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Senior Sterilisation/Microbiology Engineer - Galway

Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Galway
Date: 1/09/2017
Job Reference: 88461

Job Description

Contact: Cliona O'Malley
Telephone: 091730022

Senior Sterilisation/Microbiology Engineer Galway
Our client a leading medical device company requires an experienced Sterilisation expert to join their team in Galway. The job is permanent with great progression opportunities. The Sterilisation/ Microbiologist is responsible for leading sterilization validation for new products, process improvements and change control.

Key Responsibilities for the job:
  • Support cross functional teams to design protocols to ensure that new products/ product changes are adequately evaluated/tested with respect to microbiological and sterility requirements to guarantee compliance to all regulatory standards
  • Liaise with quality extended product development project team member as part of a wider cross functional team, developing strong partnering relationships with these groups, at both the manufacturing and design sites, with a focus on sterilization validation and microbiology.
  • Responsible for supporting your projects in internal and external audits and submission preparation and addressing any questions regarding these submissions
  • Responsible for keeping abreast of industry best practice with respect to validations and laboratory test methods/techniques.
  • Support root cause investigations and drive continuous improvement in day-to-day activity.
  • Liaise with departments, both internally and externally to build strong collaborative partnerships.

Education, Experience and Skills:
  • Bachelor's degree (Level 8 NFQ) in a relevant technical discipline (e.g. Engineering)
  • 4/5 years' relevant experience in sterilization validation/microbiology.
  • Dynamic team player and leader and can work effectively and proactively on cross-functional teams.
  • Experienced with sterilization validation, and experience with a number of different sterilization technologies and microbiology skills are desirable.

For further information on this Senior Sterilisation/Microbiology Engineer role in Galway please contact Cliona O'Malley on 091 730 022/
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