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Senior Bioassay Specialist Job

MSD Ireland

  • Carlow
  • Not disclosed
  • Permanent full-time
  • Updated 07/10/2017
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Senior Bioassay Specialist-QUA006135


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 Senior Bioassay Specialist 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, which will include Bioasssay capability for our finished drug product testing. We are looking for Senior Bioassay Specialists who will report directly to the Quality Operations Lab Lead to help us lead the start-up of this laboratory and define the testing processes and procedures.

The ideal candidate will have 4-5 years experience in a bioassay laboratory. Core to the role will be analytical transfer, method and equipment validation to support a number of bioanalytical analysis to support our key drug products.

As a Senior Bioassay Specialist, you will liase with analytical and technical subject matter experts from other Merck sites as well as participate in above site analytical and technical forums.


- Acts as a Laboratory subject matter expert for testing including but not limited to Bioassay, Immunoassay, Cell Culture and Aseptic Technique.
- Develop, implement and maintain procedures that comply with appropriate regulatory requirements
- Leads method transfers and provides technical expertise, trouble-shooting, training and support to laboratory analysts.
- Lead qualification of analytical equipment and related testing functions
- Ensures Quality Control readiness to support all scheduled activities, consistent with Merck's requirements to ensure compliance, safety and reliable supply to our customers.
- Required to comply with Merck Global Policies, Procedure and Guidelines, regulatory requirements and execute current Good manufacturing Practices (cGMP) in the performance of day to day activities and all applicable job functions.
- Plan and perform multiple, complex routine/ non-routine methods and procedures and a large variety of assays.
- Reporting to the Quality Operations Lab Lead the successful candidate will provide technical guidance and apply expertise and critical thinking to help to resolve technical issues.
- Ensure timely completion of Laboratory Investigation Reports and deviations through site procedures
- Participate in the timely generation of trend data, investigations, non-conformances, validation protocols, reports in support of method validation/verifications and equipment


- Manage and contribute to the achievements of department productivity and quality goals
- Represent the QC Department on site/inter departmental projects with Operations / Technical Engineering / Supply Chain as required.
- Represent the QC Department on on above site forums as required.
- Provide support with audit/inspection requirements to ensure department compliance/readiness. Participate in internal and external audits and inspections, taking the role of auditee for assigned areas of responsibility.
Minimum Education:

- Bachelor degree in in Biology, Biotechnology or related discipline
Minimum Experience:

- 4-5 years of experience in a pharmaceutical Laboratory, preferably with in Bioassay lab
- A strong background in Bioassay, Immunoassay and Cell Culture is essential
Initial Travel Requirements:

- The successful candidate will be expected to travel to other sites within Europe or the US for approximately 3 months training.
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:Sr. 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: 426030600
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