QC Team Leader

South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town

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Role and Responsibilities

The successful applicant will be responsible for leading a team of QC scientists. The role requires leadership both in terms of personnel management and administration, and also at a technical and scientific level.

Responsibilities include:

  • Planning and scheduling of QC testing for QC Scientists in the team to ensure that products are tested within the deadlines on the manufacturing schedule.

  • Approving QC reports generated by the QC scientists in the team in a timeous manner.

  • Assisting OOS and RCA investigations for QC failures and repeats during product testing.

  • Providing technical support to QC Scientists.

  • Communicating any delays/deadlines that cannot be met to the manufacturing team.

  • Maintaining and updating all QC related documents.

  • Participating in the CR/CAPA/NCR process for QC. 

  • Participating in validation activates applicable for QC.

  • Identifying training needs for QC scientists and arranging the relevant training.

  • Holding regular one-on-one meetings with the team members.

  • Managing probation reviews for any new team members.

  • Conducting performance reviews for the team and providing feedback to the QC Manager.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Advanced scientific degree in Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or related disciplines.

  • Experience in Molecular Biology techniques, including PCR, qPCR and preferably next-generation sequencing.

  • An understanding of the concepts associated with Quality Control.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint required).

  • Experience in ISO quality management systems (ISO 9001 and/or ISO 13485) will be advantageous.

Additional Notes

The position requires an individual with the ability to multi-task, perform consistently in a high-pressure environment and work without supervision. Strong communication skills are required for this role to ensure that objectives are achieved and communicated to all stakeholders. 

Roche is an equal opportunity employer.

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