Senior Product Analytical Development Scientist

R&D · Dublin 4, Dublin
Department R&D
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation Competitive

Senior Product Analytical Development Scientist opportunity at leading crop protection product development company
At Life Scientific, we specializing in the development and registration of crop protection products. All of our R&D is carried out at our facilities in Belfield Office Park, adjacent to the UCD campus in Dublin.

Our goal is to be the most successful crop protection innovator ever. Everything we do supports this goal, scientifically and commercially. Our company culture is based on shared leadership and coupling responsibility to expertise; creating a flexible, collaborative environment for a uniquely rewarding and enjoyable work experience.

Our competitive advantage is based on being first to market. Our fully integrated R&D team of laboratory and regulatory scientists work seamlessly together to ensure the best possible outcomes in the shortest possible timeframes. Our Supply Chain team manage a virtual, global supply chain, sourcing active ingredients from China and outsourcing manufacturing to toll manufacturing partners in Europe from where finished product is delivered direct to our distributor and co-operative customers in key EU markets.

Together with our partner InVivo, Europe’s largest co-operative umbrella group, we are expanding our R&D team to support our global growth. This will include developing product portfolios for new European markets and for North and South America.

Core to our success is recruiting the right people who will thrive in our culture, enabling company performance while also achieving their personal career development goals.

The Reverse Engineering group @ LSL

The Reverse Engeenering group plays a key role in our product development process. We work closely with our Reverse Engineering, Formulation and Regulatory Affairs colleagues in a lean project management approach. Our role is to fulfil generate and review product characterization data to meet the requirements for new product approval dossiers being submitted to EU and South American markets.

As Reverse Engineering scientist, you will be responsible for key deliverables, fundamental to the company’s long-term portfolio development strategies in European and global markets.

You’ll thrive in this role if you’re a strong communicator with a keen eye for detail, and if you’re organized and focused on getting the job done. You’ll get to use your technical skills every day and have opportunities to further grow and develop them in our cutting-edge crop protection company.

What the Role involves

• Project lead of assigned reverse engineering projects.
• Development of LC and GC analytical methods for identification and quantitation of co-formulants in complex matrices using an array of techniques and detectors.
• Interpretation of LC/MS and GC/MS data to identify ingredients in multicomponent formulations.
• Performing quantitative analyses of co-formulants in multi-component formulations.
• Evaluation of laboratory data and preparation of reports in a time efficient manner, providing recommendations or conclusions as appropriate.
• Reverse engineering representative on cross functional teams.
• Working as part of a wider R&D team to solve technical challenges as they may arise.

Ideal Profile for the Role
• Recognized 3rd level scientific qualification, ideally minimum degree level 2.1 with at least 3 years of relevant experience. A relevant advanced degree (MSc or PhD) would be an advantage.
• An excellent scientific aptitude together with an excellent knowledge of chromatographic analysis.
• Proven technical ability in the laboratory.
• Experience working with Empower and/or Mass Hunter software, while not essential, will be an advantage.
• Attention to detail and strong organizational and documentation skills.
• Ability to work on own initiative, identify problem root causes and develop solutions.
• Ability to multi-task, prioritise and work as part of a high performing team to achieve common goals to tight timelines.
• Responsibility in Relation to the Quality Management System ( ISO 9001: 2015):
Is aware of the requirements of the QMS pertaining to their role
Maintains processes and systems of the QMS

Salary & Benefits
Competitive salary and benefits package including 24 days annual leave, discretionary bonus scheme, private healthcare, pension scheme, paid leave, life Insurance & income protection, flexible working arrangements, educational support, travel benefits and more.

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  • Location
    Dublin 4, Dublin
  • Department
    R&D
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced
  • Compensation
    Competitive