QC Lab Supervisor
Greenville, SC - USA
Posted April 19, 2017

Join us as We Transform How Pharmaceuticals are Made.

Patheon is looking for people who are passionate about making a difference in people’s lives. Patheon is in need of proven leaders to nurture talent, build effective teams and drive engagement in an environment where people are motivated to do their best for the company, its clients and their patients. To inspire collaboration and innovation.

Supervises and participates in laboratory work as necessary to assure that products are tested per operating procedures. Ensures that work is carried out in an efficient and safe manner.  Utilizes judgment in making adaptation and modifications on all assignments.

Key Requirements


  1. Provide site leadership and drive achievement of site vision and goals / objectives


  2. Supervises the daily activities of the Quality Control (QC) laboratory by establishing testing priorities and schedules and assignments of staff


  3. Provides daily direction, guidance and feedback to staff based work priorities and schedules


4.             Assures appropriate review of analytical results commensurate with Patheon review policy


5.             Supervises laboratory investigations


6.             Ensures laboratory compliance with applicable regulations


7.             Assists with procedures, current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), and safety training of laboratory staff


8.             Acts as communication liaison for laboratory with other facility departments


9.             Serves as backup for laboratory manager in his/her absence


10.          Ensures timely and accurate method transfers from method development group


11.          Trains analysts (or assist in training of analysts) to perform analytical testing of raw materials, in-process samples, and finished products using analytical laboratory instrumentation, such as high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), Gas Chromatography (GC), Capillary electrophoresis (CE), inductively coupled plasma (ICP), and dissolution apparatus as necessary


12.          Assists with preparations for internal and external laboratory audits and inspections


Job Scope:

Receives assignments in the form of directives, objectives and determines how to use defined resources to meet schedules and goals.



Coordination of the daily activities of a section and/or department with responsibility for results.



Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry required.



Five years of laboratory experience working in the pharmaceutical industry preferred. Demonstrated  experience working with analytical instrumentation, such high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), Gas Chromatography (GC), Capillary electrophoresis (CE), inductively coupled plasma (ICP), and dissolution apparatus as necessary



Equivalent combinations of education, training, and relevant work experience may be considered.


Good knowledge of medical terminology, clinical data, and Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP).   Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.  Effective written, interpersonal, and presentation skills.  Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously. Ability to drive functional, technical and operational excellence.  Ability to inspire and drive team effectiveness. 


Physical Requirements:

Position requires ordinary ambulatory skills and physical coordination sufficient to move about office locations; ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch periodically for prolonged periods of time; manipulation (lift, carry, move) of light to medium weights of 10-35 pound pounds; arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp and type for prolonged periods of time; visual acuity to use a keyboard, computer monitor, operate equipment, and read materials for prolonged periods of time; ability to sit, reach with hands and arms, talk, and hear for prolonged periods of time.



This job description is intended to present the general content and requirements for the performance of this job.  The description is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.  Managers and supervisors may assign other duties as needed.  Nothing contained herein should be construed to create an employment contract.  Occasionally, required skills/experiences for jobs are expressed in brief terms.  Any language contained herein is intended to fully comply with all obligations imposed by the legislation of each country in which it operates, including the implementation of the EU Equality Directive, in relation to the recruitment and employment of its employees.


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