Molecular Biology Analyst Job at Dillon Engineering Services in County Roscommon

Job Description

Molecular Biology Analyst

Our client, a major player in the global life science sector is looking to build a Molecular Biology Team to join their rapidly expanding workforce in Mayo. This is a permanent role and you will join a busy and progressive department.

You will be welcomed into a highly personable environment which is designed to enable professionals to make a major contribution to the development of pharmaceutical products and therapies.

The successful candidate will be rewarded with a highly competitive salary which will be accompanied with health insurance, pension contribution and life assurance. Furthermore, your new employer will provide extensive training and support.

We are seeking a to work in and help establish new PCR Laboratories located in Ballina, Co. Mayo, Ireland.

This role shall report to the Molecular Biology Supervisor and the main duties & responsibilities shall be to assist the Department Manager in the following:

  • Qualification and/or validation of all equipment for the new PCR Laboratories in accordance with GMP and corporate validation requirement standards and guidelines.
  • Draw up SOPs and implement testing in strict accordance with these SOP(s) ensuring full GMP regulatory compliance as appropriate.
  • Perform a variety of molecular biology laboratory experiments, test and procedures including isolation and analysis of DNA and RNA, PCR, Q-PCR, restriction endonuclease digestion agarose gel electrophoresis, etc.
  • Establishment of Test Method SOPs and validation of methods, where appropriate.

Core duties shall include:

  • Complete understanding off all regulatory guidelines.
  • Executions of Protocols and reports.
  • Make detailed observations and accurately and precisely record data, summarize data for reports and document all activities performed in accordance with current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP).
  • Report results of experiments, test, and procedures and analyse data
  • Carrying out test method procedures.
  • Assist the Department Manager and/or Supervisor in addressing all departmental quality documents including audit responses, facility replies and deviation reports.
  • Assist in laboratory investigations where necessary.
  • Participate in training as required.
  • Update current standard operating procedures, if required.
  • Assist in generation of risk assessments for laboratory and test items as required.

The following are minimum requirements related to the Molecular Biology Analyst position.

  • BSc or MSc a relevant science discipline (e.g. Molecular Biology)
  • A minimum of 1 years relevant experience in Scientific Research preferably within a GMP regulated environment (EMEA/FDA) within the Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, CRO Industry is highly desirable.
  • Experience in molecular biology methods, e.g. PCR and Q-PCR are highly desirable.
  • Experience in method validation highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of biosafety classifications and Code of Practice for the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Biological Agents) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 572 of 2013) desirable.
  • Ability to problem solve and work on own initiative.

Job Type: Full-time



  • Scientific Research within a GMP industry: 1 year (Required)
  • in molecular biology methods, e.g. PCR and Q-PCR: 1 year (Required)
  • method validation: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Knowledge of biosafety (S.I. No. 572 of 2013): 1 year (Preferred)

About Company

Company: Dillon Engineering Services

Company Location:  County Roscommon

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