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ThermoFisher Scientific Research Scientist, Pharma in Athlone, Ireland

Job Description

Research Scientist, Pharma

At PPD, part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll discover meaningful work that makes a positive impact on a global scale. Join our colleagues in bringing our Mission to life - enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

We provide our teams with the resources needed to achieve individual career goals while taking science a step beyond through research, development and delivery of life-changing therapies. With clinical trials conducted in 100+ countries and ongoing development of novel frameworks for clinical research, our work spans laboratory, digital and decentralized clinical trial services.

Your determination to deliver quality and accuracy will improve health outcomes that people and communities depend on – now and in the future.

Location/Division Specific Information

Our PPD® Laboratory Services team has a direct impact on improving patient health through the expertise of scientists, industry thought-leaders and therapeutic guides. As the world leader in serving science, our laboratory professionals bring their commitment to accuracy and quality to deliver groundbreaking innovations.

Discover Impactful Work:

The Research Scientist conducts and provides technical guidance on scientific method development and validation projects and/or other specialty technologies studies OR performs troubleshooting for own and others instruments, methods, procedures, and in writing protocols and reports. They design and execute method development/validation independently and interpret and review analytical data for self and others. They will routinely act as the technical project leader for multiple projects, provide updates, reviews and evaluates data, writes reports and protocols.

A day in the life:

  • Independently performs analytical method development/optimization/validation, and/or other specialty technologies studies OR method transfers for pharmaceutical

  • Designs and executes experiments independently for self and others.

  • Reviews and critiques study protocols, project status reports, final study reports and other project-related technical documents.

  • Writes, reviews and critiques study protocols, project status reports, final study reports and other project-related technical documents.

  • Leads analytical (procedural and instrumental) troubleshooting sessions.

  • Assists business development group in technical sales and marketing, and presents posters at technical conferences.

  • Leads in preparation and implementation of SOPs and quality systems, as well as developing innovative technology and in evaluating and implementing new capabilities.

  • Reviews, interprets, and analyzes data for technical, quality and compliance to protocols, methods, SOPs, client criteria and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) or Good Laboratory Practices (GLP).

  • Performs self and peer review of the data for accuracy and compliance with reporting requirements prior to submission to QA and issuance to customers

Education and Experience

  • Min. Degree or equivalent in Chemistry or similar

In some cases an equivalency, consisting of a combination of appropriate education, training and/or directly related experience, will be considered sufficient for an individual to meet the requirements of the role.

  • 8+ years experience that provides the knowledge and skills to perform the job

  • Significant industry experience within an analytical testing laboratory and GMP environment is essential

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Extensive technical expertise in HPLC/Chromatography combined with other general chemistry, biochemistry techniques

  • Proven experience of method development and validation

  • Ability to project management and deal with client audits

  • Ideally experience in leading CMC studies including method validation

  • Proven problem solving and troubleshooting abilities

  • Ability to independently perform root cause analysis for method investigations

  • Proven ability in technical writing skills

  • Time management and project management skills

  • Good written and oral communication skills

  • Ability to work in a collaborative work environment with a team

  • Ability to train junior staff

Work Environment

Thermo Fisher Scientific values the health and wellbeing of our employees. We support and encourage individuals to create a healthy and balanced environment where they can thrive. Below is listed the working environment/requirements for this role:

  • Able to communicate, receive, and understand information and ideas with diverse groups of people in a comprehensible and reasonable manner.

  • Able to work upright and stationary and/or standing for typical working hours.

  • Able to lift and move objects up to 25 pounds.

  • Able to work in non-traditional work environments.

  • Able to use and learn standard office equipment and technology with proficiency.

  • May have exposure to potentially hazardous elements, including infectious agents, typically found in healthcare or laboratory environments.

  • Able to perform successfully under pressure while prioritizing and handling multiple projects or activities.

Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Watch as our colleagues explain 5 reasons to work with us. As one team of 100,000+ colleagues, we share a common set of values - Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement - working together to accelerate research, solve complex scientific challenges, drive technological innovation and support patients in need. #StartYourStory with PPD, part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, where diverse experiences, backgrounds and perspectives are valued.

Apply today! http://jobs.thermofisher.com

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.