QC Coordinator (Raw Materials)

12341 · Livingston, West Lothian
Department 12341
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

Valneva is a speciality vaccine company focused on the development and commercialization of prophylactic vaccines for infectious diseases with significant unmet medical need. Valneva has leveraged its expertise and capabilities both to successfully commercialize two vaccines and to rapidly advance a broad range of vaccine candidates into and through the clinic, including candidates against Lyme disease, the chikungunya virus and COVID-19.


Valneva has operations in Austria, Sweden, the United Kingdom, France, Canada and the U.S. with over 700 employees.


Summary


To execute defined and trained Quality Control department tests for the release of raw materials, intermediate products and final products according to defined procedures and protocols and according to best cGMP work practices, Quality Standards and metrics, as well as assisting in the implementation and maintenance of policies for Quality Control department within Valneva.  Carry out laboratory tasks as identified by QC department.


Responsibilities


  • Inspection and labelling of Incoming Goods
  • Maintain raw material specifications to ensure continued compliance with current pharmacopoeias (e.g. Ph.Eur., USP)
  • Support / co-ordinate the testing and release of raw materials, ensuring uninterrupted supply of materials to Manufacturing and QC for the manufacturing process
  • Apply best GMP work-practices and techniques to sampling
  • Support co-ordination of the storage of QC reference samples including maintenance of inventory logs, execution of routine stock checks and discard of applicable materials
  • Support co-ordination of sample logistics for all testing, applying best cGMP work-practices and techniques to sampling and management for the release of raw materials ensuring continuous availability of materials into manufacturing and QC to meet production forecast
  • Progress QMS to ensure on time delivery and compliance within the QC department
  • Prepare and submit Purchase Orders for raw material external testing
  • Immediately escalate and report any deviations to materials, facilities, processes or procedures to line manager
  • Maintain all QC systems, databases, logs and support the generation of QC trend data
  • Be accountable for the QC areas being clean, tidy and well-organised and in a state of continuous inspection readiness
  • Perform routine housekeeping activities in QC including cleaning of equipment and laboratory areas
  • Ensure that all required training is complete in procedures performed and operate in compliance with best cGMP working practices at all times
  • Support QC activities in line with manufacturing schedule, as per rota (including provision of overtime cover as required)
  • Shift work and out of hours work as required
  • Identify continuous improvement opportunities and liaise with QC line management (or other functions) to agree benefits and deployment plans
  • To undertake any other duties as requested by the line manager in accordance with company requirements
  • Actively contribute to the development of the QC Logistics team, for example, through team meetings
  • Act as departmental point of contact on relevant site projects
  • Support other QC activities in line with the manufacturing schedule


Experience


  • Degree / HND / HNC in chemical/biological sciences or relevant experience
  • Knowledge of usage of Pharmacopoeias is beneficial but not essential
  • Knowledge of GMP guidelines and regulatory bodies
  • Experience in method validation / verification is beneficial but not essential
  • Experience of Quality Management Systems
  • Experience in working with Microsoft Excel, and ERP systems
  • Experience of working to deadlines and managing conflicting priorities
  • Experience working effectively in a team, influencing as appropriate


Skills


  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Effective communication skills
  • Flexible and adaptable team player
  • Ability to think analytically

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  • Location
    Livingston, West Lothian
  • Department
    12341
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level