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QC Scientist – GMP Clinical Manufacturing

QC Scientist – GMP Clinical Manufacturing

Job Title: QC Scientist – GMP Clinical Manufacturing
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Stevenage
Industry:
Salary: Excellent Salary and Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 16104 JH
Contact Name: James Hume
Contact Email: james.hume@nextphaserecruitment.com
Job Published: January 08, 2019 12:29

Job Description

Quality Control Scientist positions are now available due to the expansion and scale up of clinical trial manufacturing operations for this pioneering Biotech based in Stevenage.  These opportunities are within their Technical Operations Group based in Stevenage who are responsible for the development of CAR – T manufacturing processes, their manufacture and release for clinical trials and setting up commercial manufacture in the future.  The QC Scientist is part of this group with the responsibility for testing of cutting edge therapies prior to release for use in clinical trials.

The Company

A pioneering and ambitious Biopharmaceutical company who develop next-generation, programmed T-cell therapies to treat cancer. The organisation has existed for 4 years and is very well funded, with a clear strategy and expansion plan for the next 3 years and beyond. Scientifically, the company has extremely exciting technologies, using a broad suite of proprietary and modular T-cell programming to engineer precisely targeted, controlled and highly active T cells. Commercially, they have a pipeline of product candidates in development (for the treatment of haematological malignancies and solid tumours) and is increasing its GMP production capacity. Based in a state-of-the-art facility in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, you will join a team that is doing something genuinely meaningful.

The Role

The role of Quality Control Scientist is broad covering laboratory responsibilities, compliance management and others to enable you to gain experience to develop your career.  The core focus is the analysis of products using cell based and other techniques including HPLC.  You will be testing products prior to release for use in clinical trials as well as conducting in process, raw material and stability testing.  Alongside the day to day testing you will support any OOS or deviations investigations to identify the root cause and implement any CAPA’s by working with senior management and quality. 

In addition you will be helping to mentor more junior scientists in their day to day work and help develop their careers .  Additionally you will have the chance to support method development and management to help develop your career.   They have a strong career development programme which will give you the training and opportunities to develop your career as they grow.

Experience

For this opportunity you will need to have demonstrable experience of working in Quality Control on a GMP environment using cell based, biological, and chemistry based techniques.  You will need to have experience of conducting in process, raw material and finished product analysis in the laboratory.   You will need to have at a least a BSc in a relevant life sciences subject, higher qualifications are advantageous but not necessary for your application.

Benefits

In addition to a competitive salary (negotiable depending on experience), the company offers a very good benefits package including:

  • 25 days annual leave
  • Excellent pension scheme
  • Life assurance (4 times basic salary)
  • Group Income Protection 
  • Private Medical Insurance (paid for by the company for yourself only)
  • Eye care vouchers