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Manager/ Sr. Associate Scientist, Analytical Outsourcing & Stability

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Job Description


  • Manages and leads a group of 5-6 analytical staff in the AOS department to provide high quality support of GMP release and stability testing for clinical drug substances and drug products in various dosage forms
  • Oversees day-to-day GMP laboratory operations including organizing and prioritizing daily tasks, monitoring progress, providing guidance for troubleshooting, and writing performance reviews
  • Provide broad based GMP analytical expertise and counsel to and on behalf of the AOS organization
  • Provides leadership, management, and training for AOS staff
  • Review and approve quality records (laboratory investigations, deviations, CAPAs, and change managements) and procedures (SOPs, test methods, protocols, and reports)
  • Lead and coordinates AOS and cross-functional projects, lab investigations, and change managements
  • Works with external vendors/contractors to ensure testing or other related activities are completed in a timely fashion
  • Works with QA to ensure all applicable cGMP regulations are followed and documented
  • Work with analytical project leads and method validation group to ensure QC-friendly test methods are established to support release and stability testing
  • Work with Laboratory Operations group to ensure that laboratory instruments are properly calibrated and maintained with appropriate documentations
  • Work with Facilities to ensure compliance with all OSHA regulations, including management of hazardous materials

Education Requirement:

  • B.S or B.A degree in Chemistry or Biology with 9+ years of relevant experience in an analytical GMP regulated environment
  • M.S. degree in Chemistry or Biology with 7+ years of relevant experience in an analytical GMP regulated environment

Required Experience:

  • Prior experience managing people is required. (1+ years of experience in a direct line management role)
  • Must have prior working knowledge of cGMPs, quality control (QC), pharmacopeias, and regulatory requirements for GMP laboratories in pharmaceutical industry

  • Extensive hands-on experience with analytical techniques such as UPLC/HPLC, Dissolution, GC, Thermogravimetric DSC/TGA, KF titrations, particle size, and disintegration

Additional Experience:

  • Critical thinking skills and ability to solve complex issues where analysis required an in-depth assessment of various factors and good judgement in making routine recommendations
  • Demonstrated ability to assess risk in day-to-day operations and make appropriate decisions
  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with direct reports, peers, and managers
  • Experience of supervising and interacting with people from a wide range of skill levels and experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

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