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QA Sr Associate

  • Job reference: 925477
  • Location: Dún Laoghaire, Dublin
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Life Sciences
  • Date posted: 15/05/2019

QA Sr Associate

To ideally start ASAP

The Plant Quality Assurance (PQA) Snr Associate will typically report to a QA Senior Manager and is a core member of the site Quality Assurance team. The PQA Snr Associate will serve as a Quality point of contact for manufacturing operations.
The site is focused on continuous improvement of all work processes and practices, therefore in addition to routine Quality Assurance duties, PQA Snr Associates may be asked to carry out additional work functions to support site continuous improvement activities.
A variety of shift patterns may be required to support manufacturing operations, including but not limited to day shift, 16/5 shift OR 24/5 shift

Key Responsibilities:

* Perform all activities in compliance with safety standards and SOPs
* Write, review and approve Standard Operating Procedures in accordance with Policies.
* Provide Quality support for triage and investigation of all classes of non-conformance (NC) events
* Review and approval of NC1s and CAPAs for closure ensuring compliance with appropriate documentation, whilst ensuring that CAPA actions address the root cause and implementation plan dates are achievable
* Participates in customer complaint investigations.
* Provides training and advice to staff in order for them to perform their desired functions.
* Perform Visual Inspection AQL inspections and provide quality oversight for the inspection program
* Review/approve production batch records and associated documentation in preparation for Qualified Person disposition activities.
* Review and approve cGMP records (e.g., NC, CAPA, protocols, reports, SOP, etc.) ensuring compliance with appropriate documentation
* Support continuous improvement and Operational Excellence initiatives
* Any other tasks/projects assigned as per manager's request.

Basic Qualifications & Experience:
* University degree. Engineering or Science related discipline preferred.
* Relevant experience (4 yrs +) working in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry or other combination of experience and educational background that may otherwise satisfy the requirements of the role.

Preferred Qualifications & Experience:
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills
* Experience working with dynamic cross-functional teams and proven abilities in decision making
* Strong organizational skills, including the ability to follow assignments through to completion
* Demonstrated ability in problem-solving and experience in managing Root Cause Analysis / Non Conformance /Deviation investigations
* Experience working in aseptic operations, protein formulation, vial and syringe filling.
* Knowledge of applicable Regulatory requirements, and ability to evaluate compliance issues
* Operational Excellence experience

Candidates with packaging experience demonstrated ability in problem-solving and experience in managing Root Cause Analysis / Non Conformance /Deviation investigations, knowledge of applicable Regulatory requirements, and ability to evaluate compliance issues,

University degree. Engineering or Science related discipline preferred.
The candidate would need to have experience using excel, adobe editor programs


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