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Senior Microbiologist

Job Title: Senior Microbiologist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Galway
Industry:
REF: 97858
Job Published: 2 months ago

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
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