Lead Validation Engineer, Biologics

Job Title: Lead Validation Engineer, Biologics
Contract Type: Contract
REF: 122775
Contact Name: Larry O’Leary
Contact Email: larry@rftgroup.ie
Job Published: over 5 years ago

Job Description

Lead Validation Engineer, Biologics
Our client is a highly profitable fast growing multinational biologics manufacturer based in Dublin, now seek a QA Validation Manager who will work as part of the QA Engineering group in a hands on role in the commissioning and qualification elements of the construction of the Drug Substance manufacturing plant.

The successful candidate will is the point of contact for QA Engineering Teams for Qualification / Validation related matters during facility construction and qualification.

This is an 11 month rolling contract position with project estimated to run for 3 years.

Responsibilities of Lead Validation Engineer, Biologics:
- Manage Validation oversight of drug substance facility qualification and validation activities and agreeing best practices in line with applicable GMP Regulations.
- Lead execution and reporting phases of the qualification and validation activities associated with the facility build.
- Review and approve and contractor documentation associated with the design, planning, executing and reporting of associated Qualification / Validation activities.
- Lead and execute validation / qualification efforts and ensure they are executed to agreed timelines.
- Ensure any investigations / deviations associated with the qualification activities are thoroughly investigated and closed in a timely manner
- Provide weekly progress reports.

Requirements for Lead Validation Engineer, Biologics:
- Bachelor Degree in Sciences or Engineering (Chemistry, Biology, Pharmacy, Microbiology, etc.).
- 8+ years? experience in a QA/Validation related position within the pharmaceutical or life-sciences industry.
- Management experience of large teams and associated project timelines is required.
- Strong experience with Validation in project related activities, including Controlled Area Facilities.
- Experience with planning and execution of Cleaning Validation studies in multi-product facilities.
- Knowledge of/experience with aseptic processing and biologicals.
- Strong experience of CSV regulations in line with 21 CFR Part 11, Annex 11 and Annex 15.
- Knowledge and understanding of EU and US cGMP regulations with respect to the validation, production and testing of pharmaceutical and/or biological products.
- Track record of utilising Risk Based Approaches to Qualification / Validation activities.
- Strong track record of identifying, escalating and correcting compliance issues and implementing process improvements.

Please contact Larry on +353 1-2302400 / larry@rftgroup.ie

The RFT Group, BioPharmaceutical Division specialise exclusively in the recruitment of scientists, engineers and executives for the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device sectors. For a list of all our current vacancies, view our website http://www.rftgroup.ie/

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Key words: Commissioning, Validation, IQ, OQ, PQ, New facility build, project management, QA Management, Quality Assurance Manager, Quality Management, Process Validation, Equipment Validation, Biologics, Pharmaceutical, Dublin, Ireland.