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Analytical Scientist

Date: Feb 11, 2019

Location: Ballyragget, KK, IE

Company: Glanbia



R&D Analytical Scientist –Fixed Term contract


Glanbia Ireland is a world class, ambitious, integrated agri-food and nutrition business, with a diverse portfolio of quality ingredients, leading consumer and agri brands with the proven talent to succeed in the global market.


Glanbia Ireland owns leading consumer and agri brands such as Avonmore, Kilmeaden Cheese, Premier Milk, Wexford, and GAIN Animal Nutrition. It processes a 2.6 billion litre milk pool from 21 counties and exports high quality dairy and agri ingredients as well as branded products to over 60 countries.


With annual revenue of €1.8 billion, Glanbia Ireland has 11 processing plants, 53 agri branches and over 1,800 employees. 


Job Overview:

This role will report to the R&D Technical Manager of the AgriChemWhey research project, based in Lisheen, Moyne, Co. Tipperary. This role will provide analytical support for the monitoring of upstream, fermentation and down stream purification of dairy derived Whey. Working within the project team  this role will provide analytical, quality and  scientific support for the optimisation  of key stream and side-stream products and their processing technologies for fine molecule purification from lab to commercial scale.. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Hands on analysis and analytical method development of lab, pilot plant and commercial scale samples
  • Analytical method development, QC protocol writing, specification setting, sample analysis and product release as per QC GMP
  • Work within cross-functional teams across the project team to support project delivery.
  • Proactively identify and deliver analytical optimisations opportunities.
  • Keep technically abreast of relevant developments in the field to identify new opportunities. 
  • Work with Technical, Operations, commercial and QC teams to ensure seamless commercialisation and product release.

    Essential Criteria

  • 3rd Level Science degree preferably in Biochemistry/Biotechnology/Food Science.
  • 1-2 years experience in a wet chemistry/biochemistry role. 
  • Good technical, analytical  development, wet chemistry and QC skills are a must.
  • Ability to work within a cross-functional team.
  • Strong data analysis and attention to detail required.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

    Desired Criteria

  • HPLC experience a distinct advantage.
  • Experience of Lean or Six Sigma
  • ISO 17025 experience or equivalent.


  • Problem Solving and Judgement – Results focused while always focused on finding a better way
  • Teamwork – Ability to work and win together.


    Glanbia Ireland is a joint venture 60% owned by Glanbia Co-op and 40% owned by Glanbia plc. Established in July 2017, it combines Glanbia Ingredients Ireland, Glanbia Consumer Products and Glanbia Agribusiness.


    If you are interested in this position, please apply through the portal on the Glanbia Homepage with an up to date resume. Closing date for all applications is Friday 15th Feb 2019.

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