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Lilly TS/MS Lab Analyst in Kinsale, Ireland

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Position Title: TS/MS Lab Analyst

Reporting To: Network Monoclonal TS/MS Team Leader

Main Purpose and Objectives of Position:

The Laboratory Analyst is a member of the global Monoclonal Antibody Network Technical Services/Manufacturing Sciences (TS/MS) team, which is purposed to deliver value for manufacturing through technical stewardship, driving productivity and influencing policy. The TSMS Lab Analyst is responsible for conducting various analytical tests/assays on in-process samples submitted by TS/MS scientists. The role also supports establishment of new methodology within the laboratory and the installation and maintenance of equipment, associated methods and procedures.


The Laboratory Analyst operates within the Kinsale Large Molecule TS/MS Laboratory and is responsible for conducting various analytical procedures to support testing of process intermediate samples from both the Kinsale Large Molecule Site and Monoclonal Network TS/MS groups.

Educational Requirements:

The Laboratory Analyst possesses a Degree (Level 7 minimum) in a laboratory science, (such as Analytical Science, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Chemistry or equivalent) and ideally have 2+ years relevant experience.

Experience with bio-analytical techniques including UV-spectroscopy, separations (HPLC/UPLC, CE, PAGE) and plate-based methods (ELISA, etc) would be a distinct advantage.

Key Responsibilities:

  • The Laboratory Analyst is responsible for conducting various analytical procedures as defined by the TSMS analytical group’s methods.

  • The Laboratory Analyst will be responsible for tabulating and consolidating assay results, lead times and other performance indicators and be capable of presenting informal reports of results to immediate supervision and their peers in the TSMS group.

  • The Laboratory Analyst will be responsible for entering results into a laboratory notebook, as well as performing testing using automated systems.

  • Working with a high level of analytical instrumentation, the Laboratory Analyst may be involved in the qualification of these instruments and in their routine maintenance.

  • The Laboratory Analyst may also be involved in the development and verification of new methodologies, as part of new product introductions or process improvement activities.

  • The Laboratory Analyst should be capable of recognising atypical assay behaviour and normally encountered equipment failure.

  • The Laboratory Analyst will follow all relevant Environmental, Health and Safety procedures and will be involved in incident investigations as required.

  • The Laboratory Analyst may also be responsible for the maintenance of an inventory of chemicals and supplies used to perform analytical testing.

  • The Laboratory Analyst may assist in the training of other personnel and as his/her level of skill develops, may be responsible for the full training of other Analysts.

  • As a member of the technical personnel, he/she will be responsible for adhering to, and improving, where appropriate, safety procedures to protect him/her, other personnel and company property.

  • Recognising the importance of data integrity in pharmaceutical production, the Laboratory Analyst should display a high level of integrity in the performance of his/her work.

  • He/she should be capable of relating well to other people with whom he/she comes in contact, both within and outside of the laboratory area.

  • The Laboratory Analyst is knowledgeable of general scientific methods and is capable of learning and executing new techniques and instrumentation after appropriate training.

  • The Laboratory Analyst may also be requested to partake in or lead area or cross-functional continuous improvement projects e.g. Lean or other appropriate methodology.

External applicants:

Please note that this role will be offered on a 2-year fixed duration contract basis.

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