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Job Description

A QC Chemist II is required on an initial 12-Month basis by CareerWise Recruitment for our Cork-based multinational research-based pharmaceutical Company. This QC Chemist II role requires significant expertise /specialisation in analytics for Solid Oral Dosage and Biological Product Portfolios and is responsible for analytical operations including Analytical Method Transfers, New Product Introductions, process and cleaning optimisations, technical investigations and quality control testing to support GMP operations.

Role of this position

  • Involvement in Analytical Method Validation/Transfers for Solid Oral Dosage and Biological Products as appropriate
  • Execution of process and cleaning validation studies in support of New Product Introductions
  • Provision of technical support to Operations for investigations and optimisation projects
  • Deliver new technologies and continuous improvement initiatives to meet business requirements
  • Support QC TS investigations/troubleshooting and technical projects within the function
  • Support the procurement and qualification of new equipment for new product technology transfers
  • Demonstrates skills in data analysis (ex: UPLC, HPLC, CE,) and ability to critically evaluate data quality
  • Reviews data and results of testing to ensure compliance to appropriate specifications and protocols
  • Writes and executes protocols and reports
  • Assists in the training of QC staff
  • Writes and revises methods, specifications, and SOPs as needed
  • May develop methods for performing cleaning validations
  • Demonstrates and applies an advanced level of understanding of project goals and methods
  • Knowledge of current Good Manufacturing Practices
  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and technical) and strong interpersonal skills
  • Executes analysis efficiently, consistently and with high quality and suggests improvements
  • Acts as a resource for other employees within the department
  • Must think critically and creatively and be able to work independently, determine appropriate resources for resolution of problems and have strong organizational and planning skills
  • Interfaces with key cross functional stakeholders locally, CTLs and across the network


  • 5+ years of relevant experience with BA or BSc degree in Chemistry
  • 3+ years of relevant experience with MSc degree in Chemistry
  • Experience in test methods for Solid Oral Dosage products
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of cGMP, QC and regulatory requirements for GMP laboratories in pharmaceutical industry
  • Advanced knowledge of current GLPs and cGMPs
  • Hands-on experience with equipment qualification and analytical techniques such as UPLC/HPLC, Water content analysis etc
  • Knowledge of software such as Empower and LIMS

Please call Aisling O'Hagan-Yil today for further information on 021- 2427410 or email:
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Scientific & Laboratory

Cork Office

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

Phone: +353 (0) 21 206 1900