Microbiologist – Galway – Permanent | Collins McNicholas

Microbiologist – Galway – Permanent

  • Reference: GJ42856AOy
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Location: Galway, Mayo, Roscommon
  • Category: Science, Pharmaceutical & Food

This position exists as a QA function with its primary purpose to assure sterility of product released into commerce and assures analytical testing of various materials. This is accomplished through a wide variety of duties which support the routine operation of the Microbiology and Analytical Laboratory.


  • Responsibility for the implementation and maintenance of the microbiological programme including environmental monitoring programmes, (air, surface and particulate) and purified water process monitoring.
  • Responsible for the validation of contract sterilisation for both Gamma Irradiation and EO sterilization as per ISO 11137-1, ISO 11137-2, ISO 11137-3, ISO 11135-1.
  • Responsible for the maintenance of the quarterly Dose Audit programme for all sterilization families.
  • Responsibility for implementing regulatory requirements in accordance with ISO13485, FDA QSR 21CFR Part 820.
  • Involvement in Cleanroom validations, Water system validations and Cleaning validations.
  • Preparation, execution and analysis of related Quality documentation.
  • Support the internal audit program.
  • Involvement and general support to the Quality group including execution of assigned projects.

Skills, Experience and Qualifications:

  • Third level Qualification in Microbiology with at least 3 years’ experience in a similar role (relevant experience in same with equivalent third level Science Qualification will be considered).
  • A strong knowledge of water systems, Cleanrooms, biocompatibility and sterilisation is desirable.
  • Thorough knowledge and experience of a regulated industry, including GMP, GDP, GLP.
  • Knowledge of medical device quality standards/practices or similar regulated industry such as ISO10993, EN550, EN ISO 11135-1 and 11737-1.
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements/
  • Good knowledge of CAPA, NCR and deviation process.

For a confidential discussion and more information on the role/company please contact Amy O’Neill on 091-706718 or email amy.oneill@collinsmcnicholas.ie

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