Laboratory Manager

Our client is a fairly new but established manufacturer of medical devices. From humble beginnings, they have become competitive contributors to their specific market and are developing additional products to complement their current range.

This is an exciting position looking for a proactive candidate to lead a small team of 3-4 qualified Analysts undertaking in-process and product testing which covers a broad range of activities covering micro, analytical and physical testing. The purpose of the role will be supervising the workload of the technicians and providing expertise and advice in order to overcome any problems and ensure the smooth running of the laboratory. You will also be responsible for managing future lab expansions and ongoing compliance projects.

As a preferred candidate, you will be a pragmatic and flexible leader with excellent interpersonal and communication skills. You will also have strong hands-on commercial laboratory experience within the pharmaceutical industry and worked with a range of analytical test methods.  Ideally you have:

  • Tertiary qualification in a science field, preferably Chemistry, Biochemistry or Microbiology
  • Practical experience working in an analytical laboratory testing to GLP/GMP
  • Supervisory experience
  • Method validation experience
  • Experience with equipment qualification and maintain the validated state of the lab
  • Experienced with non-conformance investigations
  • Project management experience
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills


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