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Team Lead (Microbiology)

  • Sector: Science & Pharma
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  • Job Ref: 21943

Are you an experienced Team Lead (Microbiology) and open to a 22 month FTC in Athlone, Co. Westmeath.

**excellent benefits on offer for contract duration**

Reporting to the Microbiology Supervisor, the successful candidate will be responsible for organising and scheduling the smooth running of the Microbiology Lab in accordance with GMP. The team lead will also mentor and support analysts and deputise for the Microbiology Supervisor as required.

Team Lead (Microbiology) Responsibilities:

  • Organise and schedule lab testing for Microbiology lab e.g. water, environmental monitoring, raw materials and finished product. Plan and execute workload in an accurate, efficient, and timely manner using visual management concepts.

  • Perform accurate review/authorisation of test data including trending and technical review of data ensuring KPIs are met.

  • Train and mentor new analysts.

  • Review and update of documentation e.g. SOPs, training programs, trend reports.

  • Preparation of reports including validation protocols, reports and lab investigation reports/ deviation reports. 

  • Participate in Problem Solving using root cause analysis tools. Monitor the effectiveness of CAPA, reassess and continually improve.

  • Perform Microbiology testing as required. 

  • Represent the Microbiology Lab on project teams providing planning/technical support as necessary.

  • Represent the Company at audits, client visits when required.

  • To report to and be directed by the Laboratory Management.

  • To deputise for the Supervisor as required and agree priorities with Supervisor. 

  • Accountable for all people management in the absence of the Supervisor

  • Recognise and take ownership when problems occur, make necessary decisions and escalate/delegate issues promptly.

  • Ensure compliance with all aspects of cGMP.

  • Ensure high level of housekeeping and safety.

Team Lead (Microbiology) requirements:

Degree or diploma in Microbiology or related science discipline.

At least six years’ experience in a pharmaceutical Microbiology laboratory with experience in oral solid dose processing and strong operational and personnel management skills.

Knowledge of cGMP, GLP, Safety, laboratory instrumentation, TrackWise and LIMS. 


For a confidential discussion, please contact Tina Cornally.