Specialist I, QA Batch Release

Baltimore (Camden), MD, US
Sep 25, 2020
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Emergent BioSolutions is committed to assisting employees achieve their professional goals. Internal job postings are one of the tools available to employees at Emergent BioSolutions to assist in their career management. This enables current employees who have remained in their current position for a minimum of one year to apply for an open position.

The QA Specialist I, Batch Release is responsible for performing duties related to the management of records relevant to the review and release of Batch Records for the CGMP operation of Emergent BioSolutions in Baltimore Camden Site. Our QA Department provides expertise in problem solving and process improvements. The QA Specialist I will interact with all departments to provide guidance necessary to maintain and improve CGMP compliance at the company.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Batch Review and Release
• Coordinate batch record review and approval process.
• Critically reviews GMP documents such as:
o Executed batch records for a variety of different functional areas
o Analytical Testing Data
o Microbial and Environmental Monitoring Data
o WFI testing data
o Equipment Data
o Logbooks
• Performs SAP transactions which may include QA disposition of Intermediate Clinical and Commercial product for further manufacturing.
• Work on issues where analysis of situations or data requires an evaluation of multiple inputs.
• Resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways using a wide range of experience, professional concept and company objectives.
• Frequently interact with direct manager, subordinates, internal customers and other cross functional peers to gain alignment on sound quality decisions.
• Initiate non-conformance investigations
• Demonstrate strong organization skills related to priorities and workload. Ability to solve problems independently and within a team environment.
• Act in a trainer capacity for Batch Review activities for New Employees
• Review and Revise SOPs and Relevant Documents using Electronic DMS

Quality Operations Support:
• Compile and communicate performance metrics and data trend analyses to senior management for Batch Review and Release relevant activities.

Continuous Improvement
• Identify opportunities for improvement within scope of work.
• Serves as change agent for continuous improvement in operational excellence activities.

Regulatory Inspection
• Provide logistical support and technical knowledge during regulatory and internal inspections of Emergent quality systems.

The above statements are intended to describe the nature of work performed by those in this job and are not an exhaustive list of all duties. Nothing in this job description restricts managements right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time which reflects management's assignment of essential functions.


• BS or BA degree in Science or Engineering with 5-10 years of GMP experience with at least one year in an FDA regulated industry.
• Ability to manage multiple priorities and tasks in a dynamic environment.
• Excellent written and verbal skills.
• Ability to exercise judgment to determine appropriate corrective actions.
• Ability to exercise judgment for defined practices and policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.
• Ability to use computer programs such as an electronic document management system and SAP.
• Ability to make sound decisions regarding compliance-related issues with limited supervision.
• Strong leadership skills; high level of personal/departmental accountability and responsibility.
• Ability to work in a team environment.
• Working knowledge of CGMP.

There are physical/mental demands and work environment characteristics that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

This information is available upon request from the candidate.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform all essential functions

Emergent BioSolutions is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, Protected Veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

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