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  • Job reference number:15330253
  • Client ID:RI/JO-1803-404523
  • Posted on:08-MAR-2018
  • Job type:CONTRACT

Pfizer - Process Services Scientist

Cpl in partnership with our client Pfizer are currently recruiting for a Process Services Scientist 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.

Job Purpose:

Pfizer’s product portfolio comprises multiple protein and vaccine biopharmaceuticals. This laboratory-based role will focus on the development of improved processes for existing products in commercial manufacturing, and the development and characterization of new processes for products in the later stages of development programs at Pfizer.


• Preparation of cell culture media, solutions and buffers within the Preparation Laboratory.
• Analyses and verification of key process measures, laboratory equipment operation (centrifuge, balance, mixers), and records keeping (formulation/batch records).
• Turnaround (cleaning, prep/sterilization) and supply of glassware and other equipment.
• Calibration of equipment such as analytical balances pipettes etc.
• Maintaining stock levels of laboratory consumables and equipment for the group.
• Preparation of written procedures for activities carried out within the functional Laboratory.
• Participation on technical development projects with cell culture and purification scientists as required to support developmental and commercial operation.
• Participation with members of MSAT in ensuring that the Pilot Lab & laboratories remain in conformance with Health & Safety and Environmental regulations for such a facility.
• Participation with members of the MSAT team in ensuring that all staff works safely within the building.
• Media and buffer optimization project support to enable transfer of candidate processes.
• Execution of filtration sizing studies to enable appropriate scaling of filter technologies for media and solution preparations.


• Science-based Diploma or BEng / BSc / MSc in Biotechnology / Chemical Engineering / Biochemical Engineering or other related disciplines.
• Experience of operation of large scale pressurized systems and solution preparation an advantage
• Experience of water sampling and co-ordination of such an advantage.
• Good communication skills, both written and verbal.
• A team player by preference. Consultative but with an action bias to drive closure when timelines dictate.
• Highly motivated.

• A team player by preference.
• An analytical thinker with a scientific curiosity and flair for laboratory experimentation.
• Highly motivated.
• Excellent communication skills (verbal, written).

If you are interested in this opportunity and have the required skills, please send your CV to or contact me directly at 016146053.

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