Laboratory Supervisor

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Laboratory Supervisor


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You will work a Scientist for our client, a highly successful and established Pharmaceutical company in Co. Westmeath. 

Due to exciting new projects our client is looking for a Laboratory Supervisor to join the Pharma laboratory in Athlone.

As a Laboratory Supervisor you will provide line-level management, coordination of resources and work schedules for laboratory activities.


This is a Permanent role and shift work is required. Shifts will be permanent early or late.


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Key duties & responsibilities:

  • Oversee daily operations and assists in preparation and implementation of company policies, quality systems and training programs.
  • Organizes, schedules and supervises laboratory resources for group’s project activities and updates project status.
  • Ensure projects are completed in a timely manner so that company revenues are met and clients are satisfied with the quality and turnaround time of work being performed.
  • Ensure that lab staff continue to be developed to keep pace with department goals and growth
  • Responds to client questions and needs, coordinates client communication and records meeting minutes.
  • Performs lab work in accordance with client protocols, methods and requirements.
  • Prepares study protocols, project status reports, final study reports and other project-related technical documentation.
  • Designs experimental study and participates in technical troubleshooting.
  • Reviews, interprets and analyzes data for technical quality and compliance to protocols, methods and SOPs. Reviews laboratory investigations and deviation.
  • Assists group leaders in their responsibilities.
  • Assists in preparation and implementation of client SOPs and company operational policies. Ensures adherence to SOPs, safety standards and company policies.


What are we looking for?

  • Degree level education in Relevant scientific field (inc. Chemistry)
  • 5 years relevant experience within an analytical lab environment
  • 1+ year of leadership/Supervisory responsibility in a lab environment
  • Demonstrated proficiency within a lab environment to include HPLC, GC, MS, Dissolution testing, Karl Fischer, UV-vis, FT-IR, TOC.
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Ability to train and mentor junior staff
  • Demonstrated ability to be project solution driven
  • Good written and oral communication skills as well as presentation skills
  • Can independently perform root cause analysis for method investigations
  • Technical writing skills; ability to write quality documents (SOPs, investigation forms, etc.)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of QA metrics of program base; ability to write and recommend changes to SOPs
  • Ability to independently optimize analytical methods
  • Project and time management skills


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