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Senior Analytical Scientist

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Waterford
  • Sector: Science
  • Date posted: 16/11/2017
  • Job reference: J377525A

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Senior Analytical Scientist

Our client, a leading Multinational based in Munster, is currently seeking a Senior Analytical scientist to join their team. In this role you will be acting as a subject matter expert, responding to external stakeholders as well as acting as a delegate for team leaders.

In this senior position, you will have no direct reports however there will be the opportunity in the future to move into a more senior position. This is a permanent opportunity and a critical role for the organisation.

Purpose of Role

  • Lead technical analyst for site
  • High level of knowledge/expertise in their area.
  • Holds SME status and can act as delegate for Team Leader
  • Must demonstrate wider business and lab operations knowledge and demonstrate ability to act with wider business context in mind
  • Network strategy, organisation, industry and academia
  • Key player in global analytical science strategy
  • Acts as a point of contact for escalation of issues from lab and audit queries
  • Performs troubleshooting, (cross functional) investigations, continuous improvements, formal and informal risk assessments

Job Requirements

  • Provide analytical chemistry services and support to site.
  • Effective interaction with other departments on matters related to raw materials, intermediates and finished batch releases. In particular, close contact maintained with Quality Assurance Production, Engineering and Planners.
  • Maintain, update and issue chemical methods, specifications and SOP's in compliance to pharmacopoeial and regulatory requirements.
  • Assist with training of the analysts in areas of expertise and knowledge and in new methods, SOP's and updates.
  • Trend such results, record on COA's where required and complete OOS's investigations on a timely basis.
  • Update the AS Team Leader on potential problems and highlight improvements where possible by use of the normal communication means.
  • Ensure all quality documentation and records are complete and current


  • Minimum degree in Science (Chemistry or Biochemistry preferred). Ideal - MSc or PhD in a relevant discipline.
  • Minimum of 10 years' experience should be in a laboratory environment - ideally part of which would be in the pharma or biopharma sector.

For more information on this or other opportunities within the life science industry, please contact Kathryn on 016455250 or email for additional information