General Laboratory Analyst Job

Date: Jun 20, 2019

Location: Tipperary, IE

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Requisition ID: CHE006678

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.
 
Are you ready to Invent, Impact, Inspire?
 
Join MSD and shape the future of healthcare in Ireland
 
INTRODUCTION
 

At MSD Ireland, we are committed to ‘Inventing for Life’ in all that we do. We keep the patient at the very heart of all that we do and strive to find solutions and treatments for some of the world’s most challenging healthcare needs.

 
THE COMPANY
 

MSD Ireland is one of the country’s leading healthcare companies, having first established here over 50 years ago.

We currently employ over 1,700 employees, across four sites in Ballydine, Co Tipperary, Brinny, Co Cork, Carlow and Dublin and, in addition, operate substantial Human Health and Animal Health businesses.

In total to date, we have invested $2.5 billion in our Irish operations and our annual turnover ranks us as one of Ireland’s top 20 companies. Currently, our Irish sites manufacture approximately half of MSD’s top twenty products, saving and enhancing lives in over sixty countries around the world.

With almost 70,000 employees operating in more than 140 countries, you will be joining one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies.

 
MSD BALLYDINE

MSD Ballydine develops and supplies the active ingredients and final formulated product for a range of innovative medicines at its manufacturing and R&D facilities. The plant, which has been operating in Tipperary for over 40 years, exports to over 25 countries around the world with primary markets being Europe, USA and Japan.

Our highly-skilled local workforce of 500 employees is now leading the way in the development of new medicines, including MSD’s treatment for hepatitis C, which is being manufactured in Tipperary for patients around the world.

MSD Ballydine’s existing portfolio and future pipeline offers team members the opportunity to operate at the cutting-edge of science and technology, and develop new treatments that positively impact patients across the globe.

 
Our Manufacturing Division, 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.

  • The Laboratory Analyst has responsibility for Raw Material, Intermediate and Drug Substance testing to meet compliance requirements and customer targets. The Analyst may also take a leadership role in change or improvement projects in ADC or at a site level.
  • The Laboratory Analyst is responsible for ensuring all testing activities comply with cGMP. The Laboratory Analyst assures compliance with all safety and environmental requirements. Compliance with other regulated areas such as HR policies are also responsibilities of the role.
  • To test Raw Materials, Intermediates,Drug Substance, Drug  products in accordance with Quality Standard and/or other approved protocols.
  • To comply with all GMP and analytical procedures relevant to area of work.
  • To adhere and comply with department High Performance Analytical Behaviours
  • To document all testing activities and to input results into computerised lab systems in accordance with department and our manufacturing division standards.
  • To provide analytical support to product quality investigations and new product demonstrations under the supervision of the Laboratory Leader or designate.
  • Complete the investigation of laboratory OOSs in line with site and divisional procedures.
  • Complete documentation checks (e.g. PCR’s, ACRs, Deviations) as required for the Drug Substance/Drug Product  test package prior to release.
  • To complete testing as required on samples to support process changes.
  • Accountable for own laboratory safety practices.
  • To provide lead analytical support to product quality investigations and new product demonstrations using own initiative and with minimum supervision.
  • Provide leadership in the laboratory aspects of OOS investigations.
  • To identify and aid resolution of analytical issues within the IPT laboratory.
  • To be a resource for analytical testing for the site as required.
  • Execute specific assignments (e.g. stability programme, instrument management and other systems) in a comprehensive manner and under minimum supervision.

 
REPORTING STRUCTURE
 
Analyst reports to the ADC API Team Leader


Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE - KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIREMENTS

 
Graduate of a science based disipline.
 
Core Competencies:
Technical:

  • Have knowledge of GMP standards
  • Have knowledge Laboratory safety standards
  • Must have good communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Strong documentation skills are required.
  • Must be motivated, focused and technically strong.

 
Business:

  • To perform analytical testing with a high degree of precision and accuracy
  • To perform instrument maintenance and troubleshooting
  • To maintain accurate records in compliance with GMP expectations
  • To understand and internalise procedures relevant to GMP operations
  • To communicate clearly and concisely on technical issues
  • On assignment, to deliver project goals on time.

 
Leadership:

  • Analytical chemistry – demonstrated ability in all technical elements relevant to Ballydine ADC IPT operation
  • Technical lab skills (precision, etc)
  • Strong aptitude for handling analytical instruments
  • Mechanical and computer
  • Communication - written, oral
  • Team and interpersonal skills
  • Leadership skills

 
Educational Requirements:
  • Minimum of BSc in Chemistry or related discipline
 
So, if you are ready to:
 
INVENT solutions to meet unmet healthcare needs
 

IMPACT the future by joining MSD, one of the world’s leading healthcare companies

 

INSPIRE your team to reach their full potential and push the boundaries of science and technology

 
 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.

MSD is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms / recruitment agencies for this employment opportunity.  Please, no phone calls or emails.  All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at MSD via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of MSD.  No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by MSD as a result of the referral or through other means. 


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Employee Status: Regular
Travel: No
Number of Openings: 2
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Company Trade Name: MSD


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