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Quality Assurance Specialist – Laboratory Services

Vyriad is an early stage biotechnology company focused on curing cancer using potent, safe and cost-effective cancer therapies utilizing engineered replication competent viruses designed to selectively and rapidly destroy cancer. Revolutionizing cancer treatment is our long-term goal, requiring curiosity, perseverance, an openness to challenging convention and a commitment to excellence. The challenges are complex, the work pace is fast, and progress is seldom a straight line. All of this makes for an exhilarating environment of collaboration, discovery and fun.  

Position Overview

Quality Assurance staff are responsible for oversight of quality and regulatory compliance for analytic assay development and testing services. Staff work to identify and reduce regulatory and compliance risk by continuous monitoring and evaluating facility policies and practices to ensure compliance is built into the operational systems. Quality Assurance staff communicate and work effectively with leadership to take necessary actions to mitigate identified risks.

Quality Assurance staff are accountable for the effective implementation of the Quality Management System (QMS) and serves as the subject matter expert on the policies, processes and procedures of the QMS by developing a broad knowledge of the practice, business and technology as it relates to product manufacturing.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develops and oversees the analytical systems compliance program. 
  • Provides knowledge and expertise to testing personnel on quality concepts and practices.
  • Ensures analytical service risks are escalated to management. 
  • Maintains control and takes responsibility for third-party services providers (contract manufacturers, contract laboratories, etc.). 
  • Ensures compliance concerns are prioritized and resources identified. 
  • Performs review of analytical testing documents for clarity and compliance. 
  • Works with scientific staff to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements associated with internal and external assessments and responses to citations. 
  • Develops regulatory and compliance training program for the intended audience. Maintains program and keeps it up to date. 
  • Receives, tracks and responds to customer and regulatory complaints. 

Other Responsibilities:

  • Leads the investigation of events that appear to be associated with regulatory violations. Works with relevant parties to resolve issue and take appropriate corrective and preventive action.

Education requirements:

  • A Master’s degree in a science related field is required and a minimum of 2 years’ experience in a quality control/quality assurance role. Training or experience in laboratory science is highly desirable.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a science related field is required and a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a quality control/quality assurance role. Training or experience in laboratory science is highly desirable.

Experience and skill requirement:

  • Knowledge and experience in FDA current Good Manufacturing Practices for product manufacturing and Clinical Laboratory regulations is required. Additional experience with other requirements (Good Laboratory Practices, ISO, etc.) is highly desirable. 
  • Exceptional human relations and communication (written, verbal, and listening) skills are required. Should be very detail-oriented and have the ability to work independently and productively with minimal direction, and routinely exercise initiative and sound judgment. 
  • Strong analytic skills coupled with critical thinking skills are essential in this role. Must have demonstrated capacity to comprehend complex protocols, programs, and situations. The ability to exercise good judgment while under pressure and tight deadlines, and strong coping skills are required. Must be flexible in adapting to a variety of responsibilities, work assignments, and priorities.

Job Type: 

Full-time 

Schedule:

Monday-Friday 8:00 – 5:00 

Location:

Rochester, MN (Required)

Work authorization:

Work visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Compensation and benefits:

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. A comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Paid Holidays
  • PTO
  • Employer paid Short- and Long-Term Disability
  • Life Insurance
  • AD&D
  • Dental Insurance
  • Simple IRA with an employer match

How to apply

To apply please send a resume and cover letter to careers@vyriad.com. References will be requested and background checks will be required prior to start of employment. Applications will be reviewed as received until the position is filled.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Vyriad is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, sexual orientation or veteran status.

Apply today

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to careers@vyriad.com

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