Quality Assurance (QA) Director - Aseptic Processing Global Lead - U.S. Remote

Thousand Oaks, CA
May 11, 2022
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time


If you feel like youre part of something bigger, its because you are. At Amgen, our shared missionto serve patientsdrives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the worlds leading biotechnology companies. We are global collaborators who achieve togetherresearching, manufacturing, and delivering ever-better products that reach over 10 million patients worldwide. Its time for a career you can be proud of. Join us.

Quality Assurance (QA) Director Aseptic Processing Global Lead


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. In this vital role you will primarily provide direct support for Quality Science deliverables as they relate to:

  • Leading the Aseptic Processing Council and serve as an Aseptic Processing SME

  • Advancing Amgens aseptic processing standards and procedures and ensure compliance with changing regulatory requirements

  • Developing training and qualification materials for aseptic processing staff

As a QA Director you will:

  • Provide decision on what post-marketing events must be called out for reportability evaluations (Biological Process Deviation/Field Alert Reporting) to be in overall compliance with reporting regulations in the U.S.

  • Acts as GMP Compliance Subject-Matter Expert (SME), for complaint investigations, manufacturing deviations, global inspection responses and other regulatory communications

  • May lead cross-functional regulatory response teams in support of Amgen deadlines

  • Provide recommendations for compliance improvement of Amgen systems and processes

  • Review internal procedures and evaluate if they meet current regulatory guidance and expectations

  • Assure needed technical content is available to support rationale provided in deviations and complaint investigations

  • Review remediation plans for compliance with Quality Improvement plans and current regulations

  • Assist with generation of inspection playbooks and ensure staff are prepared to present during regulatory inspections

  • Ability to travel +/- 20% of time to domestic and international Amgen sites


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The Quality professional we seek is a subject-matter expert with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree and 4 years of Quality Science or Manufacturing experience


Masters degree and 8 years of Quality Science or Manufacturing experience


Bachelors degree and 10 years of Quality Science or Manufacturing experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Over 10 years experience as PQA, Manufacturing, PD or Aseptic Processing Validation (Real time at the floor, no education equivalence)

  • Aseptic Processing investigations as an owner or as Quality

  • Demonstrated experience in a Fill and Finish (Biological Drug Product) facility preferably in a Plant Quality Assurance position

  • Ideally, experience with barrier technology such as RABS and isolators.

  • Understanding of decontamination, sanitization, sterilization and lyophilization principles

  • Proficient in qualification and experience working with the design requirements for aseptic processing facilities

  • Experience working with regulatory agencies specifically during inspections

  • Ability to lead cross-functional teams, consistent timely and high-quality results

  • Collaborates and communicates exceptionally well with a broad group of partners across functions

  • Maintains integrity even in the face of conflict

  • Ability to operate in a matrixed or team environment with site, functional, and executive leadership

  • Understanding of Quality Management Systems (QMS), industry requirements/expectations of a QMS and device regulations

  • Understanding of the applicable manufacturing/testing processes (i.e. API, Drug Substance, Drug Product, Packaging, Device manufacturing processes)

  • Able to successfully manage workload to timelines; ability to oversee multiple projects simultaneously

  • Familiarity with basic project management tools

  • Ability to travel +/- 20% of time to domestic and international Amgen sites


What you can expect of us

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, we also work to care for our teammates professional and personal growth and well-being.

  • Vast opportunities to learn and move up and across our global organization

  • Diverse and inclusive community of belonging, where teammates are empowered to bring ideas to the table and act

  • Generous Total Rewards Plan comprising health, finance and wealth, work/life balance, and career benefits

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If you're seeking a career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others, a career where you can work at the absolute forefront of biotechnology with the top minds in the field, you'll find it at Amgen.

Amgen, a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses.

As an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world, Amgen fosters an inclusive environment of diverse, ethical, committed and highly accomplished people who respect each other but compete intensely to win. Together, we live the Amgen values as we continue advancing science to serve patients.

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Amgen requires all staff in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada to be vaccinated from COVID 19 as a condition of employment. In accordance with applicable law, Amgen will provide reasonable accommodations to staff members who qualify on the basis of a medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. Such accommodation may not pose an undue hardship to Amgen, its operations, or its staff.