Biologics Centre for Darlington

A new National Biologics Manufacturing Centre is to be located in Darlington, announced the Centre for Process Innovation.

Darlington was chosen for its proximity to universities in the North East, existing pharmaceutical companies and the excellent transport links of the area. David Willets MP, the Minister for Universities and Science, believes the Centre will “significantly increase the UK’s manufacturing capabilities in biologics,” hopefully increasing the chance of life sciences investment.

Biologics, medicines created using biotechnology, account for up to 15% of the current pharmaceutical market, and are doing better than the pharmaceutical sector generally. More than a fifth of all medicines launched worldwide are developed through the use of biotechnology. With this amount likely to grow, the development of the Centre in Darlington is set to give a significant boost to the area and to the UK in general.

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Contract Qualified Person (Biologics Experience) based in Hertfordshire, UK

My client provides Clinical Trial services including import, secondary packaging, batch release and distribution of Advance Therapy Medicinal Products and other specialised IMPs. They are currently looking for a QP with Biological experience to join a growing team at one of their UK sites in Hertfordshire.

Under the direction of the UK Quality Manager, the QP will be expected to support the IMP activities within their Bioservices division. The role has three primary functions, acting as a QP, technical contribution to the operation of Bioservices and conducting audits. Forming part of the ‘QP team’ the jobholder will support the QP certification activities, maintain an up to date awareness of current legislation and contribute to QP policies.

The ideal candidate will meet the EU requirements for Qualified Person status and it is essential that they have experience in Biologics. The ability to interpret regulatory requirements in a pragmatic manner to support both the client study needsand that of the business is also essential. Any experience in Biotech development, management of Clinical Supplies or the regulatory processes for clinical trials would be a distinct advantage.

It is envisaged that the requirement will be for 1-2 days per week and the position will be on a rolling contract basis. Please call for more information on the role. If you are successful after the first round of screening we will contact you within 5 working days. Entitlement to work in the EEA is essential.

If you would like to hear more about this role, please contact Jason Johal on 01438 723 500 or email jjohal@ckscience.co.uk, quoting reference ST19009 in all correspondence. Alternatively, to apply, please click here.

 

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