Analytical Development Specialist, R&D

Job Category: Healthcare
Job Type: Permanent
Job Location: Dublin


  • Responsible for method development/testing and documentation of physical/chemical attributes (Assay, content uniformity, related substances, pH, solubility, water content, Rheology, Particle size, Preservatives etc) of the reference products & Kora new products.
  • Development and validation of new analytical methods and methods transfer to support new product introductions.
  • Responsible for the daily calibration and maintenance of laboratory equipment.
  • Preparation of analytical method development protocols, Standard test Methods (STMs), product specifications, R&D reports, and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). 
  • Periodic review and update of specifications and procedures as required.
  • Execution of informal stability testing campaigns to support new product development.
  • Maintain up-to-date, complete, and precise records of all tests performed.
  • Delivering Analytical Development Chemistry projects within agreed timeframes.
  • Orders and maintains all laboratory supplies including excipients/APIs, reagents, chemicals, consumables, and instruments tools/supplies.
  • Participate/support internal or external audits.
  • To ensure that all work is carried out in compliance with the required company standards and conforms to cGLP, relevant SOPs, and safety and environmental guidelines.
  • Other ad-hoc responsibilities as requested.


  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree in pharmaceutical sciences/chemistry 
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in analytical chemistry laboratory preferably in R&D/Manufacturing/Quality control of pharmaceutical industry
  • Experience in analytical method development, method validations, optimization, continuous improvement, troubleshooting, technical transfer, operations, and risk assessments.
  • Good analytical knowledge and experience of HPLC analytical technique
  • Understanding of US, EU, and ICH Good Manufacturing Practices regulation concepts
  • Work under Pressure & good attention to detail

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