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Quality Control Analyst II

Location : Chelsea, MA
Job Type : Internal Direct
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 2-5
Required Education : Bachelor's
Travel : No
Relocation : No
Job Industry : Quality Assurance
Job Category : Pharmaceutical Operational Support

Job Description :

The Quality Control Analyst is responsible for executing QC testing and related analytical activities supporting product development, release and stability. This individual conducts routine and non-routine chemical and physical analyses of raw materials, in-process materials and drug products according to standard operating procedures. The Quality Control Analyst compiles data for documentation of test procedures that may include stability program testing and formulation studies, participates in the preparation of investigations, summaries and reports, and reviews data obtained for compliance to specifications and reports out-of-trend and/or out-of-specification results. The Quality Control Analyst revises and updates standard operating procedures as needed.



• Performs analytical testing of spray dried powder using relevant methodologies (i.e. Delivered Dose, Anderson Cascade Impaction, Next Generation Impaction)

• Operates analytical instrumentation (i.e. HPLC, UPLC, GC, UV-vis, FTIR, laser diffraction, KF).

• Statistically and critically analyzes data for trending and reporting into regulatory filings.

• Participates in Laboratory and/or Quality Investigations.

• Monitors equipment and instrumentation used on a daily basis to ensure proper operation and calibration.

• Participates in the construction and/or revision of SOPs.

• Assists in the writing and updating of analytical test procedures, protocol, log books and checklists.

• Responsible for identifying and alerting a supervisor of issues on instruments and/or test executions; makes initial recommendations for possible solutions and/or corrective actions.




Required Qualifications :


Education or Equivalent: Bachelor’s Degree in Physical or Chemical Sciences (life sciences) required.



• Minimum of 2-5 years of experience in a cGMP regulated environment required.

• Experience in MDI/DPI analytical test methods (i.e. Andersen Cascade Impactor and Emitted Dose techniques) preferred.


Knowledge/Skills Requirements:

• Extensive experience with executing QC test methods, generating associated data packages, auditing data packages generated by others, troubleshooting instrumentation, trending data and statistical analyses required.

• Demonstrated ability to lead and/or author investigations to determine root causes of OOTs and/or OOSs according to cGMP standards required.

• Ability to troubleshoot and repair analytical instrumentation such as HPLCs and UPLCs preferred.

• Experience with analytical method development and validation preferred.

• Familiarity with executing Standard Operating Procedures in a GMP setting required.

• Chromatography skills using Empower and/or ChemStation required.

• Critical understanding of the importance of documentation and data traceability required.

• Working knowledge of cGMP’s and their application to Quality Control required.

Other Skills and Abilities:


• Excellent oral and written communication skills.

• Ability to effectively manage time and prioritize tasks independently to meet tight timelines and shifting priorities.

• Demonstrates dedication to documentation/data traceability and strong attention to detail.

• Demonstrates appropriate safety consciousness.


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