Laboratory Supervisor – Microbiology | Collins McNicholas

Laboratory Supervisor – Microbiology

  • Reference: GY42991AO
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Location: Galway
  • Category: Science, Pharmaceutical & Food

This is an excellent, permanent opportunity in a great location. The role offers an ideal opportunity for anyone looking to develop their career within the microbiology sector. 

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Frontline management in the day to day activities in the laboratory
  • Allocation, scheduling and managing lab resources
  • Performance management of direct reports, including development plans for all analysts
  • Ensuring that all quality systems within the department are adhered to on a daily basis, GMP and ISO 17025
  • Ensuring results and reports are delivered on time to clients. Liaising with customers on all matters involving support.
  • Reviewing documentation, data and lab investigation reports, deviations, customer complaints etc. 
  • Ensuring that staff training, equipment qualification/calibration and method validation is adequate and up to date
  • Preparing the lab for internal and external audits, maintaining compliance to good housekeeping and safety standards
  • Monthly reporting of trends and KPI management 
  • Motivate staff to achieve targets and optimise the use of resources at all times

Essential Criteria:

  • 3rd level degree in Microbiology
  • 3-5 years’ experience in a GMP lab environment
  • Ideally 2 years’ supervisory experience within a lab environment
  • Have a professional, pro-active approach to work combined with strong leadership skills and an ability to work efficiently under pressure
  • Strong communication skills, written and verbal
  • Capable of motivating your team
  • Ability to critically review analytical date. Excellent attention to detail is a must
  • Experience in Method Development and Validation

For a confidential discussion and more information on the role/company please contact Amy O’Neill on 091-706718 or email

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