Quality Control Senior Scientist II

Location : Nottingham UK | Type : Full time, permanent

Quality Control Senior Scientist ll

Upperton Pharma Solutions is a Nottingham-based CDMO that specialises in the formulation and spray drying of pharmaceutical and biotechnology products, providing a complete service from early-stage feasibility through to development and scale-up (including GMP clinical manufacture). Formulations cover a range of delivery routes, typically including oral (tablets & capsules), nasal and inhaled.

The Upperton laboratories and manufacturing plant are situated on the Science Park, adjacent to the University of Nottingham, and since obtaining an MHRA clinical trials manufacturing licence in 2019 we have experienced rapid, continuous growth across the whole business to continually satisfy our growing, international customer base.

As part of this expansion programme Upperton is looking to recruit Quality Control Senior Scientist II to join our Analytical Team.

The Role:

We are looking for someone with previous pharmaceutical industry experience working within a GMP laboratory. The job holder will be expected to lead analytical aspects of projects and supervise junior analysts where required. Knowledge of experiment documentation, operation and troubleshooting of analytical instrumentation is essential. Flexibility in working hours may be required on occasion to meet business/project needs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead a team of Scientists to deliver laboratory testing activities to support the manufacture and release of raw materials, intermediates and finished products.
  • Be the QC point of contact for projects and contribute to internal and customer project meetings where required.
  • Support the leadership team in ensuring all analytical equipment and laboratory processes are compliant to cGMP, regulatory and customer requirements.
  • Lead and be responsible for laboratory QMS activities including root cause analysis, laboratory investigations, deviations, CAPA’s and change controls
  • Training and mentoring junior staff.
  • Troubleshooting issues relating to instrumentation and analysis as and when required.
  • Prepare and review Quality Control documentation including analytical reports, certificates of analysis, stability reports and specifications.

Essential Criteria:

To satisfy the demands of this exciting yet challenging role we are looking to recruit a highly motivated individual who has the following skills and experience necessary to perform the role:

  • Be educated to degree level or equivalent experience in a related scientific/technical discipline.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in industry within a GxP laboratory environment, with practical experience of pharmaceutical analysis using HPLC and/or UPLC methods.
  • Experience working to, and a strong understanding of GMP, GLP, and ICH guidelines.
  • Have excellent communication skills (written and verbal), and proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office applications.
  • Ability to operate in a flexible manner and handling a diverse workload.
  • Impeccable attention to detail, and excellent organisation, time management and a good documentation practice.
  • Proficiency in chromatographic software such as Chromeleon and OpenLAB.
  • Understanding of safe working practices within a laboratory setting.
  • GC and ELISA experience desirable.

To apply please send a CV to Helen Gisby, Director of Analytical Services

Closing date for applications: Monday 31st October 2022 – No agencies please