HFR are looking for a Quality Assurance Officer

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Quality Assurance Officer

Vacancy Details
Vacancy Title Quality Assurance Officer
Employer Name High Force Research Ltd
Location Bowburn, Durham
Vacancy Full Description High Force Research (HFR) is a chemistry orientated service provider offering a partnership approach to quality driven chemical innovation. Established in 1988, we have built a solid reputation recognised for our R&D flexibility and innovative approach to complex and challenging projects.

Our core expertise is in chemical research and development, process optimisation, route design, scale-up and GMP manufacture of small molecules for clinical study. We collaborate with multinationals, start-ups, and discovery groups across academia and industry in synthesising new materials for proof of concept studies. Operating predominantly in the life sciences sector, our interests include pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, synthetic biology, diagnostics and imaging, however, work also extends into other sectors e.g. polymers, semiconductors and fine chemicals.

With plans to establish significant company growth, we’re looking out for talented and motivated individuals to support our Quality Manufacturing Services.

As the Quality Assurance Officer, you will be involved in all elements of quality assurance with the ability to develop your career inside the business. The QA Officer will be involved in the maintenance of site quality and compliance systems and participate within a range of activities including, but not limited to:

Routine review of master batch documents, analytical data and certificates of analysis,

Generation of certificates of conformance,

Review of equipment qualification, maintenance and cleaning records,

Taking a leading role on site investigations, report generation and functional CAPAs, and

Feedback outcomes to management and support the batch release process as required.


Candidate Details
Required A scientific background with either a degree of HND in Chemistry.

Excellent working knowledge of GMP Regulatory Systems as it applies to API manufacture.

A minimum of 5-years’ experience in a similar role.

A strong attention to detail.

Experience of completing the following routine tasks;
+ Review of analytical data.
+ Review of production data.
+ Deviation investigations, CAPAs, evaluation reports.
+ Performing laboratory investigations.
+ Writing risk assessments (FMEA) and SOPs.
+ Auditing both internal and external.
+ Review of equipment qualification, maintenance and cleaning records.

Competent with Microsoft Excel/Word.

Good organisational skills, a close attention to detail and the ability to follow department procedures.

Ability to apply a pragmatic approach to work.

Critical thinker with strong communication skills.

A motivation to deliver success on every project undertaken.

Respect for confidentiality.

The ability to build and maintain relationships and work well within a team.

Must be eligible to work within the UK.

Preferred An understanding of laboratory scale chemistry.

An understanding of analytical techniques such as HPLC, GLC, NMR spectroscopy, IR spectroscopy, Karl Fisher.

A knowledge of Q-Pulse or a similar digital quality management systems.

Interested candidates should apply in writing by Email enclosing a CV and covering letter to Jane Klotz, HR Manager at janeklotz@highforceresearch.com

If you have not been contacted within 21 days, then, unfortunately, the application has not been successful.

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