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Laboratory Supervisor

Ref: 76147

  • 50,000-55,000
  • 19 Jan 2022
  • Tipperary
  • Permanent

Analytical Services Laboratory Supervisor

About the Company

This leading API manufacturer, based in Tipperary and part of a global enterprise, requires an experienced Laboratory Supervisor 

About the Position

In this role you will support the Analytical Services Manager in all technical aspects and oversight of the individual departments of raw materials, stability, training, finished product and also serve as a stand-in for the Analytical Services Manager.

Key Responsibilities

  • Daily testing schedules are defined on the basis of ongoing discussion with Production Department, Planning Department and Management. Available resources, (people and equipment), are allocated to meet required schedules.
  • Collaboration and communication with other laboratories is constantly maintained, to ensure targets are not compromised, and that the overall effectiveness of the analytical services laboratory is maximised. Potential shortfalls in resource are identified immediately to Senior Management.
  • Stocks of laboratory standards, chemicals and reagents are monitored and maintained, to support the timely completion of testing schedules. This requires effective co-ordination with other departments and third party suppliers.
  • Continuously monitor performance standards within the analytical services department to ensure compliance.
  • Breaches of standards and other incidents are investigated and remediated, with further employee training provided where needed.
  • Reviews of analytical data and discussions with other supervisors and analysts may reveal non-compliance with specification, OOT results, or problems with methodology or equipment, that may influence or bias the final analytical result.
  • Based on the role holder’s knowledge of the employees involved, materials, products and methods, preliminary investigations are performed to identify the cause as either laboratory or non-laboratory error.
  • Creating and managing the training system for the analytical services department to ensure that all analysts are trained to the highest standards in compliance with regulatory requirements. 


  • Bachelor/Master degree in Chemistry or other appropriate discipline and a minimum of 7 years' experience in GMP pharmaceutical manufacturing.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience as a people manager in a laboratory environment.
  • A thorough understanding of current cGMP, Health and Safety and COSHH regulations.
  • Demonstrated supervisory and interpersonal skills
  • Experience in managing diverse relationships.
  • Excellent technical writing skills.
  • Outstanding organisational and time-management skills.

Remuneration Package

A competitive salary and package is on offer.

For more information on the role or any other Engineering or Life Sciences roles call Nigel on 087 3618142 or email me or click the apply button below.

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