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Team Leader – GMP Quality Control

Team Leader – GMP Quality Control

Job Title: Team Leader – GMP Quality Control
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Stevenage
Industry:
Salary: Excellent Salary and Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 16187 JH
Contact Name: James Hume
Contact Email: james.hume@nextphaserecruitment.com
Job Published: March 19, 2019 10:50

Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Quality Control scientist with experience of team leadership to join a growing QC Group.  They have the responsibility for the analysis and testing for the release of cutting edge T- cell therapies for use in clinical trials.  They are a pioneering and ambitious Biopharmaceutical company who develop next-generation, programmed T-cell therapies to treat cancer. They have existed for 4 years and is very well funded, with a clear strategy and expansion plan for the next 3 years and beyond.  They have a pipeline of product candidates in development (for the treatment of haematological malignancies and solid tumours) and are increasing their 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.

They are now reshaping their QC Department by splitting it into smaller teams of 4 scientists plus a Team Leader meaning there are at least two positions available.  The purpose of the role will be line manage a team of 4 scientists (typically comprising of 1 senior scientist, 2 scientists and a technician) with the responsibility to supervise and monitor the quality of their work and compliance to GMP.  They will be performing the analysis of T – Cell products using cell based methods, ELISA, Western Blotting and Flow Cytometry for example.  Conducting Raw Material, In Process and Batch Release Testing of therapies for use in Clinical Trials.

As their Leader, you will be involved in other activities beyond the day to day testing such as the transfer of methods in to the team and department.  The qualification and validation of methods to ensure they are suitable for a GMP environment.  Design and execute stability programmes, support the QC Manager in the collection of data for departmental KPI’s.  This is a developmental role with the purpose of gaining exposure to new areas and training to move to a more senior role as they continue to expand.

Experience

For this opportunity, you will need to have experience of working in a GMP compliant environment using analytical techniques for the analysis of biologics, antibodies, cell therapies, gene therapies or related products.  With the experience line managing a small team of scientists including their training & development, and GMP compliance.  Technically you will need to have experie3nce of mammalian cell culture, aseptic technique, cell based techniques, ELISA, and HPLC for example.  You will need to be educated to at least BSc level in a relevant life science with a higher qualification and advantage but not essential.