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  • Job reference number:15320842
  • Client ID:RI/JO-1710-362505
  • Posted on:08-FEB-2018
  • Location:DUBLIN WEST
  • Job type:CONTRACT

Pfizer - Process Scientist

Cpl in partnership with our client Pfizer are currently recruiting for a Process Scientist-Tech Transfer based in their Grange castle Site.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Pfizer Ireland Pharmaceuticals Grange Castle manufacturing plant which is situated on a 90-acre site in South Dublin. Grange Castle's state of the art technology & production expertise results in the production of quality-driven products that improve people's lives around the world.

Department: Grange Castle Technical Services

Position Reports to: Tech Services - Refacto Lead

1. Job Purpose

Pfizer Ireland Pharmaceuticals Grange Castle manufacturing plant is situated in South Dublin. The site manufactures Biopharmaceuticals and Vaccines – with multiple technologies, including; mammalian cell culture, protein purification, vaccines conjugation, and aseptic syringe filling.

We are currently expanding our team in order to transfer a new mammalian cell culture process into site. The process will be transferred from Sweden.The facility will be designed and built to manufacture the new product.

We are seeking a Process Scientist, whose role will be:

  • Key member of the transfer team, working within Technical Services (Upstream and Downstream processing support).
  • End to end support of the transfer – liaising with Engineering, Operations, QC & QA to achieve a successful transfer.
  • Representing the team at key internal and external tech transfer meetings.
  • Provide independent decision making for strategic input into the facility & equipment design, support site operational readiness (equipment, process understanding etc.).

2. Job Responsibilities:

  1. Capture the all aspects of the existing process and equipment to ensure that an equivalent process is transferred to Grange Castle.
  2. Technology Transfer, including Gap Analysis and Process Transfer Risk Assessments.
  3. Lead and implement New Material Introductions (Raw Mats, consumables etc).
  4. Provide input for equipment specifications.
  5. Design and Execute process trials to facilitate the transfer.
  6. Define the Process Description, including Bills of Materials, Raw Materials and Consumables
  7. Author validation protocols and lead their execution on the floor in conjunction with Operations. Generate process validation summary reports and associated filing summaries.
  8. Ensure the process automation meets the requirements of the process.
  9. Execute water, demonstration and process validation batches.
  10. Drafting of filing submissions and assist with inspection readiness activities.
  11. Lead major process investigations as requested and support the implementation of CAPAs.
  12. Provide technical training on process and technology areas as required by the project.

3. Experience

  • Demonstrated aptitude for technical learning.
  • Positive experience of working as a team - Good communication skills.
  • Liaising with cross functional teams, either as a team or individually.
  • Experience working in a manufacturing process or process development environment.
  • Knowledge of upstream and/or downstream unit operations (cell culture, protein purification by chromatography & filtration).
  • Strong evidence of problem solving skills.
  • Knowledge of technology transfer.

Our Culture is hugely important to us at Grange Castle. It is the embodiment of how we behave, act, lead and engage with people every day. Our vision is, together, deliver life changing medicines to our patients. Our success is achieved through the commitment, engagement and excellence of all our colleagues.

4. Education

  • A minimum of a B.Sc., B.E. or M.Sc./M.Eng. Degree in Biosciences, Chemical Engineering or equivalent; equivalent defined as a Biotechnology or Industrial Chemistry Degree with a large element of biotechnology in the curricular.

If you are looking for a new challenge, please send in your CV/Resume to or contact me directly at 016146053.

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