Product Compliance Head Job in East Midlands

Naynesh Mistry at CK Science is currently recruiting for a Product Compliance Head to join a global pharmaceutical company at their site based in the East Midlands on a permanent basis.

Product Compliance Head Job Description

As Product Compliance Head, you will manage the compliance across the 3 production units, ensuring that all aspects of the handling, manufacturing and distribution of pharmaceutical products comply with the requirements of the Quality Manual and Policies and meet all relevant cGMP regulatory and legislative requirements

The purpose of this Product Compliance Head position is to provide technical leadership for the site in all product quality compliance related matters and ensure operational business comply with cGMP legal and regulatory requirements.

Key responsibilities of this Product Compliance Head job will include:

  • Ensure that all aspects of the handling, manufacturing and distribution of pharmaceutical products at the site comply with the requirements of the Pharma Corporate Quality Manual and Policies and meet all relevant cGMP regulatory and legislative requirements.
  • Ensure that the local Quality System and Standard Operating Procedures are in place and that compliance with cGMP
  • Ensure that a high quality of products is achieved through qualification and validation based upon quality risk analysis.
  • Ensure that the QA department maintains an innovative approach based on improvement, implementation of best practice.
  • Provide leadership, direction and support to the people within the QA Compliance area and ensure that they are qualified, achieve a high level of competence, are motivated and carry out their duties in a safe manner.
  • Maintain current knowledge of local and international regulatory and legislative requirements and trends to ensure that expert advice and appropriate technical support on product quality related matters is provided to the whole site.
  • Ensure that all components, drug product containers, closures, in process materials, packaging material, labelling and drug products are released in accordance with the registered specifications.
  • Manage complaints, recalls, counterfeits and product tampering according to the company Corporate Quality Manual.

To be considered for this Product Compliance Head position, you will have the following qualifications, skills and experience:

  • A degree in Sciences or equivalent
  • Experience in Quality Assurance and Quality Control and/or in manufacturing environment within the Pharmaceutical industry.
  • Previous experience in API manufacture and ICH guidelines are preferred, however experience within secondary pharmaceutical manufacture will also be considered if you show the technical and managerial skills required for this role.
  • Sound knowledge of pharmaceutical regulatory requirements and be familiar with international guidelines, including FDA and MHRA.

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Please contact Naynesh for more details.

How to apply:

Please click here to apply online now.

For more information regarding this Product Compliance Head position, please contact Naynesh Mistry at CK Science on 0114 283 9956 or email nmistry@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference SH24328 in all correspondence.

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Senior Analytical Chemist – North East England

Barney Smith at CK Science is currently recruiting for a Senior Analytical Chemist to join a pharmaceutical company  in North East England. This role will initially be a 6 month temporary contract with the potential to be extended or even made permanent. 

 

Responsibilities:

The successful candidate for this Senior Analytical Chemist will work to cGMP and will be responsible for developing new analytical methods where required for the analysis of raw materials, intermediates and final products. Alongside this you will perform routine testing of products using a range of analytical methods. In addition, you will carry out method validation activities.

 

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate for this Senior Analytical Chemist role will be qualified in a science related subject and/or have demonstrable working experience in an analytical laboratory.

 

How to apply:

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For more information or to apply for this Senior Analytical Chemist role, please contact Barney Smith on 0191 384 8905 or email bsmith@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference DH24285 in all correspondence.

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Meet Reena Dhana – Temporary, Contract and Interim Science Recruitment

Reena Dhana has been with CK Science for 2 years and is based in our Stevenage office. To find out more, please watch her short video below:

Reena focuses on temporary, contract and interim recruitment for:

  • Analytical Consultancies
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Biotechnology industry

For more information, please contact Reena on +44 (0)1438 723 500 or email rdhana@ckscience.co.uk.

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Pharmaceutical jobs to be created in North East

As reported by the Morpeth Herald, the leading pharmaceutical contract development and manufacturing organisation, Piramal Healthcare, has received a £17m investment package from the Regional Growth Fund. This will create 46 pharmaceutical jobs.

Piramal specialise  in the manufacture of active pharmaceutical ingredients and current export more than 100 of these products worldwide. The company will be using the investment to help increase its competitive edge when trading internationally. This was explained by Site Lead, Jarrett Palmer,  “This is most welcome news. The funding will go a long way towards supporting our ambitious growth plans over the next five years. The grant will enable us to invest in new capabilities which will enable us to enter new markets worldwide.”

Investment was also received by Aesica Pharmaceuticals Ltd and Precision Hydraulic Cylinders (UK) Ltd.

This great news for manufacturing in the North East and enables innovative companies such as these to thrive in the global economy.

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Sanofi plans to cut R&D jobs

As reported by Business Week, the French Pharma company, Sanofi may be cutting US and EU science jobs.

The news comes as a result of a reorganisation of their R&D operations following their acquisition of Genzyme, as well as the loss of exclusivity on key drugs.

Sanofi plans to group their R&D into four ‘research hubs’ to be based in the US (Boston). France, Germany and Asia. It is hoped that this move will help to improve communication between teams and help integrate R&D operations.

As a result, both sales and R&D jobs will be cut, however, there is no news yet as to exactly how many jobs will be cut.

Like other pharmaceutical companies, in recent times, Sanofi has been taking strides to cut back staff in more mature markets (e.g. Europe and US) and is concentrating on strengthening it’s workforce in emerging markets. In fact, since 2008, Sanofi has created more that 3,700 jobs in these countries.

This news comes just as The Wall Street Journal, reports a 26 per cent rise in Sanofi’s third quarter profit which was boosted by sales in emerging markets.

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QinetiQ Sells Fuel Business to Intertek

The QinetiQ Group, based in Farnborough, is selling off its fuel and lubricants business for £500,000, reports insidermedia.com.

The Intertek Group is to take over the UK Fuel and Lubricants Testing Business (OALTB), which QinetiQ has sold in order to concentrate on their core services, including aerospace and security. Intertek is going to bring the fuel business into the pharmaceutical and chemical division of their operations.

This is the third recent acquisition by Intertek, who have also purchased Stoke based Food Analytical Laboratories Limited (FAL) and Rechere Developpement and Consulting (RDC), based in Brussels. Wolfhart Hauser, CEO of Intertek, has said the purchases “demonstrate Intertek’s progress in its strategy to add new expertise and capabilities across the supply chain.” He later commented that the firm is looking forward “to welcoming these companies and their management teams to Intertek.”

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GSK to Pay Trainee Tuition Fees

As reported by The Telegraph, The global pharmaceutical company, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), is to pay up to £27,000 university tuition fees for 50 to 100 of their graduate trainees. They are the first company to announce help recruits in this way.

The company’s chief executive, Andrew Witty announced the news on Sky News. He stated that the scheme was not restricted to scientists, chemists and pharmacists, but will also be available to lawyers, economists and all of the other top class graduates that could help the pharmaceutical company.  He said, “The biggest reason we are doing this is that we want to get the absolute best possible graduates we can to work for GSK,” he told the programme. This is a great way for us to try and ensure we get that next brilliant scientist.”

As of next year, university tuition fees will triple for undergraduates so this is great news for budding scientists who are interested in working in the Pharmaceutical industry.

It is hoped that the announcement of GSK’s scheme will will encourage other companies to follow suit and help their recruits with crippling tuition fees. Thus ensuring that potential top talent will continue with their education.

GSK’s programme will costs them around £3 million per year and trainees will be required to stay with the company for several years until the fees have be repaid.

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Government Plan to Speed up Clinical Research

As reported by Reuters, the government will be looking to implement systems to help speed up clinical research in order to reduce red tape, thus making healthcare innovations more quickly available to patients.

The Academy of Medical Sciences (AMS) has put forward plans to create a new Health Research Agency which would act as a single portal for approvals needed in clinical research.

Michael Rawlins of the AMS stated, “The regulatory and governance environments for doing health research in the UK have been utterly stifling. Over the last 10 years there have been more and more regulatory and governance measures put in place … and the cumulative effect has been devastating. We cannot go on like this.”

The plans have been welcomed by a number of pharmaceutical industry groups as well as Health Minister, Andrew Lansley.

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Pharma Company, Licensing Deal with Canadian partner

Pharma Emailer PicIt has been reported by the BBC, that the expanding speciality Pharmaceutical company ProStrakan, has entered into a licensing deal with its Canadian partner, Paladin Labs.

As part of the deal, Paladin will provide the pharma company’s products in some emerging markets such as Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa and Israel. The drugs include Abstral, which is used to treat cancer pain, and anti-nausea patch Sancuso.

Speaking of the licensing deal, Peter Allen, Chairman and acting chief executive “ProStrakan and Paladin already have a track record of working well together.

“I welcome the opportunity to do so more closely as we enter this exciting period in the development of ProStrakan, with US approvals pending for two of our products and the distribution of Sancuso scheduled to re-commence in early 2011.”

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North East Pharma Company Set for Expansion

Aesica, a pharmaceutical company based in the North West of England is planning to double its production capability as a result of a recent acquisition of three European manufacturing sites. The acquisition of the leading biopharma company UCB by the Newcastle-based Aesica, will mark the pharmaceutical company’s first expansion outside the UK. It also demonstrates the firm’s commitment to enhance its service offering to the global pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Aesica chief executive Dr Robert Hardy said: “To have secured manufacturing sites in Europe and on such a large scale is testament to our commitment to ensuring Aesica is recognised as a leading player on the world stage. “It was vital that we capitalised on recent successes, such as the acquisition of R5 earlier this year, which has significantly enhanced our development and formulations capability, and ensured that the momentum was carried forward as we looked to acquire assets in Europe, which we believe will be a key market for us in 2011.” Are you looking for a new position in the UK Pharmaceutical Industry? Click here to search our current pharmaceutical jobs online now.

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Pfizer Chief Announces Early Retirement

As reported by the Telegraph, the chief of the global pharmaceutical company, Pfizer has announced his plans to take early retirement.

Jeff Kindler, who has held the position of chief executive since 2006, stated that “the combination of meeting the requirements of our many stakeholders around the world and the 24/7 nature of my responsibilities, has made this period extremely demanding on me personally”.

It is planned that the head of Pfizer’s biopharmaceuticals business, Ian C Reed will be succeeding Mr Kindler.

Under Kindler’s stewardship, the pharmaceutical company shed more than 14,000 jobs, as well as closing manufacturing plants. The company also paid $68bn (£43bn) for rival Wyeth last year in an effort to invigorate its pipeline of new products.

 

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Developing a New Drug Testing Platform – UK

Pills, syringe and thermometer.As reported by The Engineer, scientists in the UK are in the process of developing a new drug testing platform which promises to bring long-term benefits to the pharmaceutical industry.

The platform uses artificial bilayer lipid membranes to evaluate the effectiveness of drugs on ion channels. It is being developed by a team from Southampton University and Birkbeck College, University of London. It is hoped the new platform with provide a more efficient way of testing potential new drugs. The platform is being developed in the new Mountbatten Building at Southampton University.

According to Dr Maurits de Planque of Southampton University, ion channels play a pivotal role in a wide variety of physiological processes and diseases and are consequently of considerable interest to the pharmaceutical industry. It is for this reason that the Southampton group has teamed up with the Birkbeck group, led by Prof Bonnie Ann Wallace, who are experts in ion channel structure and function.

‘By putting the ion channel into an artificial membrane, we only have one type of channel, no living cells and a relatively inexpensive method for testing for several of these types of channels at once,’ said de Planque.

This project is expected to take just over three years to complete and it is hoped it will bring benefits to both the public and private sector industries, as well as spur on new research for the treatment of diseases such as chronic pain, epilepsy and certain types of heart disease.

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Count Down – HR in Pharma Networking Event Begins!

With one week to go, the HR in Pharma Networking Event sponsored by CK Clinical is fast approaching.

The event, which is the first of its kind to take place in the UK, and promises to provide delegates with a useful insight into some of the current issues affecting HR professionals working in the pharmaceutical industry. We hope the event will also give HR professionals a great opportunity to network with their colleagues within the industry.

The HR in Pharma Networking event will be taking place on the morning of Friday 25th June 2010 at the Royal College of Physicians, London.

The schedule for the day is as follows:

  • 9:30am: Arrival and registration followed by a networking opportunity and of course tea and coffee!
  • 10:00am: A presentation by the REC – Quality standards and code of conduct that HR/Recruiters should expect from their recruitment partners followed by Q&A.

 

  • 10:50am: Tea and coffee break.
  • 11:00am: A presentation by Mike Taylor, an expert in using social media in recruitment. He will be speaking about how you can add value to your recruitment process using social media tools.

  • 12:00pm – Lunch and networking.
  • 1:00pm – Close.

 

So far confirmed to attend, we have HR Professionals from some of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, including Ipsen, Napp, Daiichi Sankyo, Merck Serono, Roche and Quintles and many more.

Places are limited for this unique event, so if this is something you or your colleagues would be interested in please contact Catherine Gutsell at cgutsell@ckclinical.co.uk to reserve your place.

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HR in Pharma Networking Event Preview – Mike Taylor

We are very pleased to welcome Mike Taylor as a guest speaker at the HR in Pharma Networking Event. Mike is the founder of Web-based Recruitment, and is an expert in the use of social media.

In the second of a 2 two-part series, Catherine Gutsell interviews Mike to find out a little more about what he plans to cover in his presentation on Friday 25th June.

 

The HR in Pharma Networking Event is the first event of its kind and the aim is to provide a useful insight into some current issues affecting you and your peers as well as giving you an opportunity to network with other HR professionals.

Interested in attending? Please contact Catherine Gutsell at cgutsell@ckclinical.co.uk to reserve your place now.

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CK Clinical Hosts FREE HR in Pharma Networking Event

HR in Pharma Networking EventCK Clinical is hosting a completely free HR in Pharma Networking Event. The event will be taking place on the morning of Friday 25th June 2010 at the Royal College of Physicians, London.

The HR in Pharma Networking Event is the first of its kind and aims to provide a useful insight into some current issues affecting HR Professionals working in the Pharmaceutical Industry. The event will also give HR Professionals a great opportunity to network with other professionals in the industry.

The schedule for the day is as follows:

  • 9:30am: Arrival and registration followed by a networking opportunity and of course tea and coffee!
  • 10:00am: A presentation by the REC – Quality standards and code of conduct that HR/Recruiters should expect from their recruitment partners followed by Q&A.
  • 10:50am: Tea and coffee break.
  • 11:00am: A presentation by Mike Taylor, an expert in using social media in recruitment. He will be speaking about how you can add value to your recruitment process using social media tools.
  • 12:00pm – Lunch and networking.
  • 1:00pm – Close.

So far confirmed to attend, we have HR Professionals from some of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, including Ipsen, Napp, Daiichi Sankyo, Merck Serono, Roche and Quintles and many more.

Places are limited for this unique event, so if this is something you or your colleagues would be interested in please contact Catherine Gutsell at cgutsell@ckclinical.co.uk to reserve your place.

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Leeds Metropolitan University Open New Biomedical Sciences Laboratory

Biomedical Science, Jobs, UKYesterday saw the official opening of Leeds Metropolitan University’s new Biomedical Sciences Laboratory. The new facility was opened by Bill McCarthy, Chief Executive of NHS Yorkshire and the Humber.

The new biomedical sciences laboratories provide an important resource for the universities biomedical and environmental sciences students who are starting out in their scientific careers. The laboratory also opens doors for the university in terms of offering an enhanced provision for research and consultancy scientific work.

Dr Biddy Unsworth, Subject Group Leader for Health Sciences said. “The labs are a huge asset to our University and will benefit over 500 students in this year alone.”

Leeds Metropolitan University’s Faculty of Health provides a variety of courses in Biomedical Sciences. Graduates from the University often enter scientific career paths such as research and development in the pharmaceutical industry, microbiology, medical writing and medical sales. Qualified Biomedical Scientists are also employed in the NHS, Health Protection Agency and private sector laboratories in a variety of roles, including clinical trials.

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Teva Buys Ratiopharm in Generic Drugs Deal

Teva and Ratiopharm DealAs reported by the  BBC News the Israeli drugs giant, Teva has bought Germany’s second largest generics drug firm Ratiopharm for £3.2bn. Teva beat rival bids from U.S. pharmaceutical powerhouse Pfizer and Iceland’s Actavis.

Teva is already the world’s largest generic drug maker, and as a result of this deal is now number one in Europe, beating Novartis’ generics unit. The deal is also set to increase their presence in Spain, Italy and France.

Teva’s Chief Executive Shlomo Yanai stated, “This is an important acquisition for Teva, This transaction is perfectly aligned with our long-term strategy in which Europe is an important pillar and growth-driver.”

Generics are based around drug patents that have expired, allowing companies to both manufacture and sell them and is therefore seen as a high growth market.

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CK Exhibit at the DIA 22nd Annual EuroMeeting

CK Clinical at the DIAThis year, the DIA (Drug Information Association) chose Monaco and its state-of-the-art Grimaldi Forum to hold it’s 22nd Annual EuroMeeting, and CK Clinical, sister company of CK Science, had the pleasure of attending.

The DIA Annual EuroMeeting is the largest event of its kind in Europe.  From the 8-10th March 2010, 3,000 professionals from biopharmaceutical industry, contract service organisations, academic research centres, regulatory agencies, health ministries, patient organisations and trade associations, descended on Monaco.

CK Clinical’s first visit to the DIA Conference was a resounding success. Pharmaceutical jobs were brought in across all sectors, and the conference definitely acted as a brilliant springboard kick off our campaign to enter the European market.

We also ran a prize draw to win an Apple iPod Touch, the winner being a Departmental Manager from Novo Nordisk in Denmark. Thank you to everybody that entered.

056The Grimaldi Forum was an impressive waterfront venue, filled with daylight and a stunning glass entrance. A perfect venue to network with clients. Monaco was incredible with Ferrari’s, Mercedes Benz and Bentleys everywhere you looked. The hotel even had its own helipad!

We are very much looking forward to attending and exhibiting at next year’s DIA Conference in Geneva.

 

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AstraZeneca to Cut 1,200 UK Pharmaceutical Jobs

Science Job CutsAs reported on the Times Online, the Pharmaceutical Industry giant, AstraZeneca plans to cut 1,200 UK Pharmaceutical jobs. The job cuts are a result of the company’s suspension of their research into various disease areas.

The company plans to close its research and development facility based in Leicestershire, along with another small plant in Cambridge.  Pharmaceutical development work at the Avlon facility near Bristol will also cease. Some of the workers will move to the company’s Alderly Park in Cheshire which is AstraZeneca’s largest research and development plant.

This will come as disappointing news to the Government, who created the Office of Life Sciences last year in a bid to increased the number of science and pharmaceutical jobs. The head of the Office of Life Sciences, Lord Drayson, said “I’m obviously disappointed that AstraZeneca is closing Charnwood, but the announcement that Alderley Park will become one of AstraZeneca’s top three global R&D sites shows that the UK remains an attractive location for investment in pharmaceuticals.”

Earlier in the year, AstraZeneca announced that they planned to cut 8,000 jobs around the world by 2014, including 3,500 in research and development, as part of a large-scale refocusing of the business.

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GSK to Announce Over 3,000 Job Cuts

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), the Pharmaceutical industry giant, is expected to announce this week that it will be reducing its investment in certain disease areas and will cut more than 3,000 pharmaceutical jobs.

Andrew Witty, the companies CEO of 18 months has planned to switch the focus of this British-based company towards the growing emerging markets, including China. The move follows a number of drugs losing their patent protection in western countries and US and European governments cutting back on medicine spending. This will lead to cuts to the workforce in Europe and the US, whilst continuing to expand in Asia. GSK employs more than 20,000 staff in the UK at sites in Ware, Temple Hill in Dartford, Maidenhead and Worthing.

The announcement follows last weeks news that AstraZeneca will be cutting 8,000 staff.

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