Senior Manager/Associate Director, Quality Control

San Diego, CA

  • We are seeking a responsible, dynamic, creative and highly motivated Senior Manager/Associate Director to join our Quality Control Unit. 
  • The Senior Manager/Associate Director of Quality Control is responsible for designing, planning, implementing, and evaluating a Quality Control function which supports  analytical development and regulatory approval of products.
  • This role requires extensive interaction with CMC, Regulatory Affairs, and vendors.
  • This is a full-time position in the company’s San Diego headquarters.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Develop, implement, maintain and continually assess a quality control function and a quality management system for applicable regulated activities to meet internal company standards and external regulatory requirements.
  • Plan and coordinate all the quality control activities.
  • Review and approve release and stability specifications and COAs for reference standards, raw materials, drug substances and drug products.
  • Quality oversight of method development and method validation activities for drug substance, drug substance intermediates and finished drug products.
  • Review stability study design, monitoring, reporting and data trend-analysis.
  • Quality oversight of method transfer activities to contract manufacturing organizations/testing laboratories.
  • Review/approve, methods, protocols, validation reports etc.
  • Write/review/approve deviations and investigations.
  • Establish and maintain QC procedures, work instructions and forms
  • Contribute to Annual Product Reviews.
  • Perform GxP vendor audits as necessary to establish or maintain regulatory and Biosplice compliance
  • Review analytical sections of CMC for regulatory submissions and annual reports
  • Implementing, performing and overseeing  quality auditing of QC function-including applicable vendors or subcontractors,  audit response, and other QC related quality management system activities.
  • Review and recommend appropriate corrective action to ensure consistency with the quality control function and the quality management system.
  • Develop, revise and review procedures and other controlled documents
  • Perform other duties as necessary


  • B.A. or B.S. degree or equivalent experience in a scientific or related discipline Advanced ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to successfully manage a full workload across multiple-projects
  • Ability to manage vendor compliance
  • A flexible attitude with respect to work assignments and continued industry related education
  • Must have ability to innovate, think strategically and conceptually, and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to handle even difficult situations professionally and maintain a professional and caring
  • demeanor
  • 8 or more years of relevant experience in a Pharmaceutical, Biotech or CRO environment is ideal
  • Strong GxP and regulatory knowledge including FDA and ICH regulations
  • Proven ability to collaborate in a team environment and work independently
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Must be a team-player, punctual and reliable, dependable and flexible in adapting to change in a multi-disciplinary, fast-paced work environment

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