QC Senior Chemist SK biotek Ireland

Website skbiotek SK biotek Ireland

Take your career to a new heights

QC Senior Chemist
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 https://vimeo.com/skpharmteco.

Current Need:
The SK biotek Ireland Quality team here at the Swords Campus are looking for a Quality Control Senior Chemist on a permanent contract reporting into the QC Team Lead.

Position Description:
The successful candidate will be involved in the testing, review and release of raw materials, intermediates, and active pharmaceutical ingredients, in the Quality Control Laboratory.

The QC Senior Chemist will:

  • Provide technical support for instrumentation and analytical methodology and execute troubleshooting.
  • Provide coaching and training for instrumentation and analytical methodology within the QC
  • Plan and approve materials to meet shipping, production and stability timelines and Quality Control metrics.
  • Co-ordinate and lead laboratory/site investigations.
  • Identify and investigate out of trend / adverse results present in analytical results.

Working as part of a Lean Lab team-based structure, the QC Senior Chemist will require excellent interpersonal and communication skills. The role will involve the use of the classical analytical technologies including Raman, FTIR, KF, in addition to a broad range of modern analytical techniques including HPLC, GC,ICP-AES, ICP–MS, and wet chemistry techniques. The QC Senior Chemist will also be required to engage and fully participate in daily huddle meetings and short interval control boards.

Minimum Requirements:
A BSc in Analytical Science, Chemistry or a related discipline is required. A minimum of 3 years’ experience in analytical chemistry is required. The desired candidate should be highly motivated, have strong teamwork skills, with proven success of working in a team environment with flexibility to react to changing business

Experience in Operational Excellence, 5s, Lean Labs, yellow belt certification and yellow belt projects is desirable. The successful candidate will have a strong ability to manage their own workload and will play an important part in the various sub teams in QC such as Safety, Equipment, or Audit Readiness.

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.

Other Benefits include:

  • Excellent opportunities for career enhancement and personal development
  • Competitive base salary
  • Annual bonus linked to business results
  • A well-established further education program.
  • Pension scheme
  • Private Healthcare

Make a difference today! Suitable candidates should apply for this role by emailing your CV to

To apply for this job email your details to careersireland@skbiotek.ie

Scroll to Top

Enter your details to access Marketing Materials