Job Description

At AbbVie, our strength lies in our team of experts who conduct groundbreaking science on a global scale every day. In choosing your career & life path, choose to be extraordinary!

At AbbVie Ballytivnan, Sligo, we are growing our facility into a multi-million-dollar state of the art Biologics plant that will bring ground breaking scientific research to real life solutions for our patients. As part of this expansion we are currently sourcing a Drug Product Scientist to join the fast-growing Technical Operations team. In this role, you will provide technical and scientific support in the production of biological drug products.

Key Responsibilities:

• To provide scientific and technical support for the aseptic filling and lyophilization of our products.
• Be the Subject Matter Expert (SME) in Lyophilization and aseptic filling process and representation at various regulatory audits
• Responsibility for planning and leadership of technical transfers including new product introduction activities into the facility.
• Understand the drug product process behavior by evaluating process and technical data, literature, and partner with the Science & Technology (S&T) team in the design of experimental strategies.
• Support process investigations, primarily by seeking scientific/technical root causes and liaise with S&T to perform lab related investigations if required.
• Assist with product impact assessment for change controls and internal/external investigations as the need arises.
• Monitoring and analysis of process data during the manufacturing of drug product.
• Partner with cross functional teams to identify and deliver on continuous improvement projects.
• Work closely with global science and quality teams, on the process development of suitable future products for AbbVie.
• Continuously work towards improving processes for increased performance and cost reduction wherever possible.

Education & Experience:

• Your degree will be in a relevant science, engineering, or technical discipline coupled with technical expertise in aseptic processing and drug product development (lyophilization experience and master’s degree is strongly desirable).
• You will have 5 years’ experience in pharmaceutical process science, with experience in aseptic filling, technical transfers, scale up, commissioning and validation in a cGMP pharmaceutical or Biologics industry
• Experience in new product introductions into Biologic facilities is desirable
• Demonstrated project management skills, including the ability to deliver projects on schedule, within budget, and meeting the predefined quality requirements are required
• Experience working with lean methodologies is desirable

AbbVie is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer; we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop innovative solutions for patients and being part of an inclusive work environment.

Additional Information
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Job Type: Experienced
Schedule: Full-time
Job Level Code: IC

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