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Associate Quality Assurance Specialist

Gaithersburg, MD
Start date
May 18, 2024

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Clinical, Clinical Medicine, Quality
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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Ready to shape the future of science and global health? ATCC, a pioneer in biomaterials manufacturing, is seeking an Associate Quality Assurance Specialist to support cGMP quality working onsite in Gaithersburg, MD.  This Associate Quality Assurance Specialist role is a great entry level opportunity for a recent college graduate with interest in biology or life sciences.  Gain experience in cGMP QA opperations supporting cGMP Cell Manufacturing in ISO 9001 by performing inspections, line clearances, label inspections, and batch record reviews.  


Embark on a career where you'll be instrumental in upholding quality processes and standards across manufacturing, production, and customer service. Join our dynamic team and contribute to our commitment to excellence and continuous improvement.


  • Compliance Monitoring and Assurance: Ensure organizational adherence to established quality assurance processes and standards across manufacturing, production, and customer service operations, facilitating ongoing monitoring and conformance to enhance overall quality performance. 
  • Internal Controls and Risk Management: Support the evaluation of internal controls, risk management practices, and documentation maintenance, including Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), to assess compliance with safety, quality, and regulatory standards, ensuring a robust framework for operational excellence. 
  • Audit Support and Remediation: Provide invaluable support for internal and vendor audits, identifying nonconformities and assisting in the development of effective corrective actions and preventive measures. Collaborate with departments to mitigate risks, foster compliance, and drive continuous improvement efforts. 


Education and Experience:


  • Bachelor's degree and 0-2 years' experience or equivalent experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Excellent organization and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work alone or within a team environment.
  • Ability to foster high degree of customer satisfaction.

Other Duties:

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


We Invest in You 


  • Health & Wellness: 
    • Comprehensive medical coverage and company paid Life Insurance, Disability Insurance & AD&D
    • Work life balance with Paid Holidays and PTO
    • Fitness and cell phone subsidies, and additional benefits such as Aflac, legal services, and pet insurance
    • Employee Assistance Program offering around-the-clock counseling
  • Financial security: 
    • 401(a) (6% employer contribution) and 403(b) (2% match) retirement plans
    • Exceptional career advancement opportunities, recognition, and rewards
    • Corporate bonus program
  • Mission Focused:
    • Non-profit organization supporting critical life science research
    • We give scientists the tools they need to make discoveries that improve and save lives
    • Contribute to community involvement and social responsibility


Join ATCC, where we fuel your success, well-being, and development.  We're a mission focused non-profit Equal Opportunity Employer, championing diversity and inclusivity. When you work at ATCC, you become a part of that mission, one we've committed to for almost 100 years. Shape the future of science with us. 


ATCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. 


ATCC is a private, nonprofit, global biological resource center and standards organization. We provide the scientific community credible biological products, advanced model systems, and high-quality services that support complex research in a variety of innovative applications resulting in incredible achievements in basic science, drug discovery, translational medicine, and public health.

We support the scientific community with the world’s largest and most diverse collection of human and animal cell products, as well as molecular genomic tools, microbe products, and biological materials. We offer a host of services, as well, including cell and microbial culturing and authentication, development and production of controls and derivatives, proficiency testing, and biomaterial deposit services. Through our ATCC Federal Solutions initiative, we lend our expertise to federal agencies in areas that include global health and infectious diseases, biodefense, and noncommunicable diseases.

We've developed a quality commitment, which includes ISO accreditations and standards, that has allowed ATCC to evolve from a traditional culture collection founded in 1925 to a biological resource center with an infrastructure that supports the future of life science and biotechnology.

Our newly expanded headquarters and bioproduction facility is located in Manassas, Virginia, near Washington DC, and a recently renovated research and technology center of excellence in Gaithersburg, Maryland.



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