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Senior Quality Assurance Specialist

Reference:JSC00032315 Location: Dublin
Qualification:DegreeExperience:7-9 Years
Job Type:Fixed Term ContractSalary: Not Disclosed
May be suitable for: QA Executive

We’re currently recruiting for an exciting opportunity with an award-winning pharmaceutical organization based in Dublin. This is an excellent position for anyone who is looking to join a leading multinational who are one of the best at what they do.


The Quality Assurance Technical Support (QA TS) Specialist is a senior position within the QA function which will typically report to a QA Manager and will be required to be a Subject Matter Expert in their assigned area of responsibility.

• Provide overall quality direction and oversight for processes and procedures related to Technology Transfer/NPI, Product Lifecycle changes, Validation and Engineering ensuring that programs, policies and procedures are robust and in keeping with regulatory and Amgen expectations.
• Quality review and approval of Technology Transfer, Qualification/Validation documentation and SOPs to support site activities:
o DS, URS & QRAES documents
o Validation Plans, Protocols, IQ, OQ, PQ and associated documents
o Executed validation documents and reports
• Act as Quality point of contact and decision maker during New Product Introductions, Technology Transfer and Qualification/ Validation activities whilst ensuring that all activities meet Amgen and regulatory expectations.
• Support a safe working environment by complying with all pertinent environmental health/safety practice, rules and regulations
• Provide Quality direction and input at Change Control and Deviation Review Boards and assume QA oversight of change control and Deviation/CAPA records; ensuring scope of record is clear and implementation activities are robust and timely.
• Quality review/approval of BOMs, MBRs and recipes.
• Write, review and approve Standard Operating Procedures in accordance with Amgen Policies.
• Perform all activities in compliance with Amgen safety standards and SOPs
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

Preferred Qualifications

• University degree. Science or Engineering related discipline preferred.
• Relevant experience (7yrs +) working in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry as a Subject Matter Expert providing overall quality direction and oversight for NPI/ technology transfer / product lifecycle changes.
• Understanding of principles of Validation and New Product Introduction
• Experience in change control, non-conformance, corrective and preventative actions, and validation practices.
• Ability to operate across functional boundaries, both internal and external.
• Ability to work independently and remotely with minimum direct supervision.
• Critical thinking skills.
• Strong organisational, communication, coordination, and meeting facilitation skills.
• Independent, self-motivated, organized, able to multi-task in project environments and skilled in communication and collaboration.
• Team player prepared to work in and embrace a team-based culture that relies on collaboration for effective decision-making.