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Experienced Formulation Scientist with a demonstrated history of working in the pharmaceuticals industry. Skilled in FTIR, Good Laboratory Practice (GLP), Analytical Skills, Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS), and Spectroscopy. Strong research professional with a Honours Bachelor Science focused in Forensic and Environmental Analysis from Dublin Institute of Technology.


Current Experience

  • Formulation scientist
    Since April 2015

    Pre-formulation characterisation, manufacturing batches, risk assessments, documentation, Design of Experiments, Feasibility Studies.

Past Experience

  • R&D analyst
    August 2012 --- March 2015
    To conduct routine analysis on inhalation products through the use of UPLC (Ultra Performance Liquid Chromatography) and Inhalation characterisation techniques 5S Laboratory and GMP environment Health and Safety Training Pharmacovigilance introduction course completed Bioequivalent studies conducted Routine use of UPLC using the Empower Software Standard Preparation which includes running Standard Compliance and System Suitability Testing on the UPLC system Reagent Preparation e.g. mobile phases, needle washes, etc Delivered Dose Uniformity testing and Next Generation Impactor analysis routinely carried out Cleaning swab testing of manufacturing areas Use of software packages, Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint Use of internal document control systems such as FirstDoc and TevaDoc General cleaning of test equipment Ordering of worksheets and preparing sample labels for analysis Adhering to GLP guidelines with respect to day-to-day working in the laboratory Routine use of Laboratory Balances and Calibration of Laboratory Balances Routine use of pH meters and Calibration of pH meters Product development testing on potential products in the pipeline

  • Clinical Analyst
    July 2011 --- July 2012
    To conduct routine analysis on veterinary samples through the use of HPLC which involves method development and extraction techniques GLP Laboratory

  • Thesis Student Project
    February 2011 --- February 2011
    Optimisation of the production of anti-corrosion coatings for the protection of Aluminium Alloys used in the Aerospace Industry Weekly presentation updates to the CREST team Sol-gel preparation Alkaline Degreasing of aluminium alloys Spin coating procedure used Solar irradiator, Q-sun Xenon Test Chamber, Q-Panel Neutral Salt Spray Chamber, STR-1000 FTIR, PerkinElmer, Spectrum GX Instrument Rheometric Scientific DSC QC instrument PDS, EG&G K0235 cell Optical Microscope Metasern 1µm and 3µm Universal Polisher Motophol 2000, Grinder/Polisher UV/Vis Spectroscopy

  • Work Placement
    February 2010 --- July 2010
    To provide an analytical service to the Department of Agriculture (VMS) by preparing and analyzing samples as directed by the Senior Chemist/Chemist/Senior Analyst in the Veterinary Toxicology Section of the State Laboratory Confirmatory Analysis of Gestagens in kidney fat by LC-MSMS in accordance with the EU Council Directive 96/22/EC LC/MSMS: Finnigan TSQ Quantum Ultra Mass Spectrometer coupled to a Finnigan Surveyor LC pump and a Finnigan Surveyor auto-sampler Confirmatory Analysis of NSAIDS in Plasma by LC MSMS in accordance to Commission Decision 2002/657/EC LC/MSMS: Agilent 1200 rapid resolution LC equipped with a G1312B binary pump, G1316B-HiPALS SL Autosampler and a G1316B-TCCSL column oven Mass Spectrometer used was a QTRAP 4000 Performed sample reception, labelling of samples when required Adhering strictly to the quality system (in compliance with the quality standard ISO17025) Lab also subject to audit by external bodies (Irish National Accreditation Board), Food and Veterinary Office (FVO) and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Routine use of LIMS (Lab Information System) and PMDS (Performance Management and Development System)

  • Shop Assistant
    July 2008 --- January 2010
    • Dealing with customers on a daily basis • Checking Stocks • Placing stock orders • Working in a busy environment


LinkedIn Assessment :
SpectroscopyUV/VisQuality ControlFTIRTestingAnalysisCharacterizationAnalytical ChemistryCalibrationUVRisk AssessmentSOPLaboratory SkillsDesign of ExperimentsGMPAnalytical SkillsQuality SystemMicrosoft ExcelR&DGLPUPLCHPLCEmpowerDry Powder InhalersInhalationsLC-MSMSSolid Phase ExtractionSolvent ExtractionLIMSLaboratoryMass SpectrometryChemistryLC-MSPharmaceutical Industry


  • Postgraduate Programme in Pharmaceutical Industrial Advanced Training from The University of Manchester in 2017
  • Honours Bachelor Science in Forensic and Environmental Analysis from Dublin Institute of Technology in 2011

Area / Region

Waterford, Ireland


Driving License
  • Yes