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  • Job reference number:15185200
  • Client ID:RI/GY44021
  • Posted on:10-JAN-2017
  • Location:GALWAY
  • Job type:PERMANENT

Reporting to the R&D Analytical Manager theResearch & Development team are responsible for developing new photochromic ophthalmic lens products. The R&D Analytical team carry out the required physical, chemical and optical testing of new photochromic products, coating layers and individual chemical components. The R&D Analytical Manager is responsible for the R&D analytical testing team and the function.


  • Provide timely and accurate analytical testing support to R&D product development teams.
  • Organize team people and equipment resources to provide a high level of customer service.
  • Work with the R&D management team to anticipate short- and long-term testing needs and provide feedback on analytical services metrics and issues.
  • Have a methodology to continually evaluate and improve existing test methods; where necessary ensure that new test methods are developed.
  • Ensure there are good systems in place for equipment maintenance and calibration to ensure reliable test results and minimise downtime.
  • Establish and maintain a strong network with the PPG and Essilor analytical teams, and with external testing facilities as required.
  • Co-ordinate the analysis of customer (operations, Rx, wearers) returns or issues, providing a timely response to the customer, and communicate results to the management team.
  • At times, it may be necessary to support the analytical team in carrying out testing.
  • Facilitate the analytical team in their ability to interpret, document and effectively communicate test results.
  • Ensure that the analytical team maintain accurate and timely records of work completed.

Skills, Expereince and Qualifications:

  • At least a Batchelor’s qualification in Chemistry, Physics, Material or Analytical Sciences
  • At least 10 years’ experience in analytical testing, with at least 5 years in a management role
  • Extensive experience in operating and maintaining laboratory equipment and in test method development.
  • Extensive experience in laboratory data management systems and quality control systems
  • Strong team player
  • Good communication skills
  • Customer focus
  • Willing to travel internationally (up to 15%)

For a confidential discussion and more information on the role/company please email your CV to: amy.oneill@collinsmcnicholas.ie

This job originally appeared on RecruitIreland.com