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Quality Assurance Officer

Date: Apr 4, 2021

Location: Runcorn, GB, WA7 3FA

Company: Teva Pharmaceuticals

Company Info

We touch the lives of over 200 million patients every day, and billions every year. After all, everyone needs healthcare or medication at some point. Yet until today, you may not have heard of us.


We’re Teva, a global pharmaceutical company, committed to increasing access to high-quality healthcare to patients around the world and we currently have several opportunities available for Quality Assurance Officers to join our passionate and knowledgeable team in Runcorn.


At Teva Runcorn, we develop, manufacture and market innovative and affordable medicines, specialising in sterile liquid products mainly used for treating respiratory conditions using Blow-Fill-Seal technology as well as injectable Combination Products such as our MS treatment Copaxone. In addition, we are currently preparing to add to our existing technology platform with the introduction of biopharmaceutical products to the site.


We are also home to two R&D centres and a Sterile Training Academy— a centre of excellence within Teva for sterile manufacturing, safety and compliance training.


Hear directly from our employees about what life at Teva is really like - https://www.tevauk.com/yourcareer/whats-it-like-to-work-at-teva/

A Day In The Life of a Quality Assurance Officer

Our Quality Assurance Officers are responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining quality standards and systems to ensure that our products comply with Marketing Authorisations, specifications and cGMP. You will work for us on a Full Time, Permanent basis on a shift pattern that includes 12-hour days, nights and weekends. The Quality Assurance Officers are embedded within the departments they support, whilst working closely with License QPs, Validation Specialist, Computer Validation Team, Quality Compliance and the Laboratories.


Key Responsibilities:

  • You will primarily support manufacturing and other operations in the development, implementation and maintenance of cGMP standards
  • You will review and approve batch manufacturing and packaging documentation within agreed timelines
  • You will collaborate across all departments on site; routinely working closely with the QPs to assess and manage risk
  • You will review and approve quality documentation to ensure compliance with cGMP
  • You will prepare and complete product quality reviews to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements
  • You will close out deviation investigations and preventative actions to reduce repeat failures and to monitor actions to prevent overdue actions
  • You will identify, design and deliver cGMP training to support improved application of cGMP standards
  • You will carry out audits to support the identification, actioning and close out of non-compliance issues

Who We Are Looking For

Do you have?

  • A degree or a HNC/HND in a relevant discipline
  • Experience working in a Quality Assurance role within the Pharmaceutical/Devices industry
  • Pharmaceutical Sterile Manufacturing experience
  • A good understanding of GMP requirements in relation to sterile product manufacture and packaging
  • Understanding of the principles of sterilisation and aseptic processing
  • Understanding of lean manufacturing techniques and Quality Management Systems (Medicinal Products and Devices)


Are you?

  • I.T. Literate
  • A self-starter and results driven
  • A person with a drive for upholding standards
  • Experienced in auditing and have good problem solving skills
  • Able to work effectively with peers and on your own initiative

What We Offer

At Teva Runcorn, we are committed to growing your career and supporting your development from the moment you join us. We encourage all staff to seek out opportunities for development – whether that is in Runcorn or at any of our other sites across the world. We provide a wide range of learning and development opportunities to support your growth and career progression and where possible, we can even support you with funding and study leave should you wish to pursue formal professional qualifications, up to and including degree.


As well as this, we offer a fantastic benefits package, which includes:


  • 20 paid holidays per year with the option to buy and sell up to 4 days annual leave each year
  • For every 14 days, you will only work 7 occasions with every other weekend off
  • A formal training and development programme specific to your role and department (STEM Pathway)
  • Company pension – flexible employee and employer contributions
  • Competitive salary and shift allowance
  • Employee assistance programme
  • A number of health benefits including: Life Assurance, Critical Illness Insurance, Income protection
  • Plus many other flexible benefits via salary sacrifice: Cycle to work scheme, online and in store discounts and much more



Sub Function

Manufacturing Quality Assurance

Teva’s Equal Employment Opportunity Commitment

At Teva, we pride ourselves on being a company where we can all thrive, and where everyone feels comfortable being their true self.
Diversity and inclusion sits at the heart of everything we do. By valuing difference, we can be a better employer for our colleagues, and provide a better service for our customers and patients. That is why we are constantly looking for ways in which we can learn from each other, embrace what makes us unique and contribute to a fairer society free from discrimination and prejudice