Supervisor, QC Analytical (stability team)
St. Louis, MO - USA
Posted January 10, 2017

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Authors, initiates, reviews stability protocols, writes client update or in process testing summaries and finished study reports.  Ensures scheduling of sample pulls and testing are coordinated and works cooperatively with other stability team members in support of new, ongoing and past study data and protocols.  Performs a variety of duties related to the effective functioning of a Quality Control lab and supports the team by providing ideas and supporting continuous quality improvement efforts. Ensures and conducts proper staff training. Ensures that deliverables are met or expectations are proactively managed towards alternative solutions.
Key Requirements
  1. Oversees, manages, organizes and supports numerous stability protocols and/or studies in support of existing and future customer drug substance and/or drug product.  Guides aspects of the process including initiation, set up and writing of protocol, working with PM and client to reach an acceptable program..
  2. Optimizes efficiency of the working environment of the group. Ensures training of the group is complete. Monitors the quality of the group, and ensuring that project/work assignments get completed on time. Evaluates personnel in a timely manner.
  3. Participates in client meetings supporting and representing the QC laboratory, it’s capabilities and limitation.  Delivers study and lab testing information in a timely and organized fashion.
  4. Authors, reviews and modifies protocols, and in process data.  Writes finished GMP validated reports.
  5. Coordinates sample pulls from protocol requirements with laboratory testing to assure on time gathering of results at each time point.

  • BA/BS degree in a Science related field
  • Five (5) to Eight (8) years of relevant experience in the bio/pharmaceutical industry
  • Extensive knowledge of GMP regulations in a cGMP manufacturing environment
  • Understanding of product stability, stability programs and degradation concepts
  • Supervision of direct reports for 2+ years
  • Experience with analytical, bioanalytical, bioassay and GMP laboratory settings and functions
  • Experience with performing qualification/validation of QC assays and equipment
  • Experience with the initiation of a program, writing of protocol, working with Program Management and clients to reach an acceptable program, scheduling pull dates, managing data and formulating/writing finished report
  • Understanding of analysis and documentation investigations, RCI and CAPA
  • Routine use of MS Excel, MS Powepoint, MS Access, and MS Word is essential.
  • Ability to function in a rapidly changing environment and balance multiple priorities simultaneously.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and professionally in writing and verbally


Physical Requirements:

Position requires ordinary ambulatory skills and physical coordination sufficient to move about office locations; ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch periodically; manipulation (lift, carry, move) of light to medium weights of 10-35 pound pounds; arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp and type for prolonged periods of time; visual acuity to use a keyboard, computer monitor, operate equipment, and read materials for prolonged periods of time; ability to sit, reach with hands and arms, talk, and hear for prolonged periods of time.




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