Microbiology Team Leader - Pharmaceuticals - North East

Location Newcastle upon Tyne
Discipline: Pharmaceutical, Chemicals, Biotechnology, Medical Device
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £Negotiable
Contact name: Paul Mears

Contact email: paul.mears@sciencesr.com
Job ref: BBBH3197_1637164825
Published: 14 days ago
Startdate: asap

Here is a career progression opportunity for an experienced scientist who has extensive microbiology experience in GMP-compliant laboratories to inherit a team of scientists as the Microbiology Team Leader and to project manage studies directly with clients. The successful Microbiology Team Leader at an ambitiously expanding pharmaceutical firm based in the North East will also manage the auditing process performed by the MHRA and by clients so will build upon your QA and regulatory knowledge for excellent career progression potential.

Your day to day duties as the Microbiology Team Leader will be:

  • Delegation and execution of client studies
  • Team leadership, mentorship and training
  • Liaison with other teams on-site, e.g. quality assurance or analytical chemistry, to provide top class data integrity to clients operating in the drug discovery space
  • Managing demanding timescales and budgets, with several projects running simultaneously
  • Working on relationships with clients with lab-based troubleshooting where required

You will be an ideal candidate with this background:

  • A degree, or equivalent, in a relevant scientific field
  • A track record of microbiological testing of drug products to GMP standards
  • Solid knowledge of GMP-compliant assay method development
  • A good team-working approach and excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • The desire to continue a high-level of career development

This client is planning to interview ASAP for the role so I would like you to apply immediately with a CV (Word document format, 2 pages maximum) so as to not miss out on the opportunity.

Note my client is unable to sponsor visas for those without eligibility to work in the UK.

When choosing your scientific recruitment specialist, why should it be Dr Paul Mears, Head of Chemical recruitment, at Science Solutions?

The team I manage here focus solely on matching scientists to positions in the UK speciality chemical industry, and related areas such as drug discovery and agrochemicals, which is where my own experience and network position me best for clients and job seekers alike. Supplemented by a background working in the speciality chemicals and fragrance and flavours sectors, I completed academic studies with a PhD in organic chemistry at the University of Manchester, which came after graduating with a BSc at the University of Leeds' famous Colour & Polymer Chemistry department. Following a short post-doctoral research post I built up six years' experience in recruiting scientists into new jobs. Full references and testimonials of successful assignments such as Technical Directors, Heads of Operations and quick turnarounds for urgent laboratory needs can be found on my LinkedIn profile - search Paul Mears.