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Quality Control Specialist

Dublin, Ireland


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Quality Control Specialist

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Job ID SR0039030 Date posted 09/09/2019 Location Dublin, Ireland

Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and support your career? If so, be empowered to take charge of your future at Takeda. Join us as our Quality Control Specialist.

As our successful Quality Control Specialist, you will have oversight of Takeda Contract test laboratories utilized for release testing and on-going stability testing.

You will be responsible for the interpretation of data trends for both release and stability, life cycle of methods in alignment with the QC method development team and other technical support as required.

You will drive investigations with strong understanding of compliance and cGMP's, strong scientific judgment in decision making.

You will work with our external CMO/CTL partners and internal Quality teams. In addition, this function works closely with External Supply, Supply Planning, Technical support and other stakeholders involved in external supply.

The scope of this role spans Drug Substance and Drug Product manufactured and tested at multiple CMOs/CTLs across the region

Key Accountabilities

  • Building/sustaining collaborative relationships within Quality, and stakeholders across the organization
  • Regularly interacting with internal and external stakeholder groups to understand needs and collaboratively resolve issues in order to meet patient and business needs
  • Timely testing and reporting of accurate data
  • Supporting method transfer projects and lab audits/inspections
  • Supporting the establishment and revision of product specifications
  • Expeditiously and objectively investigating laboratory exceptions and supporting manufacturing investigations. Escalates where further input is required
  • Timely trending of data and operational key performance indicators
  • Identifying and/or remediating technical, compliance, and efficiency gaps
  • Anticipating, monitoring and addressing evolving and new regulatory requirements
  • Authoring/reviewing regulatory submissions
  • Establishing/improving technology solutions to support people and processes
  • Providing accurate and timely updates of group activities to Quality and Technical Operations management with a focus on compliance, cycle times, cost management, and productivity

Key skills required

  • You will have detailed knowledge of general analytical chemistry, microbiology, cell biology, protein structure/function and analysis, and characterization assays.
  • Experience with commercial method implementation.
  • Strong working knowledge of USP, EP, ICH, cGMP, FDA and EU requirements and guidelines
  • Clear, concise communication skills, both written and spoken
  • Demonstrated ability to interact professionally, to influence, and to manage conflict/differing opinions with the ability to drive solutions
  • Detailed knowledge of general analytical chemistry, microbiology, cell biology, protein structure/function and analysis, and characterization assays.
  • Experience with lean processes

Education, Behavioural Competencies  

  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, Biology or other related fields with >3 years of relevant Postdoctoral/Industrial experience or BSc/MSC with >6 years of relevant experience.
  • Thorough understanding of quality systems and cGMPs.
  • Experience conducting lab audits and/or involvement in preparation for Health Authority inspections.
  • Interpersonal skills and communication skills to interact with CMO/CTL partners and other functions.
  • Must be able to prioritize in a busy environment.
  • Must be available to travel -approx 20% (domestic and international)

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