Process Development Chemist

Job Overview

An amazing job opportunity for a Senior Process Development Chemist interested in joining a specialty API manufacturing company. Westmeath .Days M-F

€80-€100k DOE package on offer

An exciting opportunity with a pharma company servicing a niche, fast-growing global industry with new APIs is offering the opportunity for a Senior Process Development Chemist to work in a fast-paced environment with a small, collaborative, and dynamic team of innovators and experienced leaders.

In this Senior Process Development Chemistry role, you will provide technical discipline leadership and will direct the day-to-day operational activities of the API manufacturing department, as well as actively manage the department's quality and efficiency. This is a full-time permanent role based in Athlone with a flexible schedule, ensuring the right work /life balance for you.

The Successful Applicant

You will need to have excellent GMP knowledge, API manufacturing experience, chromatography experience (HPLC, GC )and be able to provide technical support to the operational areas.

Job Summary:

Collaborating with the team, you will develop efficient processes for the manufacturing of speciality, small molecule APIs. This is a leadership role with focus on execution of GMP operations, ensuring the facility is accurately staffed and trained and supporting a production planning process. You will be responsible for meeting production schedules and the coordination of related operations.


  • Management of the Process Development & Manufacturing of small molecule Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients in support of commercial distribution
  • Compliance with Quality Management Systems (GMP/ICH Q7) & EHS policies
  • Establish & monitor KPI's to drive continuous improvement
  • Maintain strong working relationship with management, analytical chemistry, quality control, EHS & quality assurance to achieve deliverables & targets
  • Utilise business systems and software tools to analyse reports on production.
  • Provide technical support on the development and introduction of new products and processes
  • Designs systems and assist in the execution of QC sampling.
  • Raise purchase requisitions relevant to the manufacturing process and GRN same.
  • Maintain accurate inventories of raw materials and collaborate with the wider team to carry out supply chain and logistics operations.
  • Monitor key production metrics such as throughput, downtime, production schedule compliance, etc. and initiate improvement plans where required.


  • B.S. or M.S. in Scientific/Engineering Discipline with strong knowledge of organic chemistry and small molecule batch manufacturing technology
  • 3+ years Industrial experience in technology development, scale-up & manufacture of pharmaceutical & speciality chemicals in a cGMP environment
  • Prior leadership /mentoring experience in a relevant pharmaceutical manufacturing, healthcare, or pharmaceutical environment.
  • Significance experience working with chromatography and evaporation techniques
  • Previous experience with multi-product API facility
  • Technical process and product introduction experience
  • Some knowledge of LEAN and 6 sigma manufacturing principles
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Highly analytical and structured way of working
  • Experienced in managing/collaborating in interdisciplinary/matrix organisation
  • Experienced in manufacturing under ICH cGMP guidelines for APIs
  • Experience in operations management, effectiveness, process justification, process validation, and equipment qualification.

What's on Offer

Excellent opportunity to operate at senior level within a rewarding industry sector with ample opportunity for progression and learning.

Please note there is no relocation or visa support available for this position.


  • Flexitime
  • Hybrid Work
  • Medical insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Car parking
  • Generous Annual Leave
  • Pension
  • Employee Share Options

Keywords: GMP, Process Development Chemist, Organic Chemist, Chemist, QC Chemist, Analytical Chemist

For more information please contact Felicity Farrell 086 7821714

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