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Principal Technologist - Pharmaceuticals

Principal Technologist - PharmaceuticalsRef: 18470Our Client is a major Pharmaceutical manufacturing operation based in North West England. They require a Principal Technologist to support the manufacturing of secondary pharmaceutical products through scale up of existing products, integration of the new process into site systems, development of process robustness, measures and operational improvements.Key responsibilities will be to:• Use skills, knowledge and expertise to design ways/systems to investigate and solve the more complex technical problems• Responding to manufacturing needs as required ie organise and supervise investigations and record results for identified deviations using established procedures. • Produce recommendations for action to prevent recurrence. • Participate in Associate training for improved systems when necessary.• Taking responsibility for validation status of equipment/processes/facilities within the department. • Execute validation packages and report in timely manner to least disrupt the manufacturing schedules and maintain compliance.• Ensures the management of technical transfers and new products/process meet the established industry standards for process robustness.• Prepare GMP documentation including validation reports, validation master plan, deviations, investigation protocols and reports etc.• Provide technical support for new product introduction, product transfers and problem resolution.• Initiate and manage change controls using established site system. Train out changes as required. • Monitor compliance on an on-going basis.• To maintain technical expertise is current and up to industry standards by benchmarking, networking and attending relevant conferences/seminars• To develop, maintain and ensure compliance for all systems and activities • Ensure that all assigned products and processes are maintained in a fully validated status• Organise and deliver training within the department on technical / compliance topics.• From an understanding of the Key Performance Indicator data within the department prepare and present monthly and quarterly information.• Prepare and review Standard Operating Procedures and associated documentation to ensure issue and implementation.• To ensure compliance is maintained on a day to day basis in all manufacturing areas.The successful candidate will hold a degree or equivalent in related subject and extensive Pharmaceutical Industry experience or considerable experience in Manufacturing or Quality within production operations.Role: Contract – 2 year fixed termLocation: North West EnglandSalary: Up to £40,000 depending on experience.

Job added on 07-08-2014