Quality Control Scientist

Highly Competitive
  1. Permanent
  2. Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)
  3. United Kingdom
Stevenage, England
Posting date: 24 Sep 2019
This vacancy has now expired

An international biotechnology company is recruiting a Quality Control to their UK office. The organisation focuses on gene therapy to treat the suffering of people suffering from chronic systemic diseases. With a next-generation gene therapy platform to provide treatments for a wide range of diseases, this position represents an exciting opportunity to work with a leading company.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Supporting the QC manager in establishing a GMP/GCLP compliant QC lab to support the release and stability testing of AAV products manufactured at the GMP facility.
  • Testing pre and post clinical samples as part of our clinical trial programmes.
  • Transferring technology and validating in-process and release assays from the company's Development lab into the new QC lab.
  • Executing analytical testing programmes as directed by the QC Manager, according to GXP, with defined schedules and responsibilities.
  • Supporting the GMP manufacturing team with environmental monitoring and raw material release.
  • Following SOPs and Protocols, effective performance of analytical methods generating valid and reliable data.
  • Recording accurate and compliant data and reporting of all data per SOPs, including peer review checking.
  • Running routine maintenance, verification, and qualification of specified analytical systems to include PCR and plate reader systems.
  • Interacting with quality professionals and responding to audit findings as required by the QC Manager.
  • Presenting data at Project Team meetings.
  • Participating in analytical and OOS investigations when required, within a culture of continuous improvement, and notifying of unusual observations, errors/unexpected findings to management.
  • Contributing to analytical methods development.
  • Participating in training and development programs as required.
  • Complying with Health and Safety legislation and company policies, identifying potential hazards in the workplace.
  • Maintaining close working relationship our development lab.

Skills and Requirements:

  • Degree level education.
  • At least 5 years of experience in the Analytical Sciences gained during development of Biotechnology/Biopharmaceuticals/Vaccines, either in industry and/or research.
  • Significant experience in Biological assays in a variety of applications to include establishing and validating:
    • RT-PCR methods
    • Cell based assays
    • Experience aspetic cell culture techniques
  • Experience in working in a GMP/GCP environment and working wih quality professionals
  • Contribution to reporting of data, generation of certificates, protocols, SOPs and internal written reports.
  • Experience of working within a QMS to include change control systems, deviations and OOS reporting.
  • Experience of analytical testing in a regulated environment.
  • Understanding of a GMP manufacturing environment.
  • Experience of GXP documentation requirements for Quality Control and bioanalysis, with an emphasis on data integrity, sample traceability and ensuring confidentiality at all times.
  • Understand elements of risk management to help lead on decisions.
  • Higher degree in a relevant discipline.
  • Expertise in analytical development.
  • Experience of analytical process science, and/or formulation science for viral gene therapy products.
  • Experience of pre-clinical and early stage clinical development.
  • Professional qualifications with independent recognition by learned societies.
  • 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.

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