Laboratory Steward

Highly Competitive
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Posting date: 12 Sep 2018
This vacancy has now expired

A global pharmaceutical company with offices over the globe is looking to hire a Laboratory Steward to join their team in Cambridge, UK.

Job Role:

  • Responsible for maintaining the overall day to day operations of the laboratory department.
  • Quality and compliance of equipment to ISO 13485, improving laboratory efficiencies, vendor relations, inventory control and employee safety.
  • Works within multidisciplinary teams of both Scientists and Engineers that are working on drug delivery device development/testing and on the development of specialised drug delivery device manufacturing processes. Liaises with calibration and maintenance service team, facilities and vendors.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Plays a vital role in the overall safety, maintenance and day to day operation of the laboratory.
  • Responsible for ensuring the daily operations of the laboratory runs as smoothly and efficiently as possible.
  • Ensures control of laboratory equipment according to ISO 13485 by maintaining an incident tracking system, troubleshooting procedures; ensuring staff compliance; tracking instrument performance; supporting arrangement of equipment replacement, service, and repair.
  • Effectively support calibration and maintenance service team, facilities, instrument managers, other department staff, and vendors.
  • Communication of laboratory information in an effective and timely manner and resolving problems by consulting with instrument managers and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs).
  • Implement operational strategies, essential changes and solutions to achieve optimum efficiencies.
  • Facilitates training, and new equipment purchasing/implementation.
  • Support health and safety team by ensuring compliance to department safety procedures, including development of COSHH assessments and supporting risk assessment generation.
  • Working closely with the IT Department, ensuring IT and communication systems and processes match the requirements of the services provided.
  • Maintain laboratories to a clean and safe standard by facilitating regular laboratory inspections.
  • Maintains laboratory supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies.

Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Degree, HND or equivalent.
  • Previous experience in operations and quality management of labs that comply to GMP, ISO 13485 or equivalent.
  • Experience in operations and quality management of labs with an ISO 13485 accreditation
  • Logical and intuitive thinker Rational approach to problem-solving
  • Able to learn and apply established procedures in a reliable and consistent manner.
  • Good standard of written and spoken English and numeracy.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Evidence of productivity, speed and quality.
  • Able to communicate in an appropriate oral and/or written format.
  • Able to apply a risk-based approach
  • Experience of incident tracking systems or quality management systems
  • Familiar with medical device or Pharmaceutical industry.

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