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QA Specialist - Deviations & CAPAs

Company: KBI Biopharma Inc.
Location: Durham
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Position Summary

The QA Specialists on the Deviations and CAPAs team will provide oversight for the startup and ongoing manufacturing operations at our new biopharmaceutical manufacturing facility. The individual will report to the QA Manager of Deviations and CAPAs.

The individual will be responsible for collaborating with Operations staff on timely resolution of departures from established standards. The ideal candidate will have experience providing quality oversight or supporting compliance activities for a commercial GMP facility. Additionally, experience with single use equipment and an understanding of upstream, downstream and/or manufacturing support biotechnology principles is desired. Willingness to learn by interacting with peers, Operations staff, and individually through document review is required. Must thoroughly grasp and be able to clearly present technical concepts. The Specialist should possess technical writing and problem-solving skills and a drive for continuous improvement.

This role will be responsible for collaborating with Operations teams on completion of thorough and robust manufacturing investigations, implementation of effective corrective/preventative actions, and manufacturing change controls. The individual is responsible for working cross-functionally with the Manufacturing, Engineering, Supply Chain, IT, QC and other key departments to ensure manufacturing operations are compliant with GxP requirements. This requires a drive for continuous improvement, simplicity and superior equipment and human performance.

Position Responsibilities

  • Work directly with Manufacturing, QA and other departments responsible for GMP activities to resolve production related deviations and compliance issues in a timely manner. Support timely review of events for classification, initiation and closure. Review and approve Deviations and CAPAs.
  • Ensure completion of Root Cause Analysis, CAPAs and Effectiveness Checks for Deviations according to cGMP requirements. Objectively verify technical accuracy and facts associated with departures from standards contained within Deviation reports.
  • Support the generation of metrics, identify trends, and project specific status updates of Deviations and CAPAs.
  • Collaborate with functional areas to improve the Deviation/CAPA system, to include support in development of training materials and training personnel.
  • Support client audits and regulatory inspections as required.

    Position Requirements
    • Bachelor's degree and 3+ years' experience or Master's degree and 1+ years' experience in a QA or cGMP environment in Biopharmaceuticals or equivalent.
    • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills, ability to work in a team environment, attention to details and excellent problem resolutions skills.
    • Understanding of FDA, EU and ROW cGMP regulations is required.
    • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret, general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and auditors.
    • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

      Salary Range $67,000 - $85,000

      Salary range provided per current averages and expectations. The salary and job title for this opening will be based on the selected candidate's qualifications and experience and may be outside this range. KBI has a robust total rewards strategy which includes an annual bonus structure for all employees, medical, dental, and vision coverage, paid PTO and holidays, Sabbatical program, 401K matching with 100% vesting in 60 days and employee recognition programs.

      KBI Biopharma, Inc. (KBI) is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace. Any employee entering a KBI site located in the US must either (1) have provided proof of full vaccination (as defined by the CDC) with a COVID-19 vaccination which has been granted FDA approval or Emergency Use Authorization; or (2) perform weekly COVID-19 testing with negative test results.

      KBI Biopharma, Inc. is an EEO/AA employer and actively seeks to diversify its work force. Therefore, all qualified applicants, regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability or veteran status, are strongly encouraged to apply.

      I understand that neither the completion of this application nor any other part of my consideration for employment establishes any obligation for KBI Biopharma, Inc. to hire me. If I am hired, I understand that either KBI Biopharma, Inc. or I can terminate my employment at any time and for any reason, with or without cause and without prior notice. I understand that no representative of KBI Biopharma, Inc. has the authority to make any assurance to the contrary.

      I attest with my signature below that I have given to KBI Biopharma, Inc. true and complete information on this application. No requested information has been concealed. I authorize KBI Biopharma, Inc. to contact references provided for employment reference checks. If any information I have provided is untrue, or if I have concealed material information, I understand that this will constitute cause for the denial of employment or immediate dismissal.

Keywords: KBI Biopharma Inc., Durham , QA Specialist - Deviations & CAPAs, Other , Durham, North Carolina

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