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Job Description

A QA Specialist II is required on an initial 18-Month basis by CareerWise Recruitment for our Cork-based multinational research-based pharmaceutical Company. This specific role is required to perform QA review of manufacturing and engineering records and associated documents and QA review and approval of procedures and GMP deviations. This position requires a sound knowledge of quality assurance systems, methods and procedures. The candidate will be required to exercise judgment, within well-defined and established procedures and practices, to identify problems and appropriate actions and to generate alternatives and recommendations within defined processes. The candidate must be proactive in their daily activities and interactions.

Role of this position

  • Performs a variety of activities to ensure compliance with applicable cGxP regulatory requirements
  • Reviews routine manufacturing and engineering documentation including batch manufacturing records
  • Assists in the completion of Manufacturing related customer complaint investigations
  • Participates in authoring, reviewing and approving Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)/other types of controlled documents
  • Identifies deviations from accepted practices, exercises judgement to evaluate impact and determines appropriate actions
  • Review and approval of GMP Deviation investigations and CAPAs
  • Completion of routine/non-routine to more complex projects/assignments
  • Performs internal audits and walkthroughs on behalf of the QA department to ensure site compliance to GMP
  • Participates in site Strategic, Technical and Operational Excellence projects on behalf of QA and represents the QA function at relevant cross-functional meetings


  • 4+ years of relevant experience in a GMP environment related field and a BS or 3 + years of relevant experience and a MS
  • Prior experience in pharmaceutical industry is preferred (ideally within a QA role)
  • Working knowledge of current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) (FDA / EMEA standards and quality systems)
  • Demonstrates working knowledge of quality assurance systems, methods and procedures
  • Basic knowledge of OPEX Lean tools and root cause analysis tools used for identifying and correcting deviations
  • Demonstrates audit and investigation skills, and report writing skills

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

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

Phone: +353 (0) 21 206 1900