Quality Officer

Do you want to be part of a business that genuinely values entrepreneurialism, innovation and individual accountability? We focus on our customers and are proud of the difference our technology makes. We partner with some of the biggest manufacturing companies in the world and our technical innovations are used to enhance well-known brands across multiple industries.

The Company

Concept Life Sciences is a knowledge based, science led business focused on delivering the expertise and capabilities our clients demand. We work in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, food, environmental, agrochemical, petrochemical chemical and consumer products sectors. Our business is home to Scientists with in-depth experience in their fields, who are enthusiastic about taking on challenges. We employ problem-solvers with a proven track record in life sciences, laboratory based analytical testing and specialist consulting. We are part of the Malvern Panalytical group, which is part of the Spectris group.

The Role

The Bradford site is accredited for Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) for physical and chemical testing, FDA inspected and is also accredited by Alcumus to ISO9001:2015. Work at the site focuses on the development and establishment of a wide range analytical methods (bespoke, monograph, generic, in-house) across diverse techniques, for customers from the Life Sciences and related industries. This may be followed by verification / validation of the methods and subsequent release testing and stability studies. Sample types include active pharmaceutical ingredients, raw materials, finished dosage forms, wound dressings, implants and others.

This role is an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to further their career. Supporting the Quality Manager, the role will include working with the Quality team and Analytical Scientists at the Bradford site to implement, maintain and improve procedures and processes that support GMP and GLP compliance within the analytical laboratory areas. The role will suit new scientific graduates, or those with 1 to 2 years industry experience. Full on-the-job training will be given to enable the candidate to excel in their role.

Main Duties to:

  • Assisting the Quality Manager in:
    • Supporting the quality activities of the laboratory areas.
    • Maintaining & improving the Quality Management System (QMS).
    • Training personnel in GMP, GLP and associated QMS requirements.
    • Supporting the completion of agreed action plans arising from regulatory/customer audits of the facility
    • Maintaining and executing the site internal audit schedule
    • Maintaining the Supplier oversight programme
  • Main duties to include:
    • Perform audits and inspections as assigned, reporting any deficiencies to the Quality Manager and Site Director to include:
      • Facilities, equipment, systems (including Computerised systems), procedures, records, data and information.
    • Review and approve production and analytical documentation necessary for the analysis of samples and Certificates of Analysis.
    • Ensure that document control system is maintained.
    • Perform investigations on non-conformances/deviations/OOS, review information and draw conclusions in support of CAPAs, customer complaints etc.
    • Assist with/host audits by customers and regulators/accreditation bodies.
    • Identify and participate in Quality Improvement activities.

Qualifications/Role Requirements:

  • BSc or similar in an analytical, chemical or related scientific field (a background in chromatography techniques would be an advantage but not essential).
  • New graduate (or applicants with some industrial experience in a regulated environment who wish to develop their career in quality assurance).
  • Consideration will also be given to applicants who have focussed on Regulatory GLP, including GLP auditing.
  • Strong written and oral communications skills; IT Literate.
  • Excellent attention to detail, proactive approach; ability to multi-task and prioritise workloads.

Working Hours

  • Full time 37.5hrs/week. Flexibility is required, some weekend work may be needed and earlier or later start / finish times may also be required to ensure cover on site.
  • There may be the opportunity to work across the company’s other laboratory sites.

Company Benefits

We offer a range of learning and development opportunities depending on the role, with all employees having access to a range of internally delivered training modules as standard. In addition to a competitive salary, we offer as a minimum: Pension scheme, Healthcare Cash Plan, Retail Discount scheme, Cycle to Work scheme, Childcare Vouchers, and local Reward & Recognition schemes.

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