Associate Research Scientist Inhalation

Athlone, Co.Westmeath
08 Mar 2019
07 Apr 2019
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)

We are currently recruiting for an exciting opportunity for an Associate Research Scientist in an Inhalation team.
About the Associate Research Scientist position
This role is a senior level technical specialist role. The role of the ARS is to provide full analytical testing support in accordance with GMP practices, including analytical method development and validation. This is an exciting opportunity to join a Lab that focuses on method development and validation, stability and quality control testing for all phases of drug development. 
Key responsibilities:
•    Co-ordinate all aspects of managing method development and validation
•    Supervise and assist senior technical staff in laboratory operations
•    Interface with clients on scientific issues, study design and project technical requirements
•    Plan, direct and implement improvements in systems and processes in order to enhance efficiency and quality
•    Assist with strategic planning, business development and new technology implementation


The successful candidate will possess a degree (or equivalent) in Chemistry, as well as a PhD or Master’s degree in Chemistry. Significant experience within an analytical testing laboratory and GMP environment is essential, as well as solid scientific supervisory experience in the pharmaceutical or analytical contract laboratory industry (to include R&D project and program management, direct supervision of technical staff, and direction of laboratory operations). Other requirements also include:
•    Substantial testing experience of pMDIs (pressurised metered-dose inhalers), DPIs (dry powder inhalers), nebulisers and nasal sprays through Cascade Impaction, Dose delivery and Particle Size analysis
•    Excellent knowledge of a wide range of separation techniques for small molecules
•    Excellent analytical expertise in method development and validation
•    Strong knowledge of and working to GMP standards
•    Excellent communication and presentation skills
•    Strong mentoring and training skills
•    Ability to build and develop client relationships
•    Understanding of budgeting and revenue projection
•    Ability to plan, organize and work to deadlines

If you are interested in applying for this role please call Linda on +353 1 2784671 or email 
Thornshaw Scientific Recruitment is a leading Irish provider of specialist Scientific Recruitment. Part of the CPL Group.

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