Laboratory Manager - Biopharmaceuticals

Job Ref: J28424
Sector: Science
Sub-sector: Pharmaceuticals
Job Type: Permanent
Date Added: 11 September 2018
  • Westmeath, Republic of Ireland, Ireland
  • Competitive
  • Neil Walton
  • 0203 096 4700

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Laboratory Manager - Biopharmaceuticals

Based in Central Ireland

Competitive Salary + Bonus + Relocation + Excellent Benefits

Do you have experience leading an analytical group?

Would you like to work for a leading CRO in Ireland?

My client's GMP laboratories in Ireland offer fully integrated solutions for product development and analytical development, including analytical testing services in method development, method validation, method transfer, release and stability studies.

The highly qualified GMP lab staff work with large and small molecules, including active pharmaceutical ingredients (API), drug products, inhaled products and other medical devices. Due to further expansion they have a new opening for a Laboratory Manager in with the BioPharmaceuticals Division.

The role of Laboratory Manager is to provide leadership and support to Group/Team Leaders, Scientists, and Project Managers in laboratory operations with tasks such as scheduling, resource management, technical and compliance related issues. They will plan, direct and implement improvements in systems, processes and procedures to increase efficiency, productivity and quality in the laboratory. You will assist the Biopharmaceutical Director in strategic planning, business development and expansion initiatives.

The Laboratory Manager will foster a positive and encouraging environment and motivate the team for success. In total, the Laboratory Manager will have accountability of a team of around 30, with this group continually growing.Key responsibilities

  • Manages/directs work responsibilities of group leaders as well as prioritise projects and resources
  • Providing leadership and support to multiple employees in a positive and encouraging manner to motivate the team with drive, energy and enthusiasm
  • Reviews data for technical quality and compliance to protocols, methods and SOPs. Reviews and approves laboratory investigation, deviations, and QA facility and data audits. Leads client and regulatory audits
  • Reviews and approves study protocols, project status reports, final study reports and other project related technical documentation
  • Interacts with clients and business development on requests for proposals and project definition. Prepares, reviews and approves bids and proposals, scope of work and pricing. Negotiates with clients on timelines and pricing
  • Prepares and updates revenue projection reports and timesheet reports for revenue recognition and billing, evaluates resource utilisation reports and project profitability
  • Assists upper management in strategic planning, budgeting, new capabilities development, makes recommendations on process improvement and fosters a GMP culture

Skills and experience

  • Considerable experience in the Pharmaceutical, Biotech, or Analytical Contract Laboratory industries within Stability, QC or analytical development departments
  • Significant experience managing a team of technical staff with proven leadership record and evidence of team development
  • Demonstrated strategic planning skills
  • Knowledge of budgeting, forecasting and fiscal management
  • Full understanding of cGMP requirements, client SOPs, ICH guidelines, EP and USP requirements and EMEA and FDA guidance's.
  • Strong ability to perform root cause analysis and implement effective CAPA
  • Knowledge and experience of a wide range of techniques, HPLC, UPLC, Electrophoresis (CE, iCE, SDS-PAGE), ELISA, spectrophotometry with proven technical troubleshooting and problem-solving abilities

This role offers an excellent opportunity for someone who has previous leadership and management experience in GMP small molecule environment; who would now like to embrace a new technical environment/Biopharm specific products.

The successful candidate can look forward to job stability with a leading CRO that has experienced year-on-year growth, with ongoing future expansion plans, this is the real opportunity to progress in your career. They offer a generous salary, medical insurance, pension, life insurance and relocation assistance to those qualified candidates based outside of the Republic of Ireland.

Please apply online or call Neil Walton on +442030964706 for further information.

The recruiter has stated that all applicants for this job should be able to prove they are legally entitled to work in the UK. SRG is a trading name of Science Recruitment Group Ltd an Employment Business/Agency.

11/10/2018 17:49:05