Document Controller and Archivist

We are looking for a dedicated, and detailed orientated Document Controller to join our team in the Liverpool Insect Testing Establishment (LITE) at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, to support the maintenance of Good Laboratory Practice. 

LITE supports the testing of insecticide-based products for commercial partners. We maintain mosquitoe colonies and provide a range of approaches for insecticide efficacy testing.  The LITE facilities are accredited for Good Laboratory Practice by MHRA.  

The successful post holder will be an essential part of the team undertaking management of all documentation within LITE, ensuring all relevant documents are up to date, and correctly stored, and to adhere to the appropriate regulatory compliance before submittal to our clients and archiving.  You will also assist in organising internal audits for LITE.

Key Responsibilities are (but not limited to):

  • To initiate document reviews (SOPs, risk assessments) and follow up to ensure completion
  • Responsible for archiving of all documents, both electronic and paper
  • Adhere to LITE's document lifecycle procedures, including use of iPassport software
  • Support product investigations and resulting CAPAs (Corrective Actions Preventative Actions)
  • Provide oversight of implementation of LITE quality system to staff and auditors

Ensure that all study plans contain information required for compliance with the principles of GLP 

The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work as an integral, dynamic and flexible member of fast-paced quality orientated team.  Ideally you will be able to demonstrate: 

  • Educated to GCSE level (or equivalent) including Math’s and English Language
  • Strong administrative, organisation and time management skills
  • Experience of working with and entering information into management information systems or databases
  • Experience of document control in a GLP environment
  • Experience of working to tight targets and deadlines
  • Experience of process mapping (desirable)
  • Excellent IT skills with proficient use of MS Office Windows packages
  • Proven commitment to continuous professional development 

(For a full list of essential and desirable criteria please refer to the job description and person specification) 

Informal enquiries can be made to: 


Additional benefits of joining LSTM: 

  • 30 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, plus Christmas closure days
  • Generous occupational pension schemes
  • Government backed “cycle to work” scheme.
  • Affiliated, discounted staff membership to the University of Liverpool Sports Centre
  • Plus, a host of additional family friendly policies


Closing Date:  7th November 2021  

Application Process: To apply for the position please click HERE and upload your CV and Covering Letter. 

Due to the volume of applications, we receive, we may close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role. 

Inclusion is central to our values at LSTM.  

We seek to attract and recruit people who reflect the diversity across our communities, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, nationality, faith or belief, social background, age and disability. LSTM selects candidates based on skills, qualifications, and experience. 

We welcome conversations about flexible working; and applications from those returning to employment after a break from their careers.  

About LSTM 

Founded in 1898 and the oldest of its kind in the world, the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for teaching and research in tropical diseases.  Through the creation of effective links with governments, NGOs, private organisations and global institutions and by responding to the health needs of communities, LSTM aims to promote improved health, particularly for people of the less developed/resource poorest countries in the tropics and sub-tropics. 

LSTM actively promotes an Equal Opportunities Policy