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 London
London is overflowing with opportunity for those wishing to flourish in the wonderful world of the life sciences. Aside from being the best city in the world, (probably) London boasts some of the top bioscience courses found anywhere, such as the Pharmacology programme at UCL, or the Medicine course at Imperial College. The life sciences are closely intertwined with London’s long history of meaningful advancement and discovery, and the vast array of exciting life science jobs reflect this.
Suffice to say, you can find plenty of opportunities through the life sciences in London. The market is thriving, and London is uniquely positioned to lead the charge. We have seen a megalithic surge in the industry’s popularity and visibility in the post-COVID climate, and a rise in popularity means more funding and even more opportunity for development. The life sciences consistently stand at the forefront of discovery, of healthcare, societal wellbeing, and the future of a global humanity, making for a truly exciting field of work.
In fields as impactful as life sciences, (of which there are not many) consistent development is critical. For businesses to remain relevant, sustainable, desirable, and effective in what is undoubtably a fast-moving industry, placing an emphasis on facing the future should be part of the day plan. Some of the biggest names in the life sciences field operate out of London and the surrounding areas, (AstraZeneca, Quell Therapeutics, Touchlight, Pulmocide) and there are plenty of visionary startups bursting into life too, marking a fantastic opportunity for anyone hoping to make an impact as they grow alongside a high-potential enterprise.
If you’re interested in exploring some exciting life sciences jobs in London, or you’re attempting to build a talented team of your own, then BioTalent are here to help you out. We are a Life science recruitment agency with a difference, and that difference is our vast network of top-tier talent, our knowledge-based, DEIB-led methodology, our passion for people and our genuine adoration for the industry.
We can help you match the ideal candidate to your opportunity (someone that fits in with your company culture too) no matter what kind of project you’ve got going on. Whether it’s an interim short-term project working on medical devices, or a permanent position for a CFO, we have the means, tools, and drive to find you the right hiring the first time. We may be a London staffing agency, but we have a positively global outlook. Our talent network spans the planet. We have locations in Los Angeles, Zug, Boston, Berlin, Dublin, and Manchester, enabling our consultants to cover a huge amount of ground.
Our granular understanding of the current market (and the talent within in) enables us to pinpoint the perfect person for the role on offer. Whether you want to join our talent network and jump headfirst into your new calling, or you need to build an entire team from the ground up, BioTalent would love to be a part of your journey.
From London biotech jobs to medtech and pharmacovigilance, there is a whole world of opportunity waiting in the life sciences.