Senior QA Analyst - Technical Support - Amgen - Dublin


Location: Ireland

EUR 40 - 55 Per Hour

Job Type: Contract

Industry: Biotech-Pharma-Medical-Device-Jobs

Job ID: JO-1812-12172

Consultant: Karen McHugh






Are you a Senior QA Analyst with Aseptic drug product experience in the biotech/pharma sector?

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 karen@jobcontax.com? 


Senior QA Analyst - Technical Support - Amgen - Dublin


Employer

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 is a senior and active role within the broader QA function 

The QA Specialist will typically report to a QA Senior Manager and will be required to be a Subject Matter Expert in their assigned area of responsibility. 

QA specialists will be required to understand and grasp a broad range of quality related competencies. 

In addition to routine Quality Assurance duties, QA Specialists may be assigned specific oversight and responsibilities for key quality systems or processes and may also serve as a primary quality partner/point of contact for functional areas within ADL, including Supply Chain, Information Systems, Manufacturing, Process Development, Validation, Engineering and Quality Control. 

Successful candidates will typically be educated to degree level in a Scientific or related discipline and ideally will have acquired technical skills and demonstrated competencies across a broad range of quality related disciplines. 

QA Specialists may be cross trained and/or assigned additional project specific duties, including continuous improvement/operational excellence initiatives. 

Perform all activities in compliance with Amgen safety standards and SOPs 

Provide Quality direction and input at Change Control and NC Review Boards and assume oversight of change control and NC/CAPA records; ensuring scope of record is clear and implementation activities are robust and timely. 

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

Participate in site activities associated with QMS programs (e.g., Validation, Complaints, Change Control) and provide active input into shaping the future direction of these systems. 

Review and approval of NCs and associated CAPAs for closure ensuring compliance with appropriate documentation, whilst ensuring that CAPA actions address 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. 

QA Technical Support and Disposition Function (may perform some or all of these duties) 

Provide overall quality direction and oversight for key functional areas, Process Development, Validation, Quality Control, Supply Chain, Engineering, Information Systems, ensuring that programs, policies and procedures are robust and in keeping with regulatory and internal expectations. 

Act as Quality point of contact and decision maker during Technology Transfer and Process Validation activities whilst ensuring that all activities meet internal and regulatory expectations. 

Site Program Owners for site disposition activities, Quality Agreements, Site Master File, Market Action activities and for the provision of subject matter expertise for related programs including, Complaints, Stability and Product Quality Review. 

Review and approve validation lifecycle documents, including Master-plans, protocols, reports and active participation during earlier phases of process design, Characterisation, Commissioning etc. 

Co-ordinates and approves the preparation of reports for Product Quality Reviews including batch listing and deviation trend reports to ensure that trends are acted upon and to demonstrate that products consistently meet desired critical quality attributes. 

Quality SME reviewers/approvers for regulatory submissions, ensuring compliance with site and corporate procedures. 

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 role 


Requirements 

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. 

Aseptic drug product experience rather than API. 

Experience in biological products is an advantage 

Excellent written and verbal communication skills 

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.


Package

Contract rate of €40 - €55 per hour

Minimum 12 month contract


Contact

Karen McHugh is the consultant managing this position.

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

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