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An established Pharmaceutical firm based on the west coast of Ireland – County Mayo.


This opportunity offers a great work / life balance, career prospects, a competitive remuneration package and one of the most beautiful locations in Ireland to live in.


A challenging role with direct reporting on-site (Quality) and dotted line to R&D in the UK this role will be very Project orientated with many stakeholders.


You will need to have a background in Quality (3-5 Years) within a Pharmaceutical Manufacturing environment with candidates who have Product Development QA experience actively sought – APPLY TODAY  


Pharmaceutical R&D / Quality Manager / Quality Assurance / Quality / QP / QA / R&D / Product Development QA / Pharmaceutical / GMP / Mayo /Ireland


Job Title: R&D Quality Manager

Location: Co. Mayo

Travel: Up To 20%


  • Permanent / Full Time
  • €-Basic (Dependent on Experience & Open to Negotiation)
  • Bonus (Included if candidate has a background in Sterile Manufacturing)
  • Health Insurance
  • Pension
  • Parking
  • Canteen
  • Paid Annual Leave
  • Relocation Package




Responsible for application of global Quality Assurance Operational activities that balance patient safety, domestic and international regulatory requirements and Quality Assurance standards.


You will interact with Global Teams to verify that Chemistry, Manufacturing, and Controls activities are in alignment with Clinical, Non-Clinical and Regulatory Affairs efforts in support of product development and launch.


This position is also responsible for supporting operational activities and requirements for all new biological products, ensuring critical patient safety parameters are met while minimizing time from discovery to clinic based on sound regulatory risk management and mitigation.


As well as internal stakeholder interactions, this role will also interact with external stakeholders such as development partners, contract manufacturing or laboratory organizations and regulatory authorities.



  • To provide a QA oversight and leadership for R&D Brand Biologics projects from early development phases through to regulatory submissions and PAI:
  • To be QA representative on CMC teams
  • To oversee all QA activities from cell banking through to final release to clinical trial sites
  • Liaise with CMC project teams to ensure timely delivery of clinical trial supply materials
  • Prepare, manage and execute QA project plans
  • Prepare, or oversee management of, Product Specification Files
  • Review and approve Quality documentation relating to manufacture, testing and release of materials to be used in pre-clinical or clinical trials where appropriate, including those arising from validation and tech transfer activities
  • Provide quality oversight for complex development supply chains encompassing internal and external suppliers of raw materials, drug substance and drug product manufacture and testing related to clinical trial supplies
  • Participate in, and lead as required, investigations into project related OOS’s, deviations, complaints
  • Communicate quality issues to releasing QP(s)
  • Identify quality risks associated with the project and assist in preparing mitigation plans
  • Identify and escalate any quality related risks or concerns to CMC-lead and senior management
  • Works with other area of PDQA to harmonize diverse development group efforts such as biologics/device
  • Mentor and support other CMC project leads
  • Build relationships with key stakeholders e.g. R&D, Operations, Reg Affairs
  • Apply the quality systems in conformance with Biologics Quality Policies to ensure compliance with cGMP in line with all licensed activities
  • Participate in audit plans and resource requirements and internal and vendor audit programmes.




  • Third Level Degree (Biology, Chemistry or Health Related Science)
  • 1 Years Previous Experience in a Pharmaceutical R&D or Product Development QA
  • 3-5 Years in a Pharmaceutical Quality role in a relevant Manufacturing Environment
  • Experience in Quality Systems, Quality Methods, Statistics, Product Qualification / Validation, and a basic understanding of Clinical Product Supply Requirements
  • Eligibility to act as a QP / trainee QP would be an advantage


If you would like to be considered for this fantastic opportunity why not contact me directly on my mobile 00353 (0) 87 25 35 247; Just ask for Patrick.


Alternatively, follow the links below and send me your CV.


Other Roles @ ISS Ltd:

  • QP / Quality Manager
  • Quality Assurance Process Design Engineer


Key Words: Pharmaceutical R&D / Quality Manager / Quality Assurance / Quality / QP / QA / R&D / Product Development QA / Pharmaceutical / GMP / Mayo /Ireland


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