Head of Quality Control

Dependent on experience
23 Jun 2017
21 Jul 2017
Eve Hegarty
Contract Type
Full Time
We currently have a fantastic opportunity available for a Head of QC to join a leading global life sciences company based in the Berkshire area. As the Head of QC you will be responsible for overseeing all quality control laboratory activities across the site. You will sit as part of the site leadership team and will have responsibilities for the running of the site.


Your duties as the Head of QC will be varied however the key duties and responsibilities are as follows:

1. Overseeing and managing the quality control laboratory activities within a site to ensure materials and products are safe and tested for other factors which may affect product quality attributes.

2. Development of departmental plans, including quality control testing standards and related Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).Participates in goal setting for the site and is a member of the Site Leadership Team.

3. Responsible for GMP compliance with recognized local and international standards such as stipulated by US FDA, UK MHRA and other regulating authorities.

4. Responsible for strategic planning of new equipment and technical innovations in testing. There is a laboratory refit scheduled for the near future that you will take a lead role in managing.


To be successful in your application to this exciting opportunity as the Head of QC we are looking to identify the following on your profile and past history:

1. Relevant degree or PhD in a related discipline eg. biochemistry, analytical chemistry, microbiology etc, plus significant experience working within a regulated (GMP) pharmaceutical or biopharmaceutical QC environment. You will be expected to have technical experience with QC analytical chemistry / biochemistry and microbiology.

2. As this is a leadership role, you will be expected to demonstrate your experience working as a Head of Department or on the site leadership team, managing a team of managers and providing strategic input into site development, lab refit and set up and recruitment of a team.

3. You should also be able to demonstrate experience working in a customer facing role.

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Hyper Recruitment Solutions Ltd (HRS) is an Equal Opportunities employer who are certified by Investors in People for our talent development. We welcome applications for any applicant who fulfil the role requirements for this position. HRS is a company exclusively supporting the science and technology sectors, and is made up of a collaboration of recruitment processionals and scientists. We look forward to helping you with your next career moves.

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