Valneva is a specialty vaccine company focused on the development and commercialization of prophylactic vaccines for infectious diseases with significant unmet medical needValneva 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 600 employees.

A full-time opportunity has arisen at Valneva Scotland for a QC Coordinator (Raw Materials)

Job 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

  • Execute analytical procedures, for testing of raw materials, intermediate products and final products, according to defined SOPs and protocols
  • Apply best cGMP work practices and techniques to test and release raw materials and product within specification
  • Ensure that all necessary training is complete in the procedures conducted, and operate in compliance with best cGMP working practices at all times
  • Conduct on-time reporting according to the defined and trained document management standards including review and verification of analytical data
  • Immediately escalate and report any deviations to materials, facilities, processes or procedures to the Laboratory Manager
  • Be accountable for the analytical laboratories being clean, tidy and well organised and in a state of continuous inspection readiness
  • Conduct all activities in the most careful and safe manner and in full compliance with HSE requirements
  • Ensure that equipment, facilities and materials used in the QC laboratories comply with defined standards
  • Support change controls, investigations and CAPA’s in the post diligent manner
  • Identify areas for continuous improvement and escalate those to the Head of QC
  • Actively contribute to the development and maintenance of an enthusiastic, supportive and collaborative environment within the team setting
  • Maintain adequate stocks of materials and equipment and laboratory consumables
  • Assist in monitoring and maintaining calibration status of all equipment within the Quality Control department
  • Calibration of pipettes and informing relevant personnel in a timely manner of any failure of calibration
  • Assist in ensuring adequate stocks of material and equipment for effective operation of laboratories
  • Storage of in process and final products samples including for stability and retention purposes
  • Preparation of SOPs (where applicable) in accordance with Valneva Quality systems
  • Perform filing duties and other QC administrative duties as required by the laboratory manager or Head of QC
  • To undertake any other duties as requested by the line manager in accordance with company requirements

Experience includes: 

  • Degree in chemical/biological sciences or relevant experience
  • Knowledge of usage of Pharmacopoeias
  • 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 required:

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