Analytical Science Analyst

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Analytical Science Analyst

  • Grade: L1-2
  • Hiring Manager: Nisha Sanil
  • Location: Waterford
  • Full time on site
  • Job type: 23 month Fixed Term 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. Recognised 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 centre that underpin a strong commitment to health and wellbeing.

About the job

The MSAT-Analytical Department is responsible for the Analytical Method Development, Transfer and Validation of drug products and the remediation of methods as part of Analytical Life Cycle Management of associated analytical methods. In addition, have responsibility as analytical experts for troubleshooting and supporting complex process and QC investigations. In this role you will contribute to developing life changing drug products to help patients fight against disease and directly contribute to providing them with a better quality of life. 

Our Team:

MSAT-Analytical department is a group looking after Analytical Method Development, Transfer and Validation activities on a day-to-day basis. We support other departments activities with investigations and troubleshooting of analytical methods. We collaborate with other Sanofi sites to optimize and implement improvements and new technologies to fulfil patient needs. We support regulatory submissions of products to different markets and ensure the continuous supply of medicines globally.

The team works on variety of analytical techniques and on multiple projects to support business needs. The department focusses on multi-disciplinary development of people skills and therefore creating opportunities for future carrier progression.

Team consists of different levels of expertise from Laboratory apprentices, through analysts, to experienced scientists, supporting each other to achieve one goal together: deliver products to the patients and help them fight against the disease. 

Main responsibilities:

  • Provide analytical chemistry services and support to Sanofi network and Waterford site activities
  • Effective interaction with other departments on matters related to raw materials, intermediates and finished batch release and new product introduction.  In particular, close contact maintained with MSAT groups, Quality Control, Quality Assurance, Production, Engineering and Project Leaders and network stakeholders
  • Complete project tasks in line with requirement set out in product roadmaps.  
  • Maintain, update and issue chemical methods and SOP’s in compliance to pharmacopoeial and regulatory requirements 
  • Training of the analysts in areas of expertise and knowledge and assist in document generation and updates within the MSAT- Analytical laboratories.  
  • Analyse data and plan further experiments where required using statistical tools and applications 
  • Provide analytical and troubleshooting expertise and complete investigations within the required timeframes
  • Update the MSAT-Analytical Team Leader on potential problems and highlight improvements where possible by use of the normal communication means 
  • Ensure all documentation and records are completed  
  • Ensure MSAT-Analytical laboratory meets current Good Laboratory Practice (cGLP) requirements 
  • Ensure relevant procedures are correctly defined and followed 
  • Design and perform troubleshooting and method optimisation tests when required 
  • Develop new analytical methods as part of the continuous improvement or updates implemented for the product
  • Generate and execute analytical transfer /validation protocols and write the reports as a result of the executed experiments 
  • Be able to logically think and draw conclusions from the experiments performed
  • Demonstrate scientific initiative and creativity towards continuous process improvement for product quality 
  • Ensure that critical chemical testing and related equipment meets current validation requirements (IQ, OQ, PQ) where required 
  • Audit and review chemistry test results on a daily basis and ensure compliance with cGLP 
  • Checking/auditing laboratory notebooks and analytical reports 
  • Ensure compliance to cGMP at all times

About you

  • Experience: Previous experience in similar role
  • Soft skills: Team player, positive attitude, Communications skills, and Time management
  • Technical skills: Experience with troubleshooting of analytical techniques such as HPLC, UPLC, CE, UV, SDS-PAGE, CCIT. Experience of LIMS, Empower, JMP and other laboratory software
  • Education: Chemistry/Biochemistry or Science background
  • Languages: English

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