Viral Vector Quality Assurance Specialist

United States, Houston (Texas)

Today Lonza is a global leader in life sciences. We are more than 15,000 employees in more than 100 locations around the world. While we work in science, there’s no magic formula to how we do it. Our greatest scientific solution is talented people working together, devising ideas that help businesses to help people. In exchange, we let our people own their careers. Their ideas, big and small, genuinely improve the world. And that’s the kind of work we want to be part of.

Lonza Cell and Gene Therapy Facility is the largest in the world and our facility is growing. We are looking for professionals to grow with us and we have this exciting opportunity in the Quality Assurance group. The Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist, Viral Vector represents the QA department on internal meetings ensuring that quality requirements are met. Support manufacturing operations and all support groups related to manufacturing execution.

Key responsibilities:

  • Supports investigations using problem solving tools as owner or QA approver.
  • Supports execution and closure of corrective actions and change controls as owner or QA approver. 
  • Review and QA approve GMP master documents and executed GMP documents from QC, manufacturing, material management, FE, and any other department that supports lot production. 
  • Performs in house buffers and media release  
  •  Responsible for generation, inspection and release of labels
  • Other duties include tracking quality records,  QA on the floor execution, and overall cGMP compliance
  • Perform the Quality Assurance review and approval of GMP documents like master documents, executed documents, and quality systems records: change controls, deviations/ investigations, CAPAs and controlled documents
  • Perform QA walkthroughs and work closely with manufacturing and support groups to resolve any issues identified during the walkthrough including quality and safety items
  • Responsible to review and approve GMP documentation generated due to manufacturing activities (batch records, forms, log books, work orders, etc.).

Key requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in life sciences required or Associates Degree with equivalent work experience
  • Experience in direct GMP setting with  QA within the pharmaceutical industry
  • GMP compliance knowledge including knowledge of 21CFR210, 211, 820 and the PICS Guide to Good Manufacturing Practices Part 1 and 2 or the EU Guidelines to Good Manufacturing Practice Medicinal Products for Human and Veterinary Use, including Annex 1.; ICH Q7, 13485 and Part 11 compliance knowledge preferred.

 Every day, Lonza’s products and services have a positive impact on millions of people. For us, this is not only a great privilege, but also a great responsibility. How we achieve our business results is just as important as the achievements themselves. At Lonza, we respect and protect our people and our environment. Any success we achieve is no success at all if not achieved ethically.

People come to Lonza for the challenge and creativity of solving complex problems and developing new ideas in life sciences. In return, we offer the satisfaction that comes with improving lives all around the world. The satisfaction that comes with making a meaningful difference.

Lonza is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a qualified individual with disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Reference: R26214