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Lab Manager

Company: Thornshaw Recruitment
Reference: ND9933
Closing Date: 13 Jan 19
Type: Permanent
Salary (£): On Application

Job Summary:

On behalf of our client, a leading contract research organisation, I am recruiting for a Laboratory Manager position available. This is a new opportunity available within the company’s expanding facility, within their BioPharm team.


The role of Laboratory Manager is to provide leadership and support to a continually growing group of Group Leaders, Scientists, and Project Managers in laboratory operations, with tasks including scheduling, resource management, technical and compliance related issues. You will plan, direct and implement improvements in systems, processes and procedures to increase efficiency, productivity and quality in the laboratory. The Laboratory Manager also assists the BioPharm Associate Director in strategic planning, business development and expansion initiatives.  


Responsibilities include:

  • Manage/direct work responsibilities of group leaders as well as prioritize projects and resources
  • Provide leadership and support to employees in a positive and encouraging manner to motivate the group
  • Review data for technical quality and compliance to protocols, methods and SOPs.
  • Review and approve laboratory investigation, deviations, and QA facility and data audits. Lead client and regulatory audits
  • Review and approve study protocols, project status reports, final study reports and other project related technical documentation
  • Interact with clients and business development on requests for proposals and project definition. Prepares, reviews and approves bids and proposals, scope of work and pricing. Negotiates with clients on timelines and pricing
  • Prepares and updates revenue projection reports and timesheet reports for revenue recognition and billing, evaluates resource utilization reports and project profitability
  • Assists upper management in strategic planning, budgeting, new capabilities development, makes recommendations on process improvement and fosters a GMP culture



Skills, experience and education:

  • Educated to a Bachelor's Degree level in a relevant area, ie Chemistry, Biochemistry
  • 10+ years’ experience in the Pharmaceutical, Biotech, or Analytical Contract Laboratory industries within Stability, QC or analytical development departments
  • 5+ years’ experience managing a team of technical staff with proven leadership record and evidence of team development
  • Demonstrated strategic planning skills
  • Knowledge of budgeting, forecasting and fiscal management
  • Full understanding of cGMP requirements, client SOPs, ICH guidelines, EP and USP requirements and EMEA and FDA guidance's.
  • Strong ability to perform root cause analysis and implement effective CAPA
  • Knowledge and experience of a wide range of techniques, HPLC, UPLC, Electrophoresis (CE, iCE, SDS-PAGE), ELISA, spectrophotometry with proven technical troubleshooting and problem-solving abilities


If you are interested in applying for this role please call Nicola on +353 1 2784671 or email

Thornshaw Scientific Recruitment is a leading Irish provider of specialist Scientific Recruitment. Part of the CPL Group.


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Contact Information:

Address:  Head Office
Barton House 6 Old Dublin Road Stillorgan Co. Dublin

Rep. Ireland
Tel:  00 353 (1) 278 4671
Fax:  00 353 (1) 278 4672
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