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Quality Assurance Officer - 2 Year Fixed Term Contract

AstraZeneca UK

Location: Cheshire East

Job Type: Full time


Quality Assurance Officer – 2 Year Fixed-Term Contract

Location: Macclesfield UK

Advert date open: 21st March 2024

Advert date close: 8th April 2024

Join us as a Quality Assurance Officer and be the voice of the patient. In this role, you will play a meaningful part in our mission to improve the quality of patients’ healthcare. You will supervise and sign off each batch of medicine as if it were for your own family. This is a unique opportunity to champion an approach of excellence in an environment that believes good can always be better.


As a Quality Assurance Officer, you will work within our established sterile manufacturing facilities, ensuring all products released for sale or further processing align with cGMP standards, product quality specifications, and regulatory requirements. You will review and approve related technical / GMP documents, collate and interpret data, provide independent assurance of the maintenance of appropriate quality standards, and make product and material release decisions. You will also provide leadership and support for internal and external inspection preparations and advise on deviations using professional discernment.

Essential Skills & Experience:

  • Degree or equivalent professional qualification in a science / technical field such as Pharmacy, Chemistry or Biolog

  • Prior experience in Good Manufacturing/Good Distribution/Good Laboratory practice and/or compliance managemen

  • A level of technical process understanding in manufacturing or packing or warehouse/distribution or Quality Contro

  • Knowledge of and application of quality systems, including change control, deviation management and New Product Introduction

  • Awareness /knowledge of regulatory interactions and compliance procedures and ability to apply this in an operations environment

  • Knowledge of other areas of the Supply Chain, including groups such as regulatory, Global Quality, Manufacturing, Supply and Capability etc.

Desirable Skills/Experience:

  • Experience working in a Lean environment, and knowledge of Lean principles and tools would be of benefit, but not crucial

At AstraZeneca, we take Quality seriously. We are proactive, science-based, solutions-oriented, and driven by our ambition to go far. We are a team of ambitious people who want to achieve. We follow evidence to reach outcomes that benefit patients and AstraZeneca. We work cross-functionally, across sites and regionally, sharing expertise and offering support to others. We are strong communicators and networkers who see the bigger picture and act responsibly. Join us and be part of our journey towards excellence.

When we put unexpected teams in the same room, we unleash bold thinking with the power to inspire life-changing medicines. In-person working give us the platform we need to connect, work at pace and challenge perceptions. That’s why we work, on average, a minimum of five days per week from the office. But that doesn’t mean we’re not flexible. We balance the expectation of being in the office while respecting individual flexibility. Join us in our unique and ambitious world.

Why AstraZeneca?

At AstraZeneca, we 're dedicated to being an outstanding Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and spark your high-reaching spirit. There’s no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients, and society. An inclusive culture that champions diversity and partnership, and always committed to lifelong learning, growth, and development. We’re on an exciting journey to pioneer the future of healthcare.

Are you ready to bring new insights and fresh thinking to the table, Brilliant! We have one seat available, and we hope it’s yours.

Date Posted


Closing Date

08-Apr-2024Our mission is to build an inclusive and equitable environment. We want people to feel they belong at AstraZeneca and Alexion, starting with our recruitment process. We welcome and consider applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of characteristics. We offer reasonable adjustments/accommodations to help all candidates to perform at their best. If you have a need for any adjustments/accommodations, please complete the section in the application form.
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