Principal QC Scientist

£47000 - £55000 per annum
  1. Permanent
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
  1. Technical Operations, Discovery / R&D, Analytical

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Hobson Prior are currently in search for a Principal QC Scientist to join a fast-paced biopharmaceutical organisation who are creating ground-breaking products that have never been made before. The role will be on a permanent basis located in Stevenage.

Please note that to be considered for this role you must have the right to work in this location.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead and support defining the management and flow strategy of product intermediates, critical raw materials, standards and consumables.
  • Write and review high level documentation surrounding the management and flow of materials.
  • Manage warehouse activities including inspecting incoming materials, receipt & sampling in line with company policies, ensuring compliance and safety before releasing them for use in drug product manufacture.
  • Establishes and maintains effective communication channels to provide accurate information and communicates critical issues, gaps and constraints to management.
  • Assist in the performance of health and safety risk assessments, COSHH etc.
  • Support stakeholders with supplier selection as well assist supplier/vendor qualification
  • Line manage, support and train junior members of the team.
  • Lead investigations for OOS / Deviations / Change controls relating to QC activities within their team.
  • Maintain and supervise the calibration and qualification of material testing equipment.

Key Skills:

  • Strong organisational skills with the ability to present results clearly and logically, working co-operatively as part of a team as well as independently.
  • Strong organisational skills and a desire to take responsibility for the GMP.
  • Exceptional time management agility to manage concurrent priorities.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work cross-functionally.
  • A Flexible, self-motivated and focused attitude with an emphasis on team outcomes.


  • BSc or MSc in a relevant subject.3+ years' experience in QC Material Management within a pharmaceutical manufacturing company.
  • A good understanding of and familiarity with GMP regulations.
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to accurately follow SOPs.

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