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Senior Sterilization Specialist

Ref: 75479

  • 65,000-75,000
  • 07 Sep 2021
  • Dublin (Central)
  • Permanent

Senior Sterilization Specialist

About the Company

Senior Sterilization Specialist is required for a leading Pharma/Medical Device site in Dublin. Working as part of a Global team and as part of the onsite R&D group you will be responsible for the identification and development of suitable sterilization programs and technologies.

About the Position

This is a full time, permanent role. Initially as a standalone SME but with the potential to build a team alongside you.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Serve as technical leader and subject matter expert for the development of sterilization processes supporting early-stage product development and technology scouting projects.
  • Promote innovation through research-based and data-driven identification viable sterilization technologies for next generation drug / therapy containment and delivery systems.
  • Support market growth initiatives through creatively and thoughtfully challenging status-quo in sterilization process deployment to provide unique and appropriately scaled solutions to routine & novel sterilization challenges.
  • Author research reports, design experiments, and execute feasibility studies to assess efficacy of sterilization processes in a given application and/or impact of sterilization on a medical device and/or drug product.
  • Generate empirical evidence supporting sterilization validation efforts in accordance with international standards (e.g., ISO 11137, ISO 11135, etc.), international regulations, and industry best practice.
  • Lead and support cross-functional teams in test plan execution, data analysis, and conclusion generation within the product development process for sterilization technology projects.
  • Train and mentor teams, including junior personnel, while sharing experience and best practices related to sterilization technologies, regulatory requirements, and corporate policy.
  • Lead initiatives on behalf of the Global Sterilization Council and foster an environment based upon a foundation of continuous process improvement and industry benchmarking.


  • Bachelor’s degree in in physical sciences, such as Microbiology, Biomedical Engineering or related engineering discipline
  • 5+ years of experience in health care product development and validation of sterilization processes. 
  • Practical knowledge of sterilization principles and prior education or experience with health care product design and/or manufacturing processes, microbiological test methods, validation. Experience with X-Ray, UV, NO2, or H202 sterilization a plus.
  • Previous leadership / mentorship experience a plus
  • Must have effective problem-solving abilities and strong interpersonal and communication skills (both written and oral)
  • Must be dependable, detail oriented, and able to multi-task
  • A sense of urgency/initiative

Remuneration Package

€65,000 - €75,000 Negotiable depending on experience. Strong benefits package including Healthcare and Pension.

For more information on the role or any other Engineering or Life Sciences roles call Nigel on 087 3618142 or email me or click the apply button below.