QA Operations Expert DS

Posté 12 janv. 2023

Aubonne, Vaud - Switzerland

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As part of the DS Quality team, your role will be to ensure that drug substance batches, manufactured internally or externally, for market, development or validation purpose meet the appropriate quality requirements and are in compliance with currenGood Manufacturing Practices (cGMP's) and any applicable regulatory filings and Merck quality standards.



You will be in charge of ensuring compliance of Drug Substances manufacturing processes and batches by development stages, including product specifications with internal and external regulations and regulatory filings. You will also manage the deviations and ensure implementation of appropriate corrective / preventive actions. Furthermore, your duties also involve supporting, evaluating and approving CCPs related to drug substance manufactured at Aubonne.

You will be reviewing the production and environment trends and coordinate investigation/deviation where necessary and establish the GMP certificate of Conformity for IMPs. You will apply the risk based approach on a routine basis in all activities managed in its field of

expertise and contribute to the writing of QA procedures. Finally, you will be in charge of Escalating Risk linked to process development in a timely manner to the local QM, communicate risk to Product Quality Leader according to internal alignment with QM and BPS

and Participate and maintain alignment between DP & analytics development department.


Manufacturing Control and Batch Release

You will be in charge of reviewing Manufacturing Batch Records and performing usage decision on in-house manufactured Drug Substance batches and batch certification. You will also edit Certificate of Analysis for Drug substance batches manufactured at Aubonne and contribute to the monthly review of key quality indicators related to the manufacture and the release of Drug Substance batches.



- In case of absence, the responsibility for compliance, manufacturing control and batch release

is delegated to other QA DS release Expert.

- Deputy of the Technical Responsible / Qualified Person for batch disposition decisions.


Your profile: 

  • At least 7 years of experience in the pharamaceutical industry
  • With a relevant experience in a Quality function
  • Strong Knowledge of cGMPs and applicable regulations to manufacturing of DS
  • Good knowledge of Biotec manufacturing process is mandatory
  • English level B2, Fluent in French, Any other languages is an asset
  • Master/ Ph.D in pharmaceuticals / life science or any related field. 


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