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Associate Director Quality Control Microbiology

Type Permanent

Salary Negotiable

Location Limerick

Ref # 7460

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Barden are delighted to be supporting our global client in their search for an Associate Director of Quality Control Microbiology for their state-of-the-art start up biotech manufacturing campus in Limerick.


The Associate Director, Quality Control Microbiology will be an integral part of the leadership team for the startup of their greenfield manufacturing site in Limerick. The Associate Director will have key responsibilities in the areas of GMP Compliance, People Management, Technical Excellence and Corporate/Site Strategy.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership, direction and governance for the Limerick QCL Microbiology facility.
  • Recruit and develop team members to deliver scientific excellence in analytical sciences. 
  • Develop future leaders within the function and facility. 
  • Manage the QCL Micro teams to ensure delivery of operational and scientific excellence. 
  • Specifically during the startup phase of the Limerick site (2023 to 2025) leadership will be expected to be a collaborative, inclusive, energetic leader and support the broader Limerick team to: 
  • Build the organization with the necessary capability, capacity and culture to operate this facility to the highest standards of excellence 
  • Develop and implement the systems and processes needed to run the site, leveraging existing knowledge and practices where necessary, but also incorporating external experiences and learning.  
  • Ensure regulatory compliance and operational excellence by supporting lean principles and a Digitally Native approach.
  • Support the project team as they deliver the facility to the site team, by providing feedback and support on decisions and strategies etc. Collaborate with them to ensure the right decisions are made to meet project deliverables and longer-term strategic goals for the site.  


  • BSc, MSc, or PhD in Chemistry, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Engineering or related discipline
  • Management experience of a GMP QC laboratory is a distinct advantage 
  • Experience in leadership of a cross functional team 

Candidates must be an EU Citizen or hold a valid work permit/visa to be considered.


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Jonathan Olden leads a team of accounting recruitment experts that work exclusively with the accounting professionals across Munster. With a deep understanding of leading businesses, team structures, cultures and the nuances of the Munster market, Jonathan and his team, many of whom are accountants themselves, go to great lengths to provide a consultative and supportive service to the people they work with. Jonathan and his team are where accounting professionals in Munster go for advice before they start looking for a job.

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