Micro Lab Manager

Carlow, Leinster
22 March 2019
19 April 2019
Position / level
Manager, Professional
Contract Type
Full Time

MSD is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where MSD has codified its 125-year legacy. MSD’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

Our Manufacturing Division is a team of dedicated, energetic individuals who are committed to being the most trusted supplier of pharmaceuticals and health products worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, comprise an interdependent global manufacturing network that’s committed to delivering a compliant, reliable supply to customers and patients on time, every time, across the globe.

MSD Carlow offers a fantastic Microbiology Laboratory Manager role to lead a team in the execution of all routine and non-routine testing and project work to facilitate product manufacture and release. 

We are looking for an additional Lab Manager who will report directly to the Associate Director of Quality to help us manage the deliverables of the growing team of technicians, analysts and specialists. The role will be responsible for people aspects, such as coaching, talent development, recruitment and performance management. 

Key to the role will be to provide microbiological technical expertise, trouble-shooting, training and support to the 
laboratory team in the qualification and execution of method validations, environmental monitoring, water monitoring, and testing including, sterility, endotoxin and bioburden. The role will also provide microbiological support to site including process simulations, aseptic processing, laboratory test methods and microbiology method validations. Excellent knowledge of regulatory requirements will be expected. 

The successful lab manager will provide technical expertise, trouble-shooting, training and support to the microbiology team and the site, and in addition, will liase with analytical and technical subject matter experts from other MSD sites as well as participate in above site technical forums. 


Minimum Education: 

  • Third level qualification (Degree) or higher preferred; ideally in Microbiology or a closely related discipline. 

Minimum Experience: 

  • 5 years of experience in a supervisory or managerial role in a pharmaceutical Microbiology Laboratory
  • Considerable experience with sterile manufacturing requirements.
  • Considerable experience and technical troubleshooting skills.

Your role at MSD is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At MSD, we’re inventing for life.