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Principal Analytical Microbiologist

Type Permanent

Salary Negotiable

Location Limerick

Ref # 7329

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Barden are delighted to be supporting our client in their search for a Principal Analytical Microbiologist for their state-of-the-art start up biotech manufacturing campus in Limerick.


The Principal Analytical Microbiologist will provide the analytical technical leadership for all aspects of microbiological technologies and methods

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Provision of analytical methods, data and information using analytical techniques in supporting site manufacturing processes and projects.
  • Development, technical transfer and validation of the methods and their associated lifecycle will be a key aspect of this role. 
  • Lifecycle management of existing technologies and instrumentation.
  • Support the introduction, validation and on-going technical agenda for pipeline and commercial analytical methods and technology. 
  • Ensure methods are scientifically robust with the required performance attributes to satisfy stakeholder needs. 
  • Execute and/or oversee testing protocols in accordance with local procedure and regulatory requirements. 
  • Develop strong links with Global Regulatory Affairs and participate in the preparation and review of regulatory submissions. 
  • Provide training and mentorship to QC team members and cross functionally. 
  • Function as SME for one or more technologies and / or business systems within QC. (This will include the identification, sourcing, installation, and qualification of new equipment.)
  • Assure that all raw materials, utilities, including environmental, in-process samples or final products are appropriately analyzed and authorized. 
  • In the event of non-conformance, lead analytical investigations, using Root Cause Analysis techniques where appropriate. 
  • Support the writing of Annual Product Reviews (APRs) on Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients and Laboratory Periodic Review Reports (PRRs). 
  • Support and participate in self-inspection or other audits



Education & Work Experience:

  • BSc, MSc, or PhD in Chemistry, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Engineering or related discipline
  • Technical expertise in analytical / biochemical / microbiological techniques, such as Quantitative PCR, Endotoxin, Bioburden and rapid Bioburden techniques    

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


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Working with Jonathan’s team
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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