Quality Assurance Manager - Cell Therapy

Highly Competitive
  1. Permanent
  2. Good Clinical Practice (GCP)
  3. United Kingdom
Stevenage, England
Posting date: 05 Nov 2019
This vacancy has now expired

An established biotechnology company is advertising a vacancy for a Quality Assurance Manager - Cell Therapy position based in Stevenage. The company develops next-generation, patient-specific therapeutics that allow scientists to combat cancer without harming healthy tissues. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a dynamic and revolutionary organisation.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Supporting the Quality Director in build of QMS, ensuring activities conform with requirements.
  • Performing routine QA duties to ensure GMP & HTA compliance, plus other regulatory requirements relating to manufacture of Autologous ATIMPs including:
    • document control system
    • change controls
    • corrective and preventative actions (CAPA)
    • deviation & out of specification (OOS) reporting
    • complaint and recall handling
    • calibration and maintenance
    • qualification & validation
    • internal and external audits including vendor /supplier qualification
    • batch record review prior to QP certification
    • Draft, review and approve Quality and GxP related documentation
    • Manage Product Specification Files for ATIMP's
  • Reviewing and approving validation protocols and reporting and working with the manufacturing team to establish key manufacturing documentation.
  • Selecting and implementing eQMS to support GxP activities and wider business.

Skills and Requirements:

  • BSc or MSc in a chemical or biological subject.
  • 7+ years' experience in developing and maintaining regulated quality systems.
  • 5+ years' experience working in a pharmaceutical GMP or Medical equivalent environment.
  • 3+ years working in Quality role on MIA/MIA IMP or HTA licenced site.
  • Formal auditor qualification is desirable.
  • DI experience is desirable.
  • Thorough understanding of HTA requirements and Tissues and Cells Directive.
  • A working knowledge of regulatory requirements that specifically apply for the manufacture and/or testing of cell therapy products and/or ATMP's.
  • Good understanding of GCP requirements.
  • Experience of training staff and building and managing small team.
  • Experience with Clean room and facility design.
  • Experience with Clinical manufacturing operations.
  • Experience in ATIMPs and/or aseptically manufactured product.
  • Experience in setting up and managing robust GxP compliant eQuality Management systems.
  • Able to write/author SOPs, WIs and plans/reports to support clinical trial manufacturing operations.
  • Demonstrable experience in planning, managing and executing vendors, raw materials, and site audits.
  • Experience of working with third party contract manufacturing and testing organisations.
  • Experience with Clean rooms and ISO14644 requirements.
  • Demonstrable experience in Facility, Systems, and Equipment qualification activities.
  • Technical expertise/knowledge of quality requirements for manufacturing processes and laboratory techniques.
  • 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.

To Apply:

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