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Technical Specialist (Vaccines Technology Transfer) Job

Date: Nov 16, 2017

Location: Cork, IE

Company: MSD

Requisition ID: ENG003534

MSD is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where MSD has codified its 125-year legacy. MSD’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

MSD Manufacturing Division, MMD, is a team of dedicated, energetic individuals who are committed to being the most trusted supplier of pharmaceuticals and health products worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, comprise an interdependent global manufacturing network that’s committed to delivering a compliant, reliable supply to customers and patients on time, every time, across the globe.

This position will provide technical support to the Vaccine Integrated Process Team(IPT) to support the Technology Transfer and scale-up of new processes for Vaccine IPT manufacture meeting the MSD Priorities of: Compliance, Supply, HPO, Strategy and Profit Plan.

The Technical Specialist will be required to collaborate and facilitate running of all activities including, scale-up, PPQ batch manufacture, and licence submissions in the Vaccine IPT value stream for all Technology Transfer of processes to ensure the effective and efficient on-time delivery of these processes to the Vaccine IPT.

This requires the delivery of technical excellence to deliver all components of a stable process, supported by a flexible, collaborative, multi-skilled teamwork environment.



  • Hon. Degree or Masters in a Science or Engineering discipline (preferably Biotechnology). 

  • Preference for Lean Six Sigma qualification or experience of application of Lean principles 

  • Project management qualification such as, Project Management Professional is desirable

  • Evidence of Continuous Professional Development

  • > 2 years’ experience in biopharmaceutical/vaccines environment

  • Demonstrated knowledge in pharmaceutical / biopharmaceutical technical / manufacturing operations. Experience of involvement in a technical project and advantage

  • Knowledge of Regulations and applicable standards for Quality, Safety, Regulatory within the biopharmaceutical/vaccine area.
Skill Set

  • Demonstrated knowledge in more than one pharmaceutical or Biopharmaceutical operation (e.g. manufacturing, technology, validation, engineering, quality or analytical.). 

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Technology Transfer within Biopharmacetical industry (process or analytical)

  • Demonstrated successes in a team environment, such as project teams, Six Sigma team, PITs etc.

  • Demonstrated high level of problem solving.

  • Stakeholder management of multi decision makers, colleagues, peers and cross functional teams.

  • Experience in a FDA / HPRA Regulated production environment.
Your role at MSD is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At MSD, we’re inventing for life.

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Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
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