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Orla Crowley

Orla brings more than nine years of specialist recruitment experience and a background of more than 15 years working in healthcare to her role in Wallace Myers International.

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In-Vitro (Cell Culture/Virology) Supervisor

€40000 - €50000 per annum

In-Vitro (Cell Culture/Virology) Supervisor

Our Client a Pharmaceutical Company are currently recruiting for a Senior In Vitro (Cell Culture/Virology) Supervisor to join their team in Co. Mayo,

This role will be responsible for a Cell Culture/Virology Laboratory along with a team of Analysts.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the quality of work produced by the Cell Culture/Virology team and ensure it is conducted in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures and the principles of GMP.
  • To implement and supervise safe working methods within the team and to inform and instruct staff of these. Comply with all Health and Safety regulations and procedures.
  • Develop, co-ordinate and implement training for staff on technical aspects of new and existing assays.
  • Responsible for providing feedback on performance to analysts working on Client specific projects.
  • Be involved in preparing costings and proposals based on protocols/project plan of proposed work by clients.
  • Assist in the transfer of assays from clients to the Department, where appropriate.
  • Participate in regulatory and client audits and liaising with clients as required.
  • Assist in the generation of appropriate SOPs.
  • Assist Project Leaders in research of technical information for incoming new enquiries.
  • Responsible for compiling audit responses in conjunction with the team and the Analytical Functional Manager.
  • Responsible for supporting staff with deviations and laboratory investigation reports.
  • Raw data review.
  • Responsible for ensuring all raw data and test results including protocols, reports etc are retained and archived according to Charles River Laboratories SOP's.
  • Responsible for preparing 'Presentations' and the delivery of same to the Cell Culture/Virology team, other departments and to Clients as required.
  • Assist in Test Item Receipt (LIMS), Storage, Disposal and Decontamination.
  • Liaise with consultants and external services (e.g. subcontract laboratories) as appropriate.
  • Liaise with other departments to ensure that the laboratory areas and all equipment maintained in appropriate working conditions.
  • Responsible for purchasing new equipment and spare/replacement parts as required.
  • Responsible for maintaining stock of supplies (chemicals, consumables) needed for routine activities within the team.
  • Scheduling daily tasks to analyst, ensuring appropriate workload is not exceeded.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • BSc. In a relevant science discipline (e.g. Biology, Biochemistry or Biotechnology)
  • A minimum of 3 years relevant experience in Scientific Research preferably within a GMP regulated environment (EMEA/FDA) within the Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, CRO Industry.
  • Proven track record of supervising/managing staff.
  • Experience in analytical techniques (e.g. HPLC, ELISA, Western Blot) essential.
  • Ability to problem solve and work on own initiative.
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills.

For further information or a confidential discuss on the Senior In Vitro (Cell Culture/Virology) Supervisor please contact Orla Crowley on 0830286256 /

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This position was pPosted on 04 May 2021

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