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QC Analyst (Lates)

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Job Introduction

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

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 

As an Analytical Analyst you are involved in carrying out testing (chemical and administrative) on raw materials, semi-finished products, veterinary medicinal products and packaging materials. Stability research and calibration of analysis equipment is also part of your work. All QC activities are performed according to established procedures and according to the Dechra Quality Management System.


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:

  • Performing analytical and physical tests and evaluating the results obtained in order to guarantee the quality of packaging materials, semi-finished products, raw materials and end products, ie all Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) requirements are met and all results are met.
  • Meet established specifications and customer requirements.
  • Collection, receipt and archiving of samples of raw materials, packaging, wage products, labels, semi-finished products, end products and water samples.
  • Taking swab samples for monitoring and cleaning validations.
  • Ensure an efficient division of the work, taking into account the production planning and agreed lead times.
  • Performing regular maintenance and minor repairs, keeping clean and calibrating equipment, materials and spaces.
  • Perform tests on raw materials, semi-finished products and packaging materials before use in production, using a wide range of analysis equipment.
  • The release of raw materials, semi-finished products and packaging materials for use in production.
  • Performing tests on end products for the release of products for the market, using a wide range of analysis equipment.
  • Perform analysis for process, product, cleaning and equipment validation studies
  • Conducting analysis for stability studies.
  • Carry out analysis for method transfers to or from other laboratories.
  • Checking and checking analysis data, documents, methods and procedures.
  • Correct interpretation, processing and reporting of analysis data in electronic data systems and validation protocols.
  • Preparing analysis certificates for customers.
  • Conducting examinations as a result of Out-of-Specification results, deviations and other quality-related investigations.
  • Keeping in touch with relevant departments to ensure that analytical tests are performed on time.
  • Ensure the cleanliness in the laboratory rooms and the individual workplace.
  • Keeping inventory and orders of chemicals, consumer goods and parts of equipment.
  • Providing training / training to new employees or colleagues.
  • Arranging the execution of external research, sending samples, processing reports and checking the progress of the work to be carried out.
  • Drafting of specifications incl. Analytical regulations for raw materials, wage products, semi-finished products, packaging, labels and end products.
  • Drafting of procedures relating to the departmental work and handling it according to the regulations.
  • All other tasks that can reasonably be requested and approved by the management.
  • Collaborate with team colleagues to ensure that the workplace environment remains at a high level regarding quality and cleanliness and complies with company and legislative standards at all times;
  • Ensure both your own health and safety and that of others, ensure that all company safety and quality systems and relevant legislation are complied with, ask questions and report any incidents or suggestions to the manager;
  • Ensure that all waste is safely removed and is in line with business processes.
  • Stay abreast of developments in the field through training, reading of literature, documentation and the like.

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:

  • Can work in a team.
  • Good communicative skills.
  • Good problem-solving ability.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in a pharmaceutical GMP quality control laboratory.
  • Knowledge of chemical and physical analysis techniques; HPLC, UV-VIS, DLC, MID-IR, (auto) titration, water determination Karl Fischer, TOC, physicochemical tests as density, melting point determination, color measurement, viscosity measurement, pH measurement.
  • Knowledge of laboratory equipment to be used.
  • Working in Word and Excel and with HPLC data system (CDS).
  • Knowledge of environmental, health and safety, GMP and company regulations.
  • Global knowledge of production method.
  • Knowledge of the applicable procedures and their application.

Package Description

  • Average 36-hour working week (with a day off every other Friday!!)
  • Shift is 14:30pm to 22:00pm
  • Plenty of training and development opportunities
  • 22.5 days annual leave + Bank holidays
  • Option to buy a week's holiday each year
  • 8% Employer Pension Contribution
  • Free access to the Headspace App
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Free on-site parking

About the Company

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

We are a global leader in veterinary endocrinology and topical dermatology, have a broad portfolio of analgesia, anaesthetics and products for the treatment of pain, and are also recognised as innovators in other specialisations such as the treatment of equine lameness, nutrition and differentiated generics. 

We deliver high quality products and services to veterinarians worldwide through our employees and a network of third parties to sustainably improve global animal health and welfare.

Everything we do is underpinned by our Culture and Values. They are important to us and have helped drive the Group’s success. 

Dechra Pharmaceuticals PLC

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