Quality , Science, Pharmaceutical & Food

QC Micro Specialist – Carlow

  • Contract
  • Remote
  • Carlow
  • 41947539

PE Global is currently recruiting for a QC Micro Specialist on behalf of our client based in Carlow:

This is an initial 11-month maternity cover contract role



To provides in-line technical support to ensure the continued manufacture and supply of quality pharmaceutical products in meeting the Manufacturing Division (MD) priorities of: Compliance, Supply, Strategy and Profit Plan. This role is responsible for all aspects of method and equipment validation in the microbiology department assisting in the effective and efficient running of the method and equipment validation programs. In addition, providing on-going technical support to the site in the area of microbiology and contamination control. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a high level of leadership, collaboration, and coaching to facilitate the team in becoming a high-performance organization. Central to this objective will be the active engagement and communication with all internal (e.g., QC Analytical, Tech Ops, IPT, QA) and external (e.g., Microbiology COE) stakeholders. A high level of innovation, enthusiasm and drive will be required to deliver technical excellence in analytical microbiology related methods.



  • Technical support and provision of technical leadership in microbiology to other area personnel
  • Development of Microbiological methods, Method Validation and Method Qualification, mainly
  • bioburden, endotoxin and Sterility test methods
  • Analytical Method Transfer and Qualification
  • Approval of procedures, protocols, reports and other GMP documents as required
  • Performance, design and direction of bench experiments for validation purposes
  • Troubleshooting of issues which arise during the execution of validation studies and routine
  • Microbiology Support to Site Investigations
  • Driving Continuous Improvement initiatives, including lean lab initiatives, method
  • optimization/redevelopment.
  • Participation in Specifications Development as required
  • Laboratory Equipment Qualification / Risk Reduction
  • Procedural updates
  • General Analytical Support to Quality Control Laboratories
  • Supporting the environmental control program by trend analysis and implementation of appropriate corrective and preventative measures.
  • Troubleshooting of suspected Microbiological Contamination events
  • Acts as a resource to colleagues with less experience in Microbiology.
  • Leads analytical microbiology project improvement teams.
  • Coaches and guides colleagues within the site and also in the network on analytical microbiology.
  • Understands and applies regulatory / compliance and compendial requirements to their role
  • together with remaining current on upcoming regulatory and compliance changes.
  • Assessing compendial and regulatory updates in regards to the area of Microbiology and
  • Interprets customer needs, assesses requirements and identifies solutions to non-standard
  • Makes decisions within guidelines and policies which impact microbiology projects.
  • Liaises with the global Microbiology Network to ensure alignment on actions related to the
  • relevant Quality bulletin/QMS and regulatory changes.
  • Works with sister and other sites to aid them in Microbiology related topics, as required.
  • Ensure highest safety standards.
  • May be required to perform other duties as assigned


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher preferred; ideally in Microbiology or a closely related discipline.
  • Demonstrated change management skills (CEM) with continuous improvement.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in microbiology related test methods i.e., Bioburden, Endotoxin and Sterility testing.
  • The ideal candidate will have at least 7 years’ experience in the Pharmaceutical industry or a similar operating environment which includes a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a Microbiology function.
  • Demonstrated delivery of SME knowledge above site
  • Demonstrated successes in a team environment, such as project teams, Six Sigma team
  • Advanced PC skills such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint



Interested candidates should submit an updated CV.

Please click the link below to apply, call Audrey on 0214297900 or alternatively send an up to date CV audrey.mccarthy@peglobal.net


***Please note our client cannot assist with any visa sponsorship and candidates must have the correct visa to live and work in Ireland***


By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. More Information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.