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Microbiology Supervisor

  • Sector: Science & Pharma
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  • Job Ref: 21944

Excellent opportunity for an experienced Microbiology Supervisor to join my client in Athlone Co, Westmeath on a 22 month fixed term contract. You will lead a dynamic team. Ensure top-quality standards, regulatory compliance, and a culture of continuous improvement.

Reporting to the Associate Director Microbiology, the successful candidate will supervise a team of 5-7 Microbiology and QC sampling analysts.

**excellent benefits on offer for contract duration**

Microbiology Supervisor responsibilities:

  • Responsibility for management and appraisal of the performance and development of the Microbiology/QC sampling team.

  • Management of laboratory investigations using systematic RCA approach and effective CAPA planning. Ensure follow-up on anomalies, failures, and out of trend/out of limit results.

  • Preparation, review and approval of documents such as SOPs, Analytical Protocols, Change Controls and Reports.

  • Ensuring Microbiology laboratory readiness for internal, customer and regulatory inspections. Representing the Company at audits, client visits as required. Follow up on the close out of actions/ recommendations identified from both internal and external audits.

  • Responsibility for Employee relations, change, motivation, target setting, training, communications, occupational health & safety. 

  • Actively leading and supporting site projects, quality initiatives and continuous improvement programmes within the QC department. Utilising available resources in an efficient manner to support business needs. 

  • Collaborating with and influencing internal and external stakeholders outside of QC department to ensure effective operation, compliance and deliverables are achieved.

  • Review / approval of Microbiology metrics e.g. monthly quality report, , KPI reports, etc.

Microbiology Supervisor requirements:

  • Third level qualification (BSc or higher) in Microbiology/Related Science Discipline with desired 10 years’ experience in a pharmaceutical environment and a minimum of 3 years people management experience.

  • Previous supervisor experience is necessary along with the ability to influence peer group.

  • Technical troubleshooting experience, understands data driven decision making, critical thinking and experienced in all aspects of environmental monitoring, water systems, product testing in oral solid dosage forms. 

  • Previous experience of HPRA/FDA regulated site including regulatory audit preparation and auditor interaction experience.


For a confidential discussion, please contact Tina Cornally.