Senior QC Analysts – Pharmaceuticals
Senior QC Analysts – Pharmaceuticals
Role: Full-time, permanent
Location: Fawdon, Newcastle upon Tyne
Salary: £27K-£35K + bonus + benefits
We’re seeking a meticulous and methodical Senior QC Laboratory Analyst to support the testing, analysis and release of our EU products, including solid oral dose and effervescent tablet formats, along with speciality medicaments such as potent drugs and oncology products. In this varied role, you’ll work closely with your team to help understand the production requirements and plan the timely release of product batches. Working collaboratively as a department, you’ll monitor lab conditions (e.g. temperature, humidity), conduct method validations, method transfer, calibrate lab instruments and monitor glassware stock to ensure availability for use at all time. You’ll conduct analyses on samples, APIs and finished products (e.g. HPLC, FTIR, UV/VIS and GC methods), test and maintain the laboratory water purification system, monitor the sample stability schedule and oversee the safe disposal of any waste. You will ensure all batches meet our MHRA and GMP compliance standards. To support the smooth running of the department, you’ll ensure accurate records and documents are maintained at all times (e.g. data entry logging, lab notebooks, sample records), as well as producing and reviewing STPs / SOPs and Certificates of Analysis (COA) for finished product sign-off. You’ll be responsible for the preparation of method transfer and stability protocols and the calibration of laboratory instruments including Qualification, preventative maintenance and trouble shooting. Managing a team of Analysts, you will provide direct line management support as required and ensure workloads are planned effectively to ensure production and testing schedules are met.
In addition, you’ll support cross-functional and departmental projects, including investigations into OOS / OOC reports, QAMS management including CCP, CAPA and deviation, risk management and responding to customer queries to drive the continuous improvement of our work.
With experience in a similar role within a GMP compliant analytical lab within the pharmaceutical industry, you’ll have a good knowledge of EU quality regulations, Product Quality Review requirements and Change Control processes. You’ll also have experience of conducting self-inspections, Quality based investigations and root cause analyses, along with experience of running a variety of analytical lab techniques. As a person, you have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, able to liaise with stakeholders at all levels and navigate cultural differences. With strong organisation and administration skills, you make good decisions, have a strong eye for detail and can prioritise a busy workload to meet deadlines, even in a busy and changeable work environment. You’re a good team player, but equally happy working autonomously. From a qualification perspective, you’ll be a qualified pharmacist or hold a degree-level qualification in a relevant life science subject. Good IT and analytical skills are essential to this role, with a particular focus on Microsoft Office, ideally with advanced level skills in Excel.
In return, we offer a competitive salary and rewards package (including holiday, bonus and pension scheme). Not to mention the opportunity to genuinely make a difference in a new and dynamic role within a progressive and expanding business, at an exciting time of growing international reach.
How to Apply:
If you possess the experience, passion and ability to make this role a success then we would love to hear from you. Please send your CV with covering letter to FAW_HR_Dept@accord-healthcare.com by 22nd June, or for further details, you can contact Nicci Henderson-Bell via email on firstname.lastname@example.org. Role advertised on 23rd May 2018.
A Bit About Us:
Accord Healthcare is one of the fastest growing generic pharmaceutical companies in the UK and Ireland, involved in the development, manufacture and distribution of medicines to over 70 countries around the world. Recognised as a ‘Partner of Choice’ across the industry for our quality and customer service, our core aim is to support patients to receive the medicines they need, when they need them. With an ambition to become a top 5 pan-EMENA generics company by 2021, we’re looking for the best and brightest technical minds and forward-thinking business professionals. Keeping our people at the heart of all we do, we offer rewarding opportunities for those looking for continued personal and professional growth, investing in training and development tailored to each individual’s focus. So, if you’re looking for an inclusive company to take your career to the next level, you’re certainly in the right place.