More than the opportunity of a lifetime......the opportunity to improve lives 

For more than 30 years, Boston Scientific has advanced the practice of less-invasive medicine.  The Company's products help physicians and other medical professionals improve their patients' quality of life by providing alternatives to surgery.  Since 1994, employees in Galway have been at the forefront of some of these truly innovative medical device designs and manufacturing.

 Some facts about us:

  • Offering breakthrough medical innovations for more than 30 years
  • One of the world's largest medical device companies dedicated to less-invasive
  • medicine
  • Delivering products and therapies that help ensure superior clinical outcomes for patients
  • More than 25,000 employees
  • 17 manufacturing facilities worldwide
  • Portfolio of more than 13,000 products
  • Invested $1 Billion in Research and Development in 2010
  • 15,717 patents issued worldwide
  • Clinical Science group has approximately 75 active or planned clinical studies
  • Boston Scientific Foundation awarded more than 85 community grants and 100  medical fellowships in 2010

Due to continued expansion of our operations, we are seeking applications from a suitably qualified and experienced Chemist I.

Key Responsibilities

  • Primary Commitment to patient safety and product Quality.
  • Understands and comply with all the regulations governing the quality systems.
  • Delivery of key Quality and Performance Objectives. Maintenance of laboratory scorecards and trackers.
  • Ensure compliance with mandatory training requirements and ensure that your training records are up to date and compliant to cGMP.
  • Your responsibilities may include test method development and validation, raw material, in process, finished product and Stability testing.
  • Complete documentation associated with testing/ method development & Validation/ equipment qualification in a timely manner.
  • Ensure all analytical testing is carried out as defined in the Quality System.
  • Perform equipment calibration and qualification as required.
  • Review of all laboratory Quality Systems to ensure compliance to cGMP.
  • Participate in Regulatory, Internal (Auditor/Auditee) and Vendor audit programs as required.
  • Provide training (induction/ on the job/ procedures and updates), technical guidance / trouble shooting to laboratory staff including review of associated training records.
  • Review and approval of Laboratory results and documentation, as required the trending and charting of data.
  • Perform and assist with additional duties as may be directed by the QC supervisor.
  • Proficient in the use various software application utilized in the laboratory. As required the development configuration and validation of software in accordance with Boston Scientific and Industry standards.
  • Create, review and approve change requests as required. Where required approve CR’s as laboratory trainer.
  • Creation of purchase requisitions for laboratory equipment and consumables.
  • Management of laboratory spend and approval of vendor invoices.
  • Management of laboratory inventory and supplies and ordering of same.
  • Manage laboratory training process and maintenance to training status.
  • Provide analytical support to process validations.
  • Participate on LBP/VIP and Continuous project teams as required.


  • NFQ Level 8 (240 credits)  with minimum 3 years experience in a relevant area.
  • Good technical capabilities, communication skills, teamwork abilities and initiative.
  • Proven ability to work well as part of a team & on own with minimum supervision
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