QC Laboratory Technician

QC Laboratory Technician

Macclesfield site

12 month FTC or secondment

The roles will be considered at Career Levels B or C, dependent upon experience. Requirements for the different career levels will be discussed in more detail at interview stage

Do you have expertise in, and passion for QC testing? Would you like to apply your expertise to impact the testing to support drug manufacture, in a company that follows the science and turns ideas into life changing medicines? Then AstraZeneca might be the one for you!

About AstraZeneca

At AstraZeneca, we’re not afraid to do things differently. We’re building a new kind of organisation to reset expectations of what a bio-pharmaceutical company can be. This means we’re opening up new ways to work, pioneering cutting edge methods and bringing unexpected teams together.

At AstraZeneca every one of our employees makes a difference to patient lives every day. You may not feel you’re at the frontline of research but your role in changing patients’ lives is critical.

Our mission is ambitious and it takes the skills of a collaborative team to really deliver on what science can do.

Our Macclesfield campus

The Macclesfield site is our second largest manufacturing site and the largest UK based campus, from which our medicines are manufacture, packaged and distributed to over 130 countries globally. People are at the very heart of AstraZeneca and the facilities around site support this. You will find an onsite gym, restaurants, parking, on-site holiday childcare and much more.

Business area

The Drug Product QC team are a highly skilled analytical team involved in testing a wide variety of materials for both release and stability testing. Drug product QC technician are encouraged to be flexible across a number of techniques and wider product range.

The teams are constantly driving continuous improvement activities so this mentality is essential for the team. There are also lots of opportunities in the team to develop other skills – e.g. LI lead, MSDM, ManEx, problem solving, etc.

We are now recruiting for Analytical Laboratory Technicians/Senior Analytical Laboratory Technicians to join the Drug Product teams at our Macclesfield site.

The role

  • Testing Formulated products against registered Quality Specifications and ensuring quality, safety and efficacy prior to delivery to the customer

  • Utilising a wide range of analytical techniques to enable testing to proceed. This would include many techniques including HPLC, GC, KF, IR, UV, Dissolution both manually and with automated equipment.

  • Ensuring the appropriate quality systems are followed in order for the laboratory to meet its responsibilities with respect to GCLP, GMP and SHE.

  • Being part of Manufacturing Excellence and LEAN in the lab (5s, standard work, continuous improvement, problem solving, etc)

Essential Skills & Experience

  • Qualified to A level/or equivalent in Chemistry

  • Work experience in a GMP environment, ideally in the area of laboratory quality control

  • Experience in analytical techniques, electronic notebooks and data handling systems

Why AstraZeneca…

What we do is important and valued – we make a real-life difference to patients. Here we have built an unrivalled reputation in Quality, through our ‘Total Quality’ culture that takes us beyond pure compliance

Next steps…

Are you ready to bring new ideas and fresh thinking to the table? Excellent! We have one seat available and we hope it’s yours.

Applications are open from 16th to 28th June 2021.

Competitive salary and benefits

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