Astellas Ireland Co. Ltd.

Graduate Chemistry Position

Graduate Quality Control Chemist

(12 Months fixed-term contract)

  • The Chemistry Graduate will be a member of the Quality Team, reporting to the Chemistry Co-Ordinator. The suitable candidate will gain experience in the following;
  • Performing sample preparation and analysis procedures, stability & validation testing, completing all documentation, review results, troubleshooting any problems and all other laboratory related duties as assigned and required.
  • Identification and delivery of improvements in efficiencies within the laboratory through the implementation of new laboratory systems, processes and reporting tools.
  • Interpretation of data output to determine conformance with product specifications and peer review of data to determine conformance with product specifications.
  • Strong instrumentation experience such that analysis is performed with minimal error and based upon GMP/procedural knowledge, ability to recognize laboratory technique or instrumental events that could impact the integrity of the test data.
  • Responsible for support of validation activities e.g. process qualification, instrument qualifications, method transfer / validation etc.
  • Carry out responsibilities in accordance with the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 and to implement appropriate safety procedures in the Laboratory.

Qualifications and experience:

  • Degree in Analytical Chemistry or relevant Science degree
  • Relevant experience in a laboratory /quality environment within the Pharmaceutical Industry is desirable
  • Experience using a Laboratory Information Management System and Chromatography Data System is desirable.
  • Excellent IT Skills.
  • Experience implementing Lean, 6 or 5S type systems would be an advantage.
  • Strong team player with ability to lead and influence.
  • Strong Implementer with a proven track record.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and with little supervision.

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