Quality assurance is a foundational element of the life sciences, and while it sounds (and for all intents and purposes, looks) similar to quality control, the two are distinctly unique from one another. While quality control generally refers to the inspection and the testing of the various products within the life sciences space, quality assurance is the label given to the function responsible for ensuring that processes are operating as safely and effectively as possible.
Essentially, this means a quality assurance professional is responsible for the process audits, supply chain management, supplier management, staff training, process development and change control that goes on behind the scenes. Acting as part of the wider QMS system, quality assurance jobs are often occupied by forward-thinking, innovative, highly skilled individuals with a wealth of experience in the life sciences space, but not always.
Sometimes, the best QA specialists enter the field from another industry entirely – this is the beauty of the life sciences: excelling doesn’t necessarily mean you need 15 years of experience and a PhD. In order for the life sciences to continue meeting the medical needs of tomorrow’s world, they’ll need to guarantee that every process is up-to-date, while constantly looking towards new areas of possible progression.
New drug development systems and process need new quality assurance protocols to govern them. A failure to achieve this balance can result in drastically ineffective, costly, unsafe and illegal practices. A great QA professional has a great deal of responsibility to contend with, but in many ways, this is what makes the job so immensely rewarding (that, and the salaries and the chance to make a real positive impact on the wider world).
If you’re currently in the market for a brand-new QA professional, or you’re hoping to build an entire QMS team from scratch, then you’re in luck – BioTalent are here to help.
Don’t waste your time searching for talent that you can’t access, instead, let us take care of it for you. We can pinpoint talent across our global network of highly skilled candidates, enabling you to secure the right person for the job in the shortage possible time frame.
Our knowledge-backed, people-first approach to hiring can ensure that you don’t ever need to sift through an endless stockpile of CVs ever again. We’ll place the top talent in front of your open roles, be it a director of quality management or a QA engineer, no matter the need, we’ve got you covered. Our hiring methodology is underpinned by our DEIB focus (diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging), allowing us to focus on our mission of building more inclusive workplaces for everyone.
If you have any questions about how we do it, or you’d like to get in touch about a bespoke hiring solution, reach out to the team at BioTalent today, we want to help you out.
Life Sciences in Berlin
Beautiful Berlin is Europe’s cultural jewel. It’s home to a myriad of astonishing sights, galleries, museums, profoundly thought-provoking memorials, the Reichstag, week-long parties, and a booming life sciences scene. Berlin is a truly unique city – it emanates creativity, not only in the life sciences space, but in the arts too, representing a beautiful, inimitable synergy, as seen regularly in the world-renowned Art Laboratory Berlin.
Berlin is one of the world’s leading life science clusters, boasting a huge number of highly advanced educational institutes, robust biotech, pharmacutical and medtech ecosystems. These are the systems that support over 500 companies in the life sciences space. The world-famous HealthCapital was founded back in 1996, and since then, the cluster has become a launching pad for countless life sciences startups, representing boundless opportunity for progression within the sector.
According to Refire Online, Berlin’s life science real estate transaction value alone was worth 634 million euros between 2017 and 2021. Moreover, there’s a thriving medtech presence that’s home to many of the world’s most impactful biotech and medtech companies, including Klara and Amboss.
With over 70 independent research institutes, hundreds of top-ranked research initiatives, and plenty of international science conferences, Germany’s capital acts as hotspot for discovery and innovation in what is undoubtably one of the most impactful fields of modern research.
The past few years have been incredibly testing for organisations everywhere. The pandemic shone a spotlight in on the life sciences, (particularly healthcare science) unveiling their critical importance to a much wider audience. Berlin’s life sciences industry proved to be robust, ultimately helping produce one of the major vaccines at a time of unprecedented turmoil. If you’re hoping to get ahead in Berlin’s life sciences industry, now is the perfect time to start building the teams of the future.
At BioTalent, our specialist recruitment consultants take a knowledge-based approach to finding you the perfect candidate. Our deep understanding of the various markets within the industry, combined with our passion for people and our DEIB-led (diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging) methodology enables us to get your life science jobs filled by the best talent around.
Our expansive (and exclusive) talent network grants us access to a wider range of candidates, effectively increasing your chances of finding the ideal addition to your team. We’re more than just a Berlin recruitment agency – we have a global presence with 6 locations (Berlin, London, Manchester, Dublin, Zug, Los Angeles, and Boston) and a fast-growing workforce.
Our mission is to build diversity, create inclusion and encourage workplace innovation – the life sciences represent the perfect opportunity to make a real impact as we continue our journey. If you want to get involved, don’t hesitate to reach out today, we’d love to get to know you.
Diverse workforces will be essential in the battle to combat tomorrow’s problems. Gen Z is now the most diverse and populous generation in the history of the world, (New York Post) they are the clients and the employees of tomorrow, and diversity of thought will be required to meet their needs.