Senior QC Lab Analyst

at Newmove Recruitment Services (view profile)
Location Connacht, Ireland
Date Posted July 8, 2019
Category Science and Pharmaceutical
Job Type Permanent (Full-time)
Salary Range Negotiable


Job Title: Senior QC Lab Analyst

Work type: Permanent Full-time

Job Location: Sligo, Connacht

Company Profile

One of Ireland’s leading pharma companies using innovative new technologies to develop and deliver products and processes to produce advanced health care products. As an employer they have a big focus on culture and employee welfare and advancement.

Job Profile

The successful candidate will take responsibility for ensuring the timely testing and release of all raw materials, in-process, finished product, stability and contract testing. They will also responsible for ensuring all activities are carried out per schedule and records are maintained to appropriate requirements. They must also ensure that technical and systems excellence is maintained in the laboratory by ensuring own skills are maintained and implementing improved working practices in terms of efficiency, compliance and Right First Time.

Other Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure Laboratory Documentation and Computerized Systems compliance with Data Integrity policies and regulatory requirements.
  • Understand Regulations and business processes required to maintain Laboratory Data Integrity.
  • Ensuring timely completion of all laboratory analysis assigned to shift.
  • Ensuring that analysts working in the assigned cell or team are performing to the best of their ability, coaching and providing guidance where issues occur such as poor set-up or test execution performance.
  • Improving the overall efficiency and velocity within the assigned team.
  • Identifying and implementing improvements in analytical practices using ‘Zero, Believe it, Achieve it’
  • Ensuring that the agreed test schedule is adhered to and identifying recovery paths to bring test schedules back into alignment with plant requirements.
  • Identifying weaknesses in laboratory performance and working with the laboratory Supervisors to rectify.
  • Supporting & initiating analytical OOS issues as they arise in a timely manner both through practical work and through Soltraqs.
  • Acting as designee for the Laboratory Supervisor as assigned.
  • Ensuring 6S excellence is maintained across the Laboratory.
  • Instilling a quality culture of Zero, Believe it, Achieve it amongst the QC laboratory team
  • Ensuring that all laboratory test equipment is utilised and maintained correctly.
  • Executing and / or supporting projects through the Lab Management team.
  • Maintaining up-to-date, complete and precise records of all tests performed.
  • Acting as the primary point of contact for any analytical issues which arise.
  • Developing expertise and understanding of current and future analytical techniques.
  • Developing and changing of in-house laboratory procedures as appropriate.
  • Carrying out verification of testing records & generation of Final CoA as necessary.
  • Positively contribute to departmental programs such as CI, BEx and RFT.
  • Supports the transfer of new products to the QC Laboratory.

Candidate Profile

  • 3rd level qualification in a relevant Science discipline
  • Minimum 6 years analytical experience in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Proven track record in an analytical role. Must be expert in HPLC, GC, LCMS, GCMS, Automatic titration, Identification techniques.
  • Strong knowledge on regulatory requirements.
  • Proficient in using analytical equipment in the QC lab.

Salary: An attractive salary and package will be on offer to the right candidate


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