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Head of Method Validation

Hyper Recruitment Solutions
Dependent on Experience
Closing date
12 Oct 2022

Job Details

We are currently looking for a Head of Method Validation to join a leading Global Biopharmaceutical Contract Development and Manufacturing (CDMO) organisation based in the Berkshire area. As the Head of Method Validation you will report directly to the Head of QC and will be responsible for the scientific and personal development of 5-6 Group Leaders with the additional oversight of around 30 indirect reports.

This is a Leadership level role where you will not only develop a newly formed department but you will also be responsible for devising and implementing Method Validation strategy for physical / chemical methods as well as Bioassays. You will support the implementation of new analytical methods for assessing complex proteins and ensure Continuous Improvement with in your team.


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

1. Develop and deliver of long-term vision and strategies for the Method Validation team where you will support the implementation of new technologies and methods for the analytical assessment of novel, non-mAb complex proteins.

2. Have scientific and financial oversight for the team where you will develop and deliver the scientific road map to ensure the development of technical and scientific capabilities.

3. Implement efficient work processes across the department with a focus on Continuous Improvement and Lean strategies. You will support the improvement of GMP system and processes.

4. Work closely with the leaders within the QC team and other internal departments including Tech Transfer to ensure the continued success of the business. You will also work closely with clients to report on delivery status of projects.


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

1. Relevant degree in a Life Sciences discipline in addition to previous Biopharmaceutical industry experience where you have worked in the Analysis, Development and/or Manufacturing of large molecule drug products and substances.

2. Proven industry experience in leading QC and/or Analytical Development teams where you will ideally have 2nd line management experience.

3. Show a Business Improvement mind-set and commercial understanding where you have ideally led budget strategy and continuous improvement strategy.

Key Words: Biopharmaceutical | Biologics | Large Molecule | Antibodies | Complex Proteins | Protein Analysis | Analytical Development | Protein Characterisation | Analytical Development | Method Development | Method Validation | MDV | Assay Development | Line Management | Group Leader | Team Leader | Manager | People Development | Business Improvement | Continuous Improvement | QC | Quality Control | GMP | cGMP |

Hyper Recruitment Solutions Ltd (HRS) is an Equal Opportunities employer who are certified by Investors in People for talent development. We therefore welcome applications for any interested parties 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 professionals and scientists. We look forward to helping you with your next career moves.


Hyper Recruitment Solutions is a specialist and highly compliant recruitment consultancy dedicated to the Science and Technology sectors.

Hyper Recruitment Solutions (HRS), founded and run by Ricky Martin and in partnership with Lord Alan Sugar, has a wealth of recruitment expertise as well as compliance and commercial awareness. We offer a range of permanent, temporary and contract staff.

Our vision is to provide recruitment solutions which will assist in the improvement and quality of life for all. To do so, HRS will focus on the support of sectors whose primary focus is in making the world a better place. This could be working for a Pharmaceutical company who is developing new and existing therapeutics or an FMCG business who is making the latest consumer products in a sustainable and efficient way. We want to provide a service to those areas of actual need which will have an impact on us all.

We provide services across a broad range of industries including the following specialist sectors:

• Biotechnology
• Pharmaceutical
• Medical Device
• Clinical Research
• Food / FMCG
• Engineering
• Science

With all jobseekers we are looking to form close relationships where we can offer you the most accurate and useful advice. We intend to not only find and present the most ideal career options to you, but we want to provide advice on the entire recruitment process. We are a business who listens and advises and as shown on our website we have a clear ‘candidate commitment’ to ensure your search is in the most professional and capable hands. Some of the key areas we focus on include:

• Quality Assurance (including Qualified Persons)
• Clinical Research (all phases and therapeutic fields)
• Bioinformatics
• Research & Development
• Consumer Insight and Sensory
• Lean and Continuous Improvement
• Engineering (all disciplines)
• Manufacturing, Scale up and Technology Transfer
• Packaging and Sustainability 
• Medical Affairs
• Sales and Business Development
• Information Systems & Technology
• Executive Appointments

HRS has been awarded membership to the REC (Recruitment and Employment Confederation) and APSCo (Association of Professional Staffing Companies). This is to assure all clients and candidates that our processes and practices comply with all relevant government and recruitment industry regulations.

Lord Sugar, Ricky Martin and everyone at HRS look forward to working with you. Please do not hesitate to visit our website or contact us via
Telephone: 02032 255 120

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Company info
0203 910 2980
Amshold House
Goldings Hill

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