Process Chemist – 18 mth Contract – SK biotek Ireland

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Process Chemist
18 month contract

Location: Swords Campus


SK biotek Ireland, an SK pharmteco company, is a global Contract Development and Manufacturing organisation (CDMO) with state-of-the-art facilities in Korea, US, France and Ireland. We are part of the wider SK Inc. with revenues of $88 billion in 2022. Our mission is to ‘make what matters for a healthy, happier world’, from grams to tonnes. The Swords Campus has led the way in the development, scale-up and commercial manufacture of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs), Highly Potent Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients and Chemical Intermediates for almost 60 years. With a talented workforce, exceptional technical capabilities, and facilities we have made some of the world’s most important medicines and continue to do so. Further information on SK pharmteco can be found at

Current Need:

SK biotek Ireland in partnership with CPL are currently seeking to recruit a Process Chemist within the small-scale plant operations. This is shift role working on a four shift cycle supporting a 24/7/365 world-class manufacturing organisation. The Process Chemist will be responsible for the manufacture of APIs and Intermediates, including the technical transfer and validation of new chemical processes. This is an 18 month contract

Minimum Requirements:

• Perform batch manufacturing, cleaning, validation, troubleshooting and support Operational Excellence and other department projects as appropriate.
• Ensure plant operations are executed in a safe manner and to expected cGMP standards.
• Work on New Product Introductions collaborating with R&D and other departments as appropriate
• Supporting business development with plant tours for potential customers.
• Participate on site emergency response team (if required).
• Responsible for carrying out real time data entry and transactions for operations within the shift, e.g. SAP, IT & Delta V systems
• Ensuring the plant is in an audit ready state and that all documentation is completed to expected cGMP standards.
• Meeting plant key performance indicators such as throughput, yield, safety, quality and changeover targets.

Minimum Requirements:
• Have a degree in Chemistry/Chemical Engineering or other science discipline and/or previous experience (4 + years) working within the pharmaceutical industry. API/small molecule experience a significant advantage
• Possess good interpersonal and communication skills, with a proven ability to troubleshoot and problem solve
• Have strong collaborative skills with an ability to work effectively in a team environment or on one’s own initiative without close supervision
• Previous experience in the scale-up or tech transfer of new products would be an advantage
• Have an Operational Excellence certification (yellow, green, black belt) would be an advantage
• Have creativity to identify improvement opportunities and the initiative to see them true

Why choose a career at SK biotek?
A career with purpose and a chance to work with a world-leader in contract development and manufacturing in a fast-paced, dynamic, and growing organisation. Here at SK biotek Ireland, we believe we enhance patients’ lives and we need you! It reminds each one of us that what we do matters, and our mission is to ‘make what matters for a healthy, happier world’ – whatever your title, whatever your role, you act as a catalyst in a chain of events that helps millions of people all over the globe. By choosing a career with SK biotek Ireland, you’ll join a team of passionate people working together to improve lives by making what matters for a healthy, happier world.


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