Manages the QC Microbiology team and provides critical microbiology support to manufacturing and facilities.Essential Duties and Responsibilities: * Manage a team of laboratory analysts within the QC microbiology department involved in the analysis of raw materials, intermediates (in process) and bulk drug substance in a cGMP regulatory environment. * Implement and manage the environmental monitoring programme, including surface, settling and viable and non-viable particulate air monitoring of aseptic operations and controlled areas * Responsible for all QC microbiological aspects of cGMP compliance and sample analysis. * Design and oversee microbiological validations as needed for drug substance, in-process controls and buffers. * Manage the design, validation and execution of the clean utilities qualification and re-qualification program. * Support manufacturing personnel in the identification of microbiological root cause analysis and provide technical advice on QC related topics as needed. * Participate in the investigation and review of alert and action limit investigations as needed and implements corrective action as appropriate. * Ensure that all work carried out is in compliance with the required regulatory standards, conforms to company policies and standard operating procedures (SOPs). * Review and approve method protocols, reports and SOPs. * Assist in the preparation for internal/customer/regulatory inspections. * Ensure a safe working environment within the laboratory. * Proactively identify and implement lab process improvements, lean initiatives. * Oversee or conduct laboratory investigations and generates reports in response to invalid assays, Deviations, OOS/OOT. * Ensure that CAPAs and Change Controls are initiated and completed on time and in accordance with site procedures. * Present analytical data reports clearly and concisely to senior management, including QC performance metrics and trends. * Ability to train, develop and mentor direct reports and effectively manage the performance of individuals. * May be required to work shift.Education and Experience: * BS/BA in Microbiology or closely related field with 6+ years' experience in microbiology lab, preferably in the pharmaceutical or biotech industry with 3+ years' experience in a leadership role in microbiology laboratory management. * This is an opportunity to join a team select team that is already leading the way in the Pharmaceutical/Biotech industry. Apply today and learn more our clients unwavering commitment to combining good science & good business.