Associate Director, Clinical Quality Assurance

Location
94080, South San Francisco
Posted
Mar 09, 2018
Hotbed
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, CLINICAL QUALITY ASSURANCE 

 Position Summary:

As a key member of the Clinical Quality Assurance function, this individual will serve as a strategic and tactical quality professional in managing compliance related to GCP, pharmacovigilance and other related activities.  The individual will be critical in providing compliance guidance to the Global Blood Therapeutic (GBT) Clinical team, overseeing the GCP audit programs and developing, maintaining and continuously improving the GCP Quality System.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Promote a culture of compliance and quality within GBT
  • Plan and coordinate continuous improvement of quality processes and systems that assure compliance of clinical study-related activities conducted by GBT and in collaboration with GBT contract research organizations
  • Provide effective oversight of systems cross-functionally in clinical research and development in collaboration with matrix team members
  • Ability to identify, evaluate, and communicate risks to critical trial processes and data with recommendations for resolution
  • Improve, maintain, and implement GCP quality systems.  Oversee external and internal audit plans and activities.  Actively leverage audit outcomes/trends to achieve sustained improvement in clinical trial conduct and reporting while championing the highest standards of compliance
  • Train company staff and external partners in GCP compliance and GBT clinical practices and procedures
  • Promote collaboration internally and with external partners to ensure all systems, processes, and their outcomes comply with applicable international and national standards, regulations, and guidelines
  • Plan and oversee effective audits of investigator sites, documents, Trial Master Files, vendors, and internal processes
  • Provide compliance guidance and oversight of trial-related duties and functions carried out by the GBT’s contracted CRO(s)
  • Support GBT GCP inspection readiness

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree in a scientific field preferred
  • 5+ years of experience in Clinical Quality Assurance.  Broad knowledge of risk-based quality systems approaches consistent with ICH E-6(R2) for Good Clinical Practice.  Experience with all phases of clinical trials
  • Knowledge of Good Clinical Practices (FDA and ICH), a solid understanding of 21CFR Part 11 with respect to clinical systems, including database, eCRF validation procedures, eCTD Quality Assurance, and eTMF requirements
  • Ability to identify and/or resolve quality issues/discrepancies with others in a proactive, diplomatic, flexible and constructive manner
  • Attention to detail as well as a crisp, clear and concise style in written and oral communications
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and flexibly in a fast-paced, high growth environment
  • Experience supporting inspection-readiness activities resulting in successful agency (FDA, EMA) inspections
  • Ability to travel both domestic and internationally, as needed. Expected travel up to 10%

Fit with GBT culture:

  • Ability to build strong relationships with co-workers of various backgrounds and expertise
  • Ability to function at a high level in a team setting whether leading the group or acting as an individual contributor
  • Values-based leadership consistent with GBT's Core Values
  • Excitement about the vision and mission of GBT
  • Flexibility
  • Integrity
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Global Blood Therapeutics is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.