Job Description

Continuous Improvement & R&D Scientist

Ref No: AM17289

Co. Dublin, Ireland

Competitive salary

Continuous Improvement & R&D Scientist - South Dublin.

This position is being offered initially as an 18 months' fixed-term contract.

In this role you will work within the Continuous Improvement and R&D team to:
- develop new and/or update existing diagnostic reagents,
- develop new and or update existing analyser system test methods.
- integrate new and/or updated products into routine operations including manufacturing, packing and QC test methods.
- be involved in system development and product development projects.

This position will be largely project based and will entail a high degree of autonomy and initiative.

All duties will be performed in an FDA regulated environment where knowledge and adherence to Standard Operating Procedures within the Quality System  is required.


Core responsibilities:
• Conduct scientific studies. Analyse data and processes; develop, characterise and make formal recommendations.
• Plan and execute experiments using design of experiment techniques
• Coordinate and assist the formal creation of system test methods in conjunction with the Quality and Regulatory Groups
• Re-engineer existing processes or test methods to adapt to changes in market, business, and/or regulatory requirements.
• Transition products and processes from development phase to routine production
• Work within cross-functional teams to identify key project/process or performance attributes and opportunities for product and process improvements.
• Co-ordinate and lead technical root cause investigations.
• Co-operate with other functional areas and groups within the company to achieve robust product supply
• Participate in product transfer activities
• As required lead complaint investigations within the company and subsequent report handling.
• Completion and review of documentation to cGMP/GDP requirements/standards.
• Work constructively with team members from R&D, Continuous Product Improvement, Marketing, Operations, Quality Assurance, Technical Support, Clinical Affairs, Customer Service, and Finance.

Interested applicants should have:

• A life science degree.
• Laboratory experience in biological sciences required
• Demonstrated competence in biochemical techniques and statistical concepts.
• Experience in the field of Coagulation/ IVD is advantageous.

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