QC Team Leader

UK - Cramlington

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Job Specification

We offer:

  • Vibrant and dynamic employment – we are a highly specialised, growth company operating in a critical sector of the economy – our future is strong and exciting!
  • Opportunities to develop your skills and yourself – our rapid growth brings greater opportunities for you to learn and grow faster!
  • A great team where we all support each other – enjoy your work – after all you spend about a third of your time here!

Our Company: “We are a dynamic, fast-growing company, with an enviable reputation for leading edge science, offering contract research services to some of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies, solving some of the most difficult scientific challenges”.

We believe in our ability to relentlessly push forward the boundaries of scientific excellence, delivering solutions for our clients, always operating ethically and with integrity. We take pride in our professionalism and commitment to always deliver our very best work.

The Cramlington Site in Newcastle, United Kingdom, has an established history of cGMP manufacturing services for an array of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API), ranging from pilot scale to commercial metric ton scale. The Cramlington Site has more than 100 cubic meter reactor commercial capacity and has been inspected and approved by the MHRA, FDA and other regulatory authorities.

The site operates from small scale in the laboratory through to very large manufacturing scale. It also offers chemistry and analytical development services.

The Pharmaron Cramlington Team is looking to expand and recruit a QC Team Leader to support the business and client requirements, provide scientific skill and leadership to solve high complexity issues for assigned projects and / or initiatives.

  • We offer a competitive salary and a progressive and comprehensive suite of employee benefits.
  • We offer state of the art working environment in our modern Cramlington site.
  • We offer the opportunity for growth and development and will support funding for relevant training and development programmes.

Key Responsibilities:

  • In a multidisciplinary environment, design, plan and optimise work.
  • Ensure adherence to the site Quality Management System (QMS) requirements.
  • Solve problems of higher complexity for assigned projects and / or initiatives with limited guidance from a scientific supervisor / line manager.
  • Keep current on new technologies related to the job function.
  • Document and report results in a manner consistent with cGMP, departmental practices, and governing policies, as applicable, which include significant contributions to manufacture of API.
  • With guidance, align cross functional project efforts as required to maximise the broader contribution of the business in delivering client requirements.
  • Serve as a scientific mentor and leader to associated staff and a strong scientific colleague to peers.


  • Degree or equivalent in chemistry or related field.


  • Evidence of strong industrial achievement with multiple years experience in laboratory roles.
  • Evidence of experience in successful application of analytical / physical skill sets to resolve high complexity chemical and analytical challenges such as those required within the role.
  • Evidence of ability to effectively contribute to multi-disciplinary scientific teams.
  • Management of teams.
  • Excellent organisational skills and the ability to prioritise tasks.
  • Excellent attention to detail and a methodical approach.
  • The ability to work effectively as part of a team.

Why Should You Apply?

  • This is an opportunity for you as a QC Team Leader to demonstrate your ability to make a real impact in a fast-growing and highly respected CRO striving to become the world leader in contract research services.
  • Build and shape your career in an environment that sets and commits to the highest standards of scientific research.
  • To be part of a team who support each other, embrace, and solve technical challenges and put excellence at the heart of all that we do.

Founded in 2004, Pharmaron is a cutting-edge, fully integrated pharmaceutical R&D service platform supporting the life science industry. The company has invested in its people and facilities and established its comprehensive service offerings throughout the pharmaceutical R&D lifecycle. With operations in China, the US and the UK staffed by more than 15,000 employees, Pharmaron has an excellent track record in delivering end-to-end R&D solutions to its partners globally and enabling them to accelerate their novel drug discovery and development process. 

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