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  • Job reference: RMS0169878

Lead Analyst

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Billingham
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 22/07/2016
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The Company:
One of the world's leading private biotechnology companies, developing and manufacturing innovative biotechnology-based medicines for human healthcare products, with a focus on microbial-derived biologics .

The Role:
A Lead Analyst provides analytical support to Biologics manufacturing and ASG projects. The job holder is responsible for driving their own workload in conjunction with their manager and to ensure compliance with the technical, operational, SHE and cGMP of their work to generate high quality, relevant, accurate and timely data to support the production, characterization and allied studies on products. The jobholder will be expected to identify anomalies with data and contribute to the team objectives. The job holder will be expected to be able to organize work, influence team members and to support audits concerning their own data.

Competency in a range of microbiological, analytical and wet chemistry techniques. Demonstrated ability to quickly acquire new techniques. Subject Matter Expert in at least 1 Analytical Technique.


1. To ensure all laboratory work undertaken is performed in accordance with cGMP quality system. The consequences of getting this wrong can range from the loss of data to support the use of material in clinical trials, to the loss of marketed batch of material. This could lead to lengthy delays for client programs and potentially to loss of business and company reputation.
2. Identify concerns with processes, methods or data and where possible develop or contribute to the development of solutions with management support.
3. Identify, raise and offer solutions under supervision for aspects of the quality system and opportunity for continuous improvement within own and team areas.

1. To ensure that all work undertaken complies with safety assessments contained with analytical methods and risk assessments.

1. To work with management and act as a motivational team player.
2. To help form and then deliver plans & objectives set for the team.
3. To have own work plan over period 1-30 days.
4. To generate data following applicable quality systems and local procedures to ensure accurate, well recorded, high quality data.
5. Peer review of other data as part of the data checking processes.
6. To compile investigation data, etc. and to begin to develop experimental approach to solve issues with management support.
7. To identify and raise concerns with management re: data anomalies or opportunity for continuous improvement.
8. Maintenance of key lab systems (eg: KanBan, 5S, etc.).
9. Good communication and influencing skills demonstrated within team.
10. Cross functional working (AD, QC, QA, etc.)
11. Work as a mentors to help develop theoretical and practical skills of other team members.
12. Self-starting demonstrated ability to research and acquire new techniques rapidly.
13. Flexibility to adapt to changing plans.
14. To train/offer guidance to colleagues in techniques that they are competent in.
15. To be a 5S champion with key responsibilities including update of referentials, area layout and coordination of any 5S events
16. Deputise for Senior Analyst if required

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
1. Must have the willingness to seek out knowledge, assimilate training and to develop their competence rapidly in new techniques.
2. Must possess the ability clearly communicate within their team, with external auditors and clients in a professional manner.
3. Expected to work across functions (AD, QC, QA, etc.) and work within a multidisciplinary environment
4. Must have the ability to generate data following local procedures and Quality process to assure the data.
5. Must be able to critique data/processes and identify concerns and suggest ways in which issues can be rectified.
6.Must be graduate level scientist and relevant experience.
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