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Senior Research Scientist – Pharmaceutical Process Development (Full Time)

Dublin, Ireland


Senior Research Scientist – Pharmaceutical Process Development

APC Ltd is an award-winning and rapidly growing science and technology-driven pharmaceutical process research company.  In the space of 5 years, we have pioneered innovation in the sector and we now partner with 8 of the top-10 pharma and 5 of the top-10 biotech firms in the world.

From our world-class facility, we offer specialised chemical and process engineering solutions.  Powered by novel technology and world-class scientific research, we help companies accelerate the development & launch of their medicines. Our rapid growth has come from a commitment to excellence, a drive to innovate and the desire to develop a challenging, creative and rewarding environment for our team. 

Principal Duties and Objectives

  • Operate to GLP standards within a R&D laboratory

  • Provide R&D laboratory support across the APC Process Development Group through collaboration with other scientists and engineers, both internally and externally

  • Working within a research team to plan, organise and deliver R&D pharmaceutical research projects

  • Monitor, develop and optimize pharmaceutical reaction and purification unit processes

  • Develop pharmaceutical scale-up and optimization strategies

  • Based on needs, develop and introduce new techniques, methods and processes to improve business effectiveness

  • Deliver and drive on-going technical innovation

  • Support the training and development of junior staff members

  • Prepare technical presentations and report material

  • Present the issues, results and project progress to client companies and management


Minimum requirements

  • PhD in Organic/Pharmaceutical Chemistry or PhD in Chemical Engineering or related area with a minimum of 5 years’ industry experience in process development or a MSc in Chemistry or ME Chemical Engineering or related area with a minimum of 7 years’ industry experience in the area of process development

  • Experienced in pharmaceutical chemistry analysis

  • Demonstrated experience in training junior staff members

  • Ability to work in a dynamic and multidisciplinary environment

  • Self-motivated with demonstrated project management skills

  • Excellent technical communications skills, with previous technical presentation experience

  • Ability to disseminate information to research team and directors


Desirable Skills

  • Demonstrated use of PAT in reaction and/or crystallization monitoring

  • Understanding of kinetics of reactions, process/reaction modelling

  • Good understanding of DoE and QbD for process development

  • Experience with scale-up techniques for processes from laboratory to plant scale


How to apply

Suitable candidates should submit a CV and a Cover Letter by close of business, 24TH May 2017.

The salary is negotiable and dependent on the experience of the successful candidate.