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Senior QC Scientist – GMP Clinical Manufacturing

Senior QC Scientist – GMP Clinical Manufacturing

Job Title: Senior QC Scientist – GMP Clinical Manufacturing
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Stevenage
Salary: Excellent Salary and Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 16103 JH
Contact Name: James Hume
Contact Email: james.hume@nextphaserecruitment.com
Job Published: January 08, 2019 12:34

Job Description

A pioneering Biotech company based in Stevenage now has newly created Senior Quality Control Scientist positions available due to the expansion and scale up of clinical trial manufacturing operations.  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.  The Senior QC Scientist is part of this group with the responsibility for overseeing the testing of the cutting-edge therapies, qualification of methods and the compliance of the team to GMP.

The Company

A pioneering and ambitious Biopharmaceutical company who have developed 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 a Senior Quality Control Scientist is broad covering laboratory responsibilities, project management, method validation and maintaining GMP compliance.  As a senior member of the team you will oversee the testing of products prior to release as well as in process and raw material testing.  In addition, you will qualify methods to ensure their suitability for use in support of clinical trial manufacture.  The responsibilities include the designing and execution of QC Stability programmes, as well as supporting the assays for use in the laboratories, and the compliance of the team. 

Alongside the day to day responsibilities you will be given additional training to further support the development of your career.  This is due to their strong career development programme which you will be a part of as soon as you join.  Providing training in areas to broaden your experience to help your career develop in the direction you would like it to take. 

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.   With additional experience in the qualification and development of assays an advantage to your application.  As a Senior member of the team you will need to have experience of training and mentoring colleagues.

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