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Head of Quality Control

Experience Dependent
Job Reference: J5634511
Updated On: 03/03/2021
Status: Open to Applications
Hyper Recruitment Solutions
Sectors: Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Contract Research Organisation, Contract Manufacturing Organisation, Contract Testing Organisation, Chemicals, Life Sciences, Cell & Gene Therapy, Bioprocessing, Science

Skills: Biochemistry - Development / Validation, Biochemistry - QC / Stability, Microbiology - Pharma, Life Sciences - Immunoassay, Life Sciences - Assay Development, Biochemistry - Biophysics / Biosimilars, Microbiology - Manager, Biochemistry - Process Analytics, Life Sciences - Assay Validation

Job Information

Role Overview

We have an exciting opportunity available for a Head of Quality Control to join a leading life sciences company based in the Wiltshire area.

As the Head of Quality Control you will be responsible for leading and managing a team engaged in Quality Control in both Analytical Chemistry and Microbiology testing in line with regulatory requirements.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

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

1. Ensure that all testing is carried out with properly developed validated and approved methods and that the facilities are maintained to meet all necessary operational standards and regulations. Ensure that all processes and procedures are documented and current for the operation of the facility.

2. Lead the regular review of Safety standards for the QC laboratories and related equipment.

3. Utilising input from relevant functions, Operational Project and Production management, take all decisions relating to the routine operations of the facilities.

4. Ensure sufficient suitably trained staff are in place to carry out the testing and supervision of the testing, procedures and equipment. Recruit suitable staff and to plan staff development succession planning to meet current and future needs of the process and production.

5. Lead the training, management, appraisal and mentoring of staff to ensure performance, safety and training standards are achieved.

6. Review and implement an organisation structure and work patterns fit to meet the needs of process and production and where necessary propose and implement change.

7. Act as the lead expert on Analytical Methodology and ensure that all laboratory practices, methods and reporting procedures are compliant with Pharmacopoeias and international guidelines as developed by ICD and applicable ISO standards.

8. Manage the capacity for all Quality Department Testing through the Capacity and Demand Manager to meet agreed dates for completion. Monitor performance and capacity of test equipment and via contribution to the Pharmaceutical Operations Budgets, recommend and provide justification for new investment.

Role Requirements

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

1. At least degree qualified in a relevant life sciences focussed discipline. You will also be expected to demonstrate a track record of working in biopharmaceutical / pharmaceutical quality control at a senior level.

2. Proven industry experience working closely with MHRA and FDA regulatory requirements in relation to pharma / biopharma quality control.

3. A working knowledge and practical management experience of pharmaceutical QC laboratories, and experience of in-process and final product testing on biopharmaceutical products.

Eve Hegarty
Your Recruitment ConsultantEve
DisclaimerHyper 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.