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Biosafety Supervisor

Thornshaw Recruitment
Mayo (County), Connacht (IE)
Start date
11 Nov 2022
Closing date
11 Dec 2022

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Clinical Research, Pharmacovigilance
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
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Job Details

My client is seeking an experienced Biosafety Supervisor for their Biologics Division located in Ballina, Co. Mayo, Ireland

Role & Responsibilities

  • Oversee the quality of work produced by the Biosafety team and ensure it is conducted in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures and the principles of GMP.
  • To implement and supervise safe working methods within the team and to inform and instruct staff of these. 
  • Comply with all Health and Safety regulations and procedures.
  • Develop, co-ordinate and implement training for staff on technical aspects of new and existing assays.
  • Responsible for providing feedback on performance to analysts working on client specific projects.
  • Be involved in preparing costings and proposals based on protocols/project plan of proposed work by clients.
  • Assist in the transfer of assays from clients to the Biosafety & CBA Department where appropriate.
  • Participate in regulatory and client audits and liaising with clients as required.
  • Assist in the generation of appropriate SOPs.
  • Assist Project Leaders in research technical information for incoming new enquiries.
  • Responsible for compiling audit responses in conjunction with the team and the Biosafety & CBA Manager.
  • Responsible for supporting staff with deviations and laboratory investigation reports.
  • Raw data review. Responsible for ensuring all raw data and test results including protocols, reports etc are retained and archived according to the laboratories SOP’s.
  • Responsible for preparing ‘Presentations’ and the delivery of same to the Biosafety & CBA
  • Department team and to Clients as required.
  • Assist in Test Item Receipt (LIMS), Storage, Disposal and Decontamination.
  • Liaise with consultants and external services (e.g. subcontract laboratories) as appropriate.
  • Liaise with other departments to ensure that the laboratory areas and all equipment maintained in appropriate working conditions.
  • Responsible for purchasing new equipment and spare/replacement parts as required.
  • Responsible for maintaining stock of supplies (chemicals, consumables) needed for routine activities within the team.
  • Scheduling daily tasks to analyst, ensuring appropriate workload is not exceeded.

Education & Skill Requirements

  • BSc. In a relevant science discipline (e.g. Biology, Biochemistry or Biotechnology)
  • 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 cell culture/aseptic technique and virus methods (e.g. Cell passaging, freezing, thawing, viral infections and titrations) essential.
  • Ability to problem solve and work on own initiative.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.

For a full Job Spec and to apply for this role please call Katie on +353 1 895 5770 or e-mail

Thornshaw Scientific Recruitment is a leading Irish provider of specialist Scientific Recruitment. Part of the CPL Group. Tel: +353 1 2784671



Thornshaw Scientific Recruitment has been providing a reputable recruitment service to the Biopharmaceutical, Pharmaceutical, Clinical Research, Medical Device, Food and Healthcare industries for over 15 years.

Our strategic focus has always been to grow the business in a way which has ensured the quality of our service has never been compromised. In 2005 Thornshaw was acquired by Cpl Resources, one of Europe’s most successful recruitment companies.

Find Us
00 353 (1) 278 4671
Barton House
6 Old Dublin Road
Co. Dublin
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