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QC Analytical Scientist




Purpose of Job

The QC Analytical Scientist is responsible for the testing of gene therapy products and associated materials used for manufacturing to EU and FDA GMP requirements.

Major Activities

  • The testing of gene therapy products in accordance with product specifications to ensure all testing is completed within the required timelines in alignment with the production schedule
  • Support testing requirements for the management of the facility including support of the environmental monitoring schedule
  • Operation and maintenance of laboratory equipment ensuring all equipment is calibrated and suitable for use in alignment with the test schedule
  • Record of out of specifications, non-conformances, investigations, analysis and implementation of corrective action(s) as applicable
  • Assistance with the development and updating of SOPs and laboratory documentation
  • Part of the Quality Control team, maintain the flow of information, ensuring appropriate communications are passed and information folders are maintained with most recent version/communication
  • Ensure all training is undertaken in a timely manner as required to perform required activities. Support any training activities of other employees where required.
  • Maintain QC facilities to meet GMP requirements, conduct necessary checks to support any health authority, customer/stakeholder site visits
  • Support with maintaining the Quality Management System and controlling of documents and assuring the data integrity of all data produced.
  • Support any external or internal audits where required
  • Support with all reasonable managerial requests and ad-hoc tasks.
  • Work in a team manner with Production personnel

Additional Activities

  • Assist in the introduction of new analytical methodology for testing gene therapy products

Key Performance Indicators

  • All testing performed meets QC KPI requirements
  • Internal quality control audits
  • Plan, manage and record training effectively

Key Job Competencies

  • QC testing of products to GMP requirements
  • Maintenance of Laboraotires to GMP standards
  • Analytical – Synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and researches data and uses intuition and experience to compliment data.
  • Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions and works well in group problem solving situations.
  • Leadership – exhibits confidence in self and others; inspires and motivates others to perform well; effectively influences actions and opinions of others and accepts feedback from others.
  • Cost Consciousness – works within approved budget; develops and implements cost saving measures.
  • Motivation – achieves challenging goals; demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; measures self against standard of excellence.
  • Planning/Organizing – prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently.
  • Professionalism – approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments.
  • Quality Management – looks for ways to improve and promote quality; demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Oral Communication – speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates good presentation skills; participates effectively in meetings.
  • Written Communication – writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; varies writing style to meet needs; presents numerical data effectively; able to read and interpret written information.

Job Responsibilities

  • Compliance with GMP

Job Background

  • Degree in Human Health or Sciences or equivalent relevant work experience in the pharmaceutical or other similar regulated industry (i.e. biologics,).
  • Demonstrate knowledge/experience of a GMP environment and quality control within a pharmaceutical or other regulated industry.
  • Proficiency in a body of information required for the job e.g. knowledge of EU and FDA regulations, GMP/GLP/GCP, Lean Manufacturing, Six-Sigma, etc.
  • Proficiency in IT, Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) preferred.

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