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Science Pharmaceutical and Food

Senior QC Analyst - Galway

Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Galway
Date: 5/12/2018
Job Reference: 97717
Contact Name: Orla Crowley - Healy
Contact Email:

Job Description

Contact: Orla Crowley
Telephone: 086 0449473

Senior QC Analyst
Our client, a Medical Device company in Galway is currently looking to recruit an Senior QC Analyst for their site.

Job Summary:
  • To carry out analytical testing on finished product & raw materials using the correct procedures in order to comply with GMP, Health and Safety, SOP’s and environmental and regulatory requirements while ensuring we meet our customer’s needs.
  • To provide technical support as required by management

Essential Duties And Responsibilities:
  • Maintain and follow all relevant Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s).
  • Adherence to the existing methods with reference to pharmacopoeia’s, specifications, regulations and industry standards.
  • Displays technical competency and full understanding of methods and equipment relating to the following areas: HPLC, IR, UV, dissolution & physical testing.
  • Full analysis raw materials in a timely manner using appropriate analytical techniques with limited analyst related OOS
  • Full analysis of finished product (tablets, boluses, veterinary drenches etc) in a timely manner using appropriate analytical techniques with limited analyst related OOS
  • Full analysis of contract manufactured products in accordance with customer specifications with limited analyst related OOS
  • Completion of method transfer analysis and protocols
  • Completion of cleaning validation analysis and protocols
  • Checking analytical results and approval of material
  • Scheduling of finished product analysis for the finished product group
  • Calibration and maintenance of laboratory equipment as per calibration procedures
  • Training of new personnel in the receipt and analysis of finished product
  • Displays ability to troubleshoot, supporting analyst’s/trainee’s with methods and equipment
  • To support the laboratory testing schedule in order to achieve an efficient QC system and Customer Service level of <95%
  • Review and maintain all laboratory logbooks, notebooks & associated documentation to GLP
  • Liaise with team leader/supervisor & production so that timely reporting of results is achieved
  • Ensure timely feedback of all queries as appropriate.
  • To bring to the notice of the team leader/supervisor any discrepancies, deviations or non conformances in testing or work practice
  • To complete OOS investigations and follow up on corrective actions
  • Amendment of lab procedures (SOP’s, FPP’s) as and when appropriate
  • Liaising with production so that materials are approved in a timely manner in accordance with their requirements
  • Ensuring that there are adequate retains samples of any product you have analysed
  • Sending out samples for external analysis when requested
  • Cost effective budget adherence, proactively looking for ways to reduce cost
  • Participating in internal/External Audits
  • Liaising with external suppliers/vendors in relation to QC consumables
  • Ensuring that existing quality procedures are followed in all areas and where appropriate suggestions/change control forms prepared such that the quality system can be improved
  • To adhere to any agreed internal laboratory rota tasks
  • To encourage and maintain good housekeeping and hygiene within the laboratory
  • To proactively create and encourage a safe working environment, adhering to laboratory safety measures at all times
  • Lead by example ensuring that your work area is kept tidy and that GLP/GMP standards are adhered to at all times
  • Ensure records pertaining QC are all kept up to date and filed properly.

Person Specification:
  • Degree in Science Discipline or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 3+ years experience within the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Experience in HPLC essential
  • Takes a methodical, systematic and structured approach to organising work
  • Makes effective and consistent decisions in a timely manner
  • Takes personal responsibility for making a decision, taking action within their own area
  • Displays flexibility, willingness to succeed and goes the extra mile

For further information on this Senior QC Analyst role in Galway please contact
Orla on 086 0449473 /

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