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Alkermes Pharma Ireland Ltd

Data Scientist

Alkermes Pharma Ireland Ltd

  • Westmeath / Galway / Roscommon
  • See description
  • Permanent full-time
  • Updated 19/10/2017
  • Human Resources
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Applications are invited for the permanent position of Data Scientist within the Process Development (PD) Group.


Applications are invited for the permanent position of Data Scientist within the Process Development (PD) Group. Successful candidate will provide technical expertise for the advancement of drug product process data acquisition, analytics and knowledge development within PD. The position would also involve technical support/execution for new and existing technology based process development programs. As a role with dual focus, the experience and skills described below in both pharmaceutical process development and data science would be an advantage.

This position is primarily focused on the following:

  • Increased / improved electronic data availability & tools for analysis / interpretation of process development data.

  • Creation of IT-enabled means to systemise routine data tasks, by focusing the skills/expertise of key SME's on how to address the specific needs/ challenges.

  • Improve the ability of end-users to access, utilise and knowledge-manage process data and controls through appropriate application of IT systems (with required IT interaction and support).

  • Using analytics techniques, model complex processes, discovering insights and identifying opportunities through the use of statistical, algorithmic, mining and visualization techniques.

  • Support process development work including experimental design, statistical training and advanced analysis of complex datasets to support next generation process development, technical transfers and process improvements.

  • Prepare and execute experimental programs involving investigational studies to provide process/analytical data for process selection, identification of critical process parameters and robust process scale up.

  • Analyse the process data, technical issues and analytical data generated by these programs and report on same.

  • Prepare, execute, analyse and control all Process Development documentation required during related development/scale-up activities.

  • Generate documentation to support product design and implementation activities within a cGMP environment.

  • Support FDA pre-approval and post-approval inspections for development and processing operations.

  • Present, where appropriate, technical data to internal / external audit groups (including IMB & FDA) and commercial partners.

  • Ensure all Company and departmental policies and procedures are adhered to.



For Data Scientist, third level qualification in a science or engineering discipline with 3 - 10 years relevant experience (qualification relevance dependant). Consideration of other related experience / factors will be considered as appropriate.

  • Strong experience in statistical analysis, sample sizing, Anova, DOE, regression analysis an advantage

  • Experience with the use of and scripting in different software packages like SAS/JMP, Minitab, Spotfire, PI/ Coresight, Rockwell Vantagepoint is an advantage. Experience with data management systems and data networks is preferred (SQL / Oracle).

  • Experience of process development/engineering, formulation and related commercial scale-up/manufacturing in the pharmaceutical industry an advantage.

  • Strong technical and project management skills.

  • Demonstrated track record in generating technical options to resolve problems, prioritising solutions, selecting optimal solutions and implementing decisions, preferably in the pharmaceutical industry.

  • Adaptable to changing priorities.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Proven track record in current role is essential.


Alkermes provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment.

Ref: 7400
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