QC / QA Compliance Officer - Pharmaceutical

QC / QA Compliance Officer - Pharmaceutical

Job Title: QC / QA Compliance Officer - Pharmaceutical
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Worthing
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Start Date: 2019-09-23
Reference: V-45807
Contact Name: Adrienn Prezenszki
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 27, 2019 09:19

Job Description

A unique new position has been created with a leading Pharmaceutical organisation in Worthing, West Sussex. This role will combine elements of QC and QA, bridging the gap between these two departments. As such, we will consider either a lab-based QC professional who wants to get more involved in broader QA, or a QA professional who has a strong scientific grounding in either Biochemistry, Microbiology or Chemistry (or a combination of these disciplines).
This is a brand-new role that has arisen due to the company’s ambitious growth plans. Full details will be provided on application. The company is paying an excellent salary and benefits, at the level which you would expect at Team Leader / Associate Manager level. The company offers a strong salary and benefits package, together with excellent opportunities for career progression.
The Company
An innovative UK-based Pharmaceutical company specialising in the development and production of injectable and oral dose vaccines and diagnostic kits for people who suffer from debilitating and life-threatening conditions. They have developed an innovative approach to adjuvant therapy which will be of particular interest to someone with a passion for scientific innovation and GMP / sterile production. There are around 270 employees in Worthing and the company has an excellent reputation for its welcoming atmosphere, staff morale and ongoing development.
The Role
This is a varied role, based the combination of QC (Biochemistry, Microbiology and Chemistry) and QA. You will effectively bridge the gap between both disciplines, working on a range of projects to improve and processes, drive best practice in a pragmatic and useful way, and undertake Root Cause Analysis in collaboration with others.
Whilst you will work alongside the lab-based scientists, you are not going to spend time at the bench yourself. You will act as a facilitator, listening to various parties across the organisation, and ensure that communication across the labs and non-lab teams is fully optimised. This is a role that requires a real “people person” who has built a strong Pharmaceutical career and is keen to have a multi-faceted, fast-paced role with a combination of lab analysis, scientific interpretation, QA, compliance, project management and process optimisation. Full details will be provided on application.
In addition to a competitive salary (negotiable depending on experience, and to be discussed on application), the company offers a very good benefits package including:

  • Annual bonus (discretionary and non-contractual)
  • Stakeholder pension plan
  • Life insurance scheme
  • 25 days’ holiday
  • Long term disability scheme
  • Private medical plan

The successful candidate will ideally have a degree (or better still, MSc or PhD) in Biochemistry, Chemistry or Microbiology (or similar, e.g. Immunology), together with a strong understanding of the commercial application of analytical techniques within a GMP-regulated environment. Your career will ideally have covered some QC and QA elements, as well as a proven history of project management, root cause analysis, process improvement and change management. This is a fantastic career opportunity, so please get in touch for more details.