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A Bioprocess Engineer is required on a PERMANENT basis by CareerWise Recruitment for our Cork based Biopharmaceutical Client. At our client site, bioprocess engineering is core to delivering the product pipeline across large molecule platforms where bioprocess engineers work cross functionally with operations, process scientists, quality assurance, microbiologists, automation, maintenance and others to support day-to-day manufacturing. Bioprocess engineers are a core function at the site and are highly regarded and responsible in their positions. Bioprocess engineers are accountable for the correct functioning, qualification and maintenance of equipment systems used to manufacture drug substance at the client site.

Role of this position

  • Providing Engineering support to Large Molecule manufacturing as a core member of the cross-functional process team through application of process and chemical engineering fundamentals
  • Identify and implement continuous improvement initiatives related to equipment and processes
  • Utilise root cause analysis techniques to investigate process and equipment issues and deliver robust and sustainable corrective and preventative actions
  • Monitor, assess and document equipment performance to maintain ongoing qualification
  • Develop and maintain the basis of safety for process equipment. Ensure a safe working environment by following safety rules and being the safety champion within their process team
  • Work closely with automation and maintenance departments to establish and maintain equipment performance, troubleshoot issues and drive continuous improvements


  • Hons Degree qualified - Process / Chemical Engineer or Bioprocess / Biochemical Engineering degree with ideally 3-5 years' relevant experience in Small or Large Molecule Manufacturing Unit Operations
  • Those engineers with previous small molecule or other API manufacturing support engineering experience looking for a new challenge will be provided with training in the large molecule manufacturing space, if successful
  • Deep technical interest and understanding in the field of Process and Chemical Engineering
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a Process Team consisting of a diverse group of management, production, science, quality and engineering professionals
  • Creativity to identify improvement opportunities and the tenacity/initiative to see them implemented
  • Guidance/mentoring of others through processes
  • Flexibility to meet business needs

NOTE: It is essential that you hold a valid working visa for Ireland 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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Manufacturing & Production

Cork Office

CareerWise Recruitment. EastGate Village, EastGate, Little Island, Cork.

Phone: +353 (0) 21 206 1900