Quality Assurance Associate - San Diego, CA | Biospace
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Quality Assurance Associate

Tocagen Inc.

San Diego, CA
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:

Job Description

Tocagen is a clinical-stage, cancer-selective gene therapy company focused on developing first-in-class, broadly applicable product candidates designed to activate a patient’s immune system against their own cancer from within.

Every member of our team plays a significant role in our success.  Tocagen hires individuals who share our passion for ending cancer mortality and have exceptional talent that will contribute to this goal.


The Quality Assurance Associate is responsible for handling tasks associated with Document Control, including processing, archival, filing, scanning, indexing and formatting new and existing documents within the framework of Veeva Vault Quality Docs software. This position involves familiarity and experience with cGMP Quality System processes and supports all functional areas with needs related to QMS documentation.

Duties and Responsibilities Include But Are Not Limited To:

• Maintains all controlled and other Quality System documents.
• Performs duties relating to maintaining electronic and hard copy document files and maintaining records for off-site storage.
• Performs all aspects of the document change control system which includes updating the electronic system and archiving original copies.
• Reviews change control submissions for thoroughness and adherence to documented procedures.
• Supports and assists all functional departments with regards to documentation control functions.
• Leads efforts to improve migration of documentation from a paper system to an electronic system, including the creation of folder structures and naming conventions.
• Performs other duties as required.

Reports To: Associate Director, Quality Assurance

Position Type: Salaried, negotiable according to experience and fit; package includes company stock options, as well as tax advantaged employee benefit plans.


Desired Knowledge and Abilities:

• Well-organized and detail-oriented with strong technical skills, solid written and verbal communication skills, and proven ability to multitask.
• Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively collaborate with others in a dynamic team environment.
• Capable of supporting multiple projects simultaneously in a deadline-driven environment.
• Adaptability, flexibility, independence and resourcefulness to roll-up-sleeves in order to thrive in small company environment.
• High level of proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Project.

Education and Experience:

• Bachelor’s degree in Life/Health Sciences.
• 3-5 years of experience including experience within a regulated environment (e.g. ISO 9001/13485 or GMP)
• Experience in electronic documentation management systems, preferably Veeva Vault Quality Docs