QC Lab Team Leader - Weekends

QC Lab Team Leader - Weekends

Job Title: QC Lab Team Leader - Weekends
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Worthing
Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Start Date: 2020-01-31
Reference: V-46069
Contact Name: Adrienn Prezenszki
Contact Email:
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.

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.