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Manager, Quality Control

Semma Therapeutics

Semma Therapeutics

Quality Assurance
Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Saturday, February 3, 2024

Job Description

The Manager, Quality Control provides oversight of a variety of analytical functions that occur in the QC department supporting validation, testing and reporting of in-process, release and stability samples. This role also ensures activities occur in an efficient and cGMP compliant manner. The role will have formal people management responsibilities.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

  • Coordinates and facilities laboratory activities to meet commitments on-time
  • Ensures assay readiness with adequate inventory of qualified reagents and trained analysts.
  • Maintains QC lab in audit ready state with an eye on continuous improvement.
  • Leads planning, coordination and/or review of method validations, method transfers and/or equipment qualification/requalification
  • Assist in troubleshooting of analytical methods and/or equipment as required
  • Authors, review, and/or approves data, SOPs, COAs, analytical methods, protocols and reports
  • Monitor, track and publish lab metrics
  • May be required to lead OOS/OOT investigations/deviations and to identify corrective actions to prevent re-occurrence

Required Knowledge/Skills

  • Bachelor's Degree in science or related discipline with 8+ years of experience in pharmaceutical/biopharmaceutical industry, or the equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Previous managerial experience (people leader) in a QC or equivalent laboratory setting
  • Strong knowledge of US and EU cGMP regulations/guidance and some experience with regulatory agency inspections
  • Strong knowledge of analytical methodologies such as flow cytometry, cell based assays, qPCR, ELISA, BACT, endotoxin and applying/interpretation of GMP requirements
  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to prioritize objectives from multiple projects, adhere to scheduled timelines while maintaining flexibility and attention to detail


Company Information

Vertex is a global biotechnology company that invests in scientific innovation.

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