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Senior Scientist Chemistry

  • Job reference: 924810
  • Location: Limerick
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: R&D - Clinical & Non Clinical, Life Sciences
  • Date posted: 10/04/2019

Orion Group are recruiting for a Senior Scientist on behalf of our Multinational Medical Devices Client on an initial 12 month contract which is based in Limerick.


  1. Job Purpose:
    Short statement stating exact purpose of the role:
    Support in the management of lab activity to ensure testing support to production and project output

    2. Responsibilities:
    Main areas of responsibility:
    − Support in the initiation, design and prioritization of analytical projects
    − Support in the preparation, review and approval of analytical protocols and reports
    − Selection and approval of chemical raw materials
    − Co-ordination, review and approval of laboratory investigations
    − Preparation and maintenance of test methods, specifications and SOP's in compliance with pharmacopoeial and regulatory requirements
    − Selection of contract laboratories, co-ordination of testing requirements and review of reports received
    − Ensuring GMP/GLP compliance in all aspects of the laboratory functions
    − Working effectively to troubleshoot and solve problems
    − Support Lab Lead in implementing a creative approach to improveaccuracy, reliability and productivity within laboratory areas
    − Implementing appropriate safety procedures in the laboratory
    − Performing environmental and safety assessments for new chemicals
    − Ensuring compliance with chemical regulatory requirements, e.g. REACH Directive
    − Ensuring effective interaction and involvement with other departments and management
    − All employees are responsible for minimising both the Environmental and Health & Safety effects of the work that they perform
    − Responsible for compliance in accordance with regulations such as and from, but not limited to, FDA Quality System Regulation, ISO 13485, EU MD Directive/Regulations, FDA Combo Product Regulation 21 CFR Parts 4 with 21 CFR 210/211 as applicable, Japanese MHLW, Health Canada, Brazilian ANVISA, Australian TGA for the company's products including medical devices and combination products.

    3. Education and Experience Required for Role
    1. Essential:
    Third Level Degree
    Minimum of 5 years' experience in the medical device/pharmaceutical industry
    Proven record in method development transfer and validation
    A strong theoretical and practical knowledge of HPLC's and EMPOWER
    Very good interpersonal, communication and presentation skills, along with an ability to deliver on targets and deadlines
    Experience in people management
    Excellent analytical skills
    Proficient in the use of MS Office and Chromatography systems software
    Masters desirable

    Responsibilities and accountabilities will vary for all positions and the scope of individual roles may not be limited to the contents of this position description. QUMAS procedures will define responsibilities from time to time and each manager is responsible for complying with these processes, which supplant any responsibility outlined within. As such, adherence to company procedures is also a responsibility of any roles encompassed within this Job Description.

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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.