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.

We have an immediate opening within our QC team as a Senior QC Technician.

To supervise and execute defined and trained Quality Control department tests for the release of raw materials, All vaccine intermediate products and the final products according to defined procedures and protocols and according with best cGMP work practices, Quality standards and metrics.

  • Execute analytical procedures, for testing of raw materials, intermediate products and final products, according to defined SOPs and protocols and ensure that the QC team is in compliance with same
  • Apply best cGMP work-practices and techniques to test and release raw materials and product within specification
  • Ensure that all QC analysts are appropriately trained and competent in the procedures they are conducting, and are in compliance with best cGMP working practices at all times
  • Ensure subcontract of QC testing and dispatching to approved suppliers is performed according to defined procedures and in compliance with GMP
  • Be responsible for the development, collating and reporting of key quality and business metrics, and use such metrics to drive a culture of continuous process improvement within the area of responsibility
  • Conduct on-time reporting according to the defined and trained document management standards including review and verification of analytical data provided by the QC Analysts
  • Immediately escalate and report any deviations to materials, facilities, processes or procedures to the Head of QC
  • 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 at any time equipment, facilities and materials used in the area of responsibility comply with defined standards
  • Issue, manage and close-out change controls, investigations and CAPAs in a timely fashion
  • Identify areas for continuous improvement and escalate those to the QC Manager
  • Actively contribute to the development and maintenance of an enthusiastic, supportive and collaborative environment within the team-setting
  • To undertake any other duties as requested by the line manager in accordance with company requirements


  • Working within a QC laboratory environment, working to GMP within a recognised quality system
  • Ability to prioritise, organise and schedule work within a busy laboratory
  • Experience of writing and working to SOP documentation
  • QMS experience
  • Experience in biological assays
  • Validation and qualification of assays knowledge would be advantageous
  • Experience in reference standard management
  • Environmental monitoring and associated microbiology knowledge / experience
  • Experience driving a team to achieve individual, team and organisational objectives
  • Experienced in relationship handling with external bodies, such as suppliers, regulatory and audit authorities

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