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QC Microbiology Senior Analyst (2yr contract) Job

Date: Nov 18, 2017

Location: Cork, IE

Company: MSD

Requisition ID: LAB000731

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 have an opportunity for a QC Microbiology Senior Analyst to join our team. The purpose of the Quality Senior Analyst is to provide laboratory support, expertise and co-ordination of analysis, release and testing of samples to support Quality release of product.

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 Senior Analyst is an active member of the cross functional CoE Team, providing support, guidance and expertise to ensure the success of the Quality Control. The Quality Senior 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 Senior Analyst will participate and comply with the MSD Manufacturing Division Quality Management System (QMS) requirements, including ownership, as relevant to you.

Primary activities/responsibilities:

  • Co-ordination of analysis, release and testing of samples.

  • Operational Testing and ATT (if applicable).

  • Scheduling of Laboratory activities.

  • Training of Laboratory personnel.

  • Delivery of area performance to meet or exceed functional unit goals.

  • Co-ordination and Implementation of Continuous Improvement Initiatives.

  • Ensure compliance with safety, health, environmental and cGMP and other applicable regulations.

  • Implementation of Lean Labs.

  • Participate in corporate and regulatory audits.

  • Problem solving to get to root cause of issues.

  • Compliance with 6S standards.

  • 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).

  • At least three years experience in the Pharmaceutical industry or a similar operating environment which includes experience in a QC Laboratory or equivalent – as applicable.

  • Demonstrated high level of scientific problem solving and facilitation skills

  • A good knowledge of cGMP, GLP, site and corporate Quality Systems

  • 3rd level Degree in Science or related discipline.

  • Preference for Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt.


  • Knowledge of working practices required for a Microbiology laboratory

  • Good verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to plan and organize effective and efficient work schedules.

  • Ability to set and maintain high standards of laboratory housekeeping.

  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve.

  • Ability to respond to changing priorities

  • Demonstrated ability to fully realize improvement initiatives.

  • PC skills such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint

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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