Quality Assurance Jobs

ProClinical's specialist quality assurance recruitment team are continuously seeking candidates with experience in medical devices, pharma or biotech to fill various permanent and contract quality assurance jobs, including validation, auditor and qualified person (QP) roles.

Quality assurance jobs in the life sciences sector involve maintaining and improving the quality of manufactured and distributed products, whilst adhering to different practice standards. ProClinical are a specialist recruitment company within the life sciences sector that places candidates in a variety of quality control and validation roles, from co-ordinators and technicians through to quality and validation engineers and managers. Our specialist recruitment consultants understand the responsibilities of each role, and are highly experienced in matching the right people to the right companies.

A Quality Assurance salary can vary greatly depending on the position and the amount of experience that you have. To find out what you could earn, use our salary calculator to check average salaries for your current or desired Quality Assurance job.

What types of jobs are available?

We recruit for quality assurance roles at hundreds of pharmaceutical, medical device and biotechnology companies, consultancies and clinical research organisations from start-ups to larger brands, including jobs at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Merck, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson (J&J), Novartis and many more. We manage a variety of vacancies in line with the demand for companies to maintain quality pharmaceutical and HealthTech products. Whether you’re pro-actively looking for a new job or not, by registering with ProClinical we will be in touch when a suitable match arises. 

Roles range from Quality Systems Specialists and Quality Control Managers to Validation Engineer jobs. We recruit for both permanent and contract roles, from entry level to senior positions throughout Europe, the USA and the Asia Pacific region.

What do the roles involve?

Quality control jobs vary from day to day, depending on the function and level of the role. However, all individuals are required to adhere primarily to the Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) standards, as well as Good Clinical Practice (GCP), Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and Good Distribution Practice (GDP) standards.

The typical responsibilities of a candidate employed in quality assurance are to provide GMP training regulations to employees, review and approve quality of documentation, maintain robust quality management systems (QMS), perform product quality reviews according to regulatory requirements, carry out failure investigations, put preventative actions in place, and perform audits to identify and solve non-compliance issues.

Generalist recruiters may not have an in-depth understanding of the complexities of these responsibilities and the necessary skills required. ProClinical is a specialist life sciences recruitment agency and our consultants have in-depth knowledge of the quality assurance field specifically within the pharmaceutical industry.

What do employers look for?

Candidates are required to be educated to degree level in a relevant scientific subject. Previous and significant pharmaceutical industry experience within a quality control role is often required. We know that significant manufacturing experience, knowledge of pharmaceutical GMP, and validation within quality assurance are also common requirements.

Along with this specialist experience, candidates looking for quality control roles should have a high level of verbal and written communication, strong interpersonal skills, meticulous attention to detail, and be extremely results driven and highly organised.

How can ProClinical help?

We regularly work with small and large companies to place candidates in pharmaceutical quality control jobs, from officer level right through to director positions. Whatever your goals; whether to develop and refine skills, further your career, or increase your salary, we can help narrow your job search and find the most suitable role and company for you. We never send unsolicited CVs or contact potential employers without your permission. Our recruitment consultants operate with the highest level of discretion and adhere to our service quality promise.

Register with us

We are always receiving new vacancies for people actively searching for a new quality control role. By registering with ProClinical, your CV will be added to our candidate management database and when a suitable match becomes available we will be in touch. Register now.

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If you’re actively searching for a particular job, browse our current vacancies below and apply for a specific role. We often recruit for Quality Assurance Managers, Co-ordinators, Specialists and a range of other positions.

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