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A Materials Management Scientist is required on a PERMANENT basis by CareerWise Recruitment for our Cork based Biopharmaceutical Client. The Materials Scientist is an active member of the Materials Management Process Team that provides technical support for biotech manufacturing with an emphasis on the scientific aspects of materials (raw materials, consumables) used in production. This position will interact with Engineering, Manufacturing, Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Procurement, Regulatory departments, other client sites and external suppliers. Knowledge of cell culture, purification and the support systems used in the manufacture of biotech products is required.

Role of this position

  • Understand the scientific principles required for manufacturing intermediates and bulk drug substances, especially the impact of material attributes on process chemistry and product protection
  • Provide technical support and expertise for the qualification and implementation of new raw materials and consumables
  • Work effectively and efficiently in a cross-functional team with Quality Control, Quality Assurance, Operations Planning and Procurement to ensure reliable supply of raw materials and consumables
  • Lead technical evaluations of second sources of key raw materials and consumables to firm up supply chain
  • Own extractable and leachables risk assessments as needed to support commercial manufacturing
  • Anticipate and resolve complex problems. Drive solutions that impact the site
  • Prepare, review, approve and provide technical support for preparation of relevant technical documents (both within and external to Technical Services/Manufacturing Science (TS/MS) as required) such as: change controls, deviation investigations, plant trial protocols and summary reports, procedures, and technical reports
  • Provide technical support during the evaluation of supplier change notifications (SCN)
  • Own (or provide input to) materials components of Annual Product Reviews, Management System Reviews, etc
  • Work with manufacturing Process Team counterparts to assess/investigate material issues and implement materials changes


  • PhD in Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Biotechnology, Microbiology, Analytical Science, Biochemical Engineering, or related discipline
  • MSc with relevant experience (>2 years' experience within the biopharmaceutical industry) will also be considered
  • Deep technical interest and understanding in the field of materials management science

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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