Life Sciences Recruitment Company

  • Location: South East UK - Home Counties
  • Salary: £65-£75,000 + Package
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  • Posted: 22nd Sep 2015

Head of Quality Control – circa £75,000/ Highly competitive package on offer


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A fast growing speciality pharmaceutical production facility in northern home counties that has significant plans to enhance the companies QC and QA seeks to hire a Head of Quality Control.

The primary function is to manage all aspects of the company QC function in line with company expectations and specifications. This is a management role responsible direct reports reporting directly into the MD of the business.

Highly competitive salary and package in order to attract the best talent.

Key responsibilities of this position:


  • Providing the necessary leadership skills to enable the laboratory to function effectively whilst adhering to GMP, company standard operating procedures, health and safety guidelines and regulatory requirements.
  • Manage testing schedules for day to day analysis in support of testing company and 3rd party client products to achieve required deadlines.
  • Overall responsibility for method transfer, stability and data checking activities.
  • Manage OOS/OOT investigations.
  • Sound understanding and current wide ranging experience of HPLC, UV, IR, TLC and wet chemistry problem solving. Good experience to effectively trouble shoot day to laboratory problems.
  • Effectively manage department to build a competent team with the necessary skills to meet company requirements for all aspects of analytical development and control.
  • Ensure all analytical equipment is correctly maintained and calibrated.
  • Coordination of writing, revising and updating of analytical reports, transfers, SOPs and similar.
  • Participate in the company quality systems management.
  • To work with QA and regulatory in the preparation of internal and external audits, in particular MHRA.
  • In conjunction with MD assist in the development and marketing of the laboratory and the retention and increasing of 3rd party clients.

    Key Skills:

    * Minimum 7-10 years QC experience in the pharmaceutical industry including line management experience
    * Excellent communication and person management skills.


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