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Scientist in Santa Monica, CA at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 12/12/2018

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Job Description

A well-regarded company focusing on patient therapies is seeking Senior QC Specialist to join their team. This is a great opportunity to work for an industry leader!


  • Provide technical support for assay performance and troubleshooting of analytical issues in the context of a GMP laboratory.
  • Perform analytical testing in support of in-process, lot release, and stability.
  • Represent Clinical QC as a primary point of contact for analytical methods in collaboration with Manufacturing and Analytical Development organizations.
  • Represent Clinical QC on Product Quality Teams and to other stakeholders.
  • Author and revise processes and procedures for analytical method and associated work streams.
  • Establish processes and procedures for purchasing, implementation, training and maintaining QC equipment in collaboration with method subject matter experts
  • Coordinate with stakeholders for equipment validation and manage validation activities in alignment with established timelines
  • Responsibility for ensuring electronic data meets Part 11 requirements in alignment with internal procedures
  • Lead teams to support deviations, investigations, CAPAs and change control activities as needed
  • Identify and lead teams for lean improvement activities
  • Support inspection readiness activities 
  • Participate in generating training module and instruction led training material
  • Other duties as required


  • Ph.D. and 5 years of experience, preferably in a GMP environment OR Master’s degree with at least 7 years of experience, preferably in a GMP environment OR Bachelor’s degree with at least 9 years of experience, preferably in a GMP environment
  • Experience with flow cytometry, cell-based bioassays, and ELISA methodologies
  • Experience with method qualification and transfer activities
  • Experience in performing equipment validation activities
  • Familiarity with FDA, ICH and GMP guidelines
  • Familiarity with Part 11 requirements
  • Ability to think critically and demonstrate troubleshooting/problem solving skills
  • Experience in conducting lab investigations, writing deviations, implementing CAPAs and initiating change controls
  • Excellent skills in Microsoft Office, data analysis software, and other related applications
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills are essential in this collaborative work environment
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced small company environment with minimal direction and able to adjust workload based upon changing priorities

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