R&D Sr. Quality Officer

Irvine, CA, United States
Feb 27, 2021
Quality, Quality Control
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
About AbbVie
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Role supports the quality oversight of the R&D laboratory function associated with GMP testing for biological and small molecule projects. Quality assurance reviewer/approver of documentation generated in the laboratory area such as protocols, reports, investigations and assessments.

Major Responsibilities:

• Performs quality assurance review and approval of analytical method validation and transfer documentation.

• Investigates and resolves laboratory investigations. Performs the quality assurance review and approval of laboratory investigation reports, including out-of-specification reports, incident reports and non-conformances for both internal and CRO laboratories. Determines if corrective and preventative actions are adequate and evaluates the impact on materials.

• Performs quality assurance review and approval of analytical procedures for compliance with company policies, ICH and regional requirements.

• Performs quality assurance review and approval of stability protocols/reports and expiry justifications.

• Conducts review of documentation related to reference standard use and qualification.

• Gathers information such as compliance history of investigations and incidents for external laboratories towards supplier management assessments.

• Reviews and approves laboratory technical assessments.

• As the quality representative on R&D project teams, provides guidance to the team members for quality matters based on company procedures and consult with management when necessary. Responsible for the quality-related project tasks, which are carried out independently or via coordination with the SME colleague in the quality department.

• Contributes to the overall functioning of the department including other quality assurance activities delegated by the Manager.


• Training and experience equivalent to Bachelor's degree in general science with an emphasis in chemistry, biology or microbiology

• At least seven years of industry experience in GMP laboratory practices and quality assurance

• Knowledge of principles of analytical method validation

• Knowledge of regulatory guidances related to laboratory investigations

• Interpreting multiple standards and applying them to department activities

• Detail oriented with proven organizational skills

• Handling a wide variety of tasks under time constraints

• Interpreting and evaluating data and summarizing results

• Excellent interpersonal skills with team player orientation

• Strong computer skills, especially within a Microsoft Windows® operating system

Significant Work Activities
Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
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