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Quality Control Team Leader - Biotech

Quality Control Team Leader - Biotech

Job Title: Quality Control Team Leader - Biotech
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Stevenage
Industry:
Salary: Excellent salary plus shift allowance
Start Date: 2019-12-12
Reference: 46003 JH
Contact Name: James Hume
Contact Email: james.hume@nextphaserecruitment.com
Job Published: December 19, 2019 10:57

Job Description

A leading clinical cell therapy company who are leading the way in the development of next generation therapies are recruiting for a Quality Control Team Leader to join their manufacturing operations based in Stevenage.
 
As a company they are manufacturing therapies for phase I and II clinical trials with these moving to the later stages in 2020 with others under development to enter the clinic in due course.  They are developing cell therapies based on programmed T – Cells for the treatment of cancer, specifically haematological malignancies and solid tumours.  By engineering the T cells to be precisely targeted, controlled and active in targeting cancer cells, to then break down defences to eliminate them. 
 
They are recruiting for a Quality Control Team leader due to expansion of the team with responsibility for the batch release of the personalised therapies.  Operating on a shift pattern (early and late) you will be leading a team of 4 scientists overseeing their day to day work to ensure it is complaint to GMP and of the right standards.
 
Alongside the day to day operations you will support the tech transfer of methods into the group, and ensure all methods are correctly validated to ensure their suitability to support GMP manufacture. 
 
As the line manager for the scientists you will be responsible for their training & development, compliance, H&S and ensuring they are meeting required standards.
 
Desired Skills and Experience:  For the role of Team Leader, you do not need to have line management experience but you will need to have GMP quality control experience in an ATMP, cell therapy, immunology, antibody, biologics or similar environment.   With experience of relevant techniques such as flow cytometry, assays, mammalian cell culture and HPLC.  You will need to be educated to at least BSc level in a relevant life science with experience in a commercial environment.