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QC Lab Analyst Job

MSD Ireland

  • Carlow
  • Not disclosed
  • Permanent full-time
  • Updated 06/10/2017
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QC Lab Analyst-QUA006136


MSD is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where MSD has codified its 125-year legacy. MSD�s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

MSD Manufacturing Division, MMD, is a team of dedicated, energetic individuals who are committed to being the most trusted supplier of pharmaceuticals and health products worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, comprise an interdependent global manufacturing network that�s committed to delivering a compliant, reliable supply to customers and patients on time, every time, across the globe.

MSD Carlow offers a fantastic QC Analytical opportunity for candidates interested in a new challenge in a cGMP regulatory environment.

We are building a new state of the art Quality Operations laboratory, and we are looking QC Analysts who will report directly to a Lab Manager and who will help us lead the start-up of this laboratory . Initial tasks will be to help define procedures, processes, and 5S standards and contribute to the timely success of the start-up.

The ideal candidate will have 2- 3 years experience in a pharmaceutical laboratory, ideally with experience in HPLC systems and software. Core to the role is to perform testing of samples to support the release of our key drug products.

The candidate will contribute to the positive culture by providing an inclusive environment to enable team members to achieve their best work.


- Participate in writing/revising/ rolling out accurate operational procedures, training materials and maintenance procedures for various Quality systems; ensure all work is carried out in line with same.
- Operate as part of the QC analytical team performing the allocated testing and laboratory based duties.
- Where applicable, review, approve and trend test results.
- Peer review other analysts documentation, ensuring QC Right First Time KPIs are achieved.
- Participate in QC daily meetings and ensure effective communication of testing progress, deviations etc.
- Ensure that all Quality Systems within the department are adhered to on a daily basis.
- Complete all documentation in compliance with GMP and GxP standards.
- Participate in the laboratory aspects of OOS investigations.
- Problem solving to get to root cause of issues.
- Provide support with audit/inspection requirements to ensure department compliance/readiness.
- Coaching and collaborating with others by sharing your skill-set and expertise
- Drive continuous improvement, perform root cause analysis on system failures and substandard equipment performance, using standard tools and methods, to resolve machine and system issues e.g. FMEA, Fishbone diagrams, 5 why's etc,
- Drive compliance with Merck Global Policies, Procedures and Guidelines, regulatory requirements and execute current Good manufacturing Practices (cGMP) in the performance of day to day activities and all applicable job functions, including maintenance of accurate records.


Minimum Education:

- Bachelors Degree; ideally in chemistry, analytical chemistry or a related Science discipline
Minimum Experience:

- 2-3 years of experience in a pharmaceutical laboratory.
- A good working knowledge of HPLC systems and software is desirable.
- A good knowledge of cGMP, GLP, Quality Management Systems.
Your role at MSD is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we�re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At MSD, we�re inventing for life.

If you need an accommodation for the application process please email us at

Job: Quality Operations Job Title:Spclst, Quality

Primary Location: EMEA-Ireland-Leinster-Carlow

Employee Status: Regular

Travel: Yes, 20 % of the Time

Number of Openings: 1

External Job Board Posting: Ireland � IrishJobs � Advanced

Company Trade Name:MSD

Ref: 426030800
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