Posted to MedZilla on 7/18/2018

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-MA, Scientist I, Quality Technical Operations R0002702-MZ


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Job Description


  • Participate in planning and prioritizing GMP release and stability testing activities at Contract Manufacturing Operations (CMO) and contract testing laboratories.
  • Review technical documents for clinical and commercial vaccine programs including method transfer, method qualification, and method validation, microbial reagent qualification, stability protocols and reports, and documents associated with regulatory filiings.
  • Responsible for monitoring analytical method performance for clinical and commercial programs.
  • Manage quality system events such as investigations, deviations, OOS/OOT, CAPA and change controls.


  • Serve as SME for analytical methods, microbiological methods, and/or stability for global vaccines projects.
  • Review, enter, verify, and analyze data for GMP release and stability testing of drug substances and drug product materials for global R&D and commercial programs.
  • Lead investigations in support of OOS/OOT and deviations. Drive CAPA and change controls for both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Participate in collaborative interactions with CMO/CTOs..
  • Responsible for the primary review GMP documents such as microbial control plans, of stability reports, method validation protocols and reports, and other documents for communication with regulatory agencies.
  • Responsible for technical assessment of methods for compliance to GMP requirements, guidance documents, and analyses of critical quality attributes.
  • Assist with planning and execution of GMP sample management procedures, documenting transfers and facilitating material submission for release testing, stability studies and QA retains at CMO/CTOs.
  • Support supplier audits, review quality agreements, review CoA, and assist with batch disposition.


  • MS with a minimum of 4 years industry experience, or a BS with a minimum of 6 years industry experience.
  • Knowledge of pharmaceutical cGMPs (US and EU) and CMC regulatory requirements, and strong technical expertise in microbiology and microbial methods and instrumentation, and statistical methods for data analyses
  • Knowledge and skills in chemistry and biochemistry, and/or microbiology Strong math skills required.
  • Working knowledge of statistical software programs such as JMP is highly desirable.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Well organized and detail oriented, able to effectively prioritize, interact cooperatively and effectively with others in a team environment, and consistently demonstrate reliability and responsibility.
  • Good time and project management skills, ability to oversee several projects simultaneously.


  • Manual dexterity required to operate office equipment (i.e. computers, phones, etc.).
  • Typical office and laboratory bending, stooping, lifting requirements apply.
  • Lifting and moving supplies and equipment (up to 50 pounds).


  • Willingness to travel to various meetings or CMO/CRO sites, including overnight trips. International travel may be required.
  • Requires less than 5 % travel.

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