Chemistry Senior Analyst - Carrigtwohill

Eurofins Ireland PSS (Cork, Ireland) 27 days ago
Job Description

Consider joining Eurofins where people are the most important element in our business.  Eurofins is a leading contract lab that provides testing and research services in the environmental, pharmaceutical, and biopharmaceutical sciences to clients worldwide.

This position is to join our innovative Professional Scientific Services (PSS) programme as an employee of Eurofins.  The programme places full-time analysts, technicians, scientists and technical support personnel managed by Eurofins directly at the client facility to provide long term staffing needs while maintaining the same services, expertise and cGMP compliance available at the Eurofins facility. This award-winning programme offers excellent career opportunities for people who have a proven track recording in combining excellent technical ability with first class interpersonal and communication skills.

We are currently seeking a Chemistry Senior Analyst to join our new and exciting PSS group in Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork

The purpose of this job is to support the preparation and set-up of a brand new stand-alone laboratory. Once complete the laboratory and team will be dedicated to centralised testing of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), raw materials and excipients used in the manufacture of finished products.

The laboratory will be reporting into the Global Analytical Science and Technology team.

Job Responsibilities

  • Authors procedures for the use of analytical equipment and to describe laboratory ways of working. Provides suitable training where required to adopt new practices.
  • Review and approve standard operating procedures (SOPs), laboratory methods, control of substances hazardous to health (COSHH) assessments, laboratory investigational reports, validation protocols, Risk assessments, reports & protocols.
  • Routine Quality Control (QC) testing in accordance with registered methods and current Good Manufacturing Practice.
  • Investigative testing in support of root cause investigations for issues that arise within the Supply Chain
  • Analytical method development, validation and transfer to support product lifecycle improvement activities across the Supply Chain
  • Following validated or experimental analytical procedures and is capable of performing complex laboratory analysis of APIs, raw materials and excipient.
  • Analyses data and records data/results in adherence with the client’s SOPs.
  • Takes a lead role in batch/job approval process. As part of this, is responsible for verifying the quality and accuracy of analytical results and determines if material meets pre-defined acceptance criteria as per relevant SOPs, customer acceptance criteria, methodology, protocol and product specifications.
  • Responsible for maintaining an up to date training record whilst identifying requirements for further training as required to support areas of responsibility.
  • Ensures analytical knowledge and access to systems is up to date for all relevant equipment and techniques and will seek refresher training as required.
  • Is an expert user of laboratory equipment and is responsible for resolving issues and promoting best practices.
  • Accountable for adopting the ALCOA+ (attributable, legible, contemporaneous, original & accurate) principles.
  • Responsible for checking and ensuring own work is right first time. Champions best practices to reduce analytical errors across laboratory. 
  • Ensures documentation associated with own areas of responsibility, such as equipment records, are current and audit ready at all times.
  • Responsible for ensuring equipment used is calibrated, validated and fit for use.
  • Responsible for documenting and communicating laboratory issues such as safety, compliance and analytical issues giving rise to invalid data.
  • Leads change control activities. Ensures all relevant documentation is prepared and training is provided where required.
  • Provides training and coaching in areas of expertise, sharing knowledge and agreed best practices. Responsible for creating training packs and supporting procedures to enable best practices to be quickly embedded.
  • Provides practical and theoretical training on the use of equipment within the laboratory.
  • Is an analytical expert who provides expertise in laboratory practices and good manufacturing practices (GMP). Uses this knowledge and experience to lead laboratory investigations or project/equipment design.
  • Responsible for identifying out of specification results. Designs root causing experiments and retest plans, ensuring investigations are completed in a timely manner and that sound scientific rationale has been employed. 
  • Works on long term objectives to deliver specific improvements or embed changes within the laboratory. Takes ownership of project from concept to delivery, providing progress updates throughout lifetime of project.
  • Responsible for the scientific conduct of project and communication of regulatory issues with senior level team members.
  • Plan the execution of batch/job testing activities for laboratory analysts & senior laboratory analysts ensuring that batches/jobs are efficiently progressed to completion in a timely manner. Quickly identifies delays and issues taking appropriate prompt corrective action.
  • Provides guidance and support to laboratory analysts & senior laboratory analysts to ensure efficient execution of testing plans.
  • Responsible for ensuring that laboratory work areas maintain high standards of housekeeping and meet requirements such as 5S. 
  • Assumes Quality lead responsibilities within the laboratory e.g Quality System Lead, Compliance Lead.
  • To work on own initiative and be capable of developing solutions to problems as part of a team.
  • Meet with the group leader daily and provide updates
  • Ensure that the customer gets the best possible service by continually reviewing best practice in relation to both commercial and quality issues and ensuring 100% ethical work standards and GMP compliance.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and to form strong working relationships with colleagues.
  • Willing to operate in a flexible manner and be able to switch priorities at short notice.
  • Good team player, organised, accurate, have strong documentation skills.
  • To learn and be aware of the customer’s requirements and strive to meet or exceed those requirements keeping in mind the customer process end points.
  • To provide cover for other members of staff as required
  • To ensure that all documentation is carried out on time, is accurate and legible and conforms to the relevant quality standards.
  • To adhere to all customer standards in the areas of safety, housekeeping and quality,   notifying management of any discrepancies
  • To have a clear understanding of the customer relationship and service goals.
  • To ensure that all decisions are handled with customer service in mind.
  • To ensure uniformity, reproducibility and reliability in all work practices.
  • Once foundational knowledge is in place start to identify any opportunities for improvement of quality and service and work with the team to implement continuous improvement.
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