Senior QC Analyst

  • Job Reference: 1108699296-2
  • Date Posted: 8 September 2023
  • Recruiter: LiCa Scientific Recruitment
  • Location: Southport, Merseyside
  • Salary: £25,000 to £30,000
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description


Company overview

The client is a pharmaceutical company based in Southport and is recruiting for a Senior QC Analyst in a permanent position. The site is responsible for the manufacture of oral and topical products (tablets, capsules, creams, gels).

Vacancy overview

The client is looking for a Senior QC Analyst principally to provide support to the QC Manager and facilitate the testing and release of finished products. The Senior Analyst will be responsible for 4 direct reports in their own team.

Main responsibilities

  • Supervise/lead of a team of analysts in the Quality Control ensuring compliance with principles of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and Good Laboratory Practice (GLP).
  • Review of Batch Manufacturing Documents and analytical test results to facilitate the release for filling.
  • Review and approval of product labels for use by the Production Department.
  • To perform testing of manufactured product samples for release, stability studies and validation using various analytical techniques, mainly HPLC and GC.
  • Assigning duties to analysts dependant on production release requirements ensuring the laboratory operations are performed in an organised and efficient manner to prevent any delays in material/product release.
  • Reviewing completed analytical testing results.
  • Preparation and review of Standard Operating Procedures, Raw Material Documents, Analytical Test Reports, Validation Protocols and Reports.
  • Ensuring laboratory housekeeping is maintained to appropriate standards.
  • Provide technical support and troubleshooting and equipment and analytical methods.


  • Management skills and experience of managing a team of analysts.
  • Experience of testing of raw materials to British Pharmacopoeia and finished products to registered specifications.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with a passion for accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Strong analytical thinking and problem solving/troubleshooting.
  • Good computer literacy.
  • Analytical experience, preferably including IR and NIR spectroscopy, High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), Gas Chromatography.
  • The role owner will have proven Quality Control/Analytical experience within a pharmaceutical manufacturing environment. It is anticipated that the person will have a minimum of five years practical experience of testing of pharmaceutical products to registered specifications.
  • A Degree in Chemical Sciences is a requirement although consideration would be given to an applicant with relevant practical experience.

Interested candidates should apply to Alex Prew, Scientific Recruiter at LiCa Scientific.

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