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Head of Biosafety

Central Scotland   •  £40000 - £57000 per annum  •  Permanent, Full time


CK Group are recruiting for a Head of Biosafety (In-Vitro), on behalf of a leading veterinary medicines research organisation, based at their site in Edinburgh on a permanent basis.

About the role:
The main purpose of the role is to lead and manage a team offering mycoplasma and sterility testing services to ensure that testing operations are optimised, and to ensure GMP compliant testing of biological medicinal products.

Your responsibilities will include:
? Ensuring the smooth and efficient running of the Biosafety In-vitro Division ensuring a quality service in line with regulatory requirements and client expectations.
? Leading and managing a small team of Scientists and Technical Officers and ensure all staff are trained and working to the highest professional standards.
? Engaging proactively with the Quality Division to ensure compliance to GMP and relevant regulations such as European and United States Pharmacopoeias.
? Acting as Scientist for testing protocols where a GMP compliance statement is required.
? Overseeing testing facilities and ensuring that they are maintained in a GMP compliant and ready state.

About you:
To be considered for the position you should ideally have the following skills and experience
? Qualified to a minimum of BSc level in a relevant scientific discipline
? Expertise spanning across scientific disciplines including bacteriology, virology and cell culture.
? A good working knowledge of current Eudralex Vol 4 GMP guidelines/current MHRA Rules and Guidance for Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Distributors for a Sterility and Mycoplasma Testing Facility.
? Practical experience of regulatory guidelines for mycoplasma and sterility testing including principles and guidelines of GMP, in relation to contract quality control services.
? Practical experience of working in GMP environments.
? Practical experience of managing & monitoring cleanroom environments.
? Excellent leadership and management skills.

The benefits:
Our client offers opportunities for training and development, as well as the following benefits:
? Competitive pension scheme ? employer will contribute up to 15%.
? Group Life Assurance Scheme and an Income Protection Scheme
? 6 weeks annual leave plus 7 days public holidays and a privilege day
? Free access to an Employee Assistance Programme
? Benefits platform offering discounts at various retailers
? On site café.

For more information or to apply for this Head of Biosafety position, please contact Sarah Farrow on 0191 3706486 or email sfarrow@ckgroup.co.uk, quoting job ref 54064.
It is essential that applicants hold entitlement to work in the UK.


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  • Agency: CK Group
  • Reference: 54064
  • Posted: 14th July 2022
  • Expires: 11th August 2022

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