Technical Development Technician

Marketplace Technical
From £21,000 to £24,500 per annum Plus targeted Bonus
30 Nov 2017
14 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Leading International Pharmaceutical Manufacturer requires a Technical Development Technician to contribute to the service provided by the section, through competently testing samples in accordance with the Sections Protocols, Standard Operating Procedures, Policies and the principles of Good Control Labora­tory Practice.

To deliver and support on the job training, developmental, investigative and validation work as directed by the Technical Development Section Manager and/or Method and Equipment Validation specialists. Any work undertaken for QC Biochemistry will be directed by the Biochemistry Manager and or deputies

Duties will include:

1.To perform and maintain in satisfactory operation a wide variety of chemical tests and procedures in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures and protocols.

2.To report results using defined documentation systems.

3.Where required, to take responsibility for approving results.

4.To clean, calibrate and maintain equipment and prepare and maintain reagents, standards or control samples and contribute to general laboratory housekeeping duties.

5.To promptly report and investigate any deviations from expected results or documented procedures.

6.To monitor and maintain routine test procedures to ensure consistency of results and adherence to compliance requirements at all times.

7.To operate a variety of analytical instrumentation and sophisticated computer software packages intended for data analysis, collation and other related applications (e.g. LIMS). To assist in routine data collection and analysis including, for example, statistical process control.

8.To initiate and perform documentation preparation, revision, review and administration activities. To also help identify the need for new procedures and assist with their introduction.

9.To assist in the compilation, checking and archiving of laboratory records.

10.To observe laboratory health and safety instructions regarding the use of personal protective clothing and equipment, and contribute to the development and improvement of safer working practices.

11.To take responsibility for ensuring that targets are met on a day to day basis, and for identifying to the Manager / Deputy, areas of difficulty or potential delays.

12.To assist with the evaluation, development and validation of novel techniques. This will involve the design and execution of validation studies and the preparation of validation protocols and reports.

13.To assist with the development and validation of laboratory equipment and automated systems.

14.To assist with investigations into abnormal test performance or manufacturing abnormalities, providing input to such working groups as necessary and advising on corrective/preventative actions.

15.As directed by the Section Manager, to attend meetings with senior staff from other departments, such as Production or R&D, to carry out periodic review of operations or process problems. To make presentations as required.

16.To participate in the receipt of section audits from internal and external sources.

17. To be responsible for the use of consumables and reagents within the laboratory,
and to report any difficulties to the Manager / Deputy.

18. To be responsible for ensuring the maintenance, service and calibration of allocated equipment/instrumentation and associated records are in compliance at all times.

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