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Quality Assurance Specialist

Horizon is the leading life science company supplying research tools to organisations engaged in genomics research and the development of personalised medicines.  The Company is a trusted supplier of genetically-defined cell lines, reporter gene assay kits, genomic reference standards and contract research services to organizations engaged in bio-pharmaceutical process optimization, drug discovery & development, and clinical diagnostic development. Horizon aspires to provide science-driven research solutions that lead to the advancement in the understanding of the genetic basis of disease and the delivery of better healthcare outcomes for patients. 

Reporting to the Quality and Regulatory Manager, the main responsibilities of the Quality Assurance Specialist role include:

  • Quality project lead on assigned projects under guidance of Quality and Regulatory Manager including those involving products and system changes;
  • Manage compliance activities including internal audits, supplier audits, action management and document control. Escalate critical non-conformities or complaints to Quality and Regulatory Manager;
  • Support in the preparation for and lead parts of quality inspections and audits under guidance;
  • Support product release for sale activities.

Desired skills and experience:

  • Prior knowledge or experience working in a similar role under an ISO 9001 or ISO 13485 Quality Management System;
  • Prior experience of implementing or improving Quality Management Systems;
  • Lead auditor qualification is highly desirable;
  • BSc or equivalent experience in life sciences is highly desirable;
  • High attention to detail & accuracy;
  • Good IT proficiency including use of Microsoft applications. 

You should be comfortable working in a fast-paced, team environment and on multiple projects with constantly changing priorities and deadlines, be well organized, self-motivated and have excellent communication skills and attention to detail.

We can offer a varied and interesting working environment and we are focused on recognition and empowerment of our scientists and operational teams.  In addition to competitive salaries we can offer an attractive benefits package.

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