Technical Team Lead

Technical Leader- Pharmaceutical - East Midlands Our client is seeking aTechnical Leaderon a permanent basis at their site in East Midlands. The role of a Technical Leader: To provide technical leadership and coaching for Senior Analysts, Analysts and Technicians and enable the delivery of complex projects. To actively manage the performance of Senior Analysts, Analysts and Technicians assigned as their direct and indirect reports. Execute, delegate and monitor the progress of work on a daily basis to ensure project timelines are met and to communicate progress to internal and external clients To take full ownership for, the analytical activities required as part of their assigned projects. Identifying technical problems/issues, developing solutions and fully implementing these solutions with agreement from their line manager/departmental manager where appropriate. To define the analytical strategy for new and ongoing projects (e.g. the strategy to develop, verify/validate or transfer analytical methods, stability study design etc). Support Senior Analysts with strategy setting and approve the approaches they propose. To apply experience and knowledge to identify and implement improved ways of working. To assist their Team Leader / Group Leader with technical assessments for quotations, and support any Business Development activities that are required of them. To provide support as required during Client / Regulatory cGMP audits and complete all assigned actions from audits promptly. Manage internal team resources/schedules ensuring adequate planning and resource allocation for assigned development projects. Report issues and propose solutions to their Team Leader / Group Leader on an ongoing basis. To highlight project scope changes and communicate these changes to the Project Manager in a timely fashion to allow contract negotiation/re-costing as appropriate. To ensure laboratory cGMP procedures / systems are adhered to and investigate / manage any non-compliance issues (where appropriate involving their Team or Group Leader). To prepare, review and approve any protocols, reports and other associated project / GMP documentation (e.g. data packs, Methods, specs) that are required to fulfil the projects or departments needs. To take full responsibility for SAR investigations and ensure all investigations are conducted in a thorough and timely manner in accordance with procedures. Support Senior Analysts in setting investigation strategies and approve the designs for investigations. To act as the primary analytical team member on PDS projects. To execute, delegate and monitor the progress of work on a daily basis with regard to the project plan, and communicate progress to internal and external stakeholders. To ensure their own, and their direct/indirect reports, adherence to QMS document closure/completion timelines (e.g. CAPA, CRF etc). To ensure that laboratory equipment remains in calibration and functions as required. To perform any other duties deemed appropriate by their Manager. A suitable Technical Leader candidate must have: B.Sc. (or equivalent) in Chemistry or a Life Science subject with a significant chemistry component. Significant experience of analysing Pharmaceutical drug products in a GMP environment eg: HPLC analysis Stability study design and testing HPLC method Development HPLC method Validation Experience of supervising and managing cGMP laboratory activities and staff meeting demanding timelines. Experience of leading analytical development activities in support of Pharmaceutical development projects. Understanding of the pharmaceutical drug development process. Experience of client interaction in a contract manufacturing company Ability to work effectively on own initiative and effectively contribute within a team environment Ability to manage multiple complex projects within a concurrent timeframe. Proven ability to take ownership of and meet project milestones Proven ability to manage direct reports and deal with people management challenges. Excellent attention to detail Practical problem solving skills Proficiency in use of basic IT applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) Have eligibility to work in the UK OR possess a valid work permit that will allow you to take up full time, permanent employment in the UK The company : An established company specialisng in contract development and manufacturing, providing an extensive range of integrated services across the drug development lifecycle to the pharmaceutical and biotech sectors globally. A global company which has grown substantially over the past 5 decades. Other benefits include: Annual bonus, Employer pension contributions 34 days paid annual leave healthcare benefits and much more.
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