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ALS – Microbiology Technical Manager (Pharmaceutical)


ALS Ely provides a broad range of testing and analytical services to a variety of Healthcare and Pharmaceutical companies across the country; primarily supporting the release of sometimes life-changing drugs. We continue to remain at the forefront of the testing services industry, building an enviable reputation and a very resilient business.

About the Position

The main aim of this position is to accelerate continuous improvement initiatives and aid preparations for future growth within the non-sterile microbiology laboratory. ALS seek a Technical Manager, another key stakeholder at site, to help drive focused efforts to firmly establish ALS as the UK’s leading contract laboratory for microbiological testing services.

Main Duties to include:

  • Coordination, management and resolution of technical queries within the Microbiology laboratory (testing activities include Non-Sterile Microbiology, Endotoxin, Purified Water and Environmental Monitoring)
  • CAPA management: Authoritative assistance with both laboratory and client troubleshooting
  • Quality Management System (QMS) maintenance to ensure continued alignment with cGMP, regulatory expectations, legally effective compendia and industry best practice (specifically with respect to Microbial Testing activities)
  • Providing hands-on training, mentoring and coaching for the microbiology teams and wider business
  • Internal and external audit support
  • Being a technical champion for continuous improvement throughout operations, laboratory processes and procedures
  • Actively seek to increase productivity and reduce operational risks
  • Encouraging client retention and securing additional business through leading technical support and the development of meaningful client relationships
  • Identifying and reviewing new market and testing opportunities
  • Being an active promotor for a culture which embraces the ALS Core Values

About you

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Educated to degree level in a biological subject and / or have significant experience in managing / coordinating pharmaceutical microbiology laboratories
  • 5+ years within a GMP environment
  • Significant Pharmaceutical Microbiology Experience (Sterile and/or Non-Sterile)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organization, analytical and numerical skills
  • Enthusiastic & friendly disposition – ability to persuade and influence others
  • Computer literate with good grasp of Microsoft Office & Outlook packages
  • Attention to detail. Ability to prioritize varied workloads under pressure
  • Commercial awareness
  • US-FDA exposure and/or Medical Device Testing Experience advantageous

Looking for further details?

Please address your cover letter and resume to:
Any queries can be directed to Salvatore Munago.

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