Clinical QC Leader

Highly Competitive
  1. Permanent
  2. CRA Manager
  3. China
Posting date: 06 Jun 2019

A leading pharmaceutical company that accelerates the launch and listing of drugs across China is seeking a Clinical QC Leader to join their office in Shanghai. The organisation, which is a subsidiary of an international pharmaceutical corporation, specialises in increasing China's core competitive power in the innovation of new drugs. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a prestigious company that develops first-class drugs.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Overseeing the development and implementation of Quality Control strategy and activities for Clinical Operation team, along with generation, review, and compliance of developed and approved procedures with company-wide quality policies and standards.
  • Responsible for the development, maintenance, and communication of high-quality standards in the delivery of clinical studies.
  • Securing and improving quality in Clinical Operation by providing training, implementing QC activities and driving quality initiatives.
  • Providing compliance and process advice to study teams and identifying opportunities for quality and process improvements.
  • Responsible for the development, implementation, and continuing review of procedural documents, and maintaining current knowledge and understanding of regulations and industry practices in relation to clinical trials.
  • Supporting audits and inspections, acting as the main contact for auditors from Clinical Operation team.
  • Advising and monitoring Clinical Operation team in the planning and implementation of all quality control activities and using risk management to evaluate compliance issues and develop solutions.
  • Providing co-monitoring visit according to the alignment with study lead.
  • Ensuring annual study and system QC plan in place, facilitating and monitoring the implementation of QC activities by Clinical Operation team.
  • Analysing the quality status of the function, identifying risk/root cause and coming up with CAPA.
  • Advising Clinical Operation team on CRO quality management.
  • Advising/Supporting the local study team in the preparation for, conduct of, and responses to audits and regulatory inspections.
  • Advising local study team in the resolution of the findings in audit and inspection reports.
  • Giving regular feedback/training on audit and inspection findings to Clinical Operation team.
  • Sharing learnings from audits and inspections with study team. Identifies and ensures resolution of potential risks based on previous study/systems QC results, audit and inspection results.
  • Working with LMs to ensure the training compliance within function
  • Identifying and organising/providing on-going and ad-hoc training to Clinical Operation staff according to training needs.
  • Training new staff, including Procedural Training.
  • Identifying opportunities for quality improvement and optimizing/simplifying relevant processes.
  • Providing training to Investigation Site staff on GCP, ICH and local regulations, if support needed by local study team.

Skills and Requirements:

  • University degree in related discipline, preferably in life science, or equivalent.
  • Fluent knowledge of spoken and written English.
  • At least 5 years of experience in the multinational pharmaceutical industry, preferably in Clinical Development
  • Procedural Documents generating experience
  • Good understanding of the drug development process and related GXP activities
  • Good understanding of the skills and knowledge required for the successful delivery of a clinical study, eg. ICH-GCP, study management, site management, monitoring and local regulations
  • Good knowledge of local and international regulations and guidelines
  • Ability to monitor the internal and external working environment and enable changes to drive quality, implication and efficiency
  • Demonstrable multitasking, project management, and execution skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills, including communication, presentation, persuasion, and influence.
  • Good organisational skills, including efficiency, punctuality, and collaboration in a team environment.
  • Proficiency with computer skills, such as MS Office.

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