Manager QC Microbiology (Compliance)

Rensselaer, NY, United States
Aug 05, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Known for its scientific and operational excellence, Regeneron is a leading science-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, invents, develops, manufactures, and commercializes medicines for the treatment of serious medical conditions. Regeneron commercializes medicines for eye diseases, high LDL-cholesterol, and a rare inflammatory condition and has product candidates in development in other areas of high unmet medical need, including oncology, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, atopic dermatitis, pain, and infectious diseases.

Summary: Responsible for managing a team of Supervisors and analysts within the QC Microbiology department for a cGMP biopharmaceutical manufacturing facility. Act as an area manager for deviations, corrective and preventative actions and change controls. The ideal candidate will have experience with investigations.


• Support manufacturing personnel in the identification of microbiological root cause analysis and provide technical advice on QC related topics as needed.

• Oversees the investigation and review of alert and action limit investigations as needed and implements corrective action as appropriate.

• Ensures that all work carried out is in compliance with the required regulatory standards, conforms to company policies and standard operating procedures (SOPs).

• Review and approve investigations, SOPs and reports.

• Manage support of Product Testing and Environmental Monitoring as required.

• Participate in inspections for regulatory/internal/customer.

• Ensure a safe working environment within the laboratory.

• Proactively identifies and implements improvements and lean initiatives.

• Oversees laboratory investigations and generates reports in response to invalid assays, Deviations, OOS/OOT.

• Ensures that CAPAs and Change Controls are initiated and completed on time and in accordance with site procedures.

• Presents analytical data reports clearly and concisely to senior management, including QC performance metrics and trends.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Ability to build, lead, and motivate team

• Ability to communicate at all levels and across various functions

• Manage internal and external relationships

• Develop strategy and create metrics to measure effectiveness of strategy

• Lead through ambiguity and translate into actionable steps

• Provide leadership to direct and indirect reports

• Coaching and conflict resolution

• Handle issues appropriately and with a sense of urgency

• Prioritize based on business needs

• Ability to problem solve and identify root cause

Education and Experience:

• Requires BS/BA in Microbiology or related life sciences discipline and 7+ years of relevant experience within the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry along with previous supervisory and/or leadership experience.

• Experience with electronic systems such as LIMS, Qumas, eDoc, Trackwise, etc., is an advantage.

• In depth knowledge of current regulatory requirements in support of cGMP manufacturing operations.

Preferred Laboratory Experience
o Bioburden
o Microbial Identification
o Water Testing - Endotoxin
o Environmental monitoring
o Cleaning and validation studies
o Familiar with USP, JP and EP methodology

* Level to be determined based on experience.

This is an opportunity to join our select team that is already leading the way in the Pharmaceutical/Biotech industry. Apply today and learn more about Regeneron's unwavering commitment to combining good science & good business.

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