• Anywhere

Initial 12-month contract role. Hybrid (3 onsite and 2 remote).

 Job Purpose

We have an exciting opportunity for a QA Specialist to join our expanding team in Cork to help support the Quality Operations unit and batch release team.

Managing compliance activities and QA operational activities related to operational project as required by Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP). These activities include, supporting batch release activities, document review, Data Integrity activities, change control, non-conformance investigations, compliance auditing, and other related quality system elements.

You will have fulfilled the educational requirements for this role and have experience in a similar role within a FDA/EMEA regulated environment.


As a QA Specialist, your typical day may include:

  • Supports GMP activities from operational through to batch release activities.
  • Partners with other Departments to ensure that compliance programs are completed in an efficient manner and are effectively maintained.
  • Responsible for implementation of improvements and procedures for the management of change control and deviation management.
  • Quality oversight of project activities including but not limited to, improvements within the batch release team, data integrity and system improvements.
  • Participates as a key quality member in inspections and audits by external parties/agencies.
  • Key participant within the QA team in the execution of their duties.
  • Executes the activities of the group within quality to create a synergistic approach to goals and tasks.

Essential requirements

  • Bachelor’s level 8 degree or higher in a scientific/technical discipline required
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a quality or compliance role within the biological and/or pharmaceutical industry.
  • Knowledgeable of FDA/EMEA regulatory requirements applicable to biologics and/or pharmaceuticals.
  • Ability to apply GMP regulations and other FDA and international guidelines to all aspects of the position.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of industry regulations including those of FDA, HPRA, EMEA and other authorities.

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