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Job: Quality Control Biochemistry Supervisor, Medicago USA, Durham, NC

General Information


Job title:
Quality Control Biochemistry Supervisor
Job location:
Durham, NC  27709 United States
Requisition code:
Date posted:
05/06/2019
Compensation:
Job category:
Quality Control
Employment type:
Full time

Job Description


As a pioneer of plant-based transient expression and manufacturing, Medicago has always
sought a more effective way to improve healthcare. With over 20 years of experience and
wisdom behind us, we are ready to innovate the traditional approach to vaccines and
therapeutics.
Medicago is committed to the development of VLP-based vaccines targeting a range of
infectious diseases of bacterial or viral origin. With the company's core products combating
prevalent respiratory and enteric viruses, Medicago's discovery platforms ensure its readiness
to combat new and emerging pathogens for insect-borne and zoonotic diseases.

Under the supervision of the Director of Quality Control, the candidate is responsible for overseeing laboratory operations in support of cGMP compliant Biochemistry programs enabling manufacturing and stability. The candidate will work directly with external groups, labs, and vendors to ensure timely testing and compliant documentation in support of material and product release. Responsibilities include the following:
Tasks/Responsibilities:
• Manages ongoing day-to-day activities Biochemistry quality control programs and establishes/maintains testing schedules.
• Establish and manage quality control programs' standards, procedures, and services for biochemistry analysis in accordance with Medicago procedures and policies.
• Lead a team of QC Specialists engaged in laboratory operations for sample handling, storage, testing, and documentation activities supporting biochemical analysis to ensure high productivity, technical integrity, and compliance with GMP laboratory standards.
• Facilitate testing of in-process and product release to support production scheduling.
• Coordinate method validation/verification for in-house testing.
• Support testing for stability.
• Manage sample and documentation flow between buildings and labs.
• Investigate and document Out of Trend/Specification results.
• Review/Approve QC documents.
• Compile data and provide QC metrics and reports for program status and resource planning purposes.
• Provide timely and accurate reports and assessments of routine testing programs and assigned project(s) status.
• Act as subject matter expert for Biochemistry area during internal and external inspections.

Job Requirements


Competencies:
• Experience with cGMP manufacturing processes.
• Thorough knowledge of quality/regulatory system subject matter; ability to evaluate records, processes, procedures, and practices for conformance to cGMP requirements.
• Ability to lead guide and assist employees to reach scheduling and quality targets in a timely manner.
• Ability to solve problems to maintain efficiencies to meet demand.
• Problem-solving skills, attention to details, and basic data analysis skills.
• Excellent communication skills both written and oral required with demonstrated ability to create accurate, concise, and scientifically sound reports and communicate/interact with all levels of management.
• Ability to function independently, work in a fast-paced multitasking team environment, and meet critical timelines/deadlines.

Education/experience:
• Requires a Bachelors or Master’s degree in Biochemistry or other life science and a minimum of 7 years’ or equivalent of quality control experience in the biotechnology industry.
• A minimum of 2 years of direct supervisory experience in the biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry.
(Job number: 3826115)
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