Quality Assurance Scientist

Guildford, UK

ANGLE is a world-leading liquid biopsy company with offices in Guildford (UK), Toronto (Canada) and Philadelphia (US). ANGLE’s proven patent protected liquid biopsy platform products are used in cancer diagnostics to enable early, accurate identification of an individual’s condition for the prevention, treatment, and monitoring of disease.

With 1 in 2 UK people being diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime*, ANGLE’s liquid biopsy technologies have the potential to help clinicians select the most appropriate drugs and therapies for an individual patient. As such, our technologies support the development of Precision Medicine.

In 2021 we opened GCLP compliant clinical laboratories in Guildford (UK) and Philadelphia (USA) to provide “pharma services” for cancer drug trials and, once the labs are accredited, laboratory developed tests (LDTs) for patient management. The pharma services business offers dynamic analysis of patient condition before, during and after the patient receives the drug, assessing both CTCs and CTC clusters recovered from a simple blood test. We are also pursuing an FDA product clearance for the Parsortix system and have submitted a full De Novo submission, which is currently in substantive review with FDA.

*Source: Cancer – NHS (www.nhs.uk)

This is an exciting time at ANGLE and our research and development facilities in Guildford, UK are looking for a Quality Assurance Scientist specialising in providing day-to-day support to the R&D team on quality management subjects.

You will be a Quality Assurance Scientist who can apply expertise in a highly regulated area.

This important position The Quality Assurance Scientist contributes to the management of the laboratory and development of clinical diagnostic products, providing day-to-day support to the R&D team on quality management subjects. In addition to laboratory-based activities in a R&D multi disciplinary team, the quality scientist will work with the independent Quality Team to ensure compliance with ANGLE’s Quality Management System. Goals and routes are agreed daily with supervisor, but an ability to work independently is expected.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Hands-on laboratory work, primarily in the area of Cell Biology and Imaging and Molecular;
  • Provide quality assurance focussed scientific and technical support to R&D staff, programmes and projects;
  • Support R&D team compliance with the Quality Management System;
  • Developing and updating ANGLE R&D procedures in line with operational and Quality Management System requirements;
  • Undertake actions related to addressing issues raised in open CAPAs, defect reports and customer/stakeholder complaints;
  • Responsible for accuracy, quality and regulatory compliance of work undertaken;
  • Independently keep a current knowledge base in relevant areas of scientific and technical research;
  • Support the day to day running of development projects in the R&D group within the Quality Management System (ISO13485:2016) and working to the New Product Development (NPD) operating procedure;
  • Undertake additional adhoc tasks as required.

Qualifications, Experience, Knowledge and Attributes

  • B.Sc. or equivalent in Life Sciences related to Cell Biology, Oncology or Molecular Biology, with at least 3 years post-graduate laboratory experience gained in the in vitro diagnostics industry in diagnostic assay development/validation);
  • Experience working to strict quality standards such as Medical Device regulations and standards including, but not limited to, 21 CFR 820, ISO 13485, 93/42/EEC, IVD 98/79 EC, ISO14971, GMP, GLP, QSR. A strong understanding of the importance of a strictly controlled quality system is essential.
  • Experience of using a CRM system such as Zoho is highly desirable.
  • Organisational skills and the ability to rapidly prioritise tasks in response to unexpected opportunities or risks.
  • Excellent accuracy and attention to detail in practical and written work.
  • Strong team player with excellent analytical and communication skills.
  • Good report writing skills, with the ability to communicate results to technical and non-technical staff.
  • Due to nature of role, the requirement is for Guildford based, office hours and 5 days per week, with flexibility to work shift patterns if required (due to current COVID-19 situation and Company COVID-safe risk management obligations).

Join Our Team

At ANGLE, we foster a dynamic, entrepreneurial approach to translating leading edge translational research into clinical diagnostics. We offer the potential for significant corporate growth and career development. We promote a culture of collaboration and shared excellence while encouraging an open and honest exchange of ideas.

ANGLE are always in search of potential employees who share our vision and want to make a difference today. In your submission, please note the position you are interested in, describe your background and what you can bring to our team along with attaching your resume.

As a member of our excellent and fast-growing team you will receive opportunities for development and a competitive benefits package.

Salary estimate – £27000 – £30000

Please let us know if you require disability-related accommodation during the recruitment process so that we can work with you to meet your needs.

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