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Laboratory Analyst

  • Job reference: 932832
  • Location: Cork
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Life Sciences, Quality, Compliance, Regulatory Affairs
  • Date posted: 19/11/2020

Laboratory Analyst

Reports to: Laboratory Manager

Job Purpose:

  • The Lab Analyst is responsible for performing routine chemical and microbiological analysis in an accurate and timely manner ensuring the manufacturing process is continuous and the finished product is ready for release.
  • The Lab Analyst is also required to lead and/or assist with in-house Laboratory validation studies/projects.

Major Accountabilities:

  • Perform routine chemical and microbiological analysis as required by the laboratory. Collect and prepare samples for chemical and microbiological analysis across shifts as required.
  • Technically comprehend test processes and perform required troubleshooting studies/investigations to resolve technical and/or operational issues, for process improvements and validations. Drive out of spec investigations to a successful and timely conclusion.
  • Lead and/or assist with in-house Laboratory validation studies/projects as required by the Laboratory Manager.
  • Assist with following; training of other Laboratory personnel, internal auditing as well as supporting QC auditors with product release and paperwork review.
  • Comply and adhere to all the relevant company policies, industry standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Adhere to laboratory dress code and facility safety procedures. Perform routine laboratory cleaning of benches and laboratory equipment. Perform basic equipment maintenance.
  • Complete cross training as requested to support Production needs.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Laboratory Manager.
  • Ensure continual Quality System compliance by adherence to established and evolving QS requirements.

Specific Position knowledge/skills/abilities:

  • Strong chemical/microbiology technical knowledge, with system troubleshooting and validation experience.
  • Good attention to detail,
  • Flexible/adaptable to change
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Technical understanding of chemical/microbiology processes

Ideal Background:

Education: Minimum: Bachelor degree in Chemistry/Microbiology or technically related discipline. Preferred: Bachelor (Hons) Degree or Masters in Chemistry/Microbiology or technically related discipline

One to two years' experience in a Medical Device/Pharmaceutical Laboratory position with proven troubleshooting experience.

Preferred: Three years' experience in a highly regulated Medical Device Laboratory environment with strong troubleshooting, technical and validation knowledge/experience.


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As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.

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