Connecting to LinkedIn...

Vacancy Details

Engineering & Technical

Senior Microbiologist - Galway

Contract Type: Permanent
Sector:
Location: Galway
Date: 3/08/2018
Job Reference: 97858

Job Description

Contact: Anne Marie Fox
Email: recruit@hero.ie
Telephone: 087 2197421

Senior Microbiologist
Our client, a Medical Device company in Galway is currently looking to recruit an Senior Microbiologist for their site.

Purpose:
  • Provide supervision of the Microbiology Laboratory in Galway, to provide a quality, efficient and cost effective testing service to the Galway site.
  • Ensure that the microbiology testing within the laboratory is carried out in line with all quality system and regulatory requirements.
  • The supervisor shall provide support and guidance in the areas of cGMP, Compliance, Regulatory, technical investigations, test method validation and environmental control.

Responsibilities as Senior Microbiologist:
  • Demonstrates commitment to the Quality Policy (patient safety and product quality) through the daily execution of sound quality practices and the maintenance of an effective quality system.
  • Responsible for maintaining a full understanding and complying with all the regulations governing the quality system.
  • Supervising and exercising functional control of the laboratory such that a compliant, cost effective and efficient service is provided.
  • Final review and approval of laboratory results, protocols, reports, SOPn++s etc.
  • Provide technical guidance/ trouble shooting in the event of equipment failure, NCEs or out of specification results.
  • Consult on quality and microbiological issues, support problem solving and resolution, and provide quality management advice and counsel to customers for related laboratory testing needs.
  • Represent the laboratory on cross functional project teams as required.
  • Liaise with various operational departments to ensure that the laboratory meets and exceeds the plants requirements.
  • Liaise with various operational departments to ensure that the laboratory meets and exceeds the plants requirements.
  • Co-ordinate the Environmental Control testing (water/air & surface microbial/air particulate) of controlled areas within the plant according to documented procedures.
  • Support validation of new and existing products to ensure compliance with current microbiology regulatory standards.
  • Assists in the implementation of new tests, new technology, and improves existing tests.
  • Leads laboratory projects for continuous improvement within the laboratory.
  • Advises and directs laboratory Technicians and functions as a trainer/ troubleshooter when problems arise during testing.
  • Maintaining adequate instrumentation and lab facilities.
  • Maintaining safety awareness in the laboratory.
  • Training and development of laboratory staff. Ensuresn++n++alln++n++direct reports are aware of their commitment to patient safety and product quality, are current with their training requirements and that they understand and comply with all other regulations governing their work.
  • Delivery of key Quality and Performance Objectives.
  • Selection and recruitment of analytical staff in conjunction with human resources.
  • Conduct performance reviews of direct report.

Qualifications and Experience:
  • HETAC Level 8 degree (240 credits) in Microbiology or similar discipline.
  • Minimum of 4 years experience in a similar role.
  • Experience of managing a team is essential for this role.
  • Good technical capabilities, communication skills, teamwork abilities and initiative.

For further information on this Senior Microbiologist role in Galway please contact Anne Marie Fox on 087 2197421 / recruit@hero.ie
Check out all our open jobs on our HERO Recruitment website – www.hero.ie
Please Note: Under its obligation under the Data Protection legislation, HERO Recruitment will not forward your details to any company without your prior approval.

Share this Job

Our Clients

With a reputation across three decades in the making, HERO Recruitment continues to impress our clients and candidates with our passion and dedication to our craft.

See More

What people say

Our strong reputation for quality placements in key roles has earned us the status of agency of choice. HERO Recruitment’s commitment to superior service is what sets us apart from our competitors and has rewarded us with many exclusive and semi-exclusive client and candidate relationships.  Here is what our clients and candidates say about us…

See More

“I have worked with HERO recruitment (formerly HERO recruitment) for a number of years both within my current and previous position. I have always found HERO recruitment excellent to partner with, the consultants know our industry and cultural fit and can therefore successfully source high calibre candidates to match our open vacancies. I find HERO recruitment very professional to deal with and any candidates I interview who are sourced by HERO always have a positive recruitment experience”.

Moira Faherty,
Human Resources Manager
Chanelle Group

“My very first impression was that I was dealing with a recruitment company who were extremely professional, supportive and knowledgeable of the role for which I was applying. Not only were the responsibilities of the role explained to me in great detail, but they also went to great lengths to really understand the depth of my technical, managerial and leadership experience and capabilities. What impressed me the most was their personal touch in building a strong relationship with me as a candidate and in maintaining regular contact with me on the status of the role throughout the application process”.

Adrian Rice,
Engineering Manager 
Boston Scientific

“HERO have been a key strategic recruiting partner to Hollister ULC over many years. During our continued growth and expansion at our facility in Ballina, Hero have worked closely with us to really understand our recruiting needs, the calibre of talent we are looking for, and the fit for our Hollister culture. HERO have successfully sourced and placed candidates for us into Research and Development, Project / Process Engineering, Supply Chain and key Management roles.  They have a very experienced and professional team, and bring an excellent regional, national and international perspective”. 

Tom Horkan,
Asst. HR Manger
Hollister ULC, Ballina, Co. Mayo

“Merit Medical have partnered with Hero for the past 10 years. During this time we have grown our employee numbers to 630 employees. Our experience of working with HERO is that they have a personal client focused approach, they know the market and they can deliver on the candidates.  The medical device market is competitive and our company success is dependent on the quality of our people, we want the best there is in the market so we can grow and in turn offer development opportunities to our people. 

Mary Collins,
Senior Director, Human Resources Europe
Merit Medical

“HERO Recruitment continues to be a valued partner in supplying high calibre candidates to all three Boston Scientific sites in Ireland. In particular they have been successful in delivering on specific roles for key project scale-ups. HERO has also provided on-site recruitment presence during increased activity when required and consistently operate in a highly professional and competent manner”.   

Lorraine McDonnell,
Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist
Boston Scientific 

“HERO Recruitment were instrumental in sourcing and delivering key talent to the organisation and enabled us to meet our key deliverables within our start-up phase. They thoroughly understood our culture and constantly over delivered on our expectations. Our partnership with HERO Recruitment has without a doubt been  a professional and collaborative one. HERO exceed themselves in all aspects of recruitment and are an absolute pleasure to work with”.

Christine Power,
VP of Human Resources
Pivot

“HERO recruitment is an extension to our talent acquisition team. From hiring strategy meeting to the induction of the right talent, the HERO recruitment team provide an exemplary service. They are knowledgeable about our business needs, responsive and thorough. A true talent acquisition partner”. 


Orla Keady-Giblin,
Human Resources Manager
Ingersoll Rand – Thermo King