Bristol Myers Squibb Senior QC Microbiology Analyst in Cruiserath, Ireland

Bristol-Myers Squibb has built a new state-of-the-art Multi-Product Cell Culture biologics manufacturing facility in Cruiserath, Dublin 15, approximately a $1 billion investment. Once commissioned, the new facility will significantly increase Bristol-Myers Squibb’s biologics manufacturing capacity and play a central role in its global manufacturing network.

BMS Cruiserath Biologics is seeking to recruit a permanent Senior QC Microbiology Analyst to join the Microbiology Laboratory team. Reporting to the QC Microbiology Supervisor, the Senior QC Microbiology Analyst will be responsible for supporting site activities related to testing of Raw Materials, In-process samples, Utilities and laboratory duties in accordance with cGMP regulations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Scheduling and performing QC testing of samples for Bioburden and Endotoxin. Completion in a timely and accurate manner of laboratory documentation as directed by the Microbiology Supervisor.

  • Performing growth promotion, culture collection maintenance and identification using rapid Microbiology techniques

  • Compliance with Standard Operating Procedures and Registered Specifications. Ensuring high cGMP and GLP standards are maintained.

  • Assisting in authoring and reviewing documentation, including SOPs, as required.

  • Keeps abreast of current corporate and industry requirements and compliance trends as they pertain to laboratory operations and aseptic manufacturing. Support in regulatory inspections

  • Batch paperwork review and approval, and reconciliation of analysis performed in laboratory. Ensuring that any out of specification results are investigated according to site procedures.

  • Assisting, raising, writing out of specification investigations.

  • Performing any other activities as indicated by the Microbiology Supervisor

  • Liaising with sister sites to ensure consistent data reporting and trending practices.

  • Co-ordinating local site and global activities to support routine testing and method transfer/validation testing requirements.

  • Participate in troubleshooting complex analytical and instrumentation issues.

Qualifications, Competencies and Experience required:

  • The ideal candidate should hold a minimum of a third level qualification (Degree) in Microbiology or related discipline along with at least 3 years of experience in a pharmaceutical / healthcare laboratory or related technical function.

  • The successful candidate must demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work in a team based collaborative environment.

  • The successful candidate must demonstrate problem solving ability, as well as the ability to prioritize objectives from multiple projects and adhere to scheduled timelines.

  • A strong background working in a Microbiology department is required. Experience with Molecular techniques an advantage but not essential.

Employees are expected to display the BMS Biopharma Behaviours, which enable them to be successful and perform at their highest level.

The BMS Behaviours are: Passion, Innovation, Accountability and Speed.

Why should you apply:

  • You will help patients in their fight against serious diseases and you will increase the survival of more people with cancer

  • You will be part of a company that encourages excellence and innovation, respects diversity, develops leaders and values its employees.

  • You’ll get a competitive salary and a great benefits package including an annual bonus, pension contribution, family medical allowance, 23.5 days annual leave plus 3 Company days, life assurance, on-site gym and gain-sharing bonus.

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