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Senior Microbiologist x 2

Title : Senior Microbiologist x 2
Sector : Engineering & Technical
Scientific & Laboratory
Location : Limerick
Reference : CW121427
Contact : JP O'Connor
Office : Cork
Tel : 021 201 9097
Email :

Job Description

Careerwise Recruitment requires a Senior Microbiologist for our Limerick based client. All talented candidates are welcome to apply.

Role of this position

  • Responsible for QC microbiological aspects of cGMP compliance and testing.
  • Perform microbiological validations as needed for finished product and in process controls and buffers.
  • Assist in the identification of microbiological root cause analysis and provide technical advice as needed.
  • Participate in the investigation and review of alert and action limit investigations as needed and implements corrective action as appropriate.
  • Participate in cleaning and process validation activities involving microbiology as needed.
  • Participate in the investigation of microbiological product OOS results and DNF as needed.
  • Contribute to the preparation of technical proposals, amendments, reports and memoranda.
  • Contribute toward creating and revising microbiological SOPs.
  • Assist in the review of EM and product release data.
  • Microbiology representation and participation in cross functional site meetings.


  • BS/BA in a scientific/technical discipline preferably Microbiology.
  • 5+ years of relevant experience, preferably in a QC Microbiology Laboratory preferably within the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industries.
  • Experience with electronic systems such as LIMS, Qumas, eDoc, Trackwise etc., is an advantage.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal & written.
  • Adaptable and flexible, willing to travel when needed.
  • Collaboration and team work. Maintains the highest standards of ethical behaviour.
  • Results and performance driven.
  • Strong analytical ability and associated problem solving.
  • Good time management and attention to detail.
  • Knowledge and proficient in the use of Microsoft products including, Excel, Word and Powerpoint.

Preferred Laboratory Experience
  • Microbiology
  • Bioburden
  • Endotoxin
  • Microbial Identification
  • Utility Sampling
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Cleaning and validation studies
  • Familiar with USP, JP and EP methodology

Please call JP O'Connor today for further information on 021 201 9097 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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