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Microbiology Lab Manager

  • Sector: Science & Pharma
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  • Job Ref: 20298

My client is a global organisation and is an industry leader in food microbiology testing. They have just made a presence in Ireland and are now looking for a Microbiology Laboratory Manager for the Newbridge facility.

The role of the Microbiology Laboratory Manager will be to provide leadership and establish policies, procedures, and goals related to technical/scientific leadership, operational excellence, quality systems improvement, innovation, and method development within the Microbiology Department. 

Microbiology Manager responsibilities;

• Leadership of the entire Microbiology Department 

• Building and creating a high-performance team

• Identifying and implementing efficiency and productivity improvements

• Talent development

• Ensures adherence to defined protocols and SOPs

• Ensure safety policies are followed

• Support Sales and Customer Care as a technical expert

• Working with other functions such as Product Management and Research to add new methods in a fast and error-free fashion

• Continually optimize testing operations to meet customer expectations on speed and quality

• Collaborate with LD on the selection, optimization, and justification of equipment and all other analytical resources

Microbiology Manager requirements

• Degree in Microbiology, Biology, or other related 

• 5 years experience as a Lab Manager or Assistant/Deputy Lab manager 

• Strong knowledge of Microbiology testing and methods

• Experience in managing 20 + staff 

• Experience in processing high volumes of samples

• Positive/"can do" attitude 

• Knowledge of ISO 17025 and experience in INAB audits - desirable but not essential


If you would like more information on this role you can contact Paul Dunican

(090) 641 7022