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Quality Control Laboratory Manager

Band 7

Main area
Band 7
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Exeter, EX2 5DW
£33,222 to £43,041
22/04/2019 23:59

The Quality Assurance (QA)/Quality Control (QC) section within the Pharmacy Department supports the Aseptic Services unit, the ‘Specials’ pre-packing licensed manufacturing activity, the Pharmacy Distribution section and the Radiopharmacy units in ensuring drug safety, efficacy and quality are maintained. This is achieved by incorporating Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) guidance and complying with the various regulatory requirements that are in place.


An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Quality team as the QC Laboratory Manager. The successful candidate will ensure the QC Laboratory operates to laboratory GMP standards, be actively involved in the release of pre-packed products produced under the Manufacturers Specials (MS) Licence, writing, approving and implementing validation protocols and standard operating procedures (SOPs), generating and progressing reports on non-conformance records, training and assisting with the environmental monitoring and take part in external and internal audits to ensure continuous improvement. At minimum, they will be a registered Pharmacy Technician or have a background in science to degree level (or equivalent) and be registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council, Royal Society of Chemistry or Royal Society of Biology.


Experience of environmental monitoring, presenting and reporting data and quality management systems working in a GMP environment is desirable, training will be provided where necessary. We are looking for a keen, enthusiastic individual with a demonstrated ability to learn quickly, communicate well and with a good understanding of computer systems. The post holder will also line manage staff performing QC duties in the microbiology laboratory.


The Royal Devon and Exeter Trust have invested in a new aseptic manufacturing unit in which the QA Section will be supporting the activity within this new building. The Trust wants to achieve a MS license for the aseptic facility which is using VHP gassing technology within the next 2 years.


Hours: 37.5 Hours

Salary: £33,222 to £43,041


For further details please contact Paul Lobb on01392 402499.


Please note that you will be notified via email regarding the result of your application. Interviews will take place on 3rd May 2019.

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Paul Lobb 01392 402499

If you have problems applying, contact

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Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Trust
Barrack Road
01392 403936 or 403758

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