Stanford University is seeking a Clinical Manufacturing Quality Control Analyst 3 to support routine QC Release testing and Stability testing for clinical stage cell and gene therapy products. This role will be primarily responsible for testing analytical methods related to cell and gene therapy, assisting QC Manager with scheduling and training others. This role will also be involved in assisting with investigations for adverse results and method remediation/improvement activities.
Perform and review complex chemical, biochemical, biological and/or microbiological testing, assays and procedures related to clinical materials manufactured at Laboratory for Cell and Gene Medicine (LCGM).
Act as an SME (Subject Matter Expert) for one or more QC Analytical techniques such as Flow Cytometry, qPCR and ddPCR.
Communicate efficiently with QC group and upper management to ensure on-time delivery of therapeutics to patients
Contribute as key subject matter expert for technology transfer, analytical methods, in process and /or release testing requirements, documentation and reporting for all QC related activities.
Assist QC Manager with scheduling and assigning tasks to other analysts based on available resources and project priorities.
Assist QC Manager with batch release activities and OOS investigations.
Perform Deviation, CAPA investigation in case of excursions and initiate change controls for the QC department.
Participate in SOP development to ensure analytical methods execution is consistent with cGMP and documentation practices.
Troubleshoot to drive resolutions for equipment malfunctions and investigate out-of- specification and/or non-conforming test results.
May need to participate during new method qualification projects
Create training strategy and train new QC Analysts on assays for which the candidate is an SME.
Collaborate with facilities, operations, and quality assurance to oversee facility qualification and release activities.
Act as a team lead and backup for QC Manager in absence of a QC Manager.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
Bachelor's degree in related scientific field and four years of related experience, or Master's degree and two years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
Applicable experience/expertise with one or more of the following QC Functions: QC Routine Analytical Testing, QC Assay Development and validation/qualification in the field of cell and gene therapy,
Applicable or related experience in clinical laboratory, hematology, blood banking, immunology or QC laboratory preferably in cGMP environment.
Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Ability to influence and advocate course of action of research project.
Experience leading people and/or technical projects.
Expert knowledge and understanding of cGMP requirements.
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES:
Frequently sit, grasp lightly, use fine hand manipulation, repetitive pipetting, perform desk-based computer tasks, and lift, carry, push, and pull objects up to 15 pounds.
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.
Additional PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: (remove if none)
May require working in close proximity to blood borne pathogens.
Position may at times require the employee to work with or be in areas where hazardous materials and/or infectious diseases are present.
Employee must perform tasks that require the use of personal protective equipment, such as safety glasses and shoes, protective clothing and gloves, and possibly a respirator.
May require extended or unusual work hours based on research requirements and business needs.
May be exposed to high voltage electricity, radiation or electromagnetic fields, lasers, noise > 80dB TWA, Allergens/Biohazards/Chemicals, confined spaces, working at heights
May require occasional local and overnight travel.
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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