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1 Jun 2017

Full-Time Quality Assurance Specialists

Quality Assurance Specialists – Posted by avanti rx job posting Brampton, Ontario, Canada

Job Description

Experience in Pharmaceutical is a must for this position.

Reports To: Manager of Quality Primary Responsibilities:

Outstanding opportunity for Quality Assurance professionals to join our company based in Brampton as Senior Quality Assurance Specialists. As the Quality Assurance Specialist you will be responsible for the maintenance of the QA function and ensuring compliance according to GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice), and will perform activities to assure compliance with applicable regulatory requirements by conducting audits, supporting training programs, data and documentation reviews and analysis.


  • Manage the GMP Documentation, Change Control, CAPS, OOT, OOS, Training Record systems.
  • Review and approve CoA and other quality documentation
  • Review validation activities
  • Assess regulations
  • Develop quality policy
  • Perform timely data review with a high focus on data quality to ensure accuracy and completeness of analytical testing documentation.
  • Oversee Quality Control documentation to enforce good documentation practice to improve accuracy, GMP compliance and neatness of analytical documentation
  • Verify calculations and documented information such as reagent expiry, instrument calibration, logbook entries, control charts etc are present and complete and accurate.
  • Review internal logbooks for incoming samples, standards, reagents, equipment etc.
  • Issue and reconcile Quality Control laboratory workbooks and other GMP documentation.
  • Audit and inspect laboratory equipment daily use logbooks
  • Ensure analysis performed are as per client’s specification
  • Track tests in progress and issue periodic status reports
  • Support training initiatives by implementing training program, including monitoring effectiveness of program and ensure training records are compliant
  • Implement Quality Policies and Procedures for on-site test activities
  • Develop, implement and update QA Manual, QA Supplement Manual and standard operating procedures
  • Prepare, review and approve Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Coordinate documentation activities to ensure compliance with GLP and GMP
  • Archive and retrieve quality control data
  • Audit and inspect laboratory operation and activities
  • Audit and review data for accuracy, completeness and regulatory compliance
  • Detailed audits of draft reports for compliance with SOP’s and GLP regulations
  • Participate in client audits and inspections
  • Participate in regulatory audits and inspections
  • Oversee the laboratory investigation
  • Perform Annual Internal Audit, and work with Analytical Lab personal to ensure follows up and corrective actions are completed.
  • Periodic review of training records, SOPs, Change Control implementation, Deviation and OOS investigation
  • Data-review and data-verification activities
  • Maintaining and issuing controlled numbers in support of site-wide document control
  • Tracking document requests and ensure completion of outstanding items
  • Conduct QA investigation with regard to Out-of-Specifications, Exceptions and Corrective Action. Monitor effectiveness of corrective and preventative actions.
  • Assist in the review and approval of GMP documents such as SOPs, and associated forms, and initiate revisions.
  • Evaluate laboratory results and keep trending of ARA Stability studies and write assessment reports of these programs annually.
  • Any other tasks assigned by the ARA senior management

Education and Experience:

  • University Degree in Science – preferably in Chemistry coupled with experience in the review of raw material, finished product, stability and analytical method validation documentation.
  • Have experience in a Quality Assurance leadership role with minimum of 3 yrs quality experience in a regulated pharmaceutical environment, within QA, QC, and/or Regulatory Affairs disciplines.
  • Have expert experience of GMP Thorough understanding of pharmaceutical QA Systems, US, EU, and Canadian GMP regulations
  • Knowledge of GMP, GLP, Compendia, analytical techniques
  • You should have excellent verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal skills and you should be extremely results driven and organized
  • You must demonstrate good written and oral communication skills in English

General Skills:

  • The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
  • Must be willing to work in a team-based environment
  • Must have solid math skills
  • Must be able to work with limited direct supervision
  • Must have good problem solving/organizational skills
  • Must have excellent computer skills
  • Must have strong writing and communication skills in English
  • Must have the ability to analyze data
  • Must be attentive to detail
  • Must have excellent organizational skills to meet frequent changes in immediate priorities, problem solving skills, and understanding of various computer software programs required

The above positions are only applicable to permanent residence and/or Canadian citizens with a minimum degree in science.

We offer competitive salary, medical insurance plan, and exceptional career development.

If you meet the above requirements, we would like to hear how you could contribute to our team!

To apply, please send an e-mail to  referencing “Quality Assurance Specialists” in subject line together with your resume and a covering letter.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Job Categories: Pharmaceutical Quality. Job Types: Full-Time.

Job expires in 17 days.

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