APC Ltd is an award-winning and rapidly growing science- and technology-driven pharmaceutical process research company. In the space of 5 years, we have pioneered innovation in the sector and we now partner with 8 of the top-10 pharma and 5 of the top-10 biotech firms in the world.

From our world-class facility, we offer specialised chemical and process engineering solutions. Powered by novel technology and world-class scientific research, we help companies accelerate the development & launch of their medicines.

Our rapid growth has come from a commitment to excellence, a drive to innovate and the desire to develop a challenging, creative and rewarding environment for our team. If you are interested in a career focused on technical innovation, technology design and impact, we would love to hear from you.

Quality Officer


Role Purpose

Responsible for ensuring that the technical processes meet the best in class Quality standards through provision of Quality support to APC Technical Operations ensuring a high standard of awareness, understanding and compliance of Quality SOPs and processes.

Key Responsibilities

Quality Management System

  • Develop, enhance and maintain the Quality Assurance programme to meet best in class standards.
  • Enhance the regulatory understanding and capability of the team
  • Ensure the organisation meets its statutory obligations in all Quality areas and supports the fostering of a workplace which focuses on ‘right first time’.
  • Ensure all SOPs, forms, logs, protocols and summary reports are completed and reviewed against Quality standards.  Issue laboratory notebooks and equipment logbooks as required.
  • Support the development and implementation of QMS programme across the organisation. 
  • Identify and implement training to ensure efficient and effective completion of all Quality related training.
  • Ensure that all quality SOPs and programmes are adhered to and are regularly reviewed, updated and communicated.
  • Prepare Quality compliance metrics as required.
  • Ensure that all CAPAs and deviations are documented, investigated and recommended improvements implemented.


Audit Readiness & Continuous Improvement

  • Provide subject matter expertise to Technical Operations on various Quality related topics.
  • Support any external Quality audits with co-ordination of audit activities and action plans. 
  • Conduct internal Quality audits e.g. walk through audits, system audits, report issuance, CAPA follow-up and closure.  Ensure that follow-up actions are completed.
  • Ensure compliance of Quality and use analytics to measure compliance across the organisation.
  • Establish a structured programme of Quality training across the organisation and ensure accurate training records are maintained.
  • Facilitates ‘as is’ mapping and root cause analysis.  Use continuous improvement tools to instigate actions for improvements.
  • Adhere to business processes as required.


Collaboration & Engagement

  • Provide Quality oversight for assigned projects within Technical operations.  Actively participate in projects by attending meetings (internal and external) and project updates, perform quality review of laboratory notebooks, technical data and the final technical reports
  • Contribute to and participate in the After-Action Review (AAR) meetings.
  • Prepare and deliver quality training materials to colleagues.
  • Share information, suggestions and observations to create consistency in Quality standards across the organisation.
  • Collaborate with HR and Training on LMS and training activities. 
  • Participate in relevant forums e.g. QMS/SMS, training, equipment as required to improve awareness of Quality.


Key Competencies

  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to prioritise.
  • Flexible and be able to adapt within a changing environment.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to work cross-functionally.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and planning skills.


Required Experience

  • Required: Degree level or equivalent in life sciences.
  • Desirable: Inclusion of Quality related subject in qualification.
  • 3-4 years’ experience working in the pharma/biopharma industry or R&D environment.
  • Good working knowledge of implementing and using continuous improvement tools.
  • Experience with implementation of corrective action programmes.
  • Experience of development, implementation and management of Quality Management systems.


Skills & Knowledge  

  • Good working knowledge of MS Office.
  • Excellent technical report writing skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to work autonomously or as part of a diverse team.
  • Regulatory experience in a GMP environment would be advantageous



The salary is negotiable and dependent on the experience of the successful candidate.


How to apply

Suitable candidates should submit a CV and a Cover Letter by close of business Friday 01st March, 2019 

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Process Development Scientist / Engineer


Principal Duties and Objectives

R&D Pharmaceutical Research Project Support

  • Working within a research team, co-ordinate the planning, organising and delivery of R&D pharmaceutical research projects.
  • Prepare and review technical presentations and report material, and present the issues, results and project progress to clients as required.
  • Based on project needs, develop and introduce new techniques, methods and processes to improve business effectiveness.
  • Generate ideas and suggestions on how to improve technical capabilities.
  • Coach mentor and train junior team members.
  • Represent the organisation at conference events.


Laboratory Support

  • Provide R&D laboratory support across the organisation through collaboration with scientists and engineers, both internally and externally.
  • Ensure that operation to GLP standard within a R&D laboratory is maintained at all times.
  • Monitor, develop and optimise pharmaceutical reaction and purification unit processes.
  • Develop pharmaceutical scale-up and optimisation strategies.
  • Perform analytical characterisation of isolated materials.
  • Solve complex technical problems and take responsibility for implementing the solutions.
  • Ensure that safe working practices are adhered to in line with relevant local and legal requirements.
  • Liaise with the Laboratory Manager as required to maintain a shared awareness of the issues requiring attention within the laboratories.


Minimum Requirements

  • 4-6 years post degree or 3-4 years post grad (M.Sc. or Ph.D.) qualification
  • Experienced in pharmaceutical Engineering / Chemistry analysis
  • Ability to work in a dynamic and multidisciplinary environment
  • Self-motivated with demonstrated project management skills
  • Excellent technical communications skills, with previous technical presentation experience
  • Ability to disseminate information to research team and directors


Desirable Skills

  • Demonstrated use of PAT in reaction and/or crystallization monitoring
  • Understanding of kinetics of reactions, process/reaction modelling
  • Good understanding of DoE and QbD for process development
  • Experience with scale-up techniques for processes from laboratory to plant scale



The salary is negotiable and dependent on the experience of the successful candidate.


How to apply

Suitable candidates should submit a CV and a Cover Letter by close of business Friday 01st March, 2019 

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Business Development Director – US

Supporting our continued growth, we have a need to augment our Business Development resource in one of our two key markets – the US, specifically the Boston area. This appointment runs in parallel with APC opening its Boston office in March 2019.


Principal Duties and Objectives


  • Delivery of budget – management and reporting thereof –
    • Ensure accuracy and timely reporting of financial data
  • Ownership to sales process – RFP > pricing > proposal > revision > win
  • Ownership to Sales Plan – management and reporting thereof
  • Define pricing strategy to enhance opportunity delivery


Client Management

  • Specifically, new client development, i.e. clients that have not worked with APC > 2 years.

  • Maintain and develop relationships with key clients

  • Ensure understanding to client organisations/key stake holders

  • Ensure client visit process is proactively managed


Market Development

  • Maintain and develop contacts that deliver opportunities into APC
  • Understand local market and leverage thereof
  • Provide guidance to market trends and advise to APC service provision thereof – diversify APC technology platforms and improve value proposition/efficiencies.
  • Work with Marketing to define appropriate marketing collateral and delivery – events, presentations, online presence etc.


Company/Brand Representative

  • Champion APC brand to market
  • Champion company ethos and mission


Communication –

  • Clarity of communications
  • Address issues in timely manner
  • Report accurately and timely, e.g. agendas, minutes, actions etc.


Personal Traits/Behaviours

  • Integrity – remote working
  • Openness
  • Clarity of communication
  • Drive & ambition
  • Teamwork


Minimum Requirements

  • US location preferred, specifically the Boston, MA locale.
  • Minimum MSc in Science related discipline. MBA an advantage
  • 10 years + experience in Business Development in contract pharmaceutical services environment
  • Strong technical knowledge of drug development process
  • Ability to operate effectively as working remotely, team building with remote colleagues a key requirement
  • Self-motivated with demonstrated project management skills
  • Strong technical communications skills, with exemplar presentation abilities
  • Ability to disseminate information to research team and managers




How to Apply

Suitable candidates should submit a CV and a Cover Letter by close of business 22nd March 2019 through the below link: 

Apply Here



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