QC Scientist - 6 month contract

Dart Recruitment Ltd
Farnham, Surrey
£12.00 - £14.00/hour
17 Jun 2017
16 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Our international Pharmaceutical Client is looking for a QC Scientist for a 6-month contract to provide analytical testing support for all pharmaceutical and drug device products manufactured at their Farnham site. Following the Client’s Quality Standards or Pharmacopoeia methods testing will cover raw materials, excipients, components, in-process samples and finished products. Testing will include a high proportion of visual and physical measurements associated with the testing of components and embolic beads. Responsibilities will also include documenting all work in a compliant manner, participating in OOS investigations, reviewing of analytical results to ensure accuracy and compliance to test methods, preparation of all laboratory documentation, participate in the training of other laboratory personnel and participate in or lead continuous improvement programs.Principal Responsibilities
* Ensure that departmental objectives are implemented in line with the overall Quality/Corporate goals.* Comply with all safety and GMP requirements within the Laboratory.* Plan daily schedule for self and others to meet testing requirements.* Training of QC Analysts in various analytical and laboratory procedures.* Preparation and timely submission of test samples from raw materials, in-process and final product samples to both internal laboratories and to external test houses.* Operation of laboratory equipment including daily up-keep and maintenance and assist in trouble-shooting when required.* Working to Standard Operating Procedures/WIs, complete the sampling, inspection and analysis of Raw Materials or Components, In-Process and Final Product samples to defined Chemical, Physical and Pharmacopoeia test procedures to support Manufacturing and Development activities.* Document all testing activities to current Client and regulatory standards.* Review analytical results to ensure accuracy and compliance to both test methods and registered specifications.* Preparation and revision of laboratory protocols, reports, procedures and WIs.* Assist in the Innovation and development analytical processes to meet internal and international method validation requirements to support any QC, R&D or Manufacturing activity.* Lead OOS/OOT investigations, utilising technical knowledge to identify assignable cause and corrective actions.* Lead and participate in investigations for Quality Events, Complaints and review/generation of Change controls.* Manage information to support monitoring and evaluation of cGMP compliance including Key Performance Indicators (KPI). Prepare metrics to visualise KPIs.* Participate in and facilitate improvement programs within the Laboratory.* Participate in multi-functional teams to support project assignments.* Ensure that all interactions and engagements are carried out with the highest ethical and professional standards and that all work is accomplished with quality and in accordance with the Client’s values.* Complete additional tasks considered necessary to meet business and customer requirements as indicated by the Line Manager.* Ensuring that all interactions and engagements are carried out with the highest ethical and professional standards and that all work is accomplished with quality and in accordance with the Client’s values.* Carry out other ad-hoc tasks as required by the line manager.
The above duties and responsibilities are not an exhaustive list and you may be required to undertake any other reasonable duties compatible with your experience and competencies. This description may be varied from time to time to reflect changing business requirements.Principal Relationships
* Accountable to – QC/Microbiology Manager* Internal – Quality, Manufacturing & Supply* External – Regulatory bodies, vendors
Education and Experience
* Be educated to BSC (minimum) in Science or related discipline.* Possess relevant experience in the Pharmaceutical Industry.* Have minimum 2-3 years’ experience in an analytical Laboratory.* A knowledge of quality systems and the experience of working in a regulated environment preferred.* Have a good knowledge of GLP/GMP.* Have a working and technical knowledge of analytical techniques such as HPLC/GC/Dissolution/Classical Wet Analytical Techniques.* An understanding and application of COSHH regulations in a chemical industry.
Skills and Attributes
* Demonstrated advanced computer skills – Microsoft Office preferred.* Good written and verbal skills.* To perform precise and constant analysis in support of analytical testing.* To complete assignments in a timely manner and communicate progress at intervals.* To analytically evaluate results.* Be a self-starter capable of delivering consistent results to a high level.* Must be a team player and be able to interact with colleagues in a constructive and positive manner