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Quality Control Laboratory Supervisor, Sligo



Sligo, Ireland 

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Biotech/Pharma, Science

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Job Description:

The Opportunity

Team Horizon is seeking a Quality Control Laboratory Supervisor. This person will lead the team in an assigned segment of the QC operation for example Raw Materials & Drug Product Analysis or In-process & API.

The purpose of this role is to ensure that all raw materials, in-process, finished product, stability and contract testing and is carried out per schedule and records are maintained to appropriate requirements

In addition, the successful candidate will ensure that technical and systems excellence is maintained in the laboratory by ensuring own skills are maintained, by coaching and training analysts to ensure right first time behaviour and by implementing improved working practices in terms of efficiency, compliance and Right First Time.


The Role

  • Ensure Laboratory Documentation and Computerized Systems compliance with Data Integrity policies and regulatory requirements
  • Understand Regulations and business processes required to maintain Laboratory Data Integrity
  • Ensuring timely completion of all laboratory analysis assigned
  • Ensuring that analysts working in the assigned cell or team are performing to the best of their ability, coaching and providing guidance where issues occur such as poor set-up or test execution performance
  • Improving the overall efficiency and velocity within the assigned team
  • Identifying and implementing improvements in analytical practices such as poke yokes
  • Ensuring that the agreed test schedule is adhered to and identifying recovery paths to bring test schedules back into alignment with plant requirements
  • Identifying weaknesses in laboratory performance and working with the laboratory manager to rectify
  • Resolving analytical OOS issues as they arise in a timely manner both through practical work and through Soltraqs
  • Acting as designee for the Laboratory Manager as assigned
  • Ensuring 6S excellence is maintained across the Laboratory
  • Instilling a quality culture of Zero, Believe it, Achieve it amongst the QC laboratory team
  • Ensuring that all laboratory test equipment is utilised and maintained correctly
  • Executing and / or supporting projects as assigned by the laboratory manager
  • Maintaining up-to-date, complete and precise records of all tests performed
  • Acting as the primary point of contact for any analytical issues which arise
  • Developing expertise and understanding of current and future analytical techniques
  • Developing and changing of in-house laboratory procedures as appropriate
  • Carrying out verification of testing records as necessary
  • Positively contribute to departmental programs such as CI, BEx and RFT
  • Supports the transfer of new products
  • Completes project work
  • Adheres to and supports all EHS & E standards, procedures and policies

The Person

  • 3rd level qualification in a relevant Science discipline
  • Minimum 4 years analytical experience in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Proven track record in an analytical role. Must be expert in HPLC, GC, LCMS, GCMS, Automatic titration, Identification techniques
  • Strong knowledge on regulatory requirements
  • Proficient in using analytical equipment in the QC lab
  • Involvement in product transfers / method transfer experience preferred

Employment Type:

Full time
Company Info
Team Horizon
1 Cedar Crescent, Cedar Park, Westport, Co. Mayo
Westport, Ireland
Phone: +353 98 50600
Web Site: http://www.teamhorizon.ie
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