Validation Lead

England, Stevenage, Hertfordshire
£50000 - £60000 per annum
21 May 2021
15 Jun 2021
Charlie Levi
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)

Hobson Prior are looking for a Validation Lead to support all site functions with regards to facility, equipment, process, analytical method and computerised systems validation activities. You will have the opportunity to join an innovative clinical-stage immunotherapy organisation.

Please note that to be considered for this role you must have the right to work in this location.

Job Responsibilities

  • Leading compliance with Validation Master Plan and QMS policies and standard operating procedures (SOPs).
  • To be producing validation plans, protocols and reports.
  • Project managing and executing validation exercises.
  • Supporting QMS processes and taking part as required in supplier qualifications, deviation investigations, CAPA and change control implementations.
  • To be supervising equipment maintenance and calibration schedules.
  • You will be organising validation and technology transfer activities with sister sites, suppliers and third parties.
  • To be liaising with Production, Quality Control, Quality Assurance, Regulatory Affairs and Supply Chain providing as necessary to support compliance with GMP and regulatory requirements.
  • Supporting Quality Assurance team with general QA activities where required.
  • To be deliver training to site personnel.
  • You will execute risk assessments and impact assessments.
  • Confirming compliance and qualification of systems with respect to Data Integrity guidelines.

Key Skills:

  • Good interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.


  • Bachelor's degree in the biological/pharmaceutical sciences or pharmaceutical/biological process engineering discipline.
  • At least 5 years GMP experience in validation related roles within a biotech, sterile products or biologics manufacturing environment.
  • Experience spanning facility, equipment, process, analytical method and computerized system validation.
  • Experience of implementing and qualifying data integrity controls form computerized systems and equipment.
  • Knowledge of Quality Management System elements and experience in maintaining and improving systems supporting the QMS.
  • Working knowledge and ability to apply GMPs in conformance with FDA, MHRA, EU, ISPE, ISO, GAMP and ICH standards.
  • Experience with application of risk management practises and problem-solving techniques e.g. conducting risk assessments, impact assessments, FMEAs etc.

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