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  • DUBLIN 2
  • Job reference number:15450989
  • Client ID:RI/SF16816
  • Posted on:12-JUN-2019
  • Location:MAYO
  • Job type:PERMANENT


In-Vitro Laboratory Supervisor - Mayo

Key Purpose

Our Client is looking to recruit an experienced In-vitro Laboratory Supervisor to complete the establishment of a new suite of laboratories within strict timelines and to manage the laboratory once established and fully operational. This role will initially have 3 direct reports. The role reports to the Biosafety & Bioassay Development Manager.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure all equipment is qualified and/or validated for new AVA & Mycoplasma Laboratories in accordance with GMP and corporate validation requirement standards and guidelines.
  • Draw up cell banking and virus stock SOPs and implement testing in strict accordance with SOP(s) ensuring full GMP regulatory compliance as appropriate.
  • Finish qualification of all cell banks for use in AVA and Mycoplasma testing.
  • Assist Virologist in establishment of Test Method SOPs and validation of methods.
  • Complete understanding off all regulatory guidelines.
  • Prepare costings for all test methods.
  • Day to day operation of the laboratory area:
    • Scheduling of staff
    • Scheduling of tests
    • Ordering consumables
    • Stocking of laboratories
    • Revenue Recognition
    • Ensure strict adherence to health & safety practices in the laboratory
  • Generation of GMP compliant SOPs, Protocols and reports.
  • Carrying out test method procedures.
  • Liaise with the Quality Department for the generation of all departmental quality documents including audit responses, facility replies and deviation reports.
  • Responsible for leading laboratory investigations where necessary.
  • Responsible for reporting progress information to Management.
  • Provide technical training to team as required.
  • Update current standard operating procedures.
  • Generate risk assessments for laboratory and test items as required.

Qualifications & Experience

  • PhD in a relevant science discipline (e.g. Virology)
  • A minimum of 5 years relevant experience in Scientific Research preferably within a GMP regulated environment.
  • Experience in assay development and ICH analytical validation.
  • Experience in in-vitro bioassays and project management highly desirable.
  • Experience in virology and biosafety testing requirements highly desirable.
  • Analytical techniques essential.
  • Ability to project manage multiple studies.
  • Knowledge of biosafety classifications and Code of Practice for the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Biological Agents) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 572 of 2013).
  • Ability to problem solve and work on own initiative.

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