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Technical Services Specialist

  1. NI & Ireland
  1. Contract
26352- ML
  1. Life Sciences
Date Posted07 Apr 2021
12 month contract - County Westmeath - Technical Services Specialist

Our leading biopharmaceutical client offers an invaluable experience to work on their state of the art fill-finish facility.

Located in the picturesque Irish midlands, the area oozes culture and tranquillity in a town where their infamous folk music at the local a focal point of entertainment, making this one of a kind facility one of the leading places to work. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities for this Technical Services Specialist role include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Provide significant technical expertise to support all aspects of the mammalian bulk drug substance cell culture and purification manufacturing at the biologics Facility
  • Process SME to support commissioning, automation and manufacturing operation teams.
  • Support technology transfers of new products into the Facility
  • Lead troubleshooting efforts and deviation investigations in conjunction with internal partners (Process Development, Manufacturing, and Quality etc.).
  • SME for introduction of single use systems and assessment of their use in terms of extractables, leachables.
  • To author and review process supporting documentation, process descriptions, gap assessments, technical protocols and reports, process validation documentation, strategy documents.
  • To support the introduction of new raw materials and consumables through the generation of materials lists, Bills of Material updates, material specifications.
  • To work closely with colleagues in Quality, Supply Chain and Manufacturing Operations to ensure availability and release of materials to meet technology transfer and routine manufacturing timelines.
  • Technical review of change controls for impact to product quality, safety and efficacy.
  • Provide on-floor technical support and troubleshooting.
  • Partner with Operations to support protocol completion, execution and sample reconciliation.
  • To generate documentation reports for technical studies
  • Lead any key process changes using change control management system as required.
  • Adherence to highest standards for Compliance (Quality and Safety), implement corporate standards and liaise effectively with global groups and provide technical support during audits.
  • Ensure compliance with site EHS policy, cGMP and other business regulations.
Desirable Experience:
  • Experience in technical services support in the manufacture of mammalian drug substance cell culture and purification and/or process development and/or manufacturing support
  • Experienced in relevant unit operations including vial thaw and scale up, seed train and production bioreactors, harvest, chromatography, UF/DF, viral filtration and inactivation, final formulation and media and buffer preparations.  
  • Comprehensive understanding of cGMP requirements for clinical and commercial biopharmaceutical manufacturing and the ability to implement best practices.
  • Experience of technology transfers and implementing new clinical and commercial biopharmaceutical manufacturing processes, specifically in the manufacture of mammalian bulk drug substance operations.
  • Prior experience of single use systems (bioreactors, single use mixers) would be an advantage
  • Ability to present and defend technical aspects of manufacturing operations.
  • Self-motivated, detail orientated enjoys the fast pace environment of startup.
If this sounds like something of interest to you then please apply today!

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