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Quality Assurance Manager - COVID-19 Surveillance

Wellcome Sanger Institute - Scientific Operations Quality Management Team

Contract Length: 18 months

We have an exciting opportunity for a Quality Assurance Manager to join our Scientific Operations Quality Management Team supporting the COVID-19 Surveillance delivery team.

About the role:

The role will support the wider activities of our operational teams and the delivery of our high throughput pipelines, who are responsible for all data production at the Institute.

You will be based in the Strategy and Support group, reporting to the Scientific Operations Quality Assurance Manager, where collectively, we work collaboratively and transparently to ensure we provide the right support, products and services, at the right scale, quality and value for the benefit of Sanger’s World Leading Research.

About you: 

We are looking for an individual who enjoys working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, thrives in a fast-paced environment and who is goal and service orientated. You will have experience of working within a laboratory quality system in a scientific environment and will have experience of data quality assessment and conducting technical and management audits.

Essential Skills
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in related field. 
  • Minimum of 3 years in a Quality Assurance role. Extensive experience of ISO or GxP environments. Experience of conducting technical and management audits. Providing and advising on Quality Assurance in a Scientific Environment; Experience of UKAS audit or MHRA GCP/GMP/GLP audits. 
  • Practical knowledge of e.g. GCLP, ISO 9000 family of standards, ISO/IEC 17025 and other relevant standards. Practical knowledge of frameworks that might support implementation e.g. TQM or Six Sigma. 
  • Positive can-do attitude; calm, patient and professional, who is able to accommodate potentially challenging situations. Must have a proven ability to respectfully challenge the status quo and support change management process.
  • Outstanding communication skills in both written and verbal form are essential. Must be able to convey even the most complex information to stakeholders in simple and clear language and in a manner that is convincing.
  • Must be able to analyse complex information, identify trends and present complex data in a meaningful form to facilitate and prioritise activities for management action.

Ideal Skills

  • Relevant Post graduate qualification and/or relevant accreditation
  • Management experience of quality assurance in scientific services and/or research laboratories. Clinical accreditation.
  • Experience of implementing quality management systems and formal accreditation

Other information

Please apply with your CV and a cover letter outlining your suitability for the role using the criteria set out above and in the job description.

Closing date: 26th September 2021

Location: Cambridge, Hinxton
Salary: £48,879 to £59,143 Grade 1
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 1st September 2021
Closes: 26th September 2021
Job Ref: 84434
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