Specialist, IQA/ SQA

Worcester, Massachusetts
Mar 27, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
About AbbVie
AbbVie’s mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people’s lives across several key therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, neuroscience, eye care, virology, women’s health and gastroenterology, in addition to products and services across its Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at Follow @abbvie on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.

Position Description

- Assist with proper integration and support of quality regulations: drug, biologics, device and/or combination products.

- Assist project teams in planning, preparation, review and approval of quality documentation.

- Responsible for end results of the Incoming Quality Assurance area. Assures that all incoming materials received at ABC are inspected, sampled, tested and disposition according to established policies and procedures. Provides strategic direction for area of operation and ensures tactical objectives are met.

- Responsible for quarantine and reject for materials not meeting standards, ensure the initiation of exception documentation and oversee the implementation of any corrective action.

- Complete and route change requests for process document creation, maintenance, and implementation.

- Create quality system documentation and specifications with guidance from technical teams following approved templates and guidelines.

- Assist with or co-lead audits of documentation, facilities and equipment.

- Assist in the design of effective quality systems, procedures and/or processes within cross functional teams to ensure compliance as well as efficiency throughout our quality system.

- Perform assessments to determine compliance to processes and regulations to identify potential gaps and mitigate and implement improvements within our quality system.

- Participate in training and education programs for various aspects of quality assurance.


Basic Qualifications

- Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Pharmacy, Biology, Microbiology, Engineering or other technical/ scientific area preferred.

- 5+ years’ experience in quality assurance, quality oversight or relevant experience.

- Technical knowledge in as many of the following areas as possible: Quality, Raw Material, Regulatory, Process Sciences, Manufacturing Operations.

- Knowledge and familiarity with product, process, equipment, and facilities of pharmaceutical, biological or device related products preferred.

- Knowledge of QA systems and GMP compliance requirements including regulations and standards affecting device, biologics, and pharmaceutical products preferred.

- Ability to partner with QA & Operations personnel in order to influence/make effective QA decisions that are consistent with regulatory requirements and support overall production demands

- Ability to make effective QA decisions independently in a fast-paced production environment

- Experience working in both team setting and independently. Works well with manager guidance to complete tactical objectives while able to manage own time effectively.

- Strong oral and written communication skills needed.

- Excellent interpersonal skills a plus.

- Runs small projects to deliver tactical results.

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At AbbVie, we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop new and innovative solutions for patients. As an equal opportunity employer we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.