A leading Biopharmaceutical company in Worthing, West Sussex is creating a brand new QC team to work over the weekend (Friday-Monday) to complement their existing Monday-Friday team. This has led to this new permanent role in the Biochemistry lab, where you will use and develop your skills in using different techniques based around biochemical assays, following GLP/GMP standards in a commercial environment. You will work with a range of products and substances relating to vaccine manufacture.
Even though you are working 4 days a week, not the usual 5, you will be paid the equivalent of a full-time salary (up to £20,000) – the salary is inclusive of 25% weekend shift allowance. The company also offers a generous salary and benefits package, together with excellent training and a supportive, friendly working environment.
This a permanent position and will be an excellent opportunity to progress your career with one of the most unique and highly respected pharmaceutical companies in the country. You will work with a range of biochemical testing on raw materials, stability and finished products. You must be an enthusiastic, motivated individual who enjoys undertaking lab-based responsibilities and is keen to develop a career within a unique and scientifically challenging environment.
Reporting to the QC Team Leader, you will join a team of Biochemists who work alongside the Microbiology and Chemistry labs to form the Quality Control (QC) department. On Fridays and Mondays, you will overlap with the existing team (around 30 people); and on Saturdays and Sundays you will be part of a smaller team (5-6 people initially) in Chemistry / Biochemistry.
Your routine duties will include preparing and testing a wide variety of raw materials, stability and finished products. You will use different biochemical techniques such as ELISA, SDS - PAGE and validating records on assay sheets and the LIMS system. You will assist in the maintenance and optimisation of lab equipment and will ensure that reagent stocks are ordered and maintained efficiently.
In addition to a generous salary (to discuss on application) the company offers the following:
- 25 days holiday + bank holidays
- Private healthcare
- Life insurance
- Company pension scheme
- Discretionary, non-contractual annual bonus
The successful candidate will have a real interest in Science, particularly Biochemistry. You will ideally have a qualification (A-Levels, BTEC, HNC etc.) in Biology and/ or Chemistry, together with a knowledge of different Biochemical/Chemical principles. If you have not had any scientific education, you will still be considered if you have worked in a Pharmaceutical lab/process environment and have been trained in GMP and GLP. Candidates will also be considered from other settings such as Food, Cosmetics, Diagnostics or Medical Device testing. You will need to have excellent communication skills, a positive and supportive attitude and a real desire to further your knowledge within a unique, ever-evolving Pharmaceutical company. You must also be able to commit fully to working Friday to Monday each week.