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Lead QC Micro Analyst (Sample Management)

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Limerick
  • Sector: Science
  • Date posted: 23/03/2018
  • Job reference: J383857A

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Lead QC Micro Analyst II-IV

(Sample Management)


Performs testing to ensure cGMP compliance in the manufacturing facility. Responsible for assessing the microbiological quality of products, manufacturing equipment, manufacturing process areas, and facility utilities.

Lead Activities include (but not limited to);

  • Provides on-the-floor guidance and support to employees.
  • Ensures employees timesheets are completed on time.
  • Monitors employees training to ensure that all requirements are met, including OJT.
  • Maintain up to date training records for self and direct reports.
  • Perform monthly performance feedback meetings with direct reports.
  • Escalates all performance issues to management and/or HR.


  • Oversees and maintains appropriate procedures to ensure chain of custody for QC samples is maintained
  • Ensures a high level of customer service for teams submitting samples for QC, including customer queries
  • Microbiology representation and participation in cross functional site meetings
  • Technical writing assignments such as SOPs, protocols, final reports, trend reports, risk assessments, laboratory investigations, etc
  • Participates in training of other new employees and prioritizes workloads daily.
  • Performs laboratory investigation reports
  • Maintains laboratory supplies, media, reagents inventory, etc.
  • Supports Product Testing and environmental monitoring sampling as required
  • Assists in coordinating equipment maintenance and calibration
  • Uses Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) for sample and sample test result tracking
  • Performs all duties relevant to the Quality Control Microbiology Analyst position as required.
  • This role will be a 24/7 shift position


  • A third level qualification (BSc degree or higher) in Microbiology or related field. Will substitute relevant work experience in lieu of degree requirement.
  • Requires 2+ years hands-on work experience working in laboratory to cGMP regulatory guidelines within the biopharmaceutical industry
  • Experience with electronic systems such as LIMS, Empower, SoftMax, Qumas, eDoc, Trackwise etc., is an advantage.


  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal & written.
  • Adaptable and flexible, as position may require some travel.
  • Collaboration and team work. Maintains the highest standards of ethical behaviour.
  • Results and performance driven.
  • Strong analytical ability and associated problem solving.
  • Good time management and attention to detail.
  • Knowledge and proficient in the use of Microsoft products including, Project, Excel, Word and PowerPoint.

For more information on this and similar position please contact Jack on 01 6455262 or email jack.conway-kenny at

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