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  • Location: Worthing
  • Salary: Very competitive salary + excellent benefits
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 12 months ago

  • Sector: Discovery & Translational
  • Contact: Megan Uden
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 01403 216216
  • Start Date: 2022-06-13
  • Job Ref: V-47382

Are you an experienced Lab Manager with a strong GMP background gained in a commercial Pharmaceutical or Biopharmaceutical production environment? A varied, fast-paced role has been created at a leading Biopharmaceutical company in Worthing, West Sussex, for a Lab Manager, working in the Biochemistry QC lab which is based around the use of ELISA and other Biochemical analytical methods. This is a genuinely exciting, varied opportunity for an ambitious individual with strong leadership skills and positive energy.

This is a permanent role with a strong salary (negotiable depending on experience, though up to £50k for the right person).

You will lead a team of QC Scientists and oversee a range of QC activities, for the analysis of vaccine products that are manufactured on sight. You will work in a highly regulated, process-led environment and will undertake a range of projects as well as day-to-day team leadership and team development.

Based on the West Sussex Coast, this could be a great career move for someone looking to move to a beautiful part of the country and join an innovative, growing organisation.

The Company

A pioneering UK-based Pharmaceutical company specialising in the development and production of injectable and oral dose vaccines and diagnostic kits for patients who suffer from allergies. They have developed an innovative approach to immunotherapy which will be of particular interest to someone with a passion for scientific innovation and GMP / sterile production. There are over 300 employees in Worthing and the company has an excellent reputation for its fast-paced environment, pioneering science and ongoing development opportunities.

The Role

This is a varied and highly rewarding position, based around the leadership of a QC team. The teams perform analytical testing of raw biological materials and vaccine / diagnostics products, using a range of state-of-the-art analysis techniques (e.g. ELISA, SDS-PAGE, Western Blotting and others). You will have a broad range of responsibilities including:

  • Organising the management of QC work, both for daily tasks and ongoing projects

  • Providing support to the Head of QC

  • Collaborating with QA, Development, Production and other departments

  • Encouraging the teams to propose ideas and collaborate effectively

  • Ensuring laboratories work within current GXP

  • Making sure that analytical methods and procedures are in place and followed consistently

  • Maintaining Quality systems within the lab, including OOS, deviations, non-conformances, annual product reviews and change controls

  • Ensuring that equipment is maintained, validated, calibrated and serviced; and ensuring the lab equipment log book process is managed correctly

This is a genuinely unique, busy and exciting role with many different aspects, presenting a real opportunity to progress to the next phase of your career. Full details will be provided on application.


The successful candidate will ideally have a degree (or higher) in Biochemistry or similar including a strong understanding of the commercial application of analytical techniques within a GMP / GLP Pharmaceutical or Biopharmaceutical setting. 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 / Manager in a Biopharmaceutical environment would be a particular advantage. 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.