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Quality Assurance Manager
Gosport, South East

We are thrilled to offer a new, exciting opportunity to work with our client, a toxicology contract testing laboratory that supports pharmaceutical companies, vaccine researchers and manufacturers, biopharmaceutical startups and their investors, and chemical and agrochemical manufacturers in the essential work of ensuring their products meet regulatory safety requirements.


Job Summary

An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced and qualified professional to join our regulatory toxicology laboratory in Gosport, near Portsmouth, as Quality Assurance Manager. This is a permanent full-time role with the option for some flexible working.


As the company grows and the QMS develops, there is an excellent opportunity to get involved with quality process design to improve existing procedures regarding lean working.


You will join an independent contract testing laboratory at a time of significant growth, with a dynamic team combining impeccable scientific credentials with a passion for animal welfare and implementation of the 3 Rs.


The Role

The Quality Assurance Manager will provide guidance and support to the operational side of the business to ensure governance, compliance, operational performance, and continuous improvement as the company grows its testing and analysis services portfolio.


You will work alongside our team of scientists and technicians in a non-laboratory role to ensure our in vivo toxicological assays and tests meet accepted published guidelines or sponsors’ protocols and are carried out in compliance with GMP regulations and the policies and procedures of our internal Quality Management System (QMS).


What you will be doing

  • QA review of inspection of procedures, protocols, reports, CofAs, study plans and other data across our laboratory and animal facilities to ensure that reported results from our studies are complete and accurate
  • Process design and implementation with a view to Continuous Improvement
  • Management of all aspects of the QMS. This includes Change Control documentation, non-conformance investigation reports, deviations, complaints or out-of-specification results, CAPAs, data integrity reviews, and associated process maps.
  • Hosting external regulatory and client audits and reporting on these
  • Manage and execute the internal audit program
  • Providing support and advice to management, laboratory staff and clients on all aspects of quality and compliance
  • Giving advice, supervision and assistance in training laboratory staff in aspects of quality assurance


  • QA experience in a GMP role
  • QA knowledge of GLP
  • Three years experience in a QA Role and, more recently, in a managerial QA position



  • Auto-enrolment pension scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Medical cash back scheme
Salary: £45,000 - £55,000
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