Manager, Quality Control

Redwood City, California
Oct 07, 2021
Quality, Quality Control
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Title:                       Manager, Quality Control                 
Reports To:           
Director, Quality Control      
Location:                Redwood City, California
Classification:       Exempt 


Coherus BioSciences is seeking a highly motivated and experienced QC professional to provide technical and operational support to Coherus QC.  Prior experience in QC overseeing in-process, lot release and stability testing as well as expertise with the analytical and bioanalytical methods used for testing of Biologics is required.  This is an individual contributor role with potential for having a direct report depending on past experience.

This individual will work in a matrixed environment partnering with internal teams and contract organizations to ensure on time delivery of CoAs in support of batch release and stability testing timelines. 

Knowledge and proficiency with US and multinational regulations is required.  Experience supporting commercialization and lifecycle management activities as well as experience authoring and reviewing relevant sections of the associated regulatory submissions is preferred.

Note:  The following is meant to be representative but not necessarily all inclusive of the duties and responsibilities for this position title:

  • Author QC protocols supporting testing activities
  • Manage contract laboratories
  • Review and trend data and support data inputs to Quality Program Reviews (e.g. PQR, QMR, AR, APQR)
  • Monitor lab performance via key metrics and partner with internal and external stakeholders to improve performance
  • Execute responsibilities in accordance with internal procedures
  • Lead lab investigations and CAPA implementation in support of QC operations
  • Evaluate and continuously improve QC systems and procedures to ensure compliance with current regulations
  • Interface with the analytical team, QA, Operations and Regulatory to execute Coherus’ operational plan
  • Assure qualification and validation status of lot release and stability indicating methods
  • Author and/or review relevant sections in regulatory submissions
  • Support specification development and revision as required
  • Support contract organization and vendor audits as required
  • Own POs and monitor external expenses supporting routine testing operations
  • Up to 20% Travel as necessary to support organizational activities


  • BS/BA in chemistry, biology, or a related field is required; an advanced degree is preferred.
  • A minimum of 8 years in a GMP environment (pharmaceutical or biopharmaceutical industries) with at least 5 years in a QC laboratory overseeing QC operations
  • Familiarity with cGMP and multi-national regulations and guidances related to pharmaceutical and biotech products
  • Familiarity with statistical analyses related to pharmaceutical / biotech drug product testing and stability monitoring including familiarity with statistical software programs
  • Previous experience is preferred in QC lab or QC stability program in a pharmaceutical or biotech environment
  • A well-rounded technical background encompassing analytical methods, instrumentation, computerized systems, biology, chemistry, microbiology, statistics and/or thermodynamics is required
  • Familiarity with biopharmaceutical production and testing is required
  • Proficiency with performing root cause analysis in support of lab investigations and manufacturing deviations
  • Ability to solve complex technical problems
  • Excellent written and communication skills, scientific report writing
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency with statistical analysis software is desired

Beginning July 19, 2021, Coherus BioSciences requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of their start date.  This requirement is a condition of employment at Coherus BioSciences, and it applies regardless of whether the position is located at a Coherus BioSciences facility or is fully remote.  If you are unable to receive the vaccine due to a disability or serious medical condition, or because it is prohibited as a result of your sincerely held religious beliefs, you will have an opportunity to request a reasonable accommodation.