Process & CommercialISAtion Scientist - Wexford
Process & Commercialisation Scientist - County Wexford. Job Summary: Acting as a process technology, process engineering and scientific SME within the Technical Function this position will a) support the pilot plant team in the development, scale-up and commercialisation of new products and processes, b) collaborate with global teams in the delivery of system innovation and productivity projects and c) provide SME support and back-up to the process team to monitor, control and troubleshoot manufacturing processes. Key Responsibilities. • Design, develop, conduct and/or review experiments in order to deliver new products and processes using lab, pilot or commercial scale equipment. • Plan and execute scale-up of new products/processes or technology transfer to commercial manufacture including validation plans such as to ensure safe, feasible and sustainable implementations. • Identify through the validation process and through in-process monitoring and trending, opportunities for process/productivity improvement and propose alternative processing techniques to enhance quality, yield and productivity. • Monitor manufacturing through evaluation of laboratory results and in-process instrumentation to determine disposition of material & processes. • Ensure the correct application of laboratory methods and standards to perform visual, physical, chemical and microbiological assessment and evaluate to determine appropriate disposition of materials and processes. • Review scientific or other literature to maintain and improve specialist knowledge/skill, and identify future opportunities in technology, process or product. • Drive zero-defect culture through rigorous adherence to S&OP’s, maintaining safety, GMP, and environmental standards. • Provide technical support for contingency planning and supply point shifts. • Ensure a consistently high level of communication with team, department, senior management and external parties, in particular R&D. Experience and Qualifications requirements: • At least 5 years' work experience (includes time undertaking PhD studies) operating equipment in flavour, fragrance, chemical or bio-pharmaceutical industry ideally, focused on liquid/liquid operations, two phase processing, solvents and flammable liquids. • Knowledge and experience of process technologies including distillation, chromatography, membrane filtration, super critical CO2, liquid extraction. • A strong foundation in organic chemistry is desirable including knowledge/experience in analytical methods - GC/GCMS/HPLC. • Experience of process plant design, product development techniques, scale-up and support of new products. • Experience of instrumentation, control and automation desirable. • Flavour industry knowledge desirable – knowledge of organic and flavour chemistry. • Understanding of reaction pathways for organic compounds is desirable. • Knowledge of dynamic modelling / simulation for batch processes is highly desirable. • Strong experience in design, development and modification of pilot plant equipment. • Ability to interpret complex scientific principles, practices and processes.
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