Sr. Manager, Quality Validation

Brisbane, California
Apr 12, 2018
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time


This position’s main responsibility is to provide Quality oversight of facilities, equipment, processes, cleaning, and method validations in a cGMP environment performed for Aimmune at Contract Manufacturing Organizations/Contract Testing Labs, and internal Aimmune computer systems validation.  The position will review and approve validation procedures, batch records, protocols/reports, and change controls, as well as provide regulatory requirements for GMP validation activities. Additional responsibilities may include conducting internal/external audits and inspection readiness training. This position provides quality recommendations and guidance to project teams and manages other compliance duties as assigned.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Provide Quality oversight and leadership for validation activities related to Aimmune products produced at 3rd party CMOs / CTLs.
  • Provide Quality oversight and leadership for computer system validation activities at Aimmune related to Aimmune products.
  • Manage and coordinate process monitoring and continuous improvement initiatives as related to validation master plans per GMP requirements, as required.
  • Participate in providing Quality input for protocol generation, execution, and final package preparation for process, equipment, facility and method validation activities
  • Review and approve change controls related to the implementation of process changes, method improvements and equipment upgrades.
  • Development and implementation of SOPs/guideline documents with systemic procedural improvements related to validation activities.
  • Manage QA review and approvals of validation investigations, qualifications, protocols and reports.
  • Manage, oversee, develop, and guide direct reports if applicable and/or contract support personnel.
  • Maintain current knowledge of industry standards and regulatory requirements for products developed or manufactured by Aimmune, validation techniques/approaches and systems utilized at Aimmune.
  • Lead and represent QA Validation in multi-departmental meetings & project teams owned by QA Validation.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Arts/Sciences (BA/BS) degree, or higher, in a technical discipline (physical, engineering, chemical or biological sciences) is required.
  • 7+ years’ experience in a cGMP regulated manufacturing and Quality environment, with exhibited knowledge or proficiency in regulations related to process validation, process sciences and change control.
  • Organizational and management skills to communicate to multi-discipline project groups
  • Ability to speak, present data, and defend approaches in front of audiences and inspectors.
  • Ability to comprehend technical information related to equipment, processes, and regulatory expectations.
  • Experience and participation in regulatory inspections presenting departmental functions in audits or regulatory inspections
  • Proficiency with standard office software applications, including MS Word, MS Excel, MS Project, MS Power Point.
  • Understanding and familiarity with global regulatory requirements, guidelines, and recommendations for cleaning and steaming process validation expectations.
  • Proficiency with technical summary report reviews required, with exceptional organizational attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of industry standards, guidance documents, and global requirements related to cleaning validation is required.
  • Training in project management is a plus.
  • Ability to utilize computer to perform tasks.

About Aimmune Therapeutics, Inc.

Aimmune Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company located in Brisbane, California, in the biotechnology hub south of San Francisco. The company is developing desensitization treatments for food allergies and is currently in Phase 3 trials for its lead product, for the treatment of peanut allergy, in early 2016. For more information, please visit

Aimmune Therapeutics offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.

Aimmune Therapeutics is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Qualified candidates should forward a resume and cover letter, including a statement of interest, availability, and experience.

Principals only; no recruiters please.