Analytical Learning & Development Specialist


Location: Craigavon

Hours: 37.5 Hours per week

Salary: Competitive

Business Unit: Pharma Services

Open To: Internal & External Applicants

Ref No.: HRJOB9961

The Role:

This role will be based within the Analytical Operations department of the Almac Pharma Services (APS) Business Unit.

The Analytical Learning and Development Specialist will primarily deliver training within the Analytical Operations enabling all employees to perform analytical related activities in a GMP compliant manner.

In the role, they will promote a culture of learning across this group, by creating learning environments where employees can continuously develop and thrive. The specialist will work with their team members to develop and deliver the Analytical Operations training strategy.

The specialist will have a sound understanding of all analytical techniques and will competently provide theoretical and practical training on all aspects of the lab, including GMP compliance, sample preparation, and the use of a wide range of analytical instrumentation, for example HPLC (Including software training), Dissolution, FTIR, etc.

Within the role the specialist will provide ongoing support and mentoring for trainees and will provide feedback on progress to their line managers. The specialist will also monitor the success of the training program, scrutinizing the results on a periodic basis, and implementing corrective actions to improve the program as required.

For a full list of job specific responsibilities, please see attached Job Description.

Key Requirements:

Essential Criteria

  • Degree (or equivalent) in a Pharmaceutical Analysis or a Life Science with a significant chemistry component
  • Significant GMP laboratory experience
  • Previous significant experience in the training and mentoring of personnel within a technical environment.
  • Significant Experience in:
    • HPLC Method Development and Validation
    • Dissolution Method Development and Validation
    • Planning and execution of Stability Studies
    • Working knowledge and experience of GMP and ICH guidelines.
    • Significant experience in the use of a wide range of common industry laboratory analytical techniques (UV, FTIR. KF etc.

Desirable Criteria

(The following criteria may be applied if a large pool of applicants exist)

  • M.Sc. (or equivalent) in Pharmaceutical Analysis Chemistry or a Life Science with a significant chemistry component
  • Training Qualification (Degree or Certificate) or equivalent industry recognised L&D qualification.
  • Experienced in a training role / training system.


For the successful candidate, we offer an attractive benefits package which will include a competitive salary, annual bonus, employer pension contributions, 34 days paid annual leave, healthcare benefits and much more. Please see further details on the Benefits Tab.

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Apply online and tailor your CV to outline how you meet the role criteria. Please upload your CV in PDF format where possible.

Closing Date

We will no longer be accepting applications after 5pm on 30th May 2024.


Almac will only accept applications from agencies/business partners that have been invited to work on this role by our Talent Acquisition team. Speculative candidate CV’s received or submitted directly to Hiring Managers will be considered unsolicited and no fee will be payable. Thank you for your cooperation.


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