Associate Director, QA

Highly Competitive
  1. Permanent
  2. Senior/Director & VP
  3. United Kingdom
London, England
Posting date: 11 Mar 2020

A rapidly expanding global biopharmaceutical company is advertising a vacancy for a Quality Assurance Associate Director position in their UK office. The organisation is dedicated to being leaders in innovative medicines and vaccines. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a dynamic and innovative company that is rapidly changing the face of the personal healthcare industry.

Job Responsibilities

  • Serves as the single point of contact for clinical project teams and provides Good Clinical Practice (GCP), Good Pharmacovigilance Practice (GPVP) and/or quality advice and guidance for Vaccine studies and other Therapeutic Areas and/or counties.
  • Proactively identifies, analyses and leverages quality indicators and data to identify potential trends and risks to address and complete risk-based QA assessments and to support the implementation of associated risk mitigation strategies.
  • In collaboration with the QAL, actively contributes to the quality management oversight, in the development of clinical risk assessments, quality oversight initiatives and the identification of audit substrate.
  • Completing an assessment of clinical investigator sites, vendors, study activities, clinical study reports and submission documents.
  • Acts as a strong technical resource and is called upon to resolve GCP/PV issues and participate in the development/enhancement of QA procedures, guidance documents and audit tools to ensure QA consistency globally.
  • Ensures appropriate and timely escalation of quality issues, including potential misconduct or issues of significant deviation with projects/products, to the QAL and TA Head. Participates in the assessment of potential root cause and CAPAs associated with Significant Quality Issues.
  • May manage personnel or assist with the management of personnel and planning functional group activities to achieve functional area and/or departmental objectives.
  • Provide inspection management support as appropriate.
  • Provides training and mentorship to less experienced QA staff.

Skills and Requirements

  • BS/BA degree (or equivalent) in relevant area with significant experience in the field and experience in the pharmaceutical industry including experience conducting a broad range of audits.
  • Minimum 3- 5 years direct experience in conducting clinical investigator site audits, clinical document audits and clinical vendor audits against global and local (country specific)
  • Demonstrated application and working knowledge of EU, US and international regulatory standards and guidelines for the conduct of clinical trials.
  • Basic knowledge of Vaccines clinical trials ideally and preferred experience in Vaccines development programs
  • Effectively partners with others to accomplish quality goals.
  • Demonstrates advanced communication skills to convey and receive information.
  • Demonstrates advanced oral and written communication skills.
  • Effectively applies skills to drive or participate in change efforts to enhance our Research & Development Division to improve quality to the business.
  • Strong collaboration and cross-functional leadership skills to drive continuous improvement and promote knowledge sharing and endorsement of best practices across sites & functions.
  • Capable of working and communicating effectively with all levels of the organization globally.
  • Excellent facilitation and project management skills, with strong verbal and written communication skills (including audit report writing).
  • Effectively applies skills to utilize knowledge, networks and data to support rapid decision making with support of management.
  • Ability to organize work efforts, prioritization of tasks and utilize appropriate resources to deliver or support work products in accordance with timelines and appropriate regulations.

To Apply

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