Lab Supervisor, Microbiology

Date: 25 Mar 2024

Location: Kamunting, 08, MY

Company: Teleflex

Expected Travel: None

Requisition ID: 10096


About Teleflex Incorporated

Teleflex is a global provider of clinically effective medical technologies designed to improve the health and quality of people’s lives. We apply purpose driven innovation – a relentless pursuit of identifying unmet clinical needs – to benefit patients and healthcare providers. Our portfolio is diverse, with solutions in the fields of vascular and interventional access, interventional cardiology, surgical, anesthesia, cardiac care, interventional urology, urology, emergency medicine and respiratory care. Teleflex employees worldwide are united in the understanding that what we do every day makes a difference. For more information, please visit


Global Operations - Global Operations is a complex and diverse organization within the company which is responsible for product fulfilment to all our customers from end to end. We pride ourselves on being totally Customer Centric in our unrelenting focus on Improving Quality, Service and Value as perceived by our customers. Our employees are dedicated to the Global Operations Enterprise Excellence journey. Join a dynamic, growing team that offers healthcare providers an array of medical technology solutions that make a difference in patients’ lives.

Position Summary

Responsible for organizing service requests of Microbiology laboratory. Supervise Microbiologists and/or Microbiology Lab Assistants and responsible for development of skills and resource management. This role is responsible for being a subject matter expert and responsible for complete execution of deliverables related to microbiology testing. Fulfill microbiology role supporting new product development, production, controlled environments, and sterilization. 

Principal Responsibilities

•    Supervise and set work direction for a team of Microbiologists and/or Microbiology Lab Assistants 
•    Serve as microbiology member on product development teams 
•    Perform product validations to adopt into test procedures
•    Execute routine microbiology testing as required (Bioburden, Water Testing, etc.)
•    Lead nonconformance investigations
•    Maintain stock of lab supplies
•    Review and approve test results generated by the Microbiology lab
•    Train Microbiologists and/or Microbiology Lab Assistants in validated test methods
•    Review and coordinate facility modification test requirements
•    Partner with cross functional teams to support sterilization cycle revalidations and product change assessments
•    Support internal and external audits as a microbiology SME

Education / Experience Requirements

•    Bachelor’s Degree required in a scientific discipline
•    Minimum 4 years’ experience with medical device microbiology laboratory

Specialized Skills / Other Requirements

•    Manage lab requests, execution, and output – clearly communicate status
•    Thorough understanding of multiple disciplines within microbiology
•    Previous experience in a laboratory environment
•    Thorough understanding of basic laboratory requirements - including aseptic technique
•    Strong computer literacy
•    Proficient in technical report writing and review
•    Structured and methodical problem-solving approach
•    Ability to define, organize, and supervise individual and team tasks
•    Effective verbal and written communication
•    Ability to coordinate and execute activities involving multiple internal and external functions
•    Able to create and review technical documentation
•    Interpersonal skills; working in a team and as an individual contributor
•    Foster a positive culture of growth, collaboration, and achievement across the organization

Note: As with all positions, due to the dynamic nature of Teleflex Medical business, key responsibilities may evolve and change over time. 

Teleflex is an equal opportunities employer

Teleflex is the home of Arrow®, Deknatel®, Hudson RCI®, LMA®, Pilling®, Rüsch®, UroLift® and Weck® – trusted brands united by a common sense of purpose. Teleflex, the Teleflex logo, Arrow, Deknatel, Hudson RCI, LMA, Pilling, Rüsch, UroLift and Weck are trademarks or registered trademarks of Teleflex Incorporated or its affiliates, in the U.S. and/or other countries.