Senior QC Analyst - Microbiology - Waterford

Location: Ireland


Job Type: Perm

Industry: Biotech-Pharma-Medical-Device-Jobs

Job ID: JO-1908-19263

Consultant: Karen McHugh

Are you a Microbiology Analyst with 3+ years experience in a GMP analytical laboratory?

Do you have experience in Water Environmental Monitoring, Sampling & Sterility?

If you have the relevant experience, please forward your CV to for review or call 353 1 7978720 to discuss in confidence.

Senior QC Analyst - Microbiology - Waterford


Our client is a leading Contract Research Organization (CRO), working with pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device sectors.

Job Description

The main aim of the role is to carry out basic testing and to master the range of techniques appropriate for the work area.

Constantly aware of customer’s requirements and strive to meet those requirements keeping in mind the cycle is not complete until the customer has obtained their report.

Perform non-routine tasks in the laboratory or perform the particular type(s) of analysis assigned to them, back filling for Analysts as required.

Develop and validate new tests and procedures for the company and customers.

Complete specific technological projects and write the results of these projects accurately, confidentially and on time for customers.

Sign all technical documents once training in this task is successfully completed.  

This includes laboratory reports, SOPs, protocols, investigation reports and any other documentation issued.

Authorise customer work from Analysts.

Deputise for supervisors / managers, as required.

Act as a mentor to less experienced Analysts.

Keep the laboratory area clean and tidy in both ‘seen’ and ‘unseen’ areas.

Provide cover for other members of staff as required and for taking part in the company’s weekend rota and/or overtime schedule.

Ensure that all documentation is completed on time, accurately and legibly.

Keep their training records up to date and to initiate training where possible.

Update any relevant documentation as required.

Adhere to all company standards in the area of safety, housekeeping and quality, notifying management of any discrepancies.

Handle any customer related queries where necessary and liaise with the team to solve these queries if needed.

Ensure that customers’ requirements are fully met and in so doing be flexible to work in any area of the business as is required.

Identify any opportunities for improvement of quality and service and work with the team to implement continuous improvement

Demonstrate effective communication skills and a proactive attitude to solving any lab issues by liaising with the Team Leader and offering solutions where appropriate.


A degree or diploma in Microbiology or a related discipline is desirable.

At least 2-3 years experience in a GMP analytical laboratory. 

Water Environmental Monitoring, Sampling & Sterility.

Good team player, organised, accurate, have strong documentation skills

Passionate about quality and customer service

Good communication skills both internally and externally


Competitive Salary

Permanent Full time position

Benefits include medical insurance, pension and life assurance.


Karen McHugh is the consultant managing this position.

If you have any queries about this role, you can contact him by e-mail or phone +353-1-7978720

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