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CareerWise Recruitment are currently recuiting an ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR for the TECHNICAL SERVICES / MANUFACTURING SCIENCE LABORATORY for our client at their new Biologics facility in Limerick. The ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, TECHNICAL SERVICES / MANUFACTURING SCIENCE LABORATORY will lead a technically comprehensively laboratory group to provide support to the Limerick biologics manufacturing processes. Responsibilities will include oversight of TS/MS business processes, support of new product introduction and commercialisation, business continuity and productivity project development, with the overall goal of supporting the site's technical agenda.

Role of this position

  • Understand the scientific principles of biologics manufacturing, including the interaction of the chemistry, equipment and operators to teach, mentor and develop biologists, biochemical engineers and chemists
  • Support site leadership to build a diverse and capable TS/MS organization with the necessary capability, capacity and culture to operate the facility to the highest standards of excellence.
  • Determine TS/MS staffing and resource needs to support laboratory operations through facility startup to enable successful process qualifications and validations
  • Support the design of the laboratory space and purchase, implement and qualify cell culture and purification equipment in the TS/MS laboratory in alignment with the broader project timeline
  • Ensure representative laboratory scale-down models of process equipment and process analytical technologies are developed and implemented
  • Review and approve GMP and GLP documentation including procedures, deviation investigations and technical reports
  • Support the project team to ensure the TS/MS laboratory is delivered to the site lead team ready to operate safely to support facility startup.


  • Hons Degree Qualified - BS, MS, or PhD in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, chemical engineering, or related scientific discipline
  • Minimum of fives years of leadership experience and proven capabilities within a biologics GMP manufacturing environment.
  • Knowledge of cell culture and/or purification techniques used in the manufacturing of biotech products.
  • Knowledge of qualification and validation requirements and good manufacturing and laboratory practices
  • Knowledge of laboratory and commercial scale biotech manufacturing processes
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work on own initiatives and as part process team consisting of a diverse group of management, production, laboratory, science and engineering professionals.
  • Ability to respond quickly and proactively to changing priorities within a limited timeline.

Please call Conor Twomey today for further information on 087-0907204 or email:
CareerWise Recruitment (In Search of Excellence) Established in 1999, CareerWise Recruitment specialises in recruitment of management and technical professionals for the life sciences, ICT, engineering, food and agri sectors. We operate out of multiple locations in Ireland and have offices in Cork, Shannon, Galway, Mayo and Dublin. By applying for this position, you are consenting to allow CareerWise Recruitment to process and retain your data in accordance with our Privacy Policy, contained on our website for the purposes of providing career opportunities. CareerWise Recruitment accepts that you do not wish your personal data, including your CV, to be forwarded to any client company without your prior consent and gives an absolute assurance that this wish will always be respected. Please feel free to contact us if you have any queries or wish to withdraw or amend your consent.

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Scientific & Laboratory

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