Posted to MedZilla on 7/16/2019

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-MN, Senior Quality Control Analyst - Microbiology R0005451-MZ


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Job Description

Are you looking for a patient-focused company that will inspire you and support your career? If so, be empowered to take charge of your future at Takeda. Join us as a Sr Quality Control Analyst in our Brooklyn Park, Minnesota office.

Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. As a Sr QC Analyst working on the Microbiology team, you will be empowered to work on complex projects and represent QC business processes, and a typical day will include:


  • Responsible for coordinating or contributing to complex projects of moderate scope within QC and cross-functionally.
  • Perform activities for general lab readiness, laboratory equipment qualification and method transfers.
  • Use a variety of laboratory instrumentation and computer systems to review data (such as LIMS and Empower).
  • Independently apply scientific judgment to QC laboratory work and contribute to milestones related to specific projects.
  • Represent QC business processes and needs within the department and at cross functional forums.


  • Demonstrate functional versatility and perform work on complex problems of broad scope that encompass multifaceted project and methodological areas.
  • Maintain data integrity and ensure compliance with company SOPs, specifications and cGMP regulations.
  • Decisions have a high impact on future Quality Control processes and procedures and may affect other departments within the organization.
  • Proactively participate in the planning and prioritization of lab operations and/or the resolution of quality and compliance issues.
  • Participate in software/equipment qualification.
  • Initiate and own deviations, CAPAs and change controls within the electronic Quality Management System.
  • Proactively revises and authors new SOPs and study documentation.
  • Independently executes activities without supervisor guidance.
  • Provides mentoring, training and may serve as Lab Lead to direct work of lower level QC Analysts.
  • Lead projects and coordinate projects with other departments.
  • Recognized as a technical expert within QC and outside the department. Demonstrates an understanding of how method performance impacts the larger business scope.
  • May be responsible for administration of laboratory systems.
  • May perform other duties as assigned.


Bachelors or Master s Degree in any Life Sciences with relevant laboratory coursework and 8+ years of relevant experience.

  • Previous industry experience in a regulated environment highly desired.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently, and in a timely fashion.
  • Must have understanding of laboratory instrumentation.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with managers and peers.
  • Must be able to read, write and converse in English.
  • Must be computer literate. Able to navigate, conduct searches, and complete online forms on Personal Computer for the purposes of training, performance management, and self service applications.
  • Good interpersonal skills and able to work effectively and efficiently in a team environment.
  • Knowledge of cGMP manufacturing preferred.
  • Knowledge of basic chemical and biological safety procedures.
  • Must display eagerness to learn and continuously improve.
  • Must have the following personal attributes: integrity and trust, work ethic, sound judgment, intellectual honesty, pragmatism, courage and conviction.


The familiarity or experience with the following assays:

  • Aseptic Technique
  • Bioburden
  • Environmental Monitoring (including viable air monitoring, non-viable air monitoring, surface monitoring and clean compressed air)
  • Water sampling
  • Endotoxin
  • Microscopy
  • Organism Identification
  • Gram Stain
  • Biological Indicator Testing
  • Growth Promotion


  • In general, the position requires a combination of sedentary work and standing for extended periods of time in the Quality Control labs.


  • 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Company match of charitable contributions
  • Health & Wellness programs including onsite flu shots and health screenings
  • Generous time off for vacation and the option to purchase additional vacation days
  • Community Outreach Programs

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Brooklyn Park, MN

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