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QC Microbiology Analyst (2yr contract) Job

Date: Nov 18, 2017

Location: Cork, IE

Company: MSD

Requisition ID: LAB000730

MSD is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where MSD has codified its 125-year legacy. MSD’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.


MSD Manufacturing Division, MMD, is a team of dedicated, energetic individuals who are committed to being the most trusted supplier of pharmaceuticals and health products worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, comprise an interdependent global manufacturing network that’s committed to delivering a compliant, reliable supply to customers and patients on time, every time, across the globe.

MSD Brinny Micro have an opportunity for a temporary Analyst position. The purpose of the Quality Analyst is to aseptically analyse/test samples.

The teamworking style is one of collaboration, coaching and facilitating to provide solutions to the Quality CoE team to support a High Performance Organisation.

He/She will contribute to the High Performance culture within the Quality CoE by providing an inclusive environment to enable team members to achieve their best work.

The Quality Analyst is an active member of the cross functional CoE Team, providing support, guidance and expertise to ensure the success of Quality Control. The Quality Analyst will model the MSD Leadership behaviors and understand the MPS principles to drive a culture of continuous improvement building a High Performance Organisation.

The Quality Analyst will participate and comply with the MSD Manufacturing Division Quality Management System (QMS) requirements, including ownership, as relevant to you.

Primary activities/responsibilities:

  • Ensure highest Quality & Compliance standards.

  • Analysis, release and testing of samples.

  • Documentation in compliance with GMP standards.

  • Problem solving to get to root cause of issues.

  • Compliance with 6S standards.

Responsible for supporting a culture of Continuous Improvement by using MSD Six Sigma tools within the CoE in your daily work.

Coaching others by sharing your skill-set and expertise.

Focus on Customers, Including Patients

  • Focus the entire organization on delivering value for customers, including patients, by understanding and meeting their needs.


  • Actively listen and seek to understand differing perspectives; work together to achieve the common goals of the new MSD.

Act with Candor and Courage

  • Speak openly, honestly and with conviction; have the courage to take appropriate risks and make difficult decisions.

Make Rapid, Disciplined Decisions

  • Make timely decisions at the right level with the right data, and support them once made.

Drive Results

  • Set clear performance standards; overcome obstacles; hold ourselves and others accountable for achieving results.

Demonstrate Ethics & Integrity

  • Adhere to the highest standards of trustworthy and ethical behavior in all interactions and hold others to the same standards; comply with all laws, policies and regulations; identify and address ethical issues without hesitation.

Demonstrated knowledge in more than one pharmaceutical and/or chemical manufacturing operation (e.g. Quality, Science etc). QC Microbiology laboratory experience is highly desired.

At least two years experience in the Pharmaceutical industry or a similar operating environment which includes experience in a QC Laboratory or equivalent.

A good knowledge of cGMP, GLP, site and corporate Quality Systems
Degree or 3rd level qualification in Science or related discipline.
Preference for Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt.

Knowledge of working practices required for a Microbiology laboratory.
Basic knowledge of computer programs such as MS Word, Excel and Access
Good verbal and written communication skills
Good understanding of quality and good attention to detail

Your role at MSD is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At MSD, we’re inventing for life.

MSD is an equal opportunity employer, proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations.

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