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Chemistry Scientist II - Combination Products

Limerick, Ireland

Job Description

Requisition ID: 1905739784W

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Job Purpose:

When joining the Quality  team in the Combinations Product Facility here in Limerick, Ireland, you will be responsible for equipment verification/validation, testing of raw materials, in-process samples and finished product samples, along with documentation of results and the reporting of any non-conformances as per site procedure. Additionally, the Chemistry Scientist is involved in laboratory activities to ensure compliance and continuous improvement.

In addition to the above duties, The Chemistry Scientist II role encompasses responsibility in supporting the Team Leader in the Management of lab activity to ensure work is being completed to support production output.


1.     Responsibilities:

Main areas of responsibility:

  • Inspection and release of incoming raw materials and packaging components, as per relevant raw material specifications.
  • Finished goods testing as per product specifications.
  • Validation support for ongoing changes in production.
  • Water monitoring testing.
  • Testing and release of In-process packing solution.
  • Dealing with Out of Specification (OOS) results, when they arise.
  • Protocol and Report Writing

Instrumentation equipment used within the lab:

    High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)

    Sotax Dissolution Bath

    UV/VIS spectrophotometer

    Karl Fisher



    • Identification of quality issues and involvement in sourcing solutions.
    • Offering new initiatives to accomplish goals and driving these changes to completion.
    • All employees are responsible for minimizing both the Environmental and Health & Safety effects of the work that they perform.


           Education and Experience Required for Role


            Minimum of Certificate level qualification in Chemistry or other relevant science discipline.

            At least 1 year industrial experience in the Pharmaceutical/Medical Devices Industry.




            Good knowledge of FDA and ISO requirements.

            Good organization skills and familiarity with computer packages.

            Ability to work on own initiative.

            Flexible work ethic.

            Attention to detail.


    Responsibilities and accountabilities will vary for all positions and the scope of individual roles may not be limited to the contents of this position description.  QUMAS procedures will define responsibilities from time to time and each manager is responsible for complying with these processes, which supplant any responsibility outlined within. 


    Johnson & Johnson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

    Primary Location
    Johnson & Johnson Vision Care (Ireland) Limited (8182)
    Job Function
    Requisition ID