Quality Control Team Leader - Microbiology.
Quality Control Team Leader – Microbiology
The Vaccines Manufacturing and Innovation Centre (VMIC) has been established to provide the UK’s first strategic vaccine development and advanced manufacturing capability. VMIC will fast track development and manufacture of early stage vaccine products, as well as serve as the UK’s response capability to produce vaccines against emerging infectious diseases. They have already taken a leading role in the Government’s national response to COVID-19.
New starters can expect to join an exciting fast paced organisation, with ambitious growth plans. With a flat structure, employees will have exposure to senior leaders and be part of an organisation that has a start-up mentality but is backed by UK Government, and industry and academic founders.
Working through collaborative ventures with industry, academia, and NGOs, VMIC will ultimately strengthen and innovate the UK’s vaccines sector. Their state-of-the-art vaccines manufacturing facility will be located on the renowned Harwell Science and Innovation Campus near Didcot in Oxfordshire.
The team leader will coordinate the implementation and readiness activities for the QC Microbiology Laboratory ensuring all service levels are maintained and comply with regulatory and company standards. This will involve supervising a small team, recruiting, providing any necessary training and ongoing coaching, and overseeing the team’s day to day activities.
The role is a unique and exciting opportunity to become part of a team setting up the Quality Control Laboratories within VMIC, establishing infrastructure, function, and best practices for the operation of the department and within the facility. Reporting to the Head of Quality Control, this role will help ensure that the new Manufacturing Centre meets the standards and expectations of regulatory authorities and collaborators.
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