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Microbiology Department Supervisor

Sydney NSW, Australia

Job Type

Full Time



About the Role

1. Maintain efficient functioning of the Microbiology Department.
2. Ensure the maintenance of records of all testing is performed.
3. Ensure calibration, maintenance, validation and requalification of Micro Laboratory equipment is performed within GMP, regulatory and legislative compliance requirements.
4. Ensure safe and good work practices in the laboratory.
5. Develop and assess Microbiological Testing procedures of materials and products, ensuring all GMP, Safety, Corporate, Regulatory, and Legislative compliance requirements are met.
6. Review and develop environmental monitoring programs and actions from data trending analysis.
Provide technical support to relevant stakeholders.
7. Observe and monitor laboratory and production procedures in order to recommend and initiate improvements in standards and efficiencies.
8. Implement projects to provide supporting data for customer and laboratory practices.
Proactively review and recommend improvements and efficiencies in testing methodologies and process.
9. Training, development and performance management of direct reports.
10. Assess laboratory performance through KPI’s.
11. Recommend and implement improvements.
12. Internal and external audit preparation, representation, and action follow through.
13. Oversee the maintenance, updating and validation of procedures in the Microbiology laboratory.
14. Develop and assess the maintenance, updating and validation of procedures involving environmental monitoring, equipment cleaning and sanitizing.
15. Project work to support customer requirements and internal practices.
16. Develop processes to assist in quality assurance and contamination control.
17. Assist in new formulation development.
18. Lead and mentor the team to ensure cohesion, good morale and productivity.


This position has the responsibility for all microbiological aspects in the laboratory, including regulatory compliance relating to Quality Assurance and Quality Control to ensure that the manufacturing environment, processes and products are within specification

We're Seeking candidates with:

  • Tertiary qualification related to Microbiology

  • Strategic to operational influence and input

  • Strong communication skills

  • Strong prioritization and planning skills

  • Builds effective and high performing teams

  • Interpersonal savviness and ability to collaborate (A wonderful people person who leads through example)

  • Strong project and change management ability

About the Company

Arna Pharma Life Science, Microbiology laboratory and independent new research center (R&D) will stand as a beacon of innovation, equipped with state-of-the-art laboratories, advanced instrumentation, and a team of great scientists poised to tackle some of the most pressing challenges.

This interdisciplinary hub will serve as a nexus for collaboration between academia, industry, and government, fostering synergies that drive transformative research across a spectrum of disciplines, including microbial ecology, infectious diseases, biotechnology, and environmental microbiology.

Equal Opportunity Employer:
Arna Pharma Life Science is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in the workplace. We celebrate the unique qualities and perspectives of each individual and encourage applications from all qualified individuals, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, or veteran status.

Join Our Team:
If you are a motivated professional with a passion for driving business growth and making a meaningful impact in the pharmaceutical industry, we invite you to apply. Join us in our mission to innovate healthcare and improve lives around the world.

To apply or refer someone, please reach out to our HR department at [email protected]

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