Quality Control Scientist - Raw Materials Specialist

Quality Control Scientist - Raw Materials Specialist

Job Title: Quality Control Scientist - Raw Materials Specialist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Stevenage
Salary: Excellent Salary and Benefits package
Start Date: 2019-07-11
Reference: 16294 JH
Contact Name: James Hume
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Job Published: July 12, 2019 15:27

Job Description

A clinical stage Biopharmaceutical company, whose technology is based on T cells, are rapidly expanding due to the success of their therapies are seeking a Quality Control Scientist who has experience in the analysis of Raw Materials to join their expanding QC team.
They need to recruit at least two Quality Control scientists who have experience of testing raw materials to be used in the manufacture of Biologic / Antibody / ATMP / Cell & Gene Therapies to join their team.  Whilst the main focus will be on raw materials this is a broader role because you will also be involved in other aspects such as in-process and batch release as needed. You will be working to GMP to analyse materials to ensure it is compliant and assessing documentation too.  As a more senior member you will be mentoring more junior members of staff and directing their activities as well as working with QA for any investigations, SOP review, and the implementation of CAPA’s or change controls for example.
Due to their rapid expansion which is based on the success of their therapies and their building pipeline there are opportunities to develop your career further as they progress to commercial manufacture.
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.
Desired Skills and Experience: For the role of Senior Quality Control Scientist, you will need to have demonstrable experience of working within an aseptic or sterile GMP regulated environment.  With experience of raw material analysis along with other testing such as batch release.   You will also need to have experience of supporting investigations into OOS or deviations or CAPA’s for example and experience of mentoring others as well.