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Lilly Ongoing Interest – Talent in Technical Services/Manufacturing Sciences (Biotech) in Kinsale, Ireland

At Lilly, we unite caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We are a global healthcare leader headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our 35,000 employees around the world work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to our communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. We give our best effort to our work, and we put people first. We’re looking for people who are determined to make life better for people around the world.

Owing to the continuous growth of our Eli Lilly, Kinsale facility in both the Large Molecule/Biologics space as well as Small Molecule/Pharmaceutical we are always open to and eager for talented individuals to join our team(s) and contribute to our goal of making a difference to people’s lives.

If you are looking for a challenging, rewarding career and feel you meet the requirements listed below we would love to consider you for a role at Eli Lilly, Kinsale.

Bioprocess Scientist - Technical Services/Manufacturing Sciences

The Bioprocess Scientist TS/MS will be responsible for providing technical support for existing manufacturing processes, in addition to the development, commercialisation, technology transfer of new processes into the operations/manufacturing environment. The position will be focused on cell culture (Upstream) and/or protein purification (Downstream) science and technology. The successful applicant will build a deep technical expertise in their area of responsibility and demonstrate strong data-driven decision-making and problem-solving capabilities. They will also work to continuously improve process performance by implementing new technologies and process improvements.

Key Responsibilities

  • Have an in-depth knowledge of the science behind the molecule and the Kinsale biotech manufacturing processes

  • Work with the development organisation to ensure a well-understood, robust and fit-for-purpose process control strategy is developed and transferred

  • Interpret complex technical challenges to design and/or execute experiments to enhance understanding of the manufacturing processes, increase process robustness and productivity and to aid manufacturing investigations

  • Establish/qualify scale-down models of manufacturing processes

  • Generate scientific reports and technical documentation

  • Apply general knowledge of statistics for data analysis

  • Document and appropriately communicate aspects of work and learnings at internal and external fora (may include participation at scientific meetings)

  • Understand and ensure compliance with safety, compliance, and regulatory expectations

  • Contribute to the authorship and review of regulatory submissions and responses to regulatory agencies

  • Identify process improvements and participate in implementation of Lean initiatives

  • Provide training and mentorship for new personnel

Attributes for the Role

  • Demonstrated technical capability with high productivity

  • Proven track record of curiosity with learning agility

  • Self-starter with high initiative and data-driven approach to problem-solving

  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills

  • Demonstrated strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Demonstrated adaptability and flexibility to working in different environments, teams etc.

  • Demonstrated ability to participate in and facilitate decision-making

Educational Requirements:

  • PhD in Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Biotechnology, Microbiology, Analytical Science, Biochemical Engineering, or related discipline.

  • MSc with relevant experience (>3 years’ experience within the biopharmaceutical industry) will also be considered.

Additional Experience and role information:

  • The TS/MS Organisation in Kinsale has roles for both laboratory and plant based Bioprocess Scientists

  • Candidates with relevant GMP experience in the biopharmaceutical industry may be considered for plant based Bioprocess Scientist roles

Work Environment:

  • These are 8-hour days roles. As a manufacturing support function, the need for occasional evening or weekend support can arise.

  • Roles may be offered on either a permanent or fixed duration Lilly contract basis and can be discussed further at the early stages of the interview process.

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