Quality Assurance Officer

Covington, LA
Sep 15, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Biosafety Office TNPRC

Location: Covington, LA

The Quality Assurance Officer provides services directly to personnel through field consultations, inspections, data/document review and training. The employee is responsible for supporting the development of a comprehensive quality program at Tulane National Primate Research Center (TNPRC).

This position works collaboratively and directly with TNPRC core research support labs to develop quality standards and works to implement a quality system of management controls to ensure the uniformity, consistency, reliability, reproducibility, quality, and integrity of experimental data. He/she must exercise a high level of initiative, positive interaction, and follow-through in all aspects of program implementation and assignments.


  • Ability to communicate complex technical issues to diverse clients.
  • Skills in customer service and collaborative attitude, as well as exceptional written and oral communication.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize, prioritize, and manage multiple projects.
  • Ability to respond to requests expediently and with efficient turnaround and to communicate clearly and professionally.
  • Knowledge of database development, querying, word processing, spreadsheet development, using MS Office to accomplish work-related tasks.
  • Ability to teach and train staff of varying experience levels on quality practices and procedures in a classroom and in interactive laboratory environments.
  • Strong communication and relationship-building skills with a collaborative orientation.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in life/health sciences, public health or other related discipline
  • Five years of experience working in a biological laboratory following GLP or similar quality standards

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree or higher preferred
  • Management oversight of GLP laboratories, and documented record of implementation of Quality Programs in life/health sciences or public health laboratory
  • Certification through Project Management Institute as a Project Management Professional (PMP)

Tulane is an EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled employer.


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