Quality Assurance Associate

Jun 16, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Stanford University

Quality Assurance Associate

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Stanford University is seeking a Quality Assurance Associate who contributes to ensuring compliance of the Laboratory for Cell & Gene Medicine with pertinent Federal and State regulations governing the manufacturing of cell and gene therapy products for Phase I/II clinical trials conducted under Investigational New Drug (IND) applications. The QA Associate will contribute to the production, distribution and review of documentation related to manufacturing and release testing of products. Associate ensures that facilities and manufacturing operations are conducted according to cGMP; provides training and certification of manufacturing and QC staff; controls distribution, tracking and archiving of clinical materials and provides validation support for all equipment, processes, and approves all outcomes, which are essential to the production of biotechnical products. The QA Associate will act as a liaison for the LCGM and interact with clinical and research investigators, regulatory affair staff and vendors. This position reports directly to the LCGM Associate Director of Quality Systems.

Duties include:

  • Work with Quality Team, Executive Team, and all relevant stakeholders to improve quality checks and release criteria; interact with other staff to ensure Quality System policies and procedures are understood and implemented to meet the goals of the LCGM.
  • Conduct batch record review and approval to ensure that agreed-upon timelines are met and approve responses to batch record review comments.
  • Contribute to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs); Master Manufacturing Records, Production Batch Records and all relevant facility documentation; review and approve site procedures related to manufacturing, production activities
  • Contribute to CA state license to manufacture biologics.
  • Contribute to developing, implementing, communicating and maintaining a quality plan to bring facility's Quality Systems and Policies into compliance with International Organization for Standardization (ISO)/cGMP Quality system requirements.
  • Assist with Quality Management System (QMS) for Document Control software.
  • Contribute to internal and external audits to ensure we are compliant to QMS and ISO standards.
  • Contribute to implementation and training efforts to ensure site is compliance with relevant state & FDA regulations
  • Contribute with implementing Quality Policies, Validation Master Plans, Site Master Plans, etc.
  • Contribute to release of raw materials and finished products to assure supply chain of product.

    * - Other duties may also be assigned



    Bachelor's degree and three years of related experience or a combination of relevant education and experience.

  • Excellent communication skills and superb attention to detail.
  • Experience with MS Office products and database applications required.
  • Excellent inter-personal skills and customer service focus is required.
  • Experience in clinical trials operations, knowledge of clinical trials regulatory requirements, or experience working with an IRB.
  • Knowledge of regulatory affairs, including FDA regulations, IRB review and approval process, and Good Clinical Practice.
  • Strong writing skills.




  • Frequently sit, grasp lightly, use fine manipulation and perform desk-based computer tasks, lift, carry, push pull objects that weigh to ten pounds.
  • Occasionally sit, use a telephone or write by hand.
  • Rarely kneel, crawl, climb, twist, bend, stoop, squat, reach or work above shoulders, sort, file paperwork or parts, operate foot and hand controls.

    * - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

    Job: Research

    Location: School of Medicine
    Schedule: Full-time
    Classification Level:

    To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: stanfordcareers.stanford.edu

    Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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