Ashleigh Bell, Quality Control Analyst, Curia Scotland

‘Curiosity to Cure’ with Curia Global – team Glasgow. Ashleigh Bell our Quality Control Analyst tells us about what life at Curia is like and the rewards of living in Scotland.

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Ashleigh Bell Curia Scotland

Who are we?

We have built a strong foundation over the past three decades being a global contract research, development and manufacturing organization (CDMO), offering products and services across the drug development spectrum to help our partners turn their ideas into real-world impact. We partner closely with pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies to boost business performance and improve patients’ lives.

What really sets us apart is Curia people care about the quality and success of our customers’ projects as if they were our own. The team at Glasgow goes through rigorous training and development to allow them to progress to the highest standards required to work in a sterile environment to GMP standards.

Working in Aseptic and GMP environment specialising in early phase clinical trials provides variety and understanding complex projects in development. Meaning you will gain a great experience here with opportunities for global growth across the potential 23 sites in 9 countries.

What is it like to work for Curia Scotland Ltd

At Curia you can be the conduit that connects ideas to solutions through contributing to the creation and distribution of treatments that enhance and save lives. Whilst ensuring that medicines are more accessible and help breakthroughs break through faster. The impact is real at Curia and you can help us take it to even greater heights.

I have been with Curia for just over two years and I have spent the whole time within the Quality Control team. Over this time I have had excellent training opportunities which have helped me grow and expand my role. Not only has Curia helped me progress my career, I have been able to jump in to other areas of the company for example, joining the employee engagement team allowing me to be a part of planning all of the fun activities we do.

Working with many different clients on interesting and complex early phase trials provides great learning and variety in the type of work we do here. We care about the people who work here and realise that it is important to build strong foundations by focusing on developing and training staff at all levels with various opportunities to build on not only job specific skills but train on a wide variety of areas with other departments and soft skill courses.

Despite our growth, Curia Scotland is a team work based environment where working together is key to achieving shared goals and delivering project to clients. Team working comes easy when you work with a great bunch of people like we have here in Glasgow!

We are a busy, ever changing environment but that doesn’t stop us taking every chance to connect, have fun, reward and recognise staff where we can through our fantastic employee engagement programme.

Working and Living in Scotland

Scotland is a fantastic place to live and work. Glasgow is a vibrant city with something for everyone whether it be our iconic music scene, diverse food, our fascinating history or the appeal of never being too far away from a picturesque landscape - we have it all. Not to mention the best of all - the people who make it one of the friendliest cities in the world.

Scotland has an excellent reputation for science and research which is evidenced by the vast number of companies who choose to have roots here.

We have a wealth of knowledge to tap in to with some of the best universities in the UK being right here in Glasgow who produce many bright, budding scientist year after year creating exciting opportunities for the whole industry.

We are always interested in hearing from talented individuals who would like to join our team.