QC Team Leader - Chemistry - GMP - £35k-£40k - Surrey
QC Team Leader - Chemistry - GMP - £35k-£40k - Surrey - HPLC - GC - CAPA
A leading international healthcare company require a QC Team Leader to support the analytical laboratory. Your role will be to perform general duties and co-ordinate activities within the Analytical Lab. You will lead a team of 6. You will be an experienced analytical chemist with proven supervisory experience.
*To ensure high level and consistent support of the commercial operations team in order to deliver the desired customer requirements for the QC Analytical Team.
*Perform routine duties as required in the analytical laboratory section in order to ensure the timely generation of accurate data and information.
*To lead the Quality Control Analytical (QCA) function to ensure the timely generation of valid test results for the purpose of controlled product manufacture.
*To lead the sampling and testing of raw materials, process intermediates, and finished products, such that valid results are generated in a timely manner, inclusive of stability testing
*Maintain and develop state of the art knowledge applicable to existing and future processes and maintain up-to-date knowledge on regulatory expectations.
*To supervise the work, training and progression of employees within the QCA department.
*To manage and plan the QC team schedule and monitor adherence to schedule.
*To ensure QCA activities follow standard operating procedures and are performed in compliance with GMP.
*To manage the investigation of out of specification results and incidents and to supervise and participate in the completion of any actions arising.
*To manage the investigation of Quality Events and supervise and participate in the completion of any CAPA actions arising.
*To instigate and manage QC related change controls and ensure appropriate actions are assigned and timely completion of change controls.
*To maintain all relevant documentation accurately, correctly and up to date.
*To perform assign project work as required including analytical method optimisation.
*To ensure that high standards of housekeeping are maintained within the laboratory at all times.
*To ensure that health and safety guidelines as issued by the Company are followed by all members of QCM.
*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.
*To be instrumental in leading continuous improvement activities related to both the department and site operations.
*Carry out other reasonable tasks as required by the QC Manager.
Education and Experience
*Educated to degree level in chemistry or related subject
*Experienced in a GMP quality control lab
*Working knowledge of a range of techniques including, HPLC, GC and Method Development.
*Significant experience in a biopharmaceutical or closely related industry.
Skills and Attributes
*Strong technical background with an excellent working knowledge of GMP, Quality and Regulatory understanding.
*Proven Line Management experience with the ability to engage and motivate a multi-skilled team to higher goals.
*Ability to communicate effectively at all levels.
*Ability to work under pressure and co-ordinate several activities concurrently.
*Logical and numerate with an aptitude for detail.
*A keen strategic thinker who is willing to apply new concepts and ideas to take the business forward.