Connecting...

W1siziisimnvbxbpbgvkx3rozw1lx2fzc2v0cy9uzxh0lxboyxnllxjly3j1axrtzw50l2pwzy9iyw5uzxitzgvmyxvsdc5qcgcixv0

QC Microbiology Team Leader

QC Microbiology Team Leader

Job Title: QC Microbiology Team Leader
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Worthing
Industry:
Salary: Competitive Salary & Benefits
Start Date: 2019-11-21
Reference: V-45968 AP
Contact Name: Adrienn Prezenszki
Contact Email: adrienn.prezenszki@nextphaserecruitment.com
Job Published: November 21, 2019 11:39

Job Description

Are you a Microbiologist with leadership experience gained in a commercial GLP/GMP lab environment? If so, this could be an excellent opportunity to progress your Pharmaceutical career, within a pioneering organisation in Worthing, West Sussex. We are looking for a QC Team Leader to take charge of a QC Microbiology lab on a maternity cover basis for 12 months. We are looking for an inspirational supervisor with a strong micro background (including endotoxin, bioburden and stability testing), experience of preparing for audits and the ability to work in a busy commercial environment.

This position will ideally start at the beginning of January 2020, so please apply ASAP in order to secure an interview at the end of November / early December.

The Role
This is a varied role, based around the leadership, organisation and management of a lab-based Microbiology QC team. The team performs microbiological testing on raw materials, in-process samples and finished vaccine products using various techniques (including bioburden and endotoxin). You will have a broad range of responsibilities including:

  • Organising the management of work of QC Scientists within the lab
  • Carrying out tasks as directed by the QC Manager of Head of Quality and Science
  • Conducting performance reviews and training
  • Ensuring QC Scientists are briefed on urgent samples, procedure updates and issues
  • Deputising for the QC Manager as required
  • Actively promoting a positive and collaborative team culture
  • Performing self inspections
  • Working in collaboration with the Development team on long-term and short-term projects
  • Raising and investing Non Conformances and Out of Specifications
  • Maintaining and validating records on assay sheets and LIMS system


This is a genuinely unique, busy and exciting role with many different aspects, presenting a real opportunity to progress to the next phase of your career.

The Company
A pioneering UK-based Pharmaceutical company specialising in the development and production of sterile injectable and oral dose vaccines and diagnostic kits for people who suffer from life-threatening conditions. They have developed innovative treatments which will be of particular interest to someone with the ability to apply chemistry principles in a biopharmaceutical environment. There are around 250 employees in Worthing and the company has an excellent reputation for its welcoming atmosphere, staff morale and ongoing development.

Experience
The successful candidate will have a strong scientific background (ideally a degree in Microbiology, or similar – e.g. Biotechnology), including a strong understanding of the commercial application of microbiology techniques, including endotoxin, bioburden and stability testing. You will need to be able to demonstrate excellent leadership skills and experience, gained in a managerial capacity within a regulated, process-led environment. Experience as a QC Team leader in a Biopharmaceutical environment would be a particular advatntage. You must be able to demonstrate the ability to learn, listen actively to others and build collaborative relationships. This is a fantastic career opportunity, so please get in touch for more details.