Senior Quality Control Analyst

Location: Tredegar  |  Blaenau Gwent  |  Wales
Sector: Life Sciences
Consultant: Harvey Havell
Job Reference: HH/HQ565
Salary: £25000 - £28000
Job Status: Permanent / Full Time

JOB TITLE: Senior Quality Control Analyst

LOCATION: Dukestown, Tredegar, Blaenau Gwent, NP22 Wales

SALARY: Up to £28k plus pension and life cover

REPORTING TO:  QC Team Leader and Senior Management


About the Company

The company are a capsule manufacturer supplying the nutritional supplement market. They operate a GMP facility licensed by the UK Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)

Key responsibilities

The Senior Quality Control Analyst will report to the company’s Quality Control Manager and will be one of three senior Analysts in a busy QC laboratory with around 12 QC staff in total. Key responsibilities will include:

  • Use, familiarity and expertise in a range of analytical techniques, instrumentation and software, such as GC, HPLC, FTIR, ICP, Auto-titration and Karl Fischer to test both finished products and raw materials
  • Troubleshooting and problem solving for routine methods and afore mentioned equipment
  • Developing and validating test methods and equipment
  • Preparing specifications, standard test methods, operating procedures and performing risk assessments
  • Supporting the QC Manager, and other colleagues, where this is appropriate
  • Taking a lead in company project work
  • Conduct quality incident investigations and lead detailed root cause analysis investigations
  • Manage timely completion of Corrective and Preventive Actions
  • Interpreting data and adhering to strict guidelines on documentation when recording and reporting laboratory data

Ideal candidate profile

The successful candidate will typically have the following profile:

  • Hold a relevant degree in either chemistry, biology or microbiology
  • Thorough experience of all key analytical techniques and analytical method development & validation
  • Experience of working in a GMP laboratory and a thorough understanding of laboratory GMP and expectations of regulatory bodies such as BRC and MHRA.
  • Working experience of the principles of ICH Q2(R1) Validation of Analytical Procedures would be essential
  • An understanding of modern Quality Control best practice and techniques.

Ideally, they will have the following personal attributes:

  • A tenacious, self-starter, committed and hardworking
  • High levels of honesty and integrity
  • A strong personal presence with excellent leadership, interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Highly organised and able to manage in a fast moving environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills


A package commensurate with experience will be available, which will include an annual salary of circa £28,000, a defined contribution pension scheme, life assurance.


Please click the apply now button if you feel this role is the right fit for you. If you have any questions, please call or email and ask for Harvey in the Life Sciences team.