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Have you ever wanted to make a difference?

At Abbott, you will play a crucial role to help people live more fully at all stages of their lives. Abbott is a global healthcare leader and our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritional products and branded generic medicines. Our 113,000 colleagues have a daily impact on the life of people in more than 160 countries.

Abbott Ireland

In Ireland, Abbott employs over 5,000 people across nine sites. We currently have six manufacturing facilities located in Clonmel, Cootehill, Donegal, Longford and Sligo and a third-party manufacturing management operation in Sligo. Abbott also has commercial, support operations and shared services in Dublin and Galway. We have been making a difference in the lives of Irish people since 1946.

Diabetes Care Kilkenny

Our new manufacturing facility in Kilkenny, opening in 2024, reflects the growing... demand for Abbott's global Diabetes Care products. The facility will be a centre for world-class engineering, quality, medical device manufacturing, and other science-based professionals to produce life-changing technologies, including the FreeStyle Libre 3, a system that automatically delivers real-time, up-to-the-minute glucose readings, with the smallest and thinnest wearable glucose sensor that provides unsurpassed 14-day accuracy and optional glucose alarms directly to smartphones. This enables people with diabetes to live the best and fullest lives they can.

At Abbott in Kilkenny, you can shape your career as you help shape the future of healthcare.

This is how you can make a difference at Abbott:

To support the development and onward growth of our Kilkenny site, we have an exciting opportunity to join our Material Scientist team. In this role you can grow your career as you help Abbott shape the future of healthcare.
• **Please note we are building a talent pipeline for Material Scientist positions due to start in late 2024***

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES
• Plan, implement and lead complex Technical projects including validation activities and product/process improvements supporting Sensor Projects. Responsible for writing up/reviewing the results and conclusions accurately and on time.
• Support the development and roll out of technical trials / characterization studies.
• Contribute to analytical development through design and execution of experiments, data analysis and communication of conclusions through presentations and reports.
• Coordinate and contribute to the design of SOPs, test methods, protocols, specifications and validation documentation (IQ/OQ/PQ).
• Performs analytical method transfer, optimization, and development/validation design and analytical methods development
• Develops protocols under which the methods transfer, optimization, and development are conducted.
• Executes experiments; participates in experimental design and utilizes DOE where appropriate.
• Participates in the planning and execution of raw material, components, and vendor qualification or alternate supplier analytical qualification studies.
• Provides analytical testing support for manufacturing process validation.
• Seek opportunities for significant, process or product improvements; considering CQAs, critical process parameters, and product performance characteristics.
• Develop and maintain project timelines and provide updates and feedback to leadership.
• Ensures prompt attention of the Technical Lead areas of risk, which might have an adverse effect on product and/or safety.
• Data management, trending (including SPC) and reporting of product performance and other business measures.
• Ability to interpret data, discuss findings and resolve complex analytical problems.
• Recognize adverse trends and emerging issues. Propose and implement solutions to internal and external issues.
• Recognize adverse trends and emerging issues. Propose and implement solutions to internal and external issues.
• Analysing data, evaluating results, forming conclusions & contributing to design, process or document improvements.

EDUCATION & COMPETENCIES
• A minimum of NFQ Level 7 qualification or equivalent in a relevant Chemistry, Physics or Life Science, Scient or Engineering discipline.
• Knowledge of good laboratory practices, cGMP practices, USP methodology, FDA, ICH, OSHA, and DEA regulations, and MSDSs
• Experience and knowledge of analytical chemistry is distinct advantage i.e. HPLC and UV-Vis
• Self-motivated and significant project experience with an ability to influence others are essential.
• Demonstrated ability to fully realize improvement initiatives.
• Demonstrated successes in a team environment, such as project teams, problem solving teams etc.
• Excellent communication / interpersonal skills.

What we Offer

Attractive compensation package that includes competitive pay, as well as benefits such as
• Family health insurance,
• Excellent pension scheme
• Life assurance
• Career Development
• Fantastic new facility
• Growing business plus access to many more benefits.

Connect with us at www.abbott.com or https://www.ie.abbott/, on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/abbott-/, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Abbott and on Twitter @AbbottNews.

Abbott is an equal opportunities employer
Kilkenny Ireland

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