QC Analyst – £14.50ph

Our client, a global pharmaceutical company based in Speke is looking for a QC Analyst to join their busy and lively team on a temporary basis for 12 months, with the cope for extension for the right candidate.

The purpose of the Raw Materials QC Analyst role is to compliantly perform QC laboratory testing, data review and data interpretation in accordance with approved Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Analysis is performed on raw materials, in-process, intermediate and finished vaccine products, components and utilities samples. QC Analysts are also required to participate in technical and validation studies in support of both departmental and site objectives.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Compliantly perform laboratory testing, data review and data interpretation in accordance with approved SOPs.
  • Perform raw material and components inspection (quality receipt) and sampling.
  • Communicate findings as a result of testing promptly, to the QC Analytical leadership team (Team Coordinators and Manager). Specifically, it is expected that deviations (either out of specification results or compliance gaps) are highlighted to a leadership team member immediately as they are recognised.
  • Complete critical tasks such as: Instrument Maintenance and Calibration, Reagent and Standard Qualification, Initiation of deviations, Initiation, and completion, of CAPAs, Completion of Change Control actions, Updates and reviews of SOPs, Participation in quality risk assessments
  • Participate in laboratory administration tasks such as: HSE risk assessment completion, review and adherence, Archiving of laboratory documentation, Ordering of reagents and consumables, Maintenance of QC sample and reagent stores, Ensuring a clean and safe workplace for all associates
  • Proactively maintain their own training records, and to only perform tasks that they have confirmed themselves to be compliantly trained in, in accordance with local SOPs
  • Ensure that they communicate professionally and effectively with their fellow team members and the QC Analytical leadership team.


Key Skills/Experience:

  • Must have experience in the relevant testing discipline, ideally within the pharmaceutical industry having worked to cGMP standard
  • Have experience in QC testing techniques appropriate to their role
  • Have an awareness of the requirements for equipment and method validation
  • Have awareness of root cause analysis
  • Be computer literate and be able to demonstrate an understanding of electronic systems
  • Must be educated to NVQ level 2 or equivalent in a relevant scientific discipline

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