Lab Manager - GMP Pharmaceutical

Lab Manager - GMP Pharmaceutical

Job Title: Lab Manager - GMP Pharmaceutical
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Worthing
Salary: Highly Competitive
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 15491a BT
Contact Name: Steve Twinley
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 30, 2017 13:21

Job Description

  • Lab Manager
  • Brand new permanent role with leading Pharmaceutical company
  • West Sussex Coast
  • Science degree ESSENTIAL
  • Strong GMP background and pragmatic commercial understanding ESSENTIAL
  • Very competitive salary and benefits

A pioneering Pharmaceutical organisation in West Sussex has created a brand new role alongside the expansion of its QC and R&D functions. You will have a very broad role, including lab management responsibilities, leadership of method development projects, and undertaking internal process improvement initiatives whilst maintaining full GMP compliance. This is a permanent position with a very competitive salary and benefits, to be discussed on application. If you have a science degree (anything across Chemistry, Biochemistry, Microbiology or another discipline) and some strong commercial GMP experience, this could be an excellent career opportunity.

The CompanyA pioneering UK-based Pharmaceutical company specialising in the development and production of injectable and oral dose vaccines and diagnostic kits for people who suffer from allergies. They have developed an innovative approach to adjuvant therapy which will be of particular interest to someone with a passion for scientific innovation and GMP / sterile production. There are around 160 employees in Worthing and the company has an excellent reputation for its welcoming atmosphere, staff morale and ongoing development.

The Role
This is a varied and exciting role which will include leading, organising and managing Laboratory functions such as equipment, compliance investigation and personnel issues within the team including performance management, training and development. You will have CAPEX accountability across a set of laboratories (including Chemistry, Biochemistry and Microbiology), making decisions on spending for both equipment and software. You will also have direct line management responsibility for the company’s LIMS team.

Additionally, you will undertake a range of projects relating to method / process development, looking at ways to maximise the efficiency and productivity of internal processes whilst maintaining full compliance to GMP and other regulations. This will include direct communication with different teams such as QC, QA, Development, Manufacturing, Reg Affairs and more, all of whom are on site.

In addition to a competitive salary, the company offers the following benefits as standard:
•  25 days’ holiday
•  Stakeholder pension plan
•  Life insurance scheme
•  Long term disability scheme
•  BUPA medical plan

The successful candidate will have a life science degree (or higher), together with significant experience in a lab management role within a GMP-regulated commercial Pharmaceutical (or similar) environment. Experience of method and / or product development would be advantageous but is not essential. Most crucially, you will be a strong Project Manager, preferably backed with expertise in the use of recognised project tracking software (SharePoint, MS Project etc). An awareness of Quality systems is essential, which you will ideally be able to illustrate with examples of leading improvement initiatives and maximising efficiency.

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This is a permanent role