TSD Development Scientist


Who We Are


Founded in 1908, LEO Pharma is an independent, research based pharmaceutical company focused on improving the lives of people that live with dermatological and thrombotic conditions. Headquartered in Denmark, we employ 5,000 employees worldwide.


In 1987, LEO Pharma built a heparin purification plant at Little Island, Cork, which now employs 50 personnel. The LEO Pharma Group has invested heavily in the Cork site, which has established the site as the Corporate Centre of Excellence for the production of anticoagulants.


At LEO Pharma Cork, our vision is to be the preferred partner in Cancer Associated Thrombosis care management and to achieve this, we are focused on our mission of advancing the care of patients with Thrombosis. At LEO Cork, we know that the work we do ultimately saves lives.


At LEO Cork, we strive to create work environments that foster people management, development, engagement and collaboration, enabling us to build on LEO Pharma’s unique culture. Our people are brilliant in a crisis and with a family like approach, pull together to find a solution. We provide our employees with the opportunity to increase the depth of their day to day responsibilities to enable flexible, cross functional, successful teams. At LEO Cork, we reward and recognise our people in a value adding way.



The Role


LEO Pharma Cork are currently recruiting an TSD Development Scientist to join our team. This position reports to the Technical Analytical Services Manager. The TSD Development Scientist is responsible for biological process development and process improvement activities for API production at LEO Pharma Cork.



·      Identify, manage and participate in process development activities to optimise existing production processes and procedures to improve quality, increase yields, reduce cycle times and costs.

·      Lead and project manage process development activities.

·      Liaise with LEO Pharma Esbjerg and LEO Pharma Ballerup on group process development activities

·      Initiate and Support process Change Control requests.

·      Responsible for writing Process Validation protocols and reports  

·      Documentation and qualification of development activities.

·      Provide support concerning production processes, critical parameters and process knowledge to Production, QC/QA.

·      Initiate and lead continuous improvement activities utilising lean manufacturing methodology.

·      Investigate and document Deviations and Problem investigations as described in company operating procedures.

·      Write technical justifications for investigations or regulatory documents

·      Perform Trials and investigative work as required to a GLP standard.

·      Lead the introduction of new equipment into TSD or QC.

·      Designs, implements and analyses laboratory and/or pilot plant work aimed at solving complex manufacturing problems and improve costs.

·      Looks for and applies new technologies, practices, and systems to improve business performance.


·      Minimum of 3 years’ experience in similar position in pharmaceutical environment

·      Master’s degree in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biochemical or Chemical Engineering or related discipline

·      Expertise in a cGMP manufacturing environment

·      Process experience would be a strong advantage

·      Excellent analytical skills and strong attention to detail

·      Good computer literacy with some statistical package knowledge.

·      Excellent written and oral communication skills

·      Strong team player with the ability to work collaboratively and cross functionally

·      Excellent organisation and communication skills


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