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Lead Process Chemist

Reference:AOORATEO-146636 Location: Westmeath
Qualification:DegreeExperience:5-7 Years
Job Type:PermanentSalary: Not Disclosed
May be suitable for: Chemist

Job Opportunity - Lead Process Chemist (Organic Chemistry)

Location:Athlone Job type:Permanent Discipline:Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients

Excellent career progression opportunities along with a generous package


Presently seeking interest for an experiencedProcess Chemistto join the Operations Team. In your new role, you will support the uninterrupted supply of commercial products, optimize processes, and directly manufacture APIs within a in pilot plant and manufacturing GMP facility.Experience in phytochemicals and chromatography desired.

Process Chemist Responsibilities Overview:

  • Provide technical support to all relevant functional areas from a chemistry perspective.
  • Develop new and innovative processes while delivering cost reductions.
  • Provide technical support across a range of new products.
  • Execute the manufacture of commercial APIs within our high-potent gram – kilo gram GMP facility.
  • Work closely with R&D to support technology transfer projects.
  • Adhere to and supports all EHS standards, procedures, and policies.
  • Work with cross-functional teams collaborating on agreed project deliverables.
My client, an exciting start-up, servicing a niche, fast-growing global industry with new APIs. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a fast-paced environment with a small, collaborative and dynamic team of innovators and experienced leaders.

The Successful Applicant

You will need to have GMP knowledge, API manufacturing experience, chromatography experience and be able to provide technical support to the operational areas and engineering personnel to ensure operations are conducted efficiently, and approved production and project schedules are achieved.

The successful candidate will have a background in organic chemistry and supervisory experience in a Pharmaceutical manufacturing environment.

Job Summary:
  • Collaborating with the team, you will develop efficient processes and improvements for the manufacturing of speciality, small molecule APIs.
  • This is a leadership role with focus on the start-up and execution of GMP operations, ensuring the facility is accurately staffed and trained and supporting a production planning process.
  • You will be responsible for meeting production schedules and the coordination of related operations.
  • Working with Senior Management and the Operations Director you will support the overall vision and initiate improvements to ensure the processes meet present and future requirements for quality, growth, flexibility and cost improvement.
  • B.S. or M.S. in Scientific/Engineering Discipline with strong knowledge of organic chemistry and small molecule batch manufacturing technology
  • 5+ years Industrial experience in technology development, scale-up & manufacture of pharmaceutical & speciality chemicals in a cGMP environment
  • Prior management experience in a relevant pharmaceutical manufacturing, healthcare or pharmaceutical environment.
  • Significance experience working with chromatography and evaporation techniques
  • Previous experience with multi-product API facility
  • Technical process and product introduction experience
  • Some knowledge of LEAN and 6 sigma manufacturing principles
  • Well-developed communication (written & oral) and interpersonal skills. With the ability to work effectively with staff at all levels of the organisation
  • Excellent organizational and problem solving skills (think outside the box).
  • Highly analytical and structured way of working
  • Experienced in managing/collaborating in interdisciplinary/matrix organisation
  • Experienced in manufacturing under ICH cGMP guidelines for APIs
  • Experience in operations management, effectiveness, process justification, process validation, and equipment qualification
  • Management of the Process Development & Manufacturing of small molecule Active
  • Pharmaceutical Ingredients in support of commercial distribution
  • Manage and collaborate with plant operations personnel ensuring they are adequately trained, equipped, and motivated so that the production plan can be delivered daily.
  • Compliance with Quality Management Systems (GMP/ICH Q7) & EHS policies
  • Establish & monitor KPI's to drive continuous improvement
  • Manage organisation to support evaluation & development of proposals with direct responsibility for establishing timing
  • Maintain strong working relationship with management, analytical chemistry, quality control, EHS & quality assurance to achieve deliverables & targets
  • Maintain technical/business relationships with clients
  • Utilise business systems and software tools to analyse reports on production.
  • Provide technical support on the development and introduction of new products and processes
  • Designs systems and assist in the execution of QC sampling.
  • Promote a safety-first culture, quickly identify & resolve any safety hazards.
  • Ensure safe work practices are observed and ensure the requisite PPE is worn within designated areas.
  • Report accidents/incidents/ observations and complete any documentation as required.
  • Conducts employee performance reviews based on job descriptions to determine competency, knowledge, and contribution of production personnel.
  • Raise purchase requisitions relevant to the manufacturing process and GRN same.
  • Identify and implement Capital Improvements in conjunction with the wider management team.
  • Maintain accurate inventories of raw materials and collaborate with the wider team to carry out supply chain and logistics operations.
  • Monitor key production metrics such as throughput, downtime, production schedule compliance, etc. and initiate improvement plans where required.
Additional Information
  • To be considered for this position in Ireland you need to be legally eligible to work in Ireland.
  • Please note there is no relocation support available for this position.
For further information contact Alan on [email protected] or via phone at +353 87 3657522