Senior Specialist, Quality Assurance

Redwood City, CA
Jul 20, 2021
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Senior Specialist, Quality Assurance

Allakos Inc. is a clinical-stage company developing therapeutic antibodies for inhibitory receptors on the surface of immune effector cells involved in allergic, inflammatory and proliferative diseases.

Allakos is committed to developing innovative therapies that transform patients’ lives.  We are looking for bright and talented individuals to join our team and share in our passion and commitment to improving the lives of patients.

Your Role:

  • Perform master batch record review and executed batch record review.
  • Support activities for dispositioning clinical and commercial bulk drug products and finished drug products.
  • Support the change management process, ensuring compliance with cGMP.
  • Assist in quality investigation of manufacturing/packaging deviations.
  • Assist in GMP audits, as required.
  • Assist in supplier qualification and reassessment activities.
  • Support the QA review of internal and external documentation for compliance with approved documentation, established standards, and regulations.
  • Review and updates GMP related SOPs and policies
  • Participate in projects that support continuous improvement efforts.
  • CMO oversight of packaging contractors. Support manufacturing and packaging validation activities as well as commercial launch activities.
  • Participate in interactions with external service providers, as applicable.
  • Some travel is required, domestic and international.

Qualifications and Expertise:

  • At least 4 years of relevant experience in the area of quality assurance in the Biotech/Life Sciences arena
  • Bachelor's degree or higher
  • Working knowledge and understanding of ICH, FDA, and EU regulations
  • Working experience in GMP environment.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, collaborative approach essential.
The salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The Allakos Values are: Selflessness, Drive, Clarity, Thoughtfulness, Fun, and Leadership

Allakos is an equal opportunity employer. Allakos will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law.