Microbiology Team Leader - Ely

Wednesday 6th November 2019

Company Overview

ALS provide a broad range of testing and analytical services to a wide variety of end markets and industries around the globe.

About the Position :

You will work within the Pharmaceutical Microbiology team.

The position will be responsible for the following:

  • Actively organise and manage the workload within the team to achieve the targets and goals of the business
  • Monitor systems to ensure that all tests are completed in a timely manner and within client defined requirements
  • Ensure that registration review is performed for all samples and with guidance review appropriate tests, methods, media and dilutions
  • Organise routine QM tasks and monitor that these tasks are performed as appropriate
  • To ensure that any retests / additional tests on retained samples are set up within the required timeframes
  • Ensure that laboratory management and/or the client where necessary are informed appropriately of any delays in turnaround expectations
  • Work with management to highlight any new or improved equipment or processes
  • Support the laboratory management team where needed for results approval and sending out of specification reports
  • Monitor timekeeping, absence and behaviour, highlighting any concerns to the laboratory management team
  • Monitor training levels and records within the team to ensure sufficient resource and flexibility, providing training for staff as appropriate

About you

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A scientific background (degree level) preferably in Microbiology or related subject
  • Some experience in staff management / organisation is essential
  • The ability to work on his/her own and manage projects to tight deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good computer literacy skills
  • High level of reporting and writing skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Very high attention to detail and a methodical approach


We are offering a competitive salary + Benefits inclusive of company pension + exciting discounts with major high street retailers

Excellent training and the opportunity to join an organisation where progression forms part of its culture

To apply for this position please email a covering letter and CV to [email protected]