Laboratory Support Manager

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  • Management opportunity
  • World leading organisation
  • Negotiable salary
  • Welcome bonus

About the position

We are looking to identify a Laboratory Support Manager for an opportunity in Central Ireland to support the laboratory operations and assure regulatory compliant programs for a leading healthcare organisation.

Your primary responsibility will be to manage the team of engineers/scientists and 3rd party vendors who provide support to the various analytical groups on all aspects of analytical instrumentation and equipment including qualification, installation, maintenance, calibration and repair.


Key responsibilities

  • Lead and manage a team of engineers/scientists on all instrumentation support projects for the laboratory analytical groups
  • Oversee and manage all instrumentation support activities and projects
  • Ensure all instrumentation support activities and projects are compliant with quality/QMP and documentation requirements
  • Coordinates and performs calibration and maintenance activities on a range of analytical equipment.
  • Coordinates and performs equipment qualifications, executing IQ/OQ/PQ activities.
  • Reviews calibration and maintenance records from peers.
  • Tracks and maintains equipment schedule.
  • Reviews and updates equipment SOP’s.
  • Trains analysts on equipment.
  • Coordinate and prioritize project activities with internal functional groups analytical labs, QA, QC and facilities.  

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Science or related discipline
  • Previous Supervisor/Management experience essential
  • Experience working as a Scientist/Analyst within a GMP/Pharma environment where you had supervisory/management responsibility
  • Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • GMP knowledge and understanding of FDA, ICH, and USP guidelines
  • Analytical equipment experience is a must. Experience in running/maintaining/calibrating a range of analytical equipment including HPLC/UPLC/Dissolution apparatus/ particle counting apparatus.
  • Experience in biopharm equipment such as CE / ICE would be a plus.  
  • Ability to utilize Microsoft Excel and Word to perform tasks
  • Proven ability in technical writing skills
  • Proven problem solving and troubleshooting abilities
  • Time management and project management skills
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work in a collaborative work environment with a team as well as working off own initiative.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment requiring frequent changes in priorities.
  • Ability to train/mentor junior staff.