QA Assistant in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom at Leica Biosystems

Date Posted: 11/6/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: ADV001166

About Us

Leica Biosystems is a global leader in workflow solutions and automation. As the only company to own the workflow from biopsy to diagnosis, we are uniquely positioned to break down the barriers between each of these steps.  Our mission of “Advancing Cancer Diagnostics, Improving Lives” is at the heart of our corporate culture. Our easy-to-use and consistently reliable offerings help improve workflow efficiency and diagnostic confidence. The company is represented in over 100 countries. It has manufacturing facilities in 9 countries, sales and service organizations in 19 countries, and an international network of dealers. The company is headquartered in Nussloch, Germany. Visit  for more information.


Position Summary and Overview:

This is an entry level role into the Quality Assurance (QA) department to support tasks associated with the site quality obligations and batch release. The associate will be required to have an excellent eye for detail and be expected to follow existing policies, procedures and work instructions to plan and conduct tasks. Instructions and guidance will be provided by current Officers and Senior Officers.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Conduct tasks that support one or more areas of the quality system. May include tasks in the following areas:
  • Quality Systems
    • Review and approve routine batch records. 
    • With experience, will identify and resolve non-conformances and approve non-routine batch records.
    • Conduct tasks in support of the non-conformance and CAPA processes
    • Support QMS record management, document controls, training and archiving.
    • Support the organization during internal and external audits.
    • Collect and track quality system data and metrics for routine reporting, including Daily Management and Management Review.
    • Other quality system tasks, as assigned.
  • Premarket QA / Design Assurance / R&D Quality
    • When requested, support Senior QA Officer(s) on assigned tasks in support of Design QA
    • Collect and track design quality data and metrics for routine reporting, including Daily Management
  • Applies general quality and product knowledge to complete assigned tasks. 
  • Serve as a resource to support other associates.
  • Use Danaher Business System (DBS) tools to collect and track metrics.
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with QA colleagues and wider QRA team.
  • Other duties as assigned by management. 

Job Requirements


Required Skills/Experience/Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in science, medical or technical field. 
  • Previous knowledge of Quality Assurance, preferably medical device or IVD preferred.


  • High level of integrity.
  • Strong organizational skills. Ability to multitask.
  • Ability to apply general scientific and quality knowledge to effectively complete assigned tasks to a high level.
  • Team player.

Travel % of Travel, include approximate overnight stays per week:

  • Travel expectations within this role are none (0%)


  • This role shall be based at Newcastle upon Tyne

Reporting to:

  • QA Manager 

To Apply:
Leica Biosystems is committed to attracting and retaining the most highly qualified candidates available. We firmly believe that our employees drive the success of the company. With success in mind as the ultimate goal, we strive to create and provide an environment that offers challenging, stimulating and financially rewarding opportunities.  As a Leica Biosystems employee you will be consistently challenged to deliver your best. 
If you are ready for this challenge, submit your resume for consideration.
Be sure to follow Leica Biosystems on LinkedIn!

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 71,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $19.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 5,200% over 25 years.
At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We're innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you'll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.
Danaher is committed to competitive compensation that typically has key components including base salary, variable annual incentive compensation based on personal and company performance, and long-term incentive.