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Lab Services Technician (TEMPORARY)

Location Cork, Ireland
BioMarin is the world leader in delivering therapeutics that provide meaningful advances to patients who live with serious and life-threatening rare genetic diseases. We target diseases that lack effective therapies and affect relatively small numbers of patients, many of whom are children. These conditions are often inherited, difficult to diagnose, progressively debilitating and have few, if any, treatment options. BioMarin will continue to focus on advancing therapies that are the first or best of their kind.

BioMarin’s Technical Operations group is responsible for creating our drugs for use in clinical trials and for scaling production of those drugs for the commercial market. These engineers, technicians, scientists and support staff build and maintain BioMarin’s cutting-edge manufacturing processes and sites, provide quality assurance and quality control to ensure we meet regulatory standards, and procure the needed goods and services to support manufacturing and coordinating the worldwide movement of our drugs to patients. Come join our team and make a meaningful impact on patients’ lives. 

Communicate with team members and other functions to ensure all laboratory activities are coordinated.
Complete all appropriate training through SOPs and safety Risk Assessments.
Calibrate and verify the readiness of laboratory equipment.
Perform water and condensate sampling per procedure for lab RIW, LPUW and clean steam, and participate in out-of-spec investigations.
Trend and monitor the fridges and freezers in use in the labs.
Organize the laboratory chemicals and consumables, both in terms of planning ahead for orders required and for handling upon receipt.
Prepare buffer, media and cleaning solutions and confirm pH, conductivity and other attributes as required. Document all buffer / media preparation steps and results in Electronic Lab Notebooks for MSAT and in logbooks for QC.
Participate in setting up and maintaining a 5S system in the laboratories.
Clean laboratory equipment such as biosafety cabinets and incubators on a periodic basis; collect and clean laboratory materials by automatic washers or by hand; and sterile-autoclave labware for cell culture and other aseptic operations.
Perform GMM waste inactivation.
Maintain Dewars containing the cell bank with liquid nitrogen refills.
Liaise with warehouse personnel for collection of lab deliveries and prepare appropriate documentation.
Interact with Facilities Services by monitoring the laboratory utility systems and users, such as water generation units and users, glass washers, sterilizing autoclave, decontamination autoclave, compressed gases etc.
Provide additional technical support to laboratories as needed, which may include participation in cross-functional teams for site initiatives.
Identify continuous improvement opportunities, and when practical collaborate for seeking buy-in and implementation.
May be required to work periodically out of normal business hours
Strong verbal and written communications skills.
Ability to use computer effectively as work requires.
Ability to work effectively in groups.
Play an active role in maintaining and enhancing the safety of the workplace and the laboratories.

We are a high-performing, team based organization, where colleagues are flexible, multi-skilled and empowered to make decisions.
Lab Services is a function that works closely with all lab based personnel in MSAT and QC, and which is empowered to develop its work activity plans based on coordinated inputs from QC and MSAT laboratory staff.
Initiative and communication are key, as is a continuous improvement mindset.
The individual will be responsible for a variety of activities such as the preparation of process and cleaning solutions from less than 1 L up to 500L; lab water and clean steam sampling; sample management; participation in out-of-spec investigations; inventory management for lab chemicals and consumables; and many lab support activities such as calibrations, GMM waste inactivation, glassware cleaning and routine checks.
Accurate and complete documentation are very important for all these activities, and will require GMP documentation for QC as well as good scientific practices for MSAT. 
Participation in cross-functional projects and associated communication and collaboration are important skills for the role.

Third level scientific qualification in chemistry, biology or related field, or significant experience in a chemistry laboratory or equivalent.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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