Job description Posted 15 September 2023

Role Title: Quality Laboratory Analyst

Duration: 12 Months (potentially 18 months)

Location: Montrose

Rate: £20.17 p/h PAYE


Who Are We - GSK?


We are a science-led global healthcare company with a special purpose: to help people do more, feel better, live longer. GlaxoSmithKline plc was formed in 2000 as a result of a merger between Glaxo Wellcome plc and SmithKline Beecham plc, although our history can be traced back more than 300 years to London’s Plough Court Pharmacy in the 1700s.


Our goal is to be one of the world’s most innovative, best performing and trusted healthcare companies. Our strategy is to bring differentiated, high-quality and needed healthcare products to as many people as possible, with our three global businesses, scientific and technical know-how and talented people. Our values and expectations are at the heart of everything we do and form an important part of our culture:


·      Our values are Patient focus, Transparency, Respect, Integrity

·      Our expectations are Courage, Accountability, Development, Teamwork


Role purpose / summary


The quality team exists to deliver effective and efficient support services to the GSK Montrose site. The Quality Laboratory team exists to manage operational quality laboratory activities for the GSK Montrose site in a safe, compliant and efficient way. The purpose of the quality analyst role is to ensure that i) day-to-day and routine analysis is completed in an effective and timely manner ii) interface with other parts of the quality directorate to ensure that there is a smooth and efficient flow of products from the site iii) to support interfaces with other GSK Montrose departments to ensure that they are effective for all parties iv) ensure that significant quality or compliance issues are escalated through the appropriate management lines and/or management processes. Utilization of all performance management to ensure continuous improvement to efficiency, safety and compliance


If successful, your responsibilities will be:



·      To work as part of a high-performing team and is responsible for carrying out routine analysis on IPC, raw materials, manufactured and stability samples using classical and chromatographic techniques as appropriate. This includes the use of M-ERP and other IT systems to manage and report data.

·      To provide an effective analytical service for the analysis of non-routine samples and to assist in the troubleshooting of production problems.

·      Analysts must live the GSK values and meet expectations to ensure tasks are carried out with integrity, a positive attitude and a willingness to work across boundaries to optimize efficiencies and reduce waste.

·      To be actively involved in activities that are required for the effective running of the quality laboratory. Activities include, but are not limited to the review and preparation of procedures e.g. LSOP’s, validation reviews, COSHH and risk assessments and Glaxo Production System (GPS) improvement activities.

·      To work to current Good Laboratory Practice (cGLP) in a highly-regulated environment, following the defined procedures (LSOP’s, GSOP’s and other applicable documentation).

·      Required to be actively involved in various audit teams e.g. GMP, 5S and self-inspection audits.

·      Involved in supporting continuous improvement using GPS tools and value for every pound principles.

·      To be actively involved in the capability building of staff, this includes both the training of other individuals in the analytical techniques in the department and being trained in new techniques.

·      To work in a safe and compliant manner and to actively support processes designed to ensure the safe, compliant operation of the laboratories as per order fulfilment requirements.

·      Meet requirements of site strategy including ZIP’s, ZAP’s and no overdue quality metrics.

·      Deviation management, planned and unplanned change management and improvement actions must be owned, prioritized and completed in a professional and timely manner.

·      To support other analysis at GSK Montrose as directed by the Quality Laboratory Leader


Key Skills/ requirements


Strong background within a pharmaceutical environment

Industry experience using analytical techniques (e.g. Chromatography) within a laboratory/manufacturing environment


All profiles will be reviewed against the required skills and experience. Due to the high number of applications we will only be able to respond to successful applicants in the first instance. We thank you for your interest and the time taken to apply!


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