QC Analyst

Permanent employee, Full-time · Shannon

Your mission
As a QC Analyst, you will be responsible for ensuring continued Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)-compliant activities within QC to support the manufacture and release of plasmid and gene therapy products.
 This role will be a part of aiding the start-up of a new GMP facility for the production of gene therapy products. As such, it will involve participating in equipment qualification, method transfer and routine in-process and release testing within the QC labs, in addition to other QC-supporting activities.
Job Description

Major Activities

  • Execute routine analytical testing to support timely release of product.
  • Support testing at external contract labs for raw materials and final product.
  • Operation and maintenance of laboratory equipment ensuring all equipment is calibrated and suitable for use in alignment with test schedule.
  • Record Out-of-Specification, non-conformances, investigations and implementation of corrective action(s) where applicable.
  • Assistance with the development and updating of SOPs and laboratory documentation.
  • Ensure all training is undertaken in a timely manner as required to perform activities designated.
  • Maintain QC facilities to meet GMP requirements, conduct necessary checks to support any health authority, customer/stakeholder site visits.
  • Support with maintaining the Quality Management System and controlling of documents and assuring the data integrity of all data produced.
  • Execution of equipment qualification and method validation/transfer when required.
  • Propose and/or support the development and implementation of continuous improvement programs.
  • Responsible for ensuring that own work complies with GMP, Data Integrity and Good Documentation Practice (GDP) and is undertaken in accordance with applicable procedures.
  • Responsible for ensuring that own training is undertaken in a timely and GMP compliant manner before the task is undertaken.
  • Responsible for ensuring that any GMP documentation e.g. (but not limited to) Issues, CAPAs, Change Controls, BMRs & audit/inspection actions, within own area of responsibility, is closed timely and in a RFT state.

Key Job Competencies
  • Experience of working within a quality environment.
  • High level of attention to detail.
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; able to gather and analyse information; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations.
  • Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to compliment data; Designs workflows and procedures.
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyses information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Motivation - sets and achieves challenging goals; demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; measures self against standard of excellence.
  • Professionalism - approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments.
  • Innovation - meets challenges with resourcefulness; generates suggestions for improving work; develops innovative approaches and ideas.
  • Oral Communication - speaks clearly; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates good presentation skills; participates effectively in meetings.
  • Written Communication - writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; varies writing style to meet needs; presents numerical data effectively; able to read and interpret written information.
  • Physical & mental requirements - occasional lifting; the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Job Background

  • BSc in a scientific discipline e.g. Biochemistry, Chemistry.
  • Minimum 0-2 years’ experience working in a GMP environment.
  • Experience in working with gene therapy and/or biologics methods e.g. qPCR, HPLC, Western Blot, SDS-PAGE, DNA extraction, Spectrophotometry.
  • Experience with mammalian cell culture and/or flow cytometry preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software preferred, specifically Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Wants to learn and have a natural curiosity to understand systems and processes.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment essential.
About us

MeiraGTx is a clinical-stage gene therapy company focused on developing potentially curative treatments for patients living with serious diseases. We currently have six programs in clinical development including three ocular indications, a salivary gland condition, and a Parkinson’s disease program. Our initial focus on diseases of the eye, salivary gland and central nervous system is based on the significant unmet medical need coupled with the high potential gene therapy has to provide meaningful clinical benefit in these areas. With headquarters in New York and London, our global footprint provides us the opportunity to partner with leading institutions around the world, allowing us to deepen our understanding of diseases and their progression.

Our team was built with deep expertise in gene therapy development, allowing us to efficiently advance our programs from preclinical to clinical development. Our core capabilities in viral vector design and optimization and gene therapy manufacturing give us a differentiated approach to developing gene therapies. Additionally, we are developing proprietary technology to potentially enable innovative gene therapy treatments whose expression can be turned on and off with an easily administered small molecule. We believe temporal control of gene therapy products has the potential to transform the gene therapy landscape.

Our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, completed in early 2018, was designed to meet global regulatory requirements, including the current good manufacturing practices (cGMP) required by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) in the UK and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The 29,000-square foot facility has the flexibility and capacity to produce sufficient product for all our clinical trials and will scale to commercial capacity.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!
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