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Boston Scientific's hybrid workplace includes remote and onsite roles. By applying to this position, you will have the opportunity to discuss your preferred working location with your Talent Acquisition Specialist.

Remote Eligible:  Onsite
Onsite Location(s): 

Cork, IE

  • Location: Cork
  • Req Number: 545585 
  • Contract type: Permanent


At Boston Scientific, we draw the strength from the unique talents and abilities inherent in a diverse workforce and we believe that the best and most innovative products come from an inclusive workplace where varied viewpoints are welcomed and encouraged. If you require accommodation during the recruitment process please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Talent Acquisition team for a confidential discussion.


Diversity - Innovation - Caring - Global Collaboration - Winning Spirit - High Performance

At Boston Scientific, we’ll give you the opportunity to harness all that’s within you by working in teams of diverse and high-performing employees, tackling some of the most important health industry challenges. With access to the latest tools, information and training, we’ll help you in advancing your skills and career. Here, you’ll be supported in progressing – whatever your ambitions.

Purpose Statement:

The purpose of the Chemist may include some or all of the following: Oversee the day to day operation of the laboratory. Schedule testing and analysts. Carry out testing as required. Provide the first point of contact for analysts on technical issues; Stability coordination provision of a single point person for all storage and testing of the stability finished product and raw material batches, both at BSC and contract laboratories; Conduct analytical testing on commercial, stability and non-routine samples, in addition to participate in the test method development, validation and technical transfers; Provide support and guidance in the areas of cGMP, Regulatory, Technical Investigations, trouble shooting and training.


Key Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Primary commitment to patient safety and product quality.
  • Understands and comply with all the regulations governing the quality systems.
  • Delivery of key Quality and Performance Objectives. Maintenance of laboratory scorecards and trackers.
  • Ensure compliance with mandatory training requirements for both you and your team. Ensure that both your own and teams training records are up to date and compliant to cGMP.
  • Your responsibilities may include test method development and validation, raw material, in process, finished product and Stability testing.
  • Complete documentation associated with testing/ method development & Validation/ equipment qualification in a timely manner.
  • Ensure all analytical testing is carried out as defined in the Quality System.
  • Perform equipment calibration and installation/ qualification as required.
  • Liaise with internal BSIL department and vendors in the coordination of service visits and contracts.
  • Review of all laboratory Quality Systems to ensure compliance to cGMP.
  • Participate in Regulatory, Internal (Auditor/Auditee) and Vendor audit programs as required.
  • Provide training (induction/ on the job/ procedures and updates), technical guidance / trouble shooting to laboratory staff including review of associated training records.
  • Review and approval of Laboratory results and documentation, as required the trending and charting of data.
  • Perform and assist with additional duties as may be directed by laboratory management.
  • Proficient in the use various software application utilized in the laboratory. As required the development configuration and validation of software in accordance with Boston Scientific and Industry standards.
  • Create, review and approve change requests as required. Where required approve CR’s as laboratory trainer.
  • Understands and proactively follows through on the environment management procedures that have been identified as relevant to position.
  • Provide leadership to Technician and Chemist I grades.
  • Represent the laboratory on cross functional project teams as required. Attend and represent the laboratories at meetings and communicate information back to management.
  • Participate in OOS investigations, utilizing technical knowledge to identify assignable cause and corrective actions.
  • Deputise for the Laboratory Supervisor/ Snr Chemist as required.
  • Creation of purchase requisitions for laboratory equipment and consumables.
  • Management of laboratory spend and approval of vendor invoices.
  • Management of laboratory inventory and supplies and ordering of same.
  • Manage laboratory training process and maintenance of training status.
  • Provide analytical support to process validations.
  • Participate on LBP/VIP and Continuous project teams as required.
  • If assigned Team Leader Responsibilities the following additional responsibilities are applicable:  Supervising and exercising functional control of the laboratory such that a compliant, cost effective and efficient service is provided; Oversee Day to Day Operations/ scheduling within the laboratory; Participate in the recruitment of laboratory staff in conjunction with human resources; Conduct performance reviews of direct report in conjunction with laboratory management.
  • If Stability Coordination responsibilities the following additional responsibilities are applicable: Liaise with stability study owners on Stability monitoring/ Schedules/ Testing and results; Coordination of contract laboratories in relation to storage/ testing including all test and storage investigations and review of same; Review stability data generated; Coordinate testing with operations analytical laboratory; Maintenance of stability calendar/ trackers and trending.


Education & Experience:

  • 3-5 years’ GMP experience as a Chemistry Analyst is required for this role.
  • Relevant level 8 degree in a Science, Pharmaceutical or similar field

About us


Purpose and Passion – Comprehensive Benefits – Life-Work Integration – Career Growth


At Boston Scientific, you will find a collaborative culture driven by a passion for innovation that keeps us connected on the most essential level. With determination, imagination and a deep caring for human life, we’re solving some of the most important healthcare industry challenges. Together, we’re one global team committed to making a difference in people lives around the world. This is a place where you can find a career with meaningful purpose – improving lives through your life’s work.


As a global medical technology leader for more than 35 years, our mission at Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) is to transform lives through innovative medical solutions that improve the health of patients. If you’re looking to truly make a difference to people both around the world and around the corner, there’s no better place to make it happen.


Boston Scientific is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Disability, Veteran

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