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Principal Scientist - Technical Services Laboratory

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Regina Carroll
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Principal Scientist - Technical Services Laboratory

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Principal Scientist – TS Laboratory

Our client, a global leader in healthcare, is searching for a dedicated Principal Scientist to join their team. This role is ideal for those passionate about improving lives worldwide.

Nestled in the heart of Ireland, Limerick offers a vibrant community and exceptional quality of life, blending rich history with modern amenities.

Role Overview
The Principal Scientist – TS Laboratory will provide direct technical support for the design, startup, and execution of the TS laboratory. This role demands technical expertise in laboratory startup activities, including facility design, instrument procurement, and qualification to support both up- and downstream operations and analytical instrumentation. As a technical leader and mentor, the successful applicant will define the laboratory's technical agenda and lead a team of scientists, driving process efficiency and incorporating innovative technologies.

Key Responsibilities

  • Technical Expertise: In-depth knowledge of biotech manufacturing science and associated laboratory models and analytical tests, supporting both up- and downstream processing.
  • Control Strategy: Understand molecule-specific control strategy, specifications, and critical quality attributes.
  • Development and Transfer: Collaborate with network and development organizations to ensure robust and fit-for-purpose laboratory models, including implementing process analytical technologies.
  • Equipment Operation: Expertise in laboratory scale equipment operation and troubleshooting.
  • Mentorship: Support the development and mentorship of laboratory scientists in alignment with area management.
  • Investigation Leadership: Lead laboratory investigations to support production operations.
  • Laboratory Startup: Design and start-up the laboratory, including equipment configuration, purchase, and development of data management strategies.
  • Safety Alignment: Ensure safe startup and operation in alignment with health, safety, and environmental teams.
  • Documentation: Create and review laboratory SOPs, material specifications, protocols, and work instructions.
  • Cross-Functional Partnerships: Establish partnerships with the quality control laboratory and other sites to meet facility startup objectives.
  • Statistical Methodologies: Understand and apply basic statistical methodologies and design experiments statistically.
  • Process Improvements: Identify and implement Lean manufacturing initiatives.
  • Regulatory Contributions: Contribute to the authorship and review of regulatory submissions and responses to regulatory agencies.
  • Technical Leadership: Provide technical leadership in a laboratory setting with experience in up- and downstream processing.


  • PhD in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, or a related discipline.
  • 7-10 years' experience in pharmaceutical laboratory and GMP manufacturing environments.

Why Join The Team? This role offers a unique opportunity to be at the forefront of innovative healthcare solutions in a supportive and dynamic environment. Be part of a team that is committed to making a difference in people's lives globally.

Application Process Candidates who are driven, innovative, and eager to lead are encouraged to apply. Join us in Limerick, where professional growth and quality of life go hand in hand.

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