Quality Assurance Associate - Biotech

Quality Assurance Associate - Biotech

Job Title: Quality Assurance Associate - Biotech
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Oxford
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum, Benefits: excellent benefits
Start Date: 2020-01-03
Reference: V-46018
Contact Name: James Hume
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 03, 2020 15:39

Job Description

Do you have a Biological degree and Quality Assurance / Compliance experience gained in a commercial environment (e.g. GLP, ISO9001, GMP)? If yes, this will be a fantastic career opportunity for you. Based in modern premises just outside of Oxford, a new permanent role has arisen for a meticulous Quality Associate, with one of the UK’s most pioneering businesses in the field of Cell and Gene Therapies. As a Quality Associate, you will support a range of functions across the business and this is the chance to contribute to the company’s next phase of growth and development.
This is a permanent role with a salary of up to £28k (plus excellent benefits – see below) for a more experienced individual, or £20k+ if you have less experience but can demonstrate the ability to pick new things up quickly. You will receive excellent training and will partner with a team of knowledgeable and passionate scientists who are developing some genuinely innovative approaches to synthetic biology and its application.  
The Opportunity:
As a Quality Associate, you will support the implementation of QA processes and procedures within the company. Working alongside the Quality Manager and Lab Management team, you will maintain the QMS and ensure that all activities are carried out, based on industry regulations such as GLP and ISO9001. The role will involve extensive interaction with internal stakeholders to promote best practice.  This role will be key in their ongoing maintenance of their ISO status and drive to improve their systems.
There will be a lot of focus on QA document control, including the writing, review, training, and management of SOP’s, controlled documents and the maintenance of data records, logs and databases to track and flag QA-related concerns and improvements.  Additionally, you will support internal audits with the Group Leader, conducting these to then implement corrective actions as required to ensure they are inspection ready at all times.
Desired Skills and Experience:

The successful candidate will ideally have a degree (or similar) relating to Biological Science (e.g. Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Biological Science etc), together with some Quality-focused experience gained in a commercial, regulated and SOP-driven environment. Knowledge of GxP (GLP, GMP, GCP etc) would be a strong advantage, as would ISO9001 (or other ISO standards), though full training will be provided. Previous experience in a Quality Assurance role would be a considerable advantage, together with transferable skills in the use of Microsoft Excel, Word and other systems.