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Manufacturing Supervisor - Cell Biology

Surrey   •  £32000 - £35000 per annum  •  Permanent, Full time

A growing medical device company has an opportunity for a Manufacturing Supervisor to join its team. You will lead a small team to ensure their assay technology is manufactured accurately, within budget, and to the correct timeframes. This role would be 30% lab work and 70% reporting and management of the team. To be considered, you must have a cell biology background with previous commercial lab experience demonstrating strong hands-on lab work.


  • Manage human and material resources and coordinate activities with other groups and functions in the organization
  • Manage own and group's time and priorities, provide daily guidance to the team, and maintain
  • project schedules
  • Hand-on laboratory work, primarily in the area of Manufacturing;
  • Participate in the production of consumables and reagents
  • Ensure that equipment used in manufacturing is calibrated
  • Lead incorporation of new products, process improvements and automation into the manufacturing environment
  • Contribute knowledge and skills to technical problem solving and product development activities
  • Monitor budget and production timelines
  • Mentor Manufacturing team in their assigned functions
  • Develop and maintain procedures and equipment consistent with the Quality Management System (ISO13485:2016)
  • Ensure all processes used in manufacturing are properly documented and approved
  • Periodically review SOPs and procedures
  • Maintain manufacturing records as required by the QMS
  • Take a leadership role and participate in the timely resolution and maintenance of any manufacturing related CAPAs
  • Ensure the team's compliance with the company's Quality Management System through
  • directives and by example
  • Act as a resident expert for their respective fields within the organization providing scientific expertise and advise senior management in technical areas, especially in their core technical competence
  • Manage relationships with external organizations and collaborators as required
  • Provide technical support as required to support commercial partnerships and customers
  • Represent the company to customers, collaborators, and the public at external scientific meetings
  • Train and mentor staff in their assigned functions
  • Perform such other duties and responsibilities that are consistent with the role of a Manufacturing Supervisor or as may be assigned from time to time
  • Undertake additional ad-hoc tasks as required


  • Sc. or equivalent in Life Sciences related to Cell Biology, Oncology or Molecular Biology
  • At least 3-5 years post-graduate laboratory experience gained in manufacturing for the in vitro diagnostics or pharmaceutical industry
  • Hands on cell-manipulation experience
  • Supervisory experience would be beneficial but is not essential. Training will be provided.
  • Experience working to strict quality standards such as Medical Device regulations and standards including, but not limited to, 21 CFR 820, ISO 13485, 93/42/EEC, IVD 98/79 EC, ISO14971, GMP, GLP, QSR.
  • A strong understanding of the importance of accurate record keeping within a strictly controlled quality system is essential

Cranleigh STEM & Sustainability is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity, and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employment agency, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team.

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  • Agency: Cranleigh Scientific
  • Reference: 7666
  • Posted: 10th March 2023
  • Expires: 7th April 2023

Cranleigh Scientific

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