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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
Job reference: R-045004
Posted date: Mar. 25, 2019

If you’re passionate about the possibilities of science to change lives and you thrive when making brave decisions – join us.

At AstraZeneca we believe in the potential of our people and you’ll develop beyond what you thought possible. We make the most of your skills and passion by actively supporting you. At AstraZeneca we are guided in our work by a strong set of values, and we’re resetting expectations of what a bio-pharmaceutical company can be. By truly following the science, we pioneer new methods, new thinking and bring unexpected teams together.

Your role in AstraZeneca, no matter where you work, helps to make the discoveries we achieve possible.

As a Quality Assurance Specialist, you will be an advocate of good manufacturing practices ensuring quality at source for both manufacturing and Quality control processes, delivering safe and efficacious products to patients on time every time.

Major Duties & Responsibilities

  • Follow required standards with respect to documentation, good house keeping, cGMP, health and safety, timekeeping, regulatory legislative requirements and in accordance with the rules and requirements of the GMP Compliance Rulebook, the Code of Conduct, quality manual and any other company policies and procedures.
  • Take ownership of, and be responsible for, all actions undertaken as part of the role, to ensure commitments to the organisation and colleagues are always met.
  • Ensure Operational Manufacturing Excellence is integrated into the team’s responsibilities. This should include embracing a philosophy of continuous improvement and a “Right First Time From Me” attitude to all operations. Also promotes cGMP and EHS compliance and Cross functional collaboration.
  • Supports the generation and delivery of QA functional and operational training, including progression through skills and annual GMP.
  • Engages with Team Leader to deliver schedule adherence
  • Resolves deviations and CAPA’s and performs product impact assessment using QRM tools.
  • Works with Technical specialists to provide solution to areas of negative risk/historical constraint/trends
  • Planning and execution of individual accountabilities, while seeking opportunities for empowerment.
  • To represent QA in standing meetings, providing input, updates and guidance
  • Support Quality Management team requests
  • Support success of Apprenticeship model and onboarding of any new staff members.

Skills and Knowledge Required:

  • You will have the ability to work independently, whilst remaining organised and capable of coordinating multiple projects with timely results.
  • You be knowledgeable regarding the validation and operation of manufacturing processes and analytical methods and associated equipment, facilities, automation and information management systems.
  • To have strong organisational skills to assure turnaround times are met in support of further manufacturing and final release
  • To be familiar with product development, manufacturing, quality assurance and quality control systems
  • Ability to write standard GxP documentation with direct supervision
  • To have and maintain current knowledge of the laws and regulations affecting the manufacture and distribution of biologic, blood and pharmaceutical products
  • To possess and exercise excellent communications skills and a proven ability to build and maintain constructive relationships
  • To demonstrate a commitment to quality and is willing to promote quality standards
  • Must be able to deliver a range of quality training packages within the UK

Next Steps – Apply Today!

If you want to be considered for this excellent opportunity, please complete the full application on our website at your earliest convenience – it is the only way that our Recruiter and Hiring Manager can know that you feel well qualified for this opportunity. If you know someone who would be a great fit, please share this posting with them.

Competitive remuneration and company benefits apply

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, gender or gender orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law.

Quality Assurance Operations (Day shift)

AstraZeneca in the UK

Our 6,700-strong UK workforce is based across seven sites in the UK, including our new research facilities and global corporate headquarters in Cambridge. The Cambridge Biomedical Campus (CBC) is globally renowned as a leading centre of research, education and patient care. For AstraZeneca, the campus is the perfect environment in which to foster a vibrant culture of open innovation and collaboration.

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