Microbiology Lab Supervisor

Job description


You will be supervising a team of 3 lab aides and 4/5 microbiology analysts testing food and water samples in this rural Galway site reporting into the Director of Microbiology



  • Overseeing the Day to Day operation of the Microbiology Lab
  • You will be Allocating and Monitoring Workloads
  • Training micro technicians and Supervising analysis
  • Manage, Motivate and maintain the lab team Morale and Productivity
  • Ensure all Quality Checks are Performed as required e.g. IQO, MQC, Temperature Checks, Balance Checks, Environmental Monitoring, Trending of Data, Cleaning Schedule etc.
  • Assisting the Quality Manager in maintaining the quality of tests and records
  • You will comply with ISO 17025, INAB requirements and Internal Quality and Technical Procedures
  • Validation and Introduction of methods and techniques
  • Control of Stock Levels and liasing with suppliers
  • You will take care of the Microbiology staff Holidays and Overtime



  • A Degree or a Diploma in Microbiology or related discipline is required
  • 4+ Years of Experience – ideally in food microbiology
  • Micro food testing and Cryptosporidium analysis experience desirable
  • You must be an Excellent People Manager with strong Delegation Skills
  • Experience with ISO 17025 is a requirement
  • You must be Passionate about Team Work and possess Excellent Communication skills


To apply for this position please contact Amanda Reynolds at Sigmar Recruitment T: +353 91 455304 E:

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