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Analyst, QCVVA

Location Novato, California
BioMarin is the world leader in delivering therapeutics that provide meaningful advances to patients who live with serious and life-threatening rare genetic diseases. We target diseases that lack effective therapies and affect relatively small numbers of patients, many of whom are children. These conditions are often inherited, difficult to diagnose, progressively debilitating and have few, if any, treatment options. BioMarin will continue to focus on advancing therapies that are the first or best of their kind.

BioMarin’s Technical Operations group is responsible for creating our drugs for use in clinical trials and for scaling production of those drugs for the commercial market. These engineers, technicians, scientists and support staff build and maintain BioMarin’s cutting-edge manufacturing processes and sites, provide quality assurance and quality control to ensure we meet regulatory standards, and procure the needed goods and services to support manufacturing and coordinating the worldwide movement of our drugs to patients. Come join our team and make a meaningful impact on patients’ lives.

Summary

The QC Analyst is an entry level role and is responsible for providing support to the on-time release, stability and non-routine testing of the pharmaceutical drug substances and drug product in a cGMP environment. The QC Analyst is responsible for providing support to activities related to sample and/or lab equipment management.  The QC Analyst is responsible for supporting analytical method development, assisting with troubleshooting work and executing validation and transfer protocols, supporting the writing and reviewing of protocols and reports, supporting training to site QC, Global QC, Contract Test Labs, and In Country Testing Labs in new techniques and methods and when necessary providing support in the preparation of regulatory submission documents. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Adhere and follow cGMPs guidelines and procedures at all times. Escalate non-compliance concerns to management.
  • Monitor lab equipment for Calibration needs, monitoring and tracking of issues related to instrumentation.
  • Support the scheduled testing by ensuring the required reagents and glassware are stocked appropriately.
  • Maintain the laboratory in an inspection-ready state
  • Perform Analytical testing incl: HPLC/UPLC, SDS Gels, UV Spectrophotometry, plate-based assays including ELISAs and cell based Bioassays, qPCR, etc.
  • Testing of in-process samples, finished product, non-routine samples, packaging and stability, etc. in a cGMP environment.
  • Assist with preparation of protocols, summaries, and reports-often for direct submission to pharmaceutical regulatory agencies
  • Develop, optimize, validate and troubleshoot analytical test methods
  • Act as technical resource (SME) and train other analysts in areas of expertise
  • Evaluate results against defined acceptance criteria
  • Conduct and document laboratory investigations and deviations to completion
  • Support sample and record management for testing within the group and at CRO/CTO’s
  • Manage shipment of materials and samples to other BioMarin sites, CRO/CTO’s, or to in-country testing labs
  • Interact directly with regulatory agency inspectors during audits
  • Interface with other BioMarin departments (Manufacturing, Quality Assurance, Facilities, etc.) and contractors as necessary
  • Other duties as assigned


Education


B.S./B.A. in Science (major in biology-biochemistry-chemistry) with at least 2-3 years of relevant laboratory experience or A.S. with at least 2 years of relevant laboratory experience.

Experience

  • At least one year in a cGMP/GLP laboratory; quality control experience is preferred.
  • Ability to follow written instructions and to perform tasks with direct or minimal supervision.
  • Familiarity with use of a computer; e.g., Proficient in Windows, Microsoft Word, Excel, LIMS.
  • Viral/ gene therapy work experience is preferred but not required.
  • Good written, verbal, and communication skills.
  • Good documentation skills.
  • Demonstrates the ability to work independently

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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