Careers at Vernalis

our peopleVernalis operates from three locations, two in the UK and one in the US. Our head office is in Winnersh, near Reading in Berkshire, whilst scientific research  takes place at our Granta Park location outside Cambridge. In the US, our team is commercialising Tuzistra® XR and Moxatag® from our Berwyn office in Pennsylvania.

We operate an equal opportunities employment policy. We welcome applications from suitably qualified scientists, researchers and other candidates for the UK positions listed below.





Senior Quality Assurance Associate/Quality Manager

Competitive salary plus benefits

Based at the Corporate H.Q. in Winnersh, Nr Reading, UK

Vernalis, one of the UK’s leading development stage pharmaceutical companies, is looking for an enthusiastic individual to join the Quality Unit reporting to the Director, Pharmaceutical Quality Outsourcing, who is based in the USA. 

The job holder will have responsibility for the implementation and management of the Quality Management System, ensuring that operational areas are compliant with GMP and GDP, and be the designated Responsible Person per European Union Legislation.   Manufacturing, testing and storage activities are outsourced by Vernalis to approved suppliers.  Oversight of the outsourced activities is a major responsibility for this role.

Other Key Responsibilities include:

  • Maintaining appropriate knowledge of all products traded under licenses and conditions required for safe storage and distribution.
  • Managing the self-inspection audit programme, planning and performing internal audits including reporting and follow-up actions.
  • Writing and reviewing relevant SOPs.
  • Providing in-house training to members of the team on the principles of GXP.
  • Managing change control, deviation, investigation, CAPA, self-inspection and batch documentation for any GMP/GDP related activity.
  • Carrying out general administration relating to Quality Assurance Activities.

Applicants should have a degree in a science-based discipline, preferably Chemistry or Pharmacy, and significant prior professional experience of working in a quality role within the pharmaceutical or bioscience industry.  Experience of working as a Responsible Person for GDP is essential.   Excellent organisational and communication skills, including experience of Regulatory Communications, are vital for this role.

Vernalis offers a benefit package which includes a competitive salary, a personal pension, private medical cover and life assurance.  Although this is a full time position, there may be some flexibility on hours and partial remote working.  All applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK.


To apply please send your CV and covering email to  Closing date for applications is 6th February 2016.  For more information on this position visit the careers page on our website at


For a PDF version of job description, please click here.


If no vacancies are listed at this time, please check back regularly if you are interested in working with Vernalis.







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