QC Laboratory Technician/Senior QC Laboratory Technician

QC Laboratory Technician/Senior QC Laboratory Technician

Macclesfield site

Competitive salary and benefits

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)

Make a meaningful impact on people’s lives with life-changing medicines

Be proud to play a critical role as the eyes and ears of our patients. Unafraid of the responsibility, we monitor and sign off each batch as if the medicine were for our own family. All our contributions add up to improving the quality of patients’ healthcare and ultimate their quality of life.

We take Quality seriously. There’s a clear ambition to shift the attitude around Quality. It’s more than just following procedures and regulations; it’s about adding value for our patients, which ultimately benefits the business.

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

There is potential for roles across the drug product and API/raw materials QC teams. All QC teams are a highly skilled analytical team involved in testing a wide variety of materials for both release and stability testing. QC technicians are encouraged to be flexible across a number of techniques and a wide 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. laboratory investigation lead, document management (authoring methods, SOPs, etc), manufacturing excellence/LEAN, problem solving, etc.

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

The role

  • Drug Product QC team – Testing Formulated products against registered Quality Specifications and ensuring quality, safety and efficacy prior to delivery to the customer

  • API QC team – Testing APIs and raw materials against registered specifications including pharmacopoeia testing.

  • 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 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…

It’s a place to grow a fulfilling and exciting career with constant opportunities resulting from new products, technologies and growing areas like biologics. Our continued growth gives you greater exposure than anywhere else

Next step…

Applications are welcomed from 1st to 14th November 2021!

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