Scientific Development Manager


Pharmaceutical

What is it that you do?

Maintain training module to ensure information is up to date and staff are trained correctly to perform tasks. Provide technical support for investigation out of specification/trend results. Own and support CAPA and change control actions.

What does your day-to-day job involve?

Observing staff, offering help and advice where I can. Writing and reviewing various documents.

How long have you been working in the industry?

9 years

What qualifications do you have?

BSc (Hons) in Forensic Investigation and MSc in Pharmaceutical Analysis

How did you get into this role?

I applied for an entry level analyst position with the company while at university and was successful. I joined what was a very small team and have progressed through different roles as the business has grown.

What are you most proud of in your career?

Building a team from around 8 people to over 20.

What do you like most about your job?

Coming up with new ideas for training and working to implement them.

Anything you particularly dislike?

The volume of documentation. All totally necessary but not always the most exciting thing to review.

What qualities do you believe you need to succeed in this job?

Determination, organisation, a willingness to learn and change as the industry changes.

What advice would you give someone wanting to get into your industry?

Any experience is beneficial. If you are struggling to get a permanent role contact companies to find out whether they will offer any kind of work experience placement.

Finally, what is the strangest thing you have ever had to do in your working life?

Attempt to grind cat litter during a method development project.

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