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Technical Specialist - MSc/PhD

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Westmeath
  • Sector: Science
  • Date posted: 23/08/2018
  • Job reference: BBBH15472

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Technical Specialist - MSc/PhD

My client is seeking a Technical Specialist to join their GMP BioPharm lab based in the Midlands. This is a fantastic and unique opportunity to join a rapidly expanding organisation. The company offers fully integrated solutions for product development and analytical development, including analytical testing services in method development and secondary packaging, labelling and storage. Due to further expansion of the site across 2018, there is a new opening for a Technical Specialist to join the Inhalation team.

This role is a senior level technical specialist role. The role of the ARS is to provide full analytical testing support in accordance with GMP practices, including analytical method development and validation. This is an exciting opportunity to join a Lab that focuses on method development and validation, stability and quality control testing for all phases of drug development.

Key responsibilities

  • Co-ordinate all aspects of managing method development and validation
  • Supervise and assist senior technical staff in laboratory operations
  • Interface with clients on scientific issues, study design and project technical requirements
  • Plan, direct and implement improvements in systems and processes in order to enhance efficiency and quality
  • Assist with strategic planning, business development and new technology implementation


  • Degree (or equivalent) in Chemistry, as well as a PhD or Master's degree in Chemistry.
  • Significant experience within an analytical testing laboratory and GMP environment is essential, as well as solid scientific supervisory experience in the pharmaceutical or analytical contract laboratory industry (to include R&D project and program management, direct supervision of technical staff, and direction of laboratory operations).
  • Substantial testing experience of pMDIs (pressurised metered-dose inhalers), DPIs (dry powder inhalers), nebulisers and nasal sprays through Cascade Impaction, Dose delivery and Particle Size analysis
  • Excellent knowledge of a wide range of separation techniques for small molecules
  • Excellent analytical expertise in method development and validation


  • Strong knowledge of and working to GMP standards
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Strong mentoring and training skills
  • Ability to build and develop client relationships
  • Understanding of budgeting and revenue projection
  • Ability to plan, organize and work to deadlines

Please contact Jack on 01-6455250, or email your CV to jack.conway-kenny AT