Job Details
Employer: MPC Recruitment (PE/EL)

Release Pharmacist (Locum)

1 - year contract

Port Elizabeth


  • Approval and Release of production batches
  • Review of batch documentation
  • When all required parameters are satisfied including the documentation audit, the release pharmacist may recommend release of the product from its quarantine status
  • Approval and Release of Third party manufacture products printed packaging and Intermediates

Responsibility for ensuring that the following requirements with regards to release of finished products have been met:

  • The marketing authorization and the manufacturing authorization requirements for the product have been met for the batch concerned
  • The principles and guidelines of GMP have been followed
  • The principal manufacturing and testing processes have been validated
  • All the necessary checks and tests have been performed and account taken of the production conditions and manufacturing records
  • Planned changes or deviations in manufacturing or quality control have been approved in accordance with the QMS before any product is released
  • Additional sampling, inspection, tests and checks have been carried out or initiated, as appropriate, to cover planned changes and deviations
  • All necessary production and QC documentation has been completed in line with the various SOP’s
  • Relevant factors have been considered, including any not specifically associated with the output batch directly under review.
  • Involvement in decision making of rejected goods, materials, components
  • Participate in internal audits
  • General process evaluation
  • Shared responsibility with production for the investigation into a solution of quality problems as well as preventative planning and action
  • Provision of assistance to production with pharmaceutical cover when so necessary e.g. compounding, line opening, dispensing, where there is no conflict of interest.
  • Co-ordination, checking and sign-off of Certificates of Analysis and Certificates of Conformance for third party manufactured products and exports.
  • Transfer of released stock from quarantine to the finished goods warehouse on the computer system.

Please forward your CV to or alternatively apply online Ref: NDLocum

Please note that if you have not received any response in 14 days your application has been unsuccessful

Candidate Requirements


  • B. Pharm / Dip. Pharm is essential
  • Registration with SA Pharmacy Council is mandatory
  • Previous experience in Industry / validation / Technical manufacturing would be advantageous
  • Working knowledge of ISO QMS or GMP Regulations
  • Ability to work with figures
  • Attention to detail
  • Must be highly self-motivated
Apply before Friday, October 26, 2018 - 32 Days left Companies may expire jobs at their own discretion. If you have not received a response within two weeks, your application was most likely unsuccessful.
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