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Scientist Biopharma

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Waterford
  • Sector: Science
  • Date posted: 14/07/2017
  • Job reference: J366802A
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Scientist Biopharma

Job Summary

To carry out scientific test procedures on client samples and produce accurate results within an acceptable time frame using company procedures and also to be responsible for completion of the more technically challenging analysis. This person will also work to develop any ancillary procedures associated with the methods and technical systems used; ensuring customer samples are completed within their required specifications.

Job Responsibilities

  • This person will carry out the non-routine tasks in the laboratory or carry out the particular type(s) of analysis assigned to them, back filling for analysts as required.
  • Responsible for developing and validating new tests and procedures for company and clients.
  • Responsible for the completion of specific technological projects and writing up the results of these projects accurately, confidentially and on time for the clients.
  • Scientists are permitted to sign all technical documents once their training in this task is successfully completed. This includes laboratory reports, SOPs, protocols, investigation reports and any other documentation issued.
  • Responsible for signing out customer work from the analysts.
  • Responsible for keeping the laboratory area clean and tidy in both 'seen' and 'unseen' areas.
  • Responsible for updating any relevant documentation as required.
  • Responsible for direct communication with clients in an appropriate manner.
  • To liaise closely with the Section Manager to ensure that resources are available to guarantee that testing activities are completed to customer's timelines.
  • Responsible for the review of test methods for quotation purposes.
  • To identify any opportunities for improvement of quality and service and work with the team to implement continuous improvement.

Education / Qualifications

  • A degree in science

Experience / Skills

  • 5 years' experience in a regulated laboratory environment or a Masters plus 3 years' experience
  • Able to perform moderately complex and complex laboratory activities including method development, validation and data interpretation.
  • Good team player, organised, accurate, have strong documentation skills
  • Good communication skills both internally and externally.

For more information contact James on 016455250 or email

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