QC Microbiology Team Leader

QC Microbiology Team Leader

Job Title: QC Microbiology Team Leader
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Worthing
Salary: Competitive Salary & Benefits
Start Date: 2019-11-21
Reference: V-45968 AP
Contact Name: Adrienn Prezenszki
Contact Email:
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.

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.