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Laboratory Supervisor

Ref: 75176

  • 50,000-60,000
  • 11 Oct 2021
  • Waterford
  • Permanent

Laboratory Supervisor

About the Company

This is a fantastic opportunity to join one of the most coveted employers in the South East as they undergo further expansion. In this full time permanent role as a Laboratory Supervisor you will bring your considerable Chemistry experience and your previous management experience to bear in a collegiate and collaborative work environment.

About the Position

Working in a diverse, dynamic site you will coordinate the day to day running of a state of the art laboratory and also drive towards operational excellence along with the rest of the QC Management team.

Ideally you will bring a broad background in analytical chemistry along with at least 3 years of experience at supervisory level or above. Previous strong supervisory or management experience is a requirement for this role.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Supporting the Laboratory Manager in generating and executing on Instrument Qualification protocols or test method transfer protocols, generating standard Operating Instructions or implementing workflows.
  • Supervising a group of Analysts, with the goal of performing all analytical testing that is required to support plant operations. This includes batch release testing as well as testing of incoming materials
  • Analytical testing will cover wet chemical analysis, modern spectroscopic and chromatographic methods as well as functional testing.
  • Implementing processes and procedures to ensure on-time delivery of testing in compliance with cGMP, the relevant Regulatory Guidelines/Industry Standards and the relevant local and global Safety Guidelines.
  • Guiding customer audits in the analytical laboratory area.
  • Investigating OOS/OOT results and implementing CAPAs related to analytical testing.
  • Executing/supporting qualification/validation activities within the laboratory, production clean rooms or water systems, e.g. cleaning validations.
  • Supporting other functions (e.g. R&D, TCS, process engineering) as a Subject Matter Expert
  • Contributing to the harmonization of test methods, equipment, infrastructure, etc. based on the strategy of the global laboratory organization.
  • Developing/implementing new test methods in alignment with global laboratory strategy.
  • Approval of Documents in the Laboratory Supervisor’s (Micro/Particle) absence: SOIs, ESOPs, EWIs, Attachments, Protocols, Reports, Strategy documents, Risk Assessments, OOS investigations, Deviations.
  • Compliance to all site Environmental, Health and Safety requirements, training and regulations.


  • 5+ year experience is a similar role (analytical testing) within the pharmaceutical / medical devices / manufacturing industry.
  • Experience in a cGMP environment.
  • Strong competence in IT
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work with all levels within the organisation.
  • Team player.
  • Structured way of working & strong Organisational skills

Remuneration Package

Salary is negotiable depending on experience. This is a 2 cycle shift role so a Shift Premium is also payable. Strong benefits package.
For more on the role call Nigel on 087 3618142 or send your CV for consideration.