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QC Analyst (Early Shift)

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Thanks for checking out our vacancy, we’re delighted you want to learn more about Dechra Pharmaceuticals PLC.

Dechra are a growing, global specialist within the world of veterinary pharmaceuticals. Our expertise is in the development, manufacture, marketing and sales of high quality products exclusively for veterinarians worldwide.

Here at Dechra, our values are embedded within our culture and thrive within our family of almost 2000 colleagues globally. From manufacturing to marketing, (D)edication, (E)njoyment, (C)ourage, (H)onesty, (R)elationships and (A)mbition are at the heart of our everyday operations and the way we do business

The Opportunity 

Reporting to the QC Shift Manager, you shall enhance practices and promote a culture which is consistent with cGMP, cGLP and Health & Safety within a pharmaceutical laboratory environment.

To undertake analysis and provide technical knowledge for the Quality Control department at Dechra Pharmaceuticals Manufacturing, Skipton, UK.

Role Responsibility

So, what will you be doing? This role has a broad and varied remit and the successful candidate will have responsibility for duties including:

  • Undertake the analysis of finished products within a fast-paced Quality Control environment.
  • Review the analysis completed by others, facilitate corrections / amendments, as necessary.
  • Identify and facilitate the update of methodologies and best practices.
  • Facilitate ad-hoc investigations, providing support and expertise, as necessary.
  • Initiate Laboratory Investigation Reports (LIRs), Deviations, Change Controls, CAPAs, Due Date Extension Requests and Effectiveness Reviews for related work.
  • Contribute to the development of the department and individuals through coaching, mentoring and formal training, as necessary.
  • Write, review and revise SOPs, as required.
  • Support the QC Shift Manager, as directed in the execution of their duties.
  • Abide by and champion the company’s values (Dedication, Enjoyment, Courage, Honesty, Ambition) in all aspects of the role, including interaction with co-workers and third parties

The Ideal Candidate

Here at Dechra we pride ourselves on being an inclusive employer and we embrace candidates from all walks of life. We’re particularly keen to hear from those who have/are:

  • Educated to HNC/D level in a relevant scientific subject or possesses significant job-specific experience.
  • Ideally >1 years’ experience working with analytical techniques (traditional and instrumental) in a pharmaceutical GMP environment.
  • Awareness of GMP regulations for products produced, tested and marketed within the UK, EU and US.
  • Familiar with environmental, health & safety, regulatory and company standards
  • Computer literate, with an attention to detail 

Package Description

Competitive salary and Benefits

Average 36 hour working week (with a day off every other Friday!)

Working hours 05:30 - 14:00

22.5 days annual leave + Bank holidays

Option to buy a week's holiday each year

8% Employer Pension Contribution

Free access to Headspace App

Employee Assistance Programme

On-site parking

About the Company

All applications received are reviewed by our internal talent acquisition team and we will get in touch if your skills and experience match what we’re looking for. Should you not hear back from us within 28 days please don’t be too disappointed – we may keep your CV on our database for any future vacancies which may be suitable and we encourage you to keep an eye on our careers site. For any questions or queries, please contact us at

Dechra Pharmaceuticals PLC

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