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In-Vitro (Cell Culture/Virology) Supervisor

  • Team Horizon
  • Mayo

To apply for this job please visit www.teamhorizon.ie.

We have an exciting opening for a In-Vitro (Cell Culture/Virology) Supervisor to work on our client’s growing laboratory Biologics Division located in Ballina, Co. Mayo. This role will be responsible for a Cell Culture/Virology Laboratory along with a team of 2-3 Analysts.


  • Be part of a global organization. With a presence in over 20 countries, our client is strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving unique challenges.
  • Start with the knowledge that your work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe.
  • The role is generously compensated, and attracts a competitive base salary and highly attractive benefits package.


  • Supervise the quality of work produced by the Cell Culture/Virology team
  • Ensure work is conducted in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures and the principles of GMP.
  • To implement and oversee safe working methods within the team and to inform and instruct staff of these.
  • Comply with all Health and Safety regulations and procedures.
  • Create, co-ordinate and implement training for staff on technical aspects of new and existing assays.
  • Providing feedback on performance to analysts working on Client specific projects.
  • Preparing costings and proposals based on protocols/project plan of proposed work by clients.
  • Helping in the transfer of assays from clients to the Department, where appropriate.
  • Participate in regulatory and client audits and liaising with clients as required.
  • Assist in the generation of appropriate SOPs.
  • Help Project Leaders in research of technical information for incoming new enquiries.
  • Responsible for compiling audit responses in conjunction with the team and the Analytical Functional Manager.
  • Responsible for supporting staff with deviations and laboratory investigation reports.
  • Raw data review.
  • Ensuring all raw data and test results including protocols, reports etc. are retained and archived according SOP’s.
  • Preparing and delivering presentations to clients, the Cell Culture/Virology team and other departments.
  • Assist in Test Item Receipt (LIMS), Storage, Disposal and Decontamination.
  • Collaborate with consultants and external services (e.g., subcontract laboratories) as appropriate.
  • Liaise with other departments to ensure that the laboratory areas and all equipment is maintained to standards.
  • Purchasing new equipment and spare/replacement parts as required.
  • Maintaining stock of supplies (chemicals, consumables) needed for routine activities within the team.
  • Scheduling daily tasks to analyst, ensuring appropriate workload is not exceeded.


  • Bachelor in science degree
  • A minimum of 3 years relevant experience in scientific research preferably within a GMP regulated environment (EMEA/FDA) within the Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, CRO Industry.
  • Proven track record of supervising/managing staff.
  • Experience in analytical techniques (e.g., HPLC, ELISA, Western Blot) is essential.
  • Ability to problem solve and work on own initiative.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.

To apply for this job please visit www.teamhorizon.ie.