What does a typical day in your job involve?
As a trainee QP I am working toward becoming eligible to act as a QP, the person who assumes responsibility for certifying that batches of pharmaceutical product have been manufactured in accordance with its marketing authorisation. The QP is therefore in the unique position of acting as quality assurance on behalf of the patient to assure the quality, safety and efficacy of medicines.
The day to day tasks are variable and could involve reviewing manufacturing, analytical or quality management records in order to enable a decision to be made on batch release, attending teleconferences or meetings with clients answering QP related questions, or being involved in quality investigations. A lot of time is spent interacting with the various departments throughout the business and also with our external clients to ensure that the regulatory and quality controls are in place to allow the release of product in accordance with project timelines. Other days could be spent representing the quality department on customer audits or regulatory inspections, acting as the auditing body of 3rd party manufacturers and suppliers or working on business improvement initiatives.