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QC Analyst

Pharmaceutical

Kent £21k – £27k
permanent Job Ref: 5939

Description

A pharmaceutical company has an exciting opportunity for a QC Analyst to join its Finished Product team. Your role will be to conduct quality control testing of finished products, to internal GMP guidelines. You will ideally be educated to degree level in a chemistry subject or have the equivalent experience. Previous commercial lab experience would be an advantage but not essential. This opportunity works on  an early and late shift pattern.

The shift pattern is one week Monday to Friday 6am to 2pm and one week Monday to Friday 1.50pm to 10pm (finishing at 8.30pm on Friday)

Salary £19k-£23k + 17.5% Shift Allowance

(Advertised salary includes shift allowance)

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Quality control testing of raw materials, intermediates and finished products, to internal GMP guidelines.
  • Manufacture of testing material and reagents.
  • Good and safe housekeeping of work area.
  • To work with other team members to provide flexible cover, as and when required.
  • To carry out all duties in line with the Quality Assurance procedures.
  • Facilitate continuous process improvements to optimise departmental flow, plant, capacity and man hour’s efficiency while contributing to and completing improvement projects.
  • Responding to internal customer queries.

Main Duties

  • Carry out sampling, testing raw materials, intermediates and finished products against the agreed current specifications.
  • Manufacture of testing materials and reagents.
  • Work to GMP guidelines, generating traceable results and records.
  • Enter raw data and results generated into Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS).
  • To follow global, company and departmental SOP’s, where appropriate.
  • To perform calibration tests on laboratory equipment, where required.
  • Ensuring the work area is maintained to the required standard of 5S housekeeping.
  • Carry out Safety Excellence Audits within the company.
  • Ensure training record is kept up to date via Oracle Learning Module.
  • Check and act as a countersignature to raw data and results obtained by other technicians in the team.
  • Ensure the required sample data is correctly entered into the appropriate documents for the purpose of QC metrics.
  • To write, modify and prepare SOP’s, when required.
  • Preparation of tidy and presentable reports, when required.
  • Execution of additional tasks, which may from time to time be discussed and agreed with the QC Supervisor or other senior staff.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

  • BSc in Chemistry or equivalent experience
  • Practical work aptitude
  • Experience of Traditional Wet Chemistry and Analytical methods
  • Experience of working in a Laboratory
  • ISO and GLP or GMP experience

Salary £19k-£23k + 17.5% Shift Allowance      (Advertised salary includes shift allowance)

Job Ref: 5939