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Senior QA Specialist


Senior QA Specialist required for Dublin based Pharmaceutical client

Years of Experience Req.:
5 Years+
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Senior QA Specialist

The Senior QA Specialist will be responsible, with management support, for providing oversight of quality activities associated with the manufacturing and disposition of bulk drug substances. He/she is responsible for ensuring that manufacturing, testing, labeling, and storage of Bulk Drug Substances comply with all applicable regulations. This responsibility includes the oversight of the site QMS to ensure that quality and compliance requirements are followed in line with business needs.

This key role must ensure effective interaction with other departments and locations regarding GMP Document review and finished product releases. In particular, this will involve partnering with major stakeholders such as Operations, QC, QPs, Facilities, Engineering and Supply Chain to optimiz66933.4679226e patient supply.


  • Provide quality and cGMP input and oversight for all NPI project activities through commercial readiness for the facility
  • Review and approval technical support documentation. (Examples include cleaning, process, method validation).
  • Review and approval of functional area documentation (SOPs, Work Instructions, technical reports and protocols)
  • Participate in quality risk assessments and provide quality oversight to ensure quality risk assessments are effectively maintained/ controlled.
  • Provide support and expertise for inspection readiness activities, during health authority inspections including interaction with inspectors, responses to inspection observations, to monitor progress of follow up actions. 
  • Responsible for review and approval of Master Batch Records in accordance with company's internal procedures and GMP principles.
  • Responsible for review and approval of Master electronic Batch Record recipes in accordance with internal procedures and GMP principles
  • Provide oversight of quality management system activities including Preventive Maintenance, Deviation Management and the Change Control Programs
  • Provide quality oversight of calibration and preventative maintenance criticality assessments as required.
  • Author, review and approve Quality Related Procedures as required
  • Support the Vendor Management Program.
  • Support the Raw Material Qualification Program.
  • Develop and report quality metrics


Role Requirements:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

  • Academic degree in natural or applied sciences (Pharmacy, biology, biotechnology, engineering)
  • Minimum 5 years in international pharmaceutical and/or biotech industry with increased level of responsibility
  • Sound awareness and understanding of pharmaceutical business, especially with regards to quality and regulatory requirements
  • Demonstrated success records in auditing and improvement processes
  • Ability to operate efficiently in a complex matrix organiz66933.4679226ation and international environment
  • Strong mature leadership and interpersonal influencing skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with well-structured communication and presentation ability to various audience levels
  • English fluency written and spoken (the Company language)
  • Efficient in SAP, EMDS, MES and Trackwise. 
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