Data Scientist/Engineer

i-Pharm Consulting
Dublin, Republic of Ireland
£36.14 - £41.57 per hour + 25 days holiday + Bank holidays paid
Closing date
28 Sep 2020
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Role Description

  • Reporting to the Carlow 2 MSDC Team, specifically responsible for delivery of analytics capability
  • The Data Analytics Engineer will lead the development of acquiring and presenting real time data for use by the business for process improvements.
  • This candidate will be required to work closely with the Carlow 2 AIT teams responsible for the full Automation and IT scope and with vendors / partners with responsibility for delivery of real time data from source systems including but not limited to SAP, PAS-X,Delta V, SCADA, OSI PI and BMS.
  • This candidate will review and ensure vendors compliance with MSD quality standards.
  • He/she will represent the Analytics capability at Carlow 2 project meetings, as required.


  • Developing and implementing a strategy for process data compilation from various platforms and aggregation of the data into a format suitable for searching and analysis
  • Developing and implementing a strategy for statistical process control (SPC) and Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)
  • Collaborating with commercial manufacturing teams to support facility start-up activities and providing on-the-floor support for drug substance manufacturing
  • Leading assignment execution against accelerated, critical-path timelines in a right-first-time manner
  • Develop templates for all SDLC deliverables, compliant with MSD standards, to ensure consistent implementation of the validation strategy, including but not limited to:
    • Requirements Specification
    • Requirements Traceability Matrix
    • Functional Specification
    • Design Specification
    • Code Review
    • Test specification/test script
  • Participate in, and support, relevant project meetings
  • Liaise with the various stakeholders on the overall project to ensure clear communication between all parties in relation to AIT validation requirements.

Knowledge, Skills, Education & Location Requirements

  • Fluent in English, written and verbal.
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in a similar role, ideally in the Pharmaceutical industry.
  • Expert knowledge of GAMP5.
  • Strong experience in one or all the following systems: OSI PI, Hadoop (and related components), Spotfire, QLIK.
  • Usual place of work will be in MSD, Carlow Ireland. The successful candidate may sometimes be required to attend meetings at other MSD sites, off-site or at the PM office in Cork.
  • Excellent computer skills, proficient in the use of the following Microsoft tools: Excel, SharePoint, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Relevant Computer Science or Engineering degree or equivalent
  • Previous experience working with MSD will be advantageous.

Life Sciences recruitment is what we do.

We are an award-winning international life sciences recruitment company with offices in London, New York, Munich, Singapore and Sydney.  In a highly competitive market-place, we connect top talent with the very best opportunities.


Our clients include many of the most successful and innovative Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, and Medical Devices companies, as well as a range of Contract Research & Manufacturing Organisations, Healthcare Agencies and Consultancies.


With offices across 3 continents, we have teams servicing the major global life science hubs. We combine local knowledge, with a global network of contacts that allows us to bring together talent and opportunity when it matters most.

Contact Us
  • 212 New King’s Road
  • London
  • SW6 4NZ
  • GB
  • +44 (0) 20 3189 2299
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