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QC/Stability Chemist

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Waterford
  • Sector: Science
  • Date posted: 14/07/2017
  • Job reference: J365102A

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QC/Stability Chemist


We are looking for graduate and experienced chemists to work in our dynamic and fast paced QC & Stability Laboratory team. This is a varied role which includes testing & completing write up's of QC raw material, packaging, finished product and stability samples and using up to date laboratory techniques and equipment in a GMP environment. Applicants should have a degree in pharmaceutical science or related discipline, with previous pharmaceutical experience advantageous (both entry and senior level).

Job Purpose:

To support QC and Stability by ensuring all raw materials, packaging, finished products and Stability samples are analysed in accordance with cGxP.


  • Qualified to a minimum of degree level.
  • At least two years' experience working in a related technical environment.


  • To test and complete write up of QC raw material, packaging, finished product and stability samples in a timely & efficient manner.
  • To support all other on-going laboratory functions & requirements.
  • To prepare and review stability summary sheets where required.
  • To ensure that all work carried out is in compliance with the required standards conforming to company, cGxP, SOPs, regulatory regulations and guidelines, safety and environmental guidelines.
  • To identify and make recommendations for improvements as part of a team within or outside the department in order to ensure continuous improvement.
  • Check own work and that of others for accuracy.
  • To assist in the preparation for internal / customer/ regulatory inspections.
  • Involved in internal investigations e.g. Out of Specifications, Incidents & Deviation investigations etc
  • Draft, review or revise documentation within documentation management system
  • Report any Deviations/Out of Specifications to Senior Chemist and complete in a timely manner
  • Implement safety requirements as per site documentation including SOPs, Safety Statement and COPs

Skills & Competencies

  • Technical report writing is essential
  • Proficient in the use of HPLC & associated problem solving
  • Proficient in dissolution testing
  • Strong analytical ability
  • Strong quality orientation
  • Knowledge & proficiency of Microsoft products including MS Project, Excel, Word & Power-point.
  • Good time management.
  • Strong attention to detail is critical.
  • Demonstrable problem solving abilities.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Ability to multitask & work under pressure, coping with more than one conflicting task at once.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal & written.
  • Adaptability - maintain effectiveness in varying environments and with different tasks, responsibilities and people

For more information contact James on 016455250 or email