Senior Microbiologist

Our Client is looking for a Senior Microbiologist for their Biologics Division located in Co. Mayo, Ireland. You shall be reporting to the Microbiology Department Manager.

The following are essential requirements:

  • Minimum of BSc. Microbiology
  • Minimum of 5 years relevant industry experience
  • GMP regulatory experience
  • IT Skills – MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint
  • Ability to interact with peers effectively
  • Be able to deal with people at all levels including internal and external clients
  • Strong administration, documentation and analytical skills
  • Ability to work within a team.
  • Organisational skills
  • Time Management skills
  • Strong Customer focus
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Ability to work to tight timescales
  • Adopt a can-do attitude
  • Ability to work occasional overtime


  • Proven track record of working within a busy Microbiology Department in the Pharmaceutical or Medical Device Industry.
  • Supervisory skills
  • Experience of training within a GMP environment.
  • Experience in the validation/qualification of Microbiology equipment and systems.
  • Familiar with requirements of the various Pharmacopoeias in relation to all aspects of Sterility Testing.
  • Knowledge of clean room and isolator in relation to sterility testing would be an advantage.

The main duties & responsibilities shall be:

  • Carry out Microbiological testing as assigned
  • Compile reports for the tests and review test results.
  • Schedule testing on a day to day basis as required.
  • Address all deviations raised.
  • Carry out Laboratory Investigations as required.
  • Conduct validation projects i.e. writing, reviewing and executing validation documents.
  • Implement, review and update SOP’s as required.
  • Act as mentor for junior staff
  • Participate in audits

Your Recruitment Consultant is Sean Winstanley

Sean Winstanley
Sean joined Arcon Recruitment in early 2018 as our Specialist Technical Recruiter. Originally from the UK, now settled in Ballaghadrereen, Sean brings a wealth of recruitment experience in the IT / Technical arena. Sean has developed excellent skills account managing international, high profile clients solving their recruitment dilemmas.