Senior QA Analyst - Incoming QA - Amgen - Dublin

Location: Ireland

EUR 40 - 55 Per Hour

Job Type: Contract

Industry: Biotech-Pharma-Medical-Device-Jobs

Job ID: JO-1901-12502

Consultant: Karen McHugh

Are you a Senior QA Analyst with 7+ years QA experience, and exposure to managing Root Cause Analysis / Non Conformance /Deviation investigations?

If you would like to work for Amgen, a company who provides an outstanding work environment and opportunities for career development, send your CV to 

Senior QA Analyst - Incoming QA - Amgen - Dublin


Our Client is Amgen and the role will be based in their Dun Laoghaire plant.

The plant is one of the most dynamic in Ireland and is currently undergoing rapid expansion and capital investment. 

Job Description

The Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist will be an active member of the ADL QA team. 

The QA Specialist will be assigned to the IQA Quality functional area, which is responsible for the inspection and release of primary packaging components, in addition to the analysis of Defect Data from Incoming and Finished Product Inspection. 

The QA Specialist will report to a QA Senior Manager. 

Additional responsibilities commensurate with QA Specialist level may extended in line with business requirements, these responsibilities may expand or otherwise include additional areas of responsibility which are not described in this specification but are associated with the IQA role. 

Provide Subject Matter Expertise in relation to the testing of primary and packaging components for use in the manufacture of aseptic products. 

Approve IQA Incoming test results. 

Manage the introduction of new techniques and equipment to QA Incoming, including method transfers, and validations 

Write protocols and perform validation and equipment qualification/verification. 

Assume ownership and/or oversight of change control and NC/CAPA records; ensuring the scope of record is clear and implementation activities are robust and timely. 

Plan to perform routine analyses with efficiency and accuracy 

Compile and Analyse Metrics related to testing and disposition times for IQA 

Analyse Defect Data from Incoming and Finished Product Inspection. 

Generate Acceptance Sampling Plans to Justify acceptability of products. 

Compile Technical Reports. 

Write, review and approve Standard Operating Procedures in accordance with Amgen Policies. 

Participate in customer complaint investigations with suppliers of components and packaging. 

Provide training and advice to staff in relation to testing of components. 

Actively participate in audits and their preparation. 

Evaluate practices for compliance and operational excellence improvement on a continuous basis. 

Perform all activities in compliance with Amgen safety standards and SOPs 

Ensure all GMP compliance training is up to date before performing GMP activities and participate in training of new colleagues 

Perform all tasks with due care and attention and in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practices and Amgen requirements, policies and procedures.

Act as a designee for the Supplier Quality Management role and Sr. Management role within the group 


University degree. Engineering or Science related discipline preferred. 

Relevant experience (8yrs +) working in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry or other combination of experience and educational background that may otherwise satisfy the requirements of the role. 

Excellent written and verbal communication skills 

Experience working with dynamic cross-functional teams and proven abilities in decision making 

Project management or strong organizational skills, including ability to follow assignments through to completion 

Demonstrated ability in problem solving and experience in managing Root Cause Analysis / Non Conformance /Deviation investigations 

Detailed Knowledge of applicable Regulatory requirements. Experience with Regulatory inspections. 

Experience working in aseptic operations, protein formulation, vial and syringe filling. 

Use of Minitab, Excel and Smart Sheets

Due to the nature of the role all applicants will need to have an eye examination prior to an offer being made


Contract rate of €40 - €55 per hour

Minimum 12 month contract


Karen McHugh is the consultant managing this position.

If you have any queries about this role, you can contact Karen by e-mail or call +353-1-7978720


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