Quality Control Specialist

Company
Clintec
Location
Zurich, Switzerland
Salary
Competitive
Posted
12 Feb 2019
Closes
14 Mar 2019
Ref
WAG 8306
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
Clintec are actively recruiting for Quality Control Specialist II to join our expanding global company in Switzerland. This is a site-based position in Schachen, near Lucerne. It is a part-time, Fixed Term Contract opportunity. By working for Clintec you can further your career in a dynamic, fast-paced environment and you can be assured of rewarding benefits.

Position overview
  • The Quality Control Specialist (QC) is supporting the Quality Unit of our sponsor the Quality Responsible Person (QRP) as registered contact to the Swiss Health Authorities for quality issues and his Deputy (QRP).
  • The QC works together with the QRP and the Deputy QRP to maintain an open and transparent relationship with the Health Agency Swissmedic, the Regional Health Inspectorate, and the Cantonal Health Authority.
  • The QC supports the implementation of directives issued by the QRP in GMP/GDP matters in the quality interests of Clintec
  • The QC supports the QRP in overseeing the quality systems and processes, in accordance with local and international regulations and internal standards.
General Responsibilities
  • Supporting the release process of authorized medicinal products and vaccines for the Swiss market:
  • control of batch certificates and comparison with regulatory requirements (approved release specifications, shelf-life, authorized sites involved in the manufacturing process, further regulatory filings etc.)
  • record and evaluate results of transport temperature monitoring
  • report temperature excursions and request disposition statements
  • check of artwork
  • process deviations
  • Administration and Change Control of an operational pharmaceutical quality assurance system for GxP-critical areas:
  • life-cycle management, administration and change control of standard operating procedures, work instructions, protocols, flow-charts, controlled job aids, and forms according to approved Master SOPs and valid templates
  • formal control of documents in review, support of SOP process owners and authors with structural and formatting rules during creation and review of SOPs
  • implementation of inputs during review of controlled documents
  • Product Quality Reviews (PQRs):
  • retrieve and ensure timely review of PQRs for authorized and marketed medicinal products, assure that time-lines for review are respected
  • file the completed and reviewed PQRs, follow-up delayed PQRs
  • Product Quality Complaints
  • processing of Product Quality Complaints (receipt, classification, forwarding to manufacturer, tracking, feed-back to customers, metrics, periodical evaluations)
  • timely information of Pharmacovigilance Country Lead in case of suspected AEs in connection with PQCs
  • Support processing of quality defects and possible notifications to Swissmedic
  • Support planning and monitoring of general GDP training of employees (initial training, GxP-awareness training)
  • Prepare check-lists and protocols for annual self-inspection and mock recall
  • Awareness and implementation of applicable regulations and dissemination to relevant colleagues
Required expertise and core competencies
  • Higher education (e.g. Masters degree) in pharmacy, medicine, biology or a comparable discipline
  • 1 to 2 years of experience in Quality Assurance (GMP/GDP) within pharmaceutical industry and local Swiss, European and international GxP regulations would be an asset, however position is also suitable for recent graduates
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills, based on science, data and understanding of regulatory requirements in a complex and evolving environment; ability to apply sound risk management
  • Fluency in German and English required

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