborative, multi-skilled teamwork environment.

Role of this position

  • Ensure the highest Quality, Compliance and Safety standards primarily with Technology Transfer but relating to all activities
  • Work within a team to enable the team's performance within the Technology Transfer team
  • Support the technical transfer and provide technical support to manufacturing operations
  • Preparation and review of Qualification protocols (IQ, OQ and PQ)
  • Analyses the results of testing and determines the acceptability of results against predetermined criteria
  • Benchmark and remain current with development of new technologies in the vaccine and biopharmaceutical processing field of expertise and seek to deploy process improvements through innovation and utilization of these technological advances
  • Contribute for driving a culture of Continuous Improvement by deploying Six Sigma tools within the IPT on projects such as: problem solving, reducing cycle time, Lean principles within the new processes
  • Investigates and troubleshoots problems which occur and determines solutions or recommendations for changes and/or improvements
  • Participate and comply with the Quality Management System (QMS) requirements


  • Hon. Degree or Masters in a Science or Engineering discipline (preferably Biotechnology)
  • 1-2 years' experience in biopharmaceutical/vaccines environment
  • Trackwise/ SAP experience would be an advantage
  • Demonstrated knowledge in pharmaceutical / biopharmaceutical technical / manufacturing operations
  • Knowledge of regulations and applicable standards for Quality, Safety, Regulatory within the biopharmaceutical/vaccine area
  • Experience in an FDA / HPRA Regulated production environment desirable

Please call Aisling O'Hagan-Yil today for further information on 021- 2427410 or email:
CareerWise Recruitment (In Search of Excellence) Established in 1999, CareerWise Recruitment specialises in recruitment of management and technical professionals for the life sciences, ICT, engineering, food and agri sectors. We operate out of multiple locations in Ireland and have offices in Cork, Shannon, Galway, Mayo and Dublin. By applying for this position, you are consenting to allow CareerWise Recruitment to process and retain your data in accordance with our Privacy Policy, contained on our website for the purposes of providing career opportunities. CareerWise Recruitment accepts that you do not wish your personal data, including your CV, to be forwarded to any client company without your prior consent and gives an absolute assurance that this wish will always be respected. Please feel free to contact us if you have any queries or wish to withdraw or amend your consent.

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