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Senior QC Specialist

Reference:JSC00030028 Location: Dublin
Qualification:DegreeExperience:5-7 Years
Job Type:Fixed Term ContractSalary: Not Disclosed
May be suitable for: QC Analyst

We’re currently recruiting for an exciting opportunity with an award-winning pharmaceutical organization based in Dublin. This is an excellent position for anyone who is looking to join a leading multinational who are one of the best at what they do.


• QC Representative for site / laboratory upgrade projects
• Plan and manage QC related activities from site projects.
• QC Representative for NPI activities and routine Product meetings
• Plan and Perform non-core testing related to NPI activities
• Manage all sample management activities related to NPI activities throughout the site Sample shipments and temperature monitoring activities for NPI activities
• Create/own and approve protocols, sample plans, SOP and documentation related to NPI
• Responsible for their own training and safety compliance.
• Assist with resource management, QC Project Management and other work streams as required by the lab management.
• Authoring, executing and documenting the qualification of existing laboratory equipment in a cGMP regulated environment. Writing equipment validation protocols and associated summary reports.
•Under minimal direction, functions as the specialist for non- core project team (NPI) functions and is responsible for one or more of the following activities in QC including analytical testing, characterization, sample, data management, equipment qualification and Project management.
• Contributes to team by ensuring the quality of the tasks/services provided by self
• Contributes to the completion of milestones associated with specific projects or activities within team
This role will support QC and manufacturing operations, as such some extended hours and weekend work flexibility may be necessary as required.
• With a high degree of technical flexibility, work across diverse areas within QC
• Plan and perform analyses with great efficiency and accuracy.
• Plan and perform multiple, complex routine/ non-routine methods and procedures and a large variety of assays.
• Report, evaluate, back-up/archive, trend and approve analytical data.
• Troubleshoot, solve problems and communicate with stakeholders.
• Initiate and/or implement changes in controlled documents.
• May train others as necessary
• Participate in audits, initiatives and projects that may be departmental or organizational in scope.
• Write protocols and perform assay validation and equipment qualification/ verification.
• Introduce new techniques to the lab, including method transfers, reports, validations and protocols.
• May contribute to regulatory filings.
• May conduct lab investigations as necessary.
• Evaluate lab practices for compliance on a continuous basis.
• Approve lab results
• May represent the department/organization on various teams
• May interact with outside resources.
• Create APPX data files and randomisation memo to facilitate data analysis.
• LIMS data coordination of commercial and import testing on site where applicable
• May provide technical guidance. May contribute to regulatory filings.
• May represent the department/organization on various teams. May train others

Education & Experience

• 5+ years experience in Quality GMP enviroment.
•NPI and Method Transfer experience is a must
•Routine testing background with the technical know-how, moved into project NPI/Method transfer roles
•Candidates would need to have method transfer experience and competencies we're looking for are to -develop a plan, within the plan call out individual strategies, validation/qualification etc
•Looking for a team player, able to work in a fast paced environment, influencing skills and contribute to a positive team dynamic
•A minimum of a Masters or PhD degree in Cell/Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Pharmacy or related scientific field is required.
• Practical analytical laboratory experience in a GLP/GMP environment is advantageous.

• Expanding knowledge of related disciplinary areas
• Broad technical knowledge within Quality Control
• Recognizes and understands the cross-dependencies of the technologies and understands the impacts on the organization
• Enhances own knowledge through understanding business trends and objectives
• Knowledge of industry and business principles
• Understands the core business process and purpose of the functional area in Amgen's commercialization process
• Familiarity with change management approaches, tools, and methodology
• Strong facilitation skills and presentation skills
• Ability to work and collaborate with various levels within the organization and influence cross functionally.
• Routine resource management, QC Project Management and other work streams as required by the lab.
• Developing, maintaining, tracking, and managing high quality, integrated plans to enable accurate reporting and decision making to reflect the immediate and long-term needs of each project.