Quality Job Descriptions & Salaries
View our pharmaceutical job descriptions and salary guide and see which position is best for you along with your estimated starting salary.
Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist
Job description – The Quality Control (QC) Technician’s job is to ensure that products comply with both internal and external quality procedures (may be involved in development of these internal protocols). This role is engaged in different testing methodologies as well as environmental and raw material sampling in accordance with cGMP (Current Good Manufacturing Practices). The role further requires monitoring of process outputs, reporting on performance and giving advice.
Career path – Senior QA Specialist > QA Manager > QA Director
Employment outlook – QA Specialist named number 1 ‘most in-demand position’ in scientific field in 2015, expected to remain in high demand.
Quality Control (QC) Specialist
Job description – Carry out lab testing of products prior to lot release, also tasked with calibration and maintenance of lab equipment
Career path – Senior QC Specialist > Quality Control (QC) Manager > QC Director
Project Quality Engineer
Job description – Develops systems and system documentation to ensure manufacturing meets all internal and external quality quality requirements. This involves reviewing of contractual documentation to highlight quality requirements. In addition, reviews systems and documentation regularly to analyse effectiveness and review or rewrite where necessary.
Ideal background – Bachelors degree in engineering, previous experience as a Quality Engineer is highly desirable.
Career path – Senior Project Quality Engineer
Job description – Provides quality assurance support, ensuring that the operations continue in accordance with quality requirements while maintaining efficiency.
Ideal background – Degree in engineering and good knowledge of quality systems – previous experience in quality engineering advantageous
Career path – Senior Quality Engineer
Associate Quality Engineer
Job description – Provision of Quality Assurance support to manufacturing process to ensure that all quality requirements are met whilst production is efficient, supplies suggestions of strategy improvement. Also involved in extensive testing of final product to ensure standards prior to distribution. Likely to work in supervision of several teams.
Ideal background – Bachelors degree in engineering or lower level engineering qualification with work experience in technician role.
Career path – Quality Engineer
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