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Analytical Development Chemist

Req # JR - 055709 Location Castlebar, Connaught, Ireland Job Category Chemistry Date posted 12/02/2021

This is where you save and sustain lives

At Baxter, we are deeply connected by our mission. No matter your role at Baxter, your work makes a positive impact on people around the world. You'll feel a sense of purpose throughout the organization, as we know our work improves outcomes for millions of patients.

Baxter's products and therapies are found in almost every hospital worldwide, in clinics and in the home. For over 85 years, we have pioneered significant medical innovations that transform healthcare.

Together, we create a place where we are happy, successful and inspire each other. This is where you can do your best work.

Join us at the intersection of saving and sustaining lives—where your purpose accelerates our mission.

Our Castlebar site is a high- volume manufacturing facility that produces solutions that save and sustain lives around the world. Working in a busy manufacturing environment our Analytical Development Chemist’s work with and collaborate with many other functions and departments.

What you will be doing:

  • Development and validation of new analytical methods and method transfers for new product lines.
  • Write and execute Analytical Method and Instrument Validations
  • Chemistry testing of trial products
  • Instrument trouble shooting and investigation management
  • Preparation of batch documentation, review and approve data lab reports and protocols.
  • Delivering Analytical Development Chemistry projects within agreed timeframes.
  • Preparation and updating of specifications and procedures.
  • Help co-ordinate and schedule all activities for the Analytical Development laboratory through Baxter’s Enterprise Management System and Project Board meetings.
  • Review and approve data lab reports and protocols.
  • Maintain laboratory inventory and equipment
  • Ensure Analytical Development laboratory is operated in a compliant manner
  • Help to maintain quality assurance programme and procedures for the Analytical Development Chemistry lab
  • Communicate Analytical Development activities to Baxter Castlebar management, US and European R & D centres as well as Third Party customers
  • Coordinate the Analytical Development Chemistry Laboratory activities for the Global, European and local programmes
  • Attend meetings teleconferences for R&D projects
  • Support in the development of best practices for product development chemistry procedures.

We are looking for someone that has:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills as the role requires interaction with different functions within the plant and the wider organisation as a whole.
  • Flexible to meet business needs and accommodate manufacturing schedules
  • Experience working with HPLC is preferable, but not essential
  • Interested applicants will hold at a minimum a B.Sc. in Chemistry with relevant pharmaceutical experience

Some of our Benefits:

  • Pension
  • Annual Bonus
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Subsidised canteen
  • Up to 29 Days Holidays
  • A great sense of community
  • Opportunity to join employee programmes


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