Quality Officer

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 Edinburgh site based in the BioQuarter, with a range of service lines including Immunology, Neuroscience, Biophysical and Histology. Work at the site focuses on research and development within the Life Sciences sector, with the Histology department complying with Good Clinical Laboratory Practices (GCLP). The Histology department works with clients to complete testing for clinical studies.

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 wider Quality team, site Laboratory Support and Histology Scientific staff at the Edinburgh site to implement, maintain and improve procedures and processes that support GCLP compliance within the analytical laboratory areas. Support will also be given to R&D departments when required. 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 GCLP and associated QMS requirements.
    • Supporting the completion of agreed action plans arising from customer audits of the facility
    • Maintaining and executing the site inspection schedule
    • Maintaining the Supplier oversight programme
  • Main duties to include:
    • Perform inspections as assigned, reporting any deficiencies to the Quality Manager and Head of Operations to include:
      • Facilities, equipment, systems (including Computerised systems), procedures, records, data and information.
    • Ensure that document control system is maintained.
    • Perform investigations on non-conformances or deviations, review information and draw conclusions in support of CAPA, customer complaints etc.
    • Assist with audits by customers.
    • Identify and participate in Quality Improvement activities.

Qualifications/Role Requirements:

  • BSc or similar in an analytical, chemical or related scientific field.
  • 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.
  • Work independently or as part of a team

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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