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QC Lab Team Leader - Weekends

QC Lab Team Leader - Weekends

Job Title: QC Lab Team Leader - Weekends
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Worthing
Industry:
Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Start Date: 2020-01-31
Reference: V-46069
Contact Name: Adrienn Prezenszki
Contact Email: adrienn.prezenszki@nextphaserecruitment.com
Job Published: January 31, 2020 17:38

Job Description

Are you a Chemist or Biochemist with leadership experience gained in a commercial GLP/GMP lab environment? Would it suit you to work over the weekend, from Friday to Monday, 8am – 4pm? Then read on!!

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 to take charge of the QC Chemistry and Biochemistry laboratory. We are looking for an inspirational supervisor with a strong background in chemistry and biochemistry and the ability to work in a busy commercial environment.

Even though you are working 4 days a week, not the usual 5 you will be paid the equivalent of a full -time, competitive salary, which can be discussed on application. The company offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

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

 Organizing 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

 Deputizing 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


The Company
A pioneering UK-based Pharmaceutical company specializing 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 MSc or PhD in Chemistry or Biochemistry or Immunology) including a strong understanding of the commercial application of biochemical techniques and chemistry-based techniques. 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.