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Microbiology Manager

Reference:KS/AKVB-147142 Location: Galway
Qualification:DegreeExperience:4-5 Years
Job Type:PermanentSalary: Not Disclosed

Our client is a World leading Pharmaceutical Organisation based in Galway. They are currently seeking a Microbiology Manager to lead a team of over 10 Microbiologists including Team Leaders. A sterile injectables background is desired and previous management experience in either a Microbiology or QC laboratory. Previous people management experience essential.

• Manage and control the microbial testing of pharmaceutical products for release.
• Ensure highest quality standards are maintained in areas of responsibility and that industry best practice is adopted in accordance with current GLP (good laboratory practice), GMP (good manufacturing practice)and regulatory body directives.
• Ensure all laboratory analysis is carried out in a safe, efficient and timely manner and ensure that systems and methods of analysis, sampling and testing are in place to allow for the generation of valid data.
• Ensure validity of all test methods in the laboratory are established and documented. Interact efficiently with other department managers/ directors.
• Manage and support the Microbiology Team. Including establishing employee goals and objectives, assess performance, provide regular feedback, coach, develop and ensure dept. personnel are properly trained and remain in compliance with training requirements at all times.
• Support continuous improvement projects such as 6S and lean processes for the laboratory.
• Provide input to regulatory files in support of new product submissions and approvals.

• Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in a science related discipline (preferably Microbiology/Pharmaceutical Sciences) and 5 years managerial/supervisory pharmaceutical industrial experience preferably within a microbiology department.
• Working knowledge of isolator technology
• Knowledge of working within an FDA/HPRA regulated facility (preferably sterile injectables).
• Knowledge of Aseptic Processing, Monitoring and Management of the Microbial Environment.
• Working knowledge of Environmental Monitoring of a Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Environment.
• Ability to provide leadership, to set clear goals and development plans for team, communicate these clearly and ensure progress to completion meeting predefined targets. Track record of showing how results were delivered through management/leadership of others.

If you would like further Information you can contact the recruiter directly:

Karen Shiel | Tel: +353 (0) 1 5079256