Microbiology Lead Analyst

  • Reference: CJ46308
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Location: Cork, Cork City, Munster
  • Category: Science, Pharmaceutical & Food

Role Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Manager to effectively coordinate and lead the team so that productivity, quality, documentation, work schedules, safety and housekeeping are run at maximum efficiency
  • Perform Bioburden and Endotoxin testing.
  • Perform Method Transfer/Validation for Bioburden and Endotoxin.
  • Preparing and approving results for tests in which they have received the appropriate training and are deemed competent.
  • Notify to the client representative, any anomalous or out of specification results and participate in the investigation as appropriate.
  • Completion of training records and ensuring that all records presented for review and approval are at the appropriate standard.
  • Providing training to other team members as required. Ensuring all training delivered is documented appropriately.
  • Ensuring at all times, that all documentation and laboratory records are up to date and of an appropriate standard.
  • Ensuring that all work carried out is approached “Right First Time” so as to avoid any re-work or errors.
  • Being constantly aware of client’s requirements and striving to meet or exceed those requirements keeping in mind the client process end points.
  • Maintain a clear understanding of the client relationship and service goals and help others achieve the same. Maintain a clear understanding of the client process flow in terms of destination and use of data generated, and consequences of sub-standard data, and help others achieve the same.
  • Dealing with client queries and to contact designated personnel with any relevant information or issues relating to test results or the service in general.
  • Performing second person verification checks as required by the laboratory schedule.
  • Being the main point of contact for the team and the client in terms of service provision discussions. 


  • A degree in Microbiology or a related discipline is required
  • At least 1 years’ experience in a supervisory/leadership capacity is an advantage
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a fast paced GMP Environment
  • Passionate about quality and customer service.
  • Excellent communication skills (internally and externally) and understanding of appropriate client interactions.
  • Willing to operate in a flexible manner and be able to switch priorities at short notice.
  • Good team player, organised, accurate, have strong documentation skills.


For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Laura Jevens on 021 4911060 or email laura.jevens@collinsmcnicholas.ie

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