Validation Specialist I
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Validation Specialist I-32460

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Validation Specialist I

We currently have an openng for a Validation Specialist I in our Cambridge Biosurgery site. The Validation department performs equipment, utility, cleaning, sterilization, software, and process validation activities to ensure compliance with company procedures and industry standards in support of Operations and Quality Systems for cell therapies products. The department also functions as the liaison with the Metrology department and performs all equipment ownership and quality assurance review responsibilities associated with site calibration activities.

Position Summary
Responsible for performing validation in a GMP biotech manufacturing facility.

Core Responsibilities
  • Perform validation activities in the media preparation, cell culture, utilities and QC areas of a cGMP biotech manufacturing facility.
  • Perform hands on execution of Installation, Operational and Performance Qualifications for equipment, facilities, utilities, as well as cleaning, sterilization, and manufacturing processes in accordance with predefined test protocols.
  • Analyze validation results and compile data into reports for initial qualifications and requalifications.
  • Coordinate testing schedule with impacted area managers and quality control based on project needs.
  • Provide input to technical composition of standard operating procedures.
  • Generate custom validation protocols, execute protocols and write final reports.
  • Create department standard operating procedures.
  • Investigate and troubleshoot validation problems.
  • Participate in equipment failure investigations, corrective/preventive actions and equipment release.
  • Contribute to the successful completion of project milestones and crucial technical tasks.
  • Provide assistance with Calibration and Metrology liaison responsibilities as department needs require.
  • Routine and effective communication with immediate supervisor and other personnel within the group in addition to outside the department.
  • Review and approve validation documentation.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent and 2-5 years validation experience
  • Masters Degree and 0-2 years validation experience
1-2 years experience with process, equipment, utility and/or software validation in a GMP regulated environment

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Proficient with GE Kaye Validator and/or ValProbe data acquisition systems
  • Working knowledge of GMPs
  • Excellent technical writing and verbal communication skills
  • Basic math and statistical skills
  • Must be people oriented and a team player.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office including Excel, Powerpoint, Word, Project and Visio.
  • Familiarity with temperature chamber, sterilization, cleaning, software and depyrogenation qualifications
  • Prior experience with troubleshooting, investigating and effectively documenting deviations and discrepancies on project execution.
  • Experience with writing validation protocols and final reports and managing validation projects.
  • Ability to read/interpret engineering drawings and design documents.
  • Knowledge of risk management tools and techniques
Job : Quality
Primary Location : United States-Massachusetts-Cambridge

Job Posting : Feb 28, 2013

Shift : Day Job
Job Type : Regular
Employee Status : Regular

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