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Senior Microbiology Specialist

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location:
  • Sector: Science
  • Date posted: 25/04/2018
  • Job reference: J385411A

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Senior Microbiology Specialist

My Client, a leading pharmaceutical organisation, is currently seeking a Senior Microbiology Specialist to join their expanding team.

Key aspects of the role include responsibility for providing in-line technical support to ensure the continued manufacture and supply of quality pharmaceutical products meeting Manufacturing priorities of: Compliance, Supply, Strategy and Profit Plan.

This role is responsible for all aspects of method and equipment validation in the microbiology department assisting in the effective and efficient running of the method and equipment validation programs. In addition, providing on-going technical support to the site in microbiology and contamination control. The Senior Microbiology Specialist role will report directly to the Microbiology Laboratory Manager.

The role includes but not limited to:

  • Technical support and provision of technical leadership in microbiology to other area personnel.
  • Development of Microbiological methods, Method Validation and Method Qualification, mainly bioburden, endotoxin and Sterility test methods.
  • Analytical Method Transfer and Qualification.
  • Approval of procedures, protocols, reports and other GMP documents as required.
  • Performance, design and direction of bench experiments for validation purposes.
  • Troubleshooting of issues which arise during the execution of validation studies and routine tests.
  • Microbiology Support to Site Investigations.


  • Minimum of 7 years' experience in a Pharmaceutical Microbiology Industry
  • Bachelor of Science Degree or higher in Microbiology or bioscience
  • Demonstrate knowledge in microbiology related test methods i.e Bioburden, Endotoxin and Sterility testing.
  • Experience with regulatory inspections (eg HPRA, FDA)

For more information on this position or similar roles, please contact Kathryn on 016455250 or email @

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