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QC Scientist III

Covance 2/25/2019 1:36:19 PM
JOB ID: 27414 Category: Scientific Advanced
York, United Kingdom



Job Overview

Who we are and what we do:

Covance is a global, world-leading Life Sciences Contract Research Organisation that provides dedicated and fully comprehensive laboratory testing and drug development services to the pharmaceutical industry.

At Covance, we offer opportunities to work on diverse, challenging projects with bright, interesting colleagues while building a flexible and rewarding career. We put our trust in science and in one another. This is your chance to become part of a team that helps to bring the miracles of medicine to market sooner, as Covance has helped pharmaceutical and biotech companies develop one-third of all prescriptions medicines in the market today.

The Role:

Our new UK site in York is currently recruiting for a Quality Control Scientist to join the Biopharmaceutical Chemistry Manufacturing Controls (CMC) division. The York facility is based on the NAFIC Business Park, an attractive 80-acre site, a few miles north of York. The site includes a Gym, nursery, restaurant & café.

The CMC division provides end-to-end analytical solutions and testing services to ensure quality control of our clients manufactured drug products. We work with leading pharmaceutical and biotech clients to ensure that their manufactured drug product or API (Active pharmaceutical Ingredient) passes all quality testing. Once this testing is complete, it brings our clients one-step closer to successfully launching that drug product on the market; helping bring medicine to patients.

The QC Scientist will join the Large Molecule team in the CMC division and will be responsible for performing analytical testing on large protein molecules (e.g. monoclonal antibodies, ADCC, biosimilars etc). This testing will be performed to support characterization, method validation, batch release and stability across pre-clinical, clinical and commercial release.

As the QC Scientist, you will perform and review a wide range of analytical techniques in accordance with GMP regulatory requirements to deliver client projects. You will have overall responsibility for data approval to ensure that our clients' molecules pass quality control testing in the timeframe allocated. You will act as a subject matter expert in one or more of the following analytical techniques:

* Capillary Electrophoresis
* Isoelectric Focusing
* Mass Spectrometry
* BioAssays – ELISA & Cell Based Assays
* Pharmacopoeial Methods

You will have full accountability for regulatory compliance and ensuring that studies are completed according to plan, acting as the main point of contact with our clients. Working as part of a wider team, you will have responsibility for leading and mentoring junior team members.

Finally, you will have responsibility for overall quality performing necessary investigations according to our Quality Management System.

What Covance can offer you:

*Competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including health cover and contributory pension.

*Unrivalled opportunities to develop a successful career in the scientific industry, utilizing multiple analytical techniques. *Unsurpassed career development opportunities. With the support of exceptional people from across the globe and an energized purpose, you will be empowered to own your career journey with mentoring, training and personalized development planning.

*Ability to work with a variety of different clients on wide ranging projects.

Education / Qualifications

* Scientific degree (Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biology, Molecular Biology, Biomedical Sciences etc.)


*Minimum 5 years' Experience working in the scientific industry working with one or more of the following techniques: HPLC, Capillary Electrophoresis, Isoelectric Focusing, Mass Spectrometry, BioAssays – ELISA & Cell Based Assays, Pharmacopoeial Methods.

*An in depth understanding & Experience working to GMP/GLP regulations.

*The post holder should be able to communicate effectively at all levels and integrate well within an established and fast growing team.

*Computing skills, including word processing and use of spreadsheets (e.g. Microsoft Office packages and Microsoft Project).

Position Type: Full-Time

Location: York, UK - United Kingdom


Covance Recruiting Process

Below is a general Overview of Our Recruiting Process

If you’d like to work for us, please submit your resume/CV online. If your ability to use or access our electronic application is limited due to a disability, please visit or call 1-800-978-4473 for help.

We consider applications from everyone who is interested in a position with us and who meets the required criteria and qualifications.

If your application is selected, someone from our recruiting team will contact you to arrange an initial screen. We may carry this out over the phone or at a face-to-face meeting. You must complete the screen to be considered for the position.

Based on the results of the initial screen, we may invite you to an interview. One of our recruiting team members will contact you to arrange this. The process may involve several interviews, initially over the phone, and then face-to-face with different members of the hiring team.

Our interviews follow a behavioral-based format. This means we’ll ask you to give us information that’s specific to your professional and educational experiences.

Hiring team members will share and discuss their input and then make their decision.

If you’re the person who best meets the requirements of the position, a member of the hiring team will get in touch to make you an offer of employment. Covance is an eVerify employer (United States only).