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Laboratory/Technical Manager

Oxfordshire   •  £35000 - £70000 per annum  •  Permanent, Full time

CK Group are recruiting for a Laboratory/Technical Manager on behalf of a well established provider of analytical services, to be based at their site in Bicester on a permanent basis.
Our client is an independently owned provider of GLP compliant analytical services. Established for over 30 years, the organisation employs a small team of highly qualified laboratory personnel, and has a loyal client based. The organisation has plans for significant investment and growth.

Laboratory/Technical Manager Role:
The main purpose of this Laboratory/Technical Manager position will be to manage a growing team of laboratory and administrative staff.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Overseeing the laboratory functions and analytical work on a day to day basis offering support to analysts and Study Directors at all levels.
  • Carrying out laboratory work where required, and assisting with complex method development.
  • Acting as Test Facility Manager for the purposes of GLP.
  • Answering client queries on projects via email or video call and offer support to Study Directors with technical queries.
  • Being able to interpret Sponsor requests and creating custom projects in line with registration guidelines such as SANCO, PPP, Biocide Directive and REACH.
  • Supporting with the preparation of technical quotations, study plans and analytical reports.
  • Taking primary responsibility for training of all laboratory personnel, from induction to advanced training ensuring that all staff are competent to carry out their duties in line with GLP.
  • Ensuring that all laboratory personnel work in a safe manner and to enforce the use of safety measures.
  • Managing the laboratory equipment, ensuring that all preventative maintenance, validation and calibration of equipment is carried out in accordance with GLP and data integrity regulations.
  • Setting up the chromatography software with new calculations as required, and ensure they are validated in line with GLP.
  • Acting as system administrator on all laboratory equipment in line with data integrity regulations.
  • Carrying out risk assessments in line with GxP data integrity guidance, and work with Quality Assurance to identify any gaps in compliance, and determine suitable action.

Your Background:
To be considered for the position you should have the following skills and experience:

  • Experience in the maintenance and troubleshooting of a range of analytical instruments.
  • Experience of method development using techniques such as HPLC, GC, MS, IC and ICP.
  • Experience in management of laboratory personnel.
  • Understanding of DQ, IQ, OQ & PQ under GxP.
  • An understanding of physical testing / storage stability requirements would be highly beneficial for this position.

The Benefits:
The company offer an attractive benefits package, which includes:

  • A friendly and welcoming working environment operating in a covid secure manner. The organisation fully supported childcare needs and flexible home working through the pandemic.
  • Hours are Monday to Friday ? typically 8.30am to 4.45pm however flexible working is available.
  • Holiday: 22 basic days plus bank holidays, plus 2 days extra at Christmas for company closure.
  • Company Pension Scheme.
  • Opportunities for training and development both personal and professional.
  • Payment of professional memberships to support development, i.e. RSC.

For more information or to apply for this Laboratory/Technical Manager position, please contact Sarah Farrow on 0191 3706486 or sfarrow@ckgroup.co.uk, quoting job ref 49908.

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  • Agency: CK Group
  • Contact: Sarah Farrow
  • Phone: 0191 384 8906
  • Reference: 49908
  • Posted: 16th February 2021
  • Expires: 16th March 2021

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