WuXi AppTec

  • GLP Quality Assurance, Group Leader

    Job Locations US-NJ-Plainsboro
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  • Overview

    Xenobiotic Laboratories (XBL), a subsidiary of the Lab Testing Division of WuXi AppTec, Inc., is a leading contract research laboratory specializing in small molecule bioanalytical, drug metabolism, and pharmacokinetic services to the pharmaceutical, animal health and agrochemical industries.  XBL is seeking a GLP Quality Assurance Group Leader for their  Quality Assurance Department located in Plainsboro, NJ. 


    Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Manage and mentor a team of quality assurance auditors at various levels of competency.
    • Implement systems and enhance current processes to improve performance with appropriate mechanisms to measure effectiveness.
    • Maintain a constant awareness of EPA, FDA, and OECD Good Laboratory Practice (GLP), and related regulations, as they may apply to WuXi AppTec (NEJ) activities.
    • Monitor study conduct, study set-up, sample collection, analysis and reporting for applicable regulatory compliance, including assurance that laboratories are run according to regulatory requirements and are meeting data integrity requirements.
    • Assist QA leadership in the development and implementation of updates to the company GLP program for adherence to FDA, EPA, OECD, and any other related applicable regulations within the facility.
    • Lead the QAU on inspection of facilities and evaluates current laboratory practices. Recommends changes or modifications to facilities and laboratory procedures that will maintain the facility compliance with current agency standards and regulations.
    • Monitor GLP off-site/subcontracted studies or study phases, as appropriate.
    • Lead and/or vendor and/or subcontractor qualification inspections.
    • Conducts audit (protocol/plan, raw data, and report audits for accuracy and completeness, verifying that the final reports accurately reflect the raw data generated) and in-process critical phase inspections of each GLP-regulated study performed at the laboratory for conformance to final protocol, SOPs, and relevant GLP regulations.
    • Oversee the maintenance of written records of all inspections/audits, as well as, submissions to the study director and management of inspection/audit reports, indicating deviations from or conformance to GLP, protocols, or SOPs.
    • Assist QA leadership in the review, writing, and maintenance of SOPs for the QAU and assists in the updates of general standard operating procedures, when necessary.
    • Develop and present GLP training programs for QA and technical laboratory personnel.
    • Oversee update and maintenance of the master schedule.
    • Assist QA leadership with arranging, scheduling, and assisting sponsors’ Quality Assurance inspections and regulatory agency inspections. Lead inspections by external parties in the absence of QA leadership.
    • Work with colleagues throughout the company to encourage cooperation, train and implement Quality Systems and disseminate regulatory knowledge.
    • Communicate with and serves as liaison to sponsor and outside agency QA inspectors as may be called for by QA and WuXi AppTec (NEJ) management.
    • Serve in advisory capacity to other personnel within the company in providing assistance in Good Laboratory Practices.
    • Serve as mentor and peer-reviewer to personnel in QA department.
    • In the absence of the QA leadership, the Group Leader will oversee the QAU and fulfill the required management responsibilities.
    • Other duties, as assigned by QA leadership.


    Experience / Training / Education:

    • Bachelor’s degree, or higher, in a scientific discipline
    • At least 10 years of Quality Assurance experience in a GLP-regulated operation with at least 5 years in a management role.
    • Prior experience working in a GLP-regulated research laboratory environment preferred


    Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:

    • Thorough knowledge of commonly used technical concepts, practices, and procedures within the bioanalytical, agrochemical and QA field
    • Solid understanding of Good Laboratory Practices and/or other regulatory guidelines applicable to EPA/FDA/OECD regulations
    • Well-developed management and leadership skills with a proven track record of managing teams effectively and efficiently
    • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to influence opinion in matters of regulatory compliance
    • Must work well in a matrix and team oriented environment
    • Detail-oriented and highly organized
    • Computer skills: working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
    • Ability to multitask and work well under pressure of multiple projects and tight deadlines
    • Ability to effectively prioritize workload and manage changes in direction
    • Ability to work efficiently in a highly dynamic environment; ability to communicate effectively with a highly diversified group of scientists, managers, and QA personnel
    • Must be able to record and keep essential records for a regulated environment
    • Must be able to adherence to regulatory guidelines consistent with WuXi AppTec requirements


    Physical Requirements:          

    • Must be able to work in an office environment with minimal noise conditions.
    • Must be able to work in Lab setting with exposure to Animals/biohazards / Chemicals (List specific Chemicals)
    • Must not have animal allergies to applicable species in this facility
    • Must be able to wear appropriate PPE
    • Must be able to work in environment with variable noise levels
    • Ability to stand /Sit/walk for long periods of time
    • Ability to Lift 10 lbs routinely
    • Ability to crouch, bend, twist, and reach
    • Ability to push/pull 10 lbs routinely/ often / occasionally
    • Clarity of Vision
    • Ability to identify and distinguish colors
    • Must be able to perform activities with repetitive motions
    • Ability to climb Ladders / Stairs / Scaffolding
    • Ability to work in variable temperatures high to freezing
    • Inside/outside working conditions


    Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled


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