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Employment Opportunities, Isle of Lewis


We are the world's leading chemical company because we offer intelligent solutions for our customers and for a sustainable future. We link and develop people with diverse talents all over the world. For you, this means a variety of ways to advance. Not only your performance but also your personality matter to us. At BASF, careers develop from opportunities.


At our cGMP certified site in Callanish, on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland, our experts oversee the commercial-scale manufacture of omega-3 and omega-6 products for the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and food sectors.  For over 20 years they have been developing novel purification methods for fatty acids, such as the industry-leading Maxomega™ and Crystalpure™ technologies.


Quality Assurance Officer

Competitive salary plus attractive benefits package  


What you can expect

Reporting to the QA Manager, you will carry out batch record reviews as required on final & intermediate products, raw materials and cleaning records.  You will also oversee and maintain the Quality Management System. This will encompass administration of electronic data in master control, co-ordination and quality approval of corrective and preventative actions (CAPA’s), change control, deviation, document management and initial laboratory investigations. You will participate in the Company self-inspection programme, customer audits and regulatory inspections and liaise with auditor/auditees during on-site audit and inspection activities.  You will be involved with the development, management and implementation of responses to audits and perform audits of suppliers and self- inspections. You will participate in and deliver training as required in areas of GMP compliance, the use of master control and general site procedures, and when required, prepare, authorise and apply QA Approved labels. You will also manage and maintain QA filing systems (electronic and paper).


What we expect

Ideally, you will have a minimum of an HND in Chemistry or other science related subject, although other qualifications will be considered.  You must be able to prioritise and work to deadlines, and have excellent communication skills (written/verbal). Experience of working in a quality function (QA, QC or regulatory) in the Pharmaceutical (Chemical or Bio-pharma) sector would be advantageous.  Previous working knowledge of EUGMP/CGMP and ICH standards is desirable, as is a knowledge and understanding of appropriate GMP Regulations (e.g. Eudralex volume 4).   

We offer

Responsibility from day one in a challenging work environment as a member of a committed team. This is supported by first class "on-the-job" and vocational training.  Competitive compensation including attractive benefits as well as excellent career opportunities in an international company.


To apply please send CV and covering letter to Dina Mackenzie, by post: BASF Pharma (Callanish) Ltd, Breasclete, Isle of Lewis, HS2 9ED or email: dina.mackenzie@basf.com by Friday 16 June 2017.