Location: EirGen Pharma R&D Centre, Waterford

Title: Principal Scientist – Lyophilisation

Reporting to: Head of R&D and based at our R&D Centre on the Cork Road

Why is this role open?

EirGen Pharma have a new vacancy for an Lyophilisation Scientist whichsits within the Research & Development team who have just moved into a state of the art sterile fill finish site and are in the process of working with a new line of products. The role is to support the design and scale-up of lyophilisation processes suitable for clinical production, including cycle optimization, robustness studies, and technology transfer.  Candidates should have biotechnology educational attainments, a minimum of five years’ experience within the pharmaceutical industry, preferably in a Biopharma role with significant exposure to Lyophilisation & cycle development, and have ideally worked within an aseptic fill finish environment.

What will you be doing?

  • Advise on lyophilisation cycle development, optimization, scale up and Technology Transfer of finished products using state of the art techniques
  • Design and execute accelerated stability testing plans that demonstrate suitability of Lyophilised formulations
  • Complete required batch documentation records with accuracy and legibility
  • Ensure product quality by performing in-process checks, complying with current good manufacturing practices
  • Track and report deviations to a process, initiating quality improvements and participating on quality improvement projects as required.
  • Act as R&D liaison between relevant Managers, Q A, Research, Tech Services, Engineers and Maintenance personnel in all matters regarding freeze drying
  • Participate on manufacturing project teams to assist with cycle development through collaboration with R&D.
  • Review work scope, rationale, approvals, changes to appropriate equipment/systems and re-qualification activities
  • Assist in the training of sterile operators or cross-training in other areas.
  • Troubleshoot and perform adjustments on equipment as required.
  • Ensure that all work is carried out in compliance with the required standards to conform to company, cGxP, health and safety, environmental and regulatory requirements.

What we need from YOU:

  • You MUST be passionate about Lyophilisation and Biopharma
  • An honours degree in Science/Biotechnology (or a related discipline)
  • You MUST have at least 5+ years’ experience
  • Significant exposure to Lyophilisation & cycle development
  • Ideally have worked within an aseptic fill finish environment
  • Demonstrated knowledge in pharmaceutical / biopharmaceutical technical / manufacturing operations.
  • Self-starter who enjoys working in a fast paced environment
  • You MUST enjoy working as part of a team and be fun and friendly

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