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Senior Microbiologist

Work mode:  Hybrid
Onsite Location(s): 

Cork, IE

  • Location: Cork
  • Req Number: 572084 
  • Contract type: Permanent


At Boston Scientific, we draw the strength from the unique talents and abilities inherent in a diverse workforce and we believe that the best and most innovative products come from an inclusive workplace where varied viewpoints are welcomed and encouraged. If you require accommodation during the recruitment process please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Talent Acquisition team for a confidential discussion.


Diversity - Innovation - Caring - Global Collaboration - Winning Spirit - High Performance

At Boston Scientific, we’ll give you the opportunity to harness all that’s within you by working in teams of diverse and high-performing employees, tackling some of the most important health industry challenges. With access to the latest tools, information and training, we’ll help you in advancing your skills and career. Here, you’ll be supported in progressing – whatever your ambitions.


Purpose Statement:

The purpose of the Senior Microbiologist role is to be responsible for all Microbiology activities within the plant.



Key Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Co-ordinate the preparation of micro protocols and reports for new products and modifications to existing products. 
  • Responsible for microbiological systems and associated documentation, ensuring they remain current and in compliance to regulatory standards and Corporate requirements.
  • Participate in the internal and vendor auditing programmes.
  • By Microbiology lead for the contamination control strategy and establishment of such. 
  • Lead utility and cleanroom qualifications as Microbiology lead 
  • Product testing validations for endotoxin and bioburden method establishment 
  • Support steam sterilisation and associated qualification. 
  • Contribute to the Site Quality Management Review Process.


Education & Experience:

  • Third level qualification in Microbiology or related discipline. 
  • Ideally 5+ years’ experience within a pharmaceutical GMP environment. 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with good leadership abilities.
  • Strong Decision-making skills and ability to work on one’s own initiative.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.



Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in the pharmaceutical industry and GMP manufacturing with specific experience in the Microbiology function.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of FDA, HPRA, and the pharmaceutical industry microbiological requirements and associated manufacturing controls. 
  • Experience in problem solving and process improvement methodologies
  • Process Validation, Risk Management, CAPA experience.


About us


Purpose and Passion – Comprehensive Benefits – Life-Work Integration – Career Growth


At Boston Scientific, you will find a collaborative culture driven by a passion for innovation that keeps us connected on the most essential level. With determination, imagination and a deep caring for human life, we’re solving some of the most important healthcare industry challenges. Together, we’re one global team committed to making a difference in people lives around the world. This is a place where you can find a career with meaningful purpose – improving lives through your life’s work.


As a global medical technology leader for more than 35 years, our mission at Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) is to transform lives through innovative medical solutions that improve the health of patients. If you’re looking to truly make a difference to people both around the world and around the corner, there’s no better place to make it happen.

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