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Laboratory Lead (Pharma/Packaging) – Offaly

Laboratory Lead

Optimize Recruitment are seeking to recruit an experienced Laboratory professional on behalf of our client, for a Lead role within their Independent Outsourced Laboratory in County Offaly. The company carries out an array of testing which can be discussed further at screening stage.

Competitive salary of €45-50K + benefits on offer for the successful candidate.


  • Improve methods and method repeatability
  • Chemical and polymer analysis to understand raw materials and competitive products
  • Provide analytical support for manufacturing to resolve claims or production issues
  • Work with product development teams in the analysis and development of new products
  • Advance the capability of the lab – document proposals (scope, plan, cost, relevance)
  • Evaluation and purchase of new lab instrumentation
  • Method development (literature review, research & statistical validation)
  • Review and approve testing reports done by lab technicians and engineers
  • Mentor junior laboratory technicians, identifying training needs accordingly
  • Participate in staff interviews, hiring and onboarding


  • 3rd level qualification in Materials Science/Engineering/Chemistry and or another related field
  • 8 years laboratory testing experience, 3 of these being at leader level
  • Proficient with packaging terminology & statistical analysis tools
  • Charismatic approach – proven experience of motivating staff in a structured, professional manner

For more information and to discuss similar opportunities, contact Lee in the strictest on confidence at lee@optimizerecruitment.ie / 0858072559
Please note your CV will never be released without your expressed permission
JOB REF: LD-21643

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