Job Summary

Prolacta Bioscience is seeking a QC Compliance Specialist, fully competent to serve as a technical resource and contributor in one or more specialized functions. The QC Compliance Specialist is required to support in the development and implementation of compliance programs for the organization and the monitoring of business activities for compliance with applicable rules and regulations (i.e. support quality and regulatory compliance for testing of incoming raw materials, raw milk, in-process, final product, stability, environmental monitoring, and facility/utility sampling). Additionally, the QC Compliance Specialist is required to support simple to moderately complex, OOSs (Out of Specification), NCs (Non-Conformance), LIRs (Laboratory Investigation Report), ORs (Observation Report), CAs (Corrective Action) and/or CAPAs (Corrective and Preventative Action), and contract laboratory investigations. This role is required to work closely with and support each of these systems as they relate to the testing performed for Prolacta.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • In-depth understanding and adherence to the Quality System requirements established by Prolacta Bioscience
  • Demonstrates broad understanding of routine laboratory procedures
  • Demonstrates working knowledge of project/process flow within discipline
  • Applies technical expertise and has moderate knowledge of other related business disciplines/policies
  • Identifies areas for continuous improvements and efficiencies
  • Evaluates, selects, and applies standard techniques and procedures
  • Responsible for ensuring QC compliance with all Federal, State, local and company regulations, policies, and procedures related to EHS (Environment, Health and Safety) practices
  • Develop, maintain and report statistical analysis and metrics of QC data
  • Identify emerging trends in laboratory compliance (i.e. FDA, ICH, compendial revisions and laboratory safety), corporate practices, policies, and procedures
  • Identify gaps in corporate practices, policies, and procedures
  • Ensures operating manuals and procedural documents stay current when regulations change
  • Work closely with staff on OOS, NC, LIR, OR, CA and/or CAPA investigations, reports, and root cause analysis for all testing that occurs within the Prolacta and contract laboratory for GMP production, studies, and investigations
  • Utilizes significant knowledge of raw materials and finished goods testing in preparing conclusions and recommendations
  • Work closely with Quality Assurance (QA) to support and ensure inspection readiness in the laboratory for QA Walk-Throughs
  • Work closely with the QA Training Specialist as needed to provide necessary technical support for the training program pertaining to the QC department
  • Provide the support required to generate installation/operation/performance qualifications for QC analytical instrumentation
  • Ensure QC instruments and equipment are calibrated and maintained

· May operate, maintain, and troubleshoot advanced analysis equipment

· May make minor adaptations and modifications

  • Support the development and execution of validation studies and research projects
  • Works on simple to moderately complex projects requiring evaluation of materials testing

· Maintains a safe and clean laboratory

· Disposes of hazardous/biohazardous wastes according to Prolacta established procedures

· Performs environmental monitoring (gowning required)

· Write and/or revise Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

  • Provides leadership, guidance, and training to junior colleagues on a regular basis

Job Requirements and Qualifications

· Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Microbiology, Chemical Engineering, or related discipline

(OR)

· At least 4 years of directly applicable experience; hands-on experience in manufacturing, operations, or pilot lab/scale-up operations desired

Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

· Business AcumenDemonstrates thorough knowledge of Prolacta products, technical operations, strategy, and industry trends

· Collaboration

Develops cross-functional partnerships and initiates new and productive internal/external alliances

Solicits feedback regarding improving processes

· Communication – Regularly interacts with team members, management, contacts among functional areas, and other departments within the company

· Computer Skills – Proficient in Microsoft Office (e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)

· Critical Thinking – Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems

· Customer Focus

Ensures products meet client requirements

Assesses customer needs and develops options to meet those needs

Presents options and recommendations to management/customer(s)

· Efficient – Performs highly detailed work on multiple, concurrent tasks, while working under strict deadlines

· Good Judgment – Work performed without appreciable direction

· Guidance

Builds consensus, encourages two-way feedback, and acknowledges contributions of others

Encourages work group members to pursue excellence through diverse perspectives

· Problem Solving

References and researches established practices, standards and/or policies to provide solutions to a variety of difficult problems

Effectively challenges current processes and recommends improved approaches

· Teamwork

Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Facilitates cooperative behavior among departments

· Written/Oral Skills – Regularly required to demonstrate strong written communication and oral skills

Work Environment (Location, Travel, Shift, On-Call, etc.)

· This position requires working in a laboratory/office setting for an 8 hour shift

· Required to support the QC Lab at both the City of Industry and Duarte locations

· Up to 10% car travel between locations may be required

Direct Reports

None

Disclaimer

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

“Prolacta Bioscience, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.” Prolacta Bioscience, Inc. is committed to a proactive program of affirmative action and diversity development. The Company will continue to recruit, hire, train, and promote into all job levels without regard to race, religion, gender, marital status, familial status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, source of income, or veteran status.

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