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Assistant Scientist / Associate Scientist / Operations Scientist R&D - United States  

Perrigo (company)


Posted on : 11 July 2017

Project Description

Job Description 
  • Maintain and improve laboratory and business systems that support development and commercialization of new and reformulated products. 
  • Create tools to make current results visible in assigned R&D systems. Create and deliver effective training resources and presentations for assigned R&D systems.
  •  Assist lab customers in understanding and following processes and procedures for assigned systems. 
  • Coaching/Mentoring: promote a culture of GxP compliance and personal integrity. 
  • Provide prompt service and effective communication in response to laboratory customers’ requests and questions. Comply with applicable cGMPs, cGLPs, any specific regulatory guideline, and company SOPs on a consistent basis. Meet required quality and service standards in the maintenance of all assigned operational systems, software applications or business processes. 
  • Create/revise procedures (SOPs, SWIs) to govern laboratory and business processes. 
  • Follow and improve standard work to visually signal workflow, barriers and/or risks. Participate in process improvement projects that gain efficiency and/or quality in R&D systems. 
  • Track and trend department service results, quality events, software errors and/or deviations. 
  • Prepare and defend technical documentation that supports change control, deviations/investigations or risk assessments.
  •  Collaborate with corporate partners (e.g., IT&S and Quality) to develop/innovate systematic or programmatic solutions to business problems.
  •  Lead routine laboratory or system audits and communicate findings to management. 

Required Experience            
  • Detailed knowledge and experience in the practices of laboratory sciences. 
  • Advanced knowledge of cGXP principles and experience in monitoring and/or ensuring GxP compliance. 
  • Expertise in the use and/or administration of GxP software applications. 
  • Basic knowledge of continuous improvement and experience with application of lean principles for business system problem solving. 
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences, Engineering or closely allied life sciences discipline: BS + 0 years for Assistant.
  •  BS + 2 years or MS or PhD + 0 years for Associate. BS + 5 years or MS + 2 years or PhD + 0 years for Scientist.