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Validation Technician - Pharmaceutical GMP

Validation Technician - Pharmaceutical GMP

Job Title: Validation Technician - Pharmaceutical GMP
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Worthing
Industry:
Salary: Competitive Salary & Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 16009 AP
Contact Name: Adrienn Prezenszki
Contact Email: pharma.jobs@nextphaserecruitment.com
Job Published: October 17, 2018 16:27

Job Description

Do you have a scientific background and some experience of GMP? This is a rare opportunity to gain valuable experience in Validation, on a fixed-term basis until May 2019 to cover maternity leave. You will join a unique and busy Biopharmaceutical company in Worthing, West Sussex, which develops and manufactures vaccines under sterile / GMP conditions. If you have a science degree (or engineering background), together with a solid grasp of GMP and strong document processing / statistical analysis skills, this could be the perfect career move.

The company is offering a very strong rate of pay, depending on experience, which can be discussed on application.

The Role

Compared to most Validation positions elsewhere, this will be a broad role and as such will look great on your CV. You will gain a range of experience across the site, covering both routine validation and different long-term and short-term projects. Based in a team of 6, you will be trained in a variety of disciplines including manufacturing processes and equipment, laboratory equipment, autoclaves, GMP cleaning validation, computer systems and more. You will be involved in statistical process control and will use Minitab for the processing and scrutiny of validation information. Your level of previous experience will determine exactly what work you are allocated during the maternity cover period.

You will take personal ownership of certain projects. For example, if the company buys some new equipment (either for one-off or ongoing use), you will need to validate and test it, speaking with the manufacturers, researching the manuals and protocols, assisting in the development of SOPs etc. One of the most important traits we are looking for is versatility. Candidates will be considered from QA, QC, Engineering and Production environments, preferably from the GMP-regulated Pharmaceutical industry. You must demonstrate strong analytical skills and a genuine ambition to develop a Validation career.

The Company

A pioneering Europe-based Pharmaceutical company specialising in the treatment and prevention of allergies. Their unique focus is on the vaccination and prevention of conditions such as hay fever, asthma and life-threatening allergies, and their groundbreaking work has been publicised across Europe. The company has three buildings in Worthing, housing a range of facilities including manufacturing, packaging, warehouse, offices and laboratories. The clean rooms follow very strict GMP regulations and include state-of-the-art sterile areas.

Experience

The successful candidate will be a conscientious, attentive individual with experience in GMP from a role in Validation, QC, QA, Production, Engineering or IT Testing, ideally from the Pharmaceutical industry. You will ideally have a degree (or similar) in a scientific or engineering discipline. Extensive training will be provided if you do not have direct Validation experience, but you must be able to demonstrate the ability to undertake in-depth validation projects, reviewing documents and data, as well as ensuring the meticulous checking and qualification of processes and equipment. Knowledge of disciplines of sterilization and cleaning validation would be a strong advantage but is not essential. Experience in statistical process control and knowledge of Minitab would be a strong advantage. You will need excellent communication and team working skills, with the ability to handle your own workload, organise your own time and follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

An immediate start would be preferred, given that this is a maternity cover until May 2019. Full details will be provided on application, so we look forward to hearing from you!