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Analytical Science Senior Scientist



Waterford, Ireland
Posted on Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Analytical Science Senior Scientist

  • Location: Waterford
  • On site
  • Job type: 23 months contract

About Waterford

For more than 20 years, our Waterford team has continued to grow and diversify to serve patients around the world. Today, a team of almost 800 work together at a state-of-the-art biopharmaceutical and medical device campus. Recognized through multiple local and national awards, Sanofi Waterford offers flexible working and access to a world of opportunities to grow your career at one location. As well as attractive benefits, the team enjoy access to an onsite gym and medical center that underpin a strong commitment to health and wellbeing.

About the job

Our Team

Analytical Science & Technology (AST) are responsible for the analytical transfer, validation and lifecycle management of methods to enable the site to bring in new business. The department is the first to source and implement new analytical technologies for the site. AST group are the subject matter experts for all analytical testing within the Waterford site and the senior scientist will play an integral part in delivering the product and program roadmap.

Main responsibilities

  • Lead, mentor and support a team of Analytical Sciences Analysts and Scientists in the delivery of analytical method transfers, validations and ALCM activities.
  • Develop analytical expertise within the AST department.
  • Support the day to day running of the Laboratories.
  • Lead troubleshooting and investigation activities to ensure timely resolution of issues.
  • Review technical documentation, primarily Development, Transfer and Validation Protocols, Summary Reports, Risk Assessment documents and other Technology Transfer supporting documents, as requested or instructed, for content and quality of the document to be fit for purpose.
  • Effective interaction with other departments and project teams.
  • Ensure compliance to the Quality Management System is maintained and its effectiveness monitored.
  • Assists in producing established metrics to monitor department activities and performance measures.
  • Ensures projects are managed in conjunction with all required Sanofi and regulatory requirements (EHS, cGLP, method transfers, environmental etc.).

About you

  • 3rd level qualification in science or engineering, MSc or PhD preferred.
  • Experience in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry required.
  • Demonstrated performance in project delivery.
  • Strong focus on quality and proven attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Excellent analytical ability, experience with Empower software preferred.
  • Operational experience of quality laboratories in a fast-moving manufacturing environment.
  • Excellent communication and organization.
  • Fluent English, both written and oral – essential.
  • Problem solving skills for developing creative solutions and meeting objectives are required.
  • Able to manage projects to plan/budget.
  • Proven track record of prioritizing tasks and managing several projects simultaneously.
  • Experience with mentoring team members.
  • Strong safety, quality and continuous improvement focus.

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