Collins McNicholas

Role Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Quality Control Manager in achieving company goals
  • Day to day scheduling of laboratory activities
  • Management of the QC stability program, test requirements, & results reporting
  • Using the existing laboratory tools to generate and maintain performance related metrics
  • Coaching / Mentoring – support members of team with problem solving and skill development to aid learning and early problem resolution.
  • Recruitment – assist with recruitment of team members in line with resource requirements and to job spec.
  • Timely close out of deviations and/or investigations.
  • Assist with the timely completion of data reviewing as required.
  • To identify training requirements and training of Chemists and organize training as required.
  • To participate in all relevant training to ensure personal training plan is up to date.
  • To calibrate and check calibrations of laboratory instrumentation as required.
  • Take responsibility for issues as they arise and elevating them where necessary.
  • Timely and complete handover of documentation and work in progress.
  • Reporting on results via correct documentation in real time.
  • To draft procedures, protocols, reports and company documentation as required.
  • To ensure that all work carried out is in compliance with the required standards conforming to company, cGxP, SOPs, regulatory regulations and guidelines, safety and environmental guidelines.
  • Adhere to all good housekeeping practices
  • Facilitate continuous improvement within the QC team
  • Representing the Quality Control department at internal meetings and communications with customers.
  • Plan all external laboratory testing, ensuring all testing is completed on time in full.
  • Health & Safety
    • Ensure requirements of company safety statement are implemented
    • Continuously promote a positive safety culture by leading by example
    • Implement safety requirements as per site documentation including SOP’s, Safety Statement and COP’s
    • Report any defects
    • If unsure about safety requirements – ask
  • Recruit, train, manage and develop team
  • To perform additional tasks as agreed to support effective running of the business.


Role Requirements:

  • Relevant third level qualification
  • At least 5 years previous relevant experience


  • Analytical techniques
  • Operation of laboratory instrumentation
  • Computer Skills to include MS office, ECDL certification an advantage
  • Proven time management skills
  • People management skills
  • Planning & organising
  • Multi-tasking
  • Project management, knowledge of MS project
  • Technical writing skills.



  • Leadership
  • Ability to deal with cross-functional groups
  • Teamwork & Collaboration
  • Compliance & adherence to regulations
  • Safety Awareness
  • Ability to handle pressurized timelines
  • Attention to detail
  • Problem Solving / Analysis
  • Adaptability


For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Aisling Lane on 021-4320675 or email

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