Senior Shift Lab Technician Job

Date: Feb 6, 2019

Location: Tipperary, IE

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Requisition ID: LAB000986


Are you ready to Invent, Impact, Inspire?

Join MSD and shape the future of healthcare in Ireland


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.


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 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.

We are currently recruiting for the permanent position of Senior Shift Laboratory Technician in support of 24 hour Drug Substance manufacturing.

The position offers the opportunity to work with a team of professionals in a modern analytical laboratory using the most up to date technology and quality assurance procedures. The laboratory operates under Lean principles and employees the use of a wide variety of analytical techniques.


• Testing of Raw Materials Components/Intermediates/Drug Substance/Drug Product in accordance with site schedules and company policies, procedures and guidelines.
• The Laboratory Technician is responsible for ensuring all testing activities comply with cGMP. The Laboratory Technician assures compliance with all safety and environmental requirements.
• Support the introduction of new products to the site
• Aid in the resolution of issues that may arise during testing
• Responsible and accountable for accurate data and record management in accordance with site procedures and Data Integrity principles.
• Ensure continuous feedback to the ADC Team Lead on issues and problems that may arise.
• To adhere and comply with department High Performance Analytical Behaviours’ and Safe by Choice Principles.
• Participate in assigned projects.


This role reporst to the ADC Team Lead.




• 10-15 years experience working in a GMP Laboratory
• Current Good Manufacturing Practices
• Laboratory Safety Standards
• Analytical skills including HPLC, GC, FTIR, Kf, potentiometric titration, spectroscopy, wet chemistry techniques etc.
• Advanced analytical skills
• Laboratory Quality Systems
• Laboratory documentation completion skills
• Computer skills

• Degree in Analytical Chemistry with relevant Laboratory testing experience

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




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Job: Lab Technician
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Employee Status: Regular
Number of Openings: 1
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Company Trade Name: MSD

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