QA Specialist

Highly Competitive Salary
  1. Permanent
  2. Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)
  3. United Kingdom
Stevenage, England
Posting date: 06 Dec 2019
This vacancy has now expired

Proclinical is currently recruiting for a QA Specialist for a pharmaceutical company located in Stevenage, England. Successful candidate will be responsible for developing and maintaining the Quality Management System at the Manufacturing Centre.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Work within a multi-disciplinary team to take a tactical role in the design, implementation and establishment of suitable governance processes to assure the consistent GMP compliance of the new GMP manufacturing facility for cell and gene therapy.
  • Act as a single point of contact for all Quality interactions between the Manufacturing Centre and a Collaborator.
  • Participate in the preparation for and the management of regulatory agency and client inspections
  • Ensure the QMS is maintained in a fit for purpose state of control for a multi-purpose, multi-client facility.
  • Provide general quality subject matter expertise for the facility operations.
  • Provide compliance support by providing advice and facilitating the escalation of compliance issues through the appropriate routes.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of an electronic QMS
  • Promote the awareness of quality requirements and support the evolution of the quality culture throughout the company and train staff in quality related activities where appropriate.
  • Maintain processes, including GMP document control and training, needed for successful site compliance to the QMS.
  • Participate in the review the performance of the QMS at planned intervals and provide regular reporting to ensure its continuing suitability, adequacy and effectiveness and propose improvements.
  • Participate in the execution of a GMP internal audit program including the identification and implementation of appropriate corrective actions and a process to track their completion.

Skills and Requirements:

  • Educated to Degree level in a life sciences discipline.
  • Member of a professional organization e.g. RSC, SOB, CQI etc. (Desirable)
  • Highly motivated, pragmatic and practical to support the mission of the Cell Therapy Catapult to accelerate the development of a commercial cell-based therapy industry in the UK.
  • Able to evaluate complex situations and find solutions for them in a professional manner.
  • Project ownership and pride in its delivery.
  • Having a passion for delivering excellent customer service.
  • Flexibility towards work assignments and new learning.
  • Participation in the building of and establishing GMP quality systems.
  • Experience in sterile manufacturing processes, ideally ATMP's or biologics
  • Previous exposure to R&D interfacing environment (Desirable).
  • Experience in interacting with the regulatory authorities (Desirable).
  • Experience in interacting with clients and collaborators (Desirable).
  • Sound knowledge of EMA and FDA regulatory environments and requirements.
  • Familiar with global standards related to quality e.g. ISO 9001.
  • Experience working as a Quality Specialist or equivalent in biologics and preferably cellular and/or gene therapies.
  • Track record of successful individual and team working.

To Apply:

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Proclinical is a specialist employment agency and recruitment business, providing job opportunities within major pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies.

Proclinical Staffing is an equal opportunity employer.