QC Analyst I

Location
Cambridge, MA, United States
Posted
Feb 04, 2021
Ref
815
Discipline
Quality, Quality Control
Hotbed
Genetown
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
POSITION SUMMARY

Department Description:

Quality Control (QC) is responsible for incoming inspection of components and raw materials, plus quality testing (e.g. analytical, microbiological) of intermediate, stability and final product samples to demonstrate that all products manufactured meet standards required for cGMP operations. Various techniques (e.g. assay transfers, validation and qualification of new instrumentation) are utilized within the Quality Control Laboratory to ensure cGMP compliance.

Position Summary:

Perform routine testing of raw materials, in-process and final products in accordance with SOPs for product release and validation.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Core Responsibilities:
  • Perform microbiological assays for in-process and final product samples.
  • Perform analytical methods for final bulk material/finished goods.
  • Test and disposition of raw materials and perform environmental monitoring.
  • Review of QC data for compliance to procedures and specifications.
  • Calculate and evaluate results.
  • Participate in lab maintenance and administration duties.
  • Initiate lab investigations and deviations.
  • Lab support including but not limited to glass washing, autoclaving, etc.
  • Effectively demonstrate an understanding of CGMPs and how it applies to specific responsibilities.
  • Follow accurate oral and written procedures for testing of in-process and final product samples.
  • Provide input to the technical composition of operating documentation.
  • Work independently under general supervision and direction.
  • Work in compliance with cGMPs.
  • Practice safe work habits and adheres to Vericel's safety procedures and guidelines.
  • Maintain lab documentation and notebooks, ensuring timely review, reconciliation and filing.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Leadership Qualifications:

An ongoing commitment to conducting our global business according to the highest legal and ethical standards, and to continually pursue excellence in the development and delivery of all of our products and services. This includes:
  • Respecting the laws and operating within the applicable regulations of the places in which we conduct business, as well as our own Company policies and procedures.
  • Being honest and treating people with respect and courtesy.
  • Constantly striving to make Vericel a great place to work, and a company respected for the quality of its people and products.
  • Acting as role models for our fellow employees by acting responsibly, fairly, and honestly in our dealings and exercising sound judgment in performing our jobs.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 1 year of experience in a CGMP lab environment.
  • Proficient in Outlook, MS Word, Excel and lab based data management systems.
  • Experience with microbiological testing or environmental monitoring.
  • Experience in a biotech, pharmaceutical or other regulated industry.

WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs.
  • Requires working one day per weekend.
  • Rotating holiday coverage.
  • Rotating off-shift alarm coverage. Must carry a company issued cell phone.
  • May be required to work in classified and controlled areas such as clean room environment wearing special garments. Additionally, personal protective equipment must be worn due to safety requirements.