Quality Specialist

Posted 26 March 2024
Salary Negotiable
Job type Temporary
DisciplineLife Science Recruitment
Contact NameJordan Robb

Job description

Orion Group Life Sciences are currently recruiting a Quality Specialist on behalf of our Multinational Biopharmaceutical Client based in Dublin on an initial 11-Month contract with potential to extend.

The Quality Specialist provides direct Quality support to a production area as part of a Quality IPT (Integrated Product Team). With guidance from the Associate Director of Quality Operations, the Quality Specialist ensures quality and compliance of products manufactured by the functional area, adherence to Good Manufacturing and Documentation Practices, and represents quality on the shop floor.

The Quality Specialist performs review of process documentation/data for accuracy, completeness, and data integrity compliance. The incumbent may support the completion of batch disposition activities for release of product and may assist in conducting investigation of deviations. Additionally, the Quality Specialist spends significant time on the shop floor in a team environment to provide quality coaching and guidance, to enable documentation to be completed right the first time, and to ensure compliance with cGMPs and regulatory requirements.


  • Participates as the quality member on cross functional projects
  • Responsible for review/approval of new and updated Master Batch Records / Electronic Batch Records
  • Reviews executed production documentation such as electronic batch records and logbooks to ensure accuracy and compliance with cGMPs and company procedures and ensures completion of proper remediation of errors
  • Provides presence on the shop floor to support compliance and data integrity
  • Review & approve new and updated SOPs/ Work Instructions and Controlled Job Aides
  • Actively participates in the Tier process and use this forum to make concerns visible and to partner with the functional area on resolution
  • QA support, review and approval of Commissioning and Qualification lifecycle documents for capital projects and new equipment.
  • Will serve as the Quality SME for Performance qualification (PQ) activities across the site including but not limited to: Equipment, Facility and Utility PQ studies, Cleaning Validation, SIP, process validation,
  • Support sustaining activities such as Change Management, Deviations, CAPAs, Equipment Requalification and Periodic review, Site Maintenance & Calibration Program
  • Provides support to internal audits and regulatory inspections
  • Collaborates with cross-functional team members in the identification and implementation of continuous improvement initiatives and action plans

Required Education

  • Bachelor degree, in a scientific or engineering field (preferred); candidates with degrees in other fields will be considered if accompanied by significant relevant experience

Experience and Skills


  • Minimum 5 years of relevant post-degree work experience in GMP Manufacturing or Laboratory environment, Pharmaceutical/Biological Quality, Operations, Technical, or Regulatory function supporting manufacturing or laboratory operations, or related industry experience in a laboratory, manufacturing, science related or regulated setting
  • Evidence of leadership skills coupled with good oral and written communication skills
  • Understanding of cGMPs and of regulatory requirements as they apply to the pharmaceutical field or a related area
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills including flexibility, collaboration and inclusion skills and ability to work in a team environment


  • Quality systems, pharmaceutical manufacturing or laboratory processes, authoring and approving GMP documents
  • Demonstrated analytical aptitude, critical thinking skills and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to upskill/coach others
  • Experience working on manufacturing shop floor
  • Familiarity with GMP documentation review and/or shop floor auditing

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.