I believe my job does make a difference. When a patient gets their medicine the first thing they will see is the packaging.
Describe your typical working day?
The typical working day in the Process Validation team in Technical Quality usually involves both internal meetings and calls with clients to discuss strategies and plan out how the Validation effort will be carried out. Once the strategy is planned you must compile the documents to house the tests that are needed to validate the process. It can also involve going into the production area to observe one of your validation documents being executed.
Do you think your job makes a real difference?
I believe my job does make a difference. When a patient gets their medicine the first thing they will see is the packaging. It is vitally important that the packaging not only looks good, but protects the medicine and ensures that it is safe for use. That all starts with the packaging validation.
What type of exciting projects have you worked on?
The most exciting project I have been involved in has been recently working on the Process Validation for manufacture of drug product. Having been working primarily on packaging validation this was a big change and it gave me the opportunity to see the science behind the manufacture of drug products here at Almac.
What advice would you give someone considering applying for a job with Almac?
Do it. Almac is a great company to work for. Almac has the feel of small, family run business despite being big. There is a real community of people dedicated to advancing human health.
Outline your career to date within Almac
I have been with Almac since January 2018. During my first few months I was exposed to a few different areas within the team to give me a background in Validation. Since then I was dedicated to the Process Validation team, and in particular Packaging Validation. I have been working closely with our Audubon team for some time on a project and this will culminate in being able to travel to the site in USA to observe help execute the protocols I compiled for a brand new packaging machine to be located in Audubon.