Quality Assurance Specialist - UK

Highly Competitive
  1. Contract
  2. Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)
  3. United Kingdom
Hillingdon, England
Posting date: 05 Feb 2020
This vacancy has now expired

A major biotechnology company, with an extensive pipeline and commercial portfolio in oncology and immunology, currently has an exciting new job opportunity for a Quality Assurance Specialist to join their UK team. This is an excellent opportunity to join an innovative company that delivers life-changing drugs with over 4,000 employees in over 50 countries worldwide.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Supporting and executing routine quality assurance tasks to ensure compliance with all GMP, regulatory and corporate requirements. Products may be for investigational or commercial use.
  • Managing contractor quality compliance activities to ensure product is manufactured, packaged, tested, released and distributed in compliance with all regulatory and corporate requirements. This includes:
  • Building and maintaining good working relationships with the contractor.
  • Leading discussions with the contractor on quality related topics, such as complaints, change control, deviations, OOS records, processes, methods, procedures, documentation, etc.
  • Recommending quality related improvements to the contractor
  • Overseeing completion of contractor quality related activities, such as process, method and procedural improvements, quality investigations, corrective and preventive actions, etc.
  • Review batch records, both master production/packaging records and executed batch records ensuring compliance with GMP and registration requirements.
  • Managing change control requests. This includes, as necessary, initiating and approval routing of change control requests.
  • Performing QA evaluation and endorsement/approval.
  • Reviewing of associated contractor change control requests.
  • Monitoring progress of related action items.
  • Processing product complaints. This includes, as necessary, recording complaint details and contacting complainant for additional information and/or to request samples.
  • Contacting CSP to coordinate manufacturing investigation.
  • Finalising complaint investigation.
  • Performing and monitoring trend analyses and reporting to upper management.
  • Reviewing, editing, negotiating improvements to, and approve CSP documentation, including process validation protocols and reports.
  • Transfer validation protocol and reports investigations, deviations, OOS records Author Product Quality Review reports, as necessary. Or, review, edit, negotiate improvements to contractor supplied Product Quality Review reports.
  • Drafting or reviewing, negotiating with contractors, and recommending approval for Quality Agreements Participate in self inspections as appropriate participate in external audits of contractor manufacturers and distributors as assigned.
  • Ensuring logs, databases and files related to the product quality activities are maintained.
  • Performance of trend reviews and compilation of metrics for non-product related duties
  • Developing and/or maintaining pharmaceutical quality systems.
  • Author and/or revise standard operating procedures and associated work instructions.
  • Review and provide recommendations on policies and standards.
  • Support GMP/GDP site inspections.
  • Maintain compliance with personal training requirements.

Skills and Requirements:

  • BSc/ Bachelor of Science CSP.
  • Contract Service Provider GDP.
  • Good Distribution Practices GMP.
  • Good Manufacturing Practices OOS.
  • Out of Specification QA.
  • Quality Assurance SOP.
  • Standard Operating Procedure.
  • Demonstrable multitasking, project management, and execution skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills, including communication, presentation, persuasion, and influence.
  • Good organisational skills, including efficiency, punctuality, and collaboration in a team environment.
  • Proficiency with computer skills, such as MS Office.

To Apply:

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In case you have difficulty in applying or if you have any questions, please contact Steve Fuller at +44 203 854 2630 or upload your CV on our website - www.proclinical.com.

A full job description is available on request.

Proclinical is a specialist employment agency and recruitment business, providing job opportunities within major pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies.