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QC Analyst (HPLC)

  • Job reference: 928871
  • Location: Cork
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Life Sciences, Quality, Compliance, Regulatory Affairs
  • Date posted: 27/11/2019

Orion Group Sciences are looking for a QC Analyst (HPLC) for our multinational pharmaceutical client based in the Cork area on an initial 12-month contract with the potential to extend.


Job Purpose
This position is responsible for carrying out tasks and projects related to equipment, lab utilities and testing procedures as required by Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP). Partners with other Departments to ensure that all QC testing activities are completed in an efficient manner.


Main Responsibilities of the role

  • Achieves competency in laboratory methods and procedures
  • Trains other QC analysts in laboratory methods and procedures when required
  • Performs analytical testing activities in relation to method validation and technical transfer activities to ensure that all methods meet ICH, USP and EP guidelines
  • Executes validation, operation, maintenance, calibration and troubleshooting of equipment and its associated software
  • Writes, executes, reports and reviews IQ/OQ and PQ protocols to ensure that all relevant equipment is qualified for cGMP use
  • Performs routine and non-routine analytical testing activities
  • Review and approval (where appropriate) of laboratory test results
  • Ensures that testing and results approval are completed within agreed turnaround times
  • Writes and reviews laboratory TMs, SOPs and WIs as directed by company policy
  • Ensures QC activities are carried out in compliance with product license commitments, cGMP and company quality standards
  • Be an active member of the QC group and provide assistance with other group activities as required and communicates relevant issues to the QC Team Leader and Manager
  • Deals with non-conformances/ deviations in an accurate and timely manner
  • Deputizes for the QC Team Leader as appropriate
  • Maintains and develops knowledge of analytical technology as well as cGMP standards
  • In process control testing and activities to support the production units

Desired Experience and Background of the successful candidate

  • A third level qualification of a scientific/technical discipline is required
  • Knowledgeable of FDA/EMEA regulatory requirements applicable to biologics and/or pharmaceuticals
  • Builds strong productive relationships
  • Demonstrates ability to work with teams and individuals
  • Asserts personal ideas and opinions using persuasion to influence others
  • Seeks opportunities to grow and develop professionally
  • Uses best practices to improve business operations
  • Holds self-accountable for compliant and flawless execution
  • Takes personal responsibility for decisions that successfully build customer value
  • Effectively manages and adapts to change
  • Demonstrates the courage to stand alone on ideas and opinions that differ from others
  • Listens effectively and remains open to other's ideas
  • Works effectively with people that have diverse styles, talents and ideas
  • Maintains the highest standards of ethical behaviour
  • Treats people with dignity and respect

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
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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