MSAT Chemist

  • Cork
  • Permanent
  • JO-1811-64000_1542626101


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Synthesizes compounds to meet production demands, purifies synthesized compounds, works with milli- to kilogram quantities.
  • Assists in the purchasing of raw materials.
  • Isolates and identifies desired product from complex mixtures.
  • Reads scientific literature with accuracy and understanding.
  • Improves methods for synthesis, analytical control and production of established molecules.
  • Analytical support to new projects; activities related to analytical development, validation and/or transfer work for projects
  • Ensure that technical transfer analytical tasks are accomplished within the timeframe defined and according with the scope and cGMP requirements.
  • Generation of documentation to support the introduction of new products from external customers (protocols, reports, methods and specifications)
  • Improve knowledge in Analytical Chemistry area in terms of new technologies and new methodologies.
  • To maintain all laboratory notebooks and records as per GMP and in accordance with the Quality System in place
  • To calibrate and maintain designated laboratory instruments.
  • To support the laboratory testing schedule in order to achieve an efficient QC system (Analyse Raw Materials, In-Process Materials and Finished Products as required).
  • Participate in Laboratory audits e.g. Regulatory /Customer.
  • Interpret analytical results and resolve technical and/or operational problems and provide technical advice and support to analysts.


  • PhD Organic / Inorganic Chemistry OR MSc Organic/Inorganic Chemistry + 1 years' industry experience
  • Experience in synthesizing chemical compounds, developing new processes
  • Excellent knowledge of GC, HPLC (UPLC experience would be an advantage)
  • A good knowledge of wet chemistry, Karl Fisher, FTIR, particle size analysis desirable
  • Excellent Communication skills both written and oral;
  • Results driven, positive attitude, team player, able to deal with multiple projects/tasks simultaneously
  • Demonstrate a high level of integrity at all times
  • Analytical skills and ability to make decisions under pressure:
  • Flexibility is essential (willingness to work shift patterns as required by business needs
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Excellent computer skills e.g. MS Word, Excel
  • Experience with LIMS and Empower is desirable

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