Associate Scientist

Spectraforce

Summit, New Jersey


22 days ago

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Associate Scientist
Spectraforce
Summit, New Jersey

22 days ago

Job Description

Position Title : Associate Scientist
Work Location : Summit West , NJ
Duration :
6 months(possibility of extension for right candidate depending on performance)
Work Schedule : Wed-Sat- (7am-5pm) EST

Purpose :
The Associate Scientist/Engineer is responsible for leading investigation reports in support of S12 CAR T operations. This includes execution of thorough root cause investigations, interviewing personnel, hypothesis testing and interpretation of results, authoring investigation reports, identifying corrective and preventive actions (CAPA), and troubleshooting complex problems. The successful incumbent must interface closely with different functional organizations, including Quality Assurance teams.

Duties and Responsibilities :
• Conduct thorough investigations (Environmental Monitoring, deviations, etc.) utilizing root cause analysis tools.
• Lead investigations and cross functional investigation teams, and close reports in a timely manner
• Perform GEMBA walks with stakeholders to better understand process steps and evaluate Root Cause Analysis.
• Work with functional teams to propose effective CAPAs, develop CAPA plans and assure CAPA effectiveness.
• Assess potential impact and risk to product or process associated changes may have upon change implementation and develop an appropriate mitigation strategy.
• May Initiate change control documentation
• Identify functional area SMEs to perform impact assessments as part of the change management process.
• Ensure all investigations are completed in a timely manner. Notify stakeholders of any delays in a timely manner.
• Provide technical support for manufacturing investigations / CAPAs / change controls as needed.
• Support deviation investigation defense during audits and site inspections related inquiries.
• Handle complex issues and solve problems with minimal guidance.
• Serve as author or technical reviewer of departmental procedures as appropriate.
• Employ lean manufacturing / six sigma principles to continuously improve products, processes and systems.
• Continuously support S12, living the “patients first” mission and fostering a “Right First Time” mindset.

Required Competencies :
Knowledge , Skills and Abilities :
• Working experience of deviation investigations utilizing root cause analysis tools.
• Working experience in the CAPA process and ability to identify and verify effectiveness.
• Technical writing skills and ability to collaborate effectively in cross functional teams.
• Proven ability to accurately and completely understand, follow, interpret, apply Global Regulatory and cGMP requirements.
• Ability to support health authority inspections.
• Knowledge of data trending and tracking, including use of statistical analysis software a plus.
• Demonstrate advanced problem-solving ability / mentality, technical adeptness and logical thinking.
• Ability to set priorities, manage timelines and effectively react/manage changing priorities.
• Ability to work with management (global and site) and support corporate and departmental goals.
• Ability to communicate honestly, transparently and effectively with peers, department management and cross functional peers.
• Ability to utilize electronic Quality systems such as eQRMs (Enterprise Quality and Regulatory Management system) or Infinity.
• Hands on experience preferred with CAR-T or biopharmaceutical manufacturing and Quality Control.

Education and Experience :
• Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in science or engineering, preferably in Biochemistry, life sciences or related engineering discipline (advanced degree preferred).
• Minimum 1 year of relevant work experience, preferably in a health authority regulated environment.
• Previous experience working in a biopharmaceutical manufacturing facility is preferred (CAR T a plus).

Working Conditions (US Only):
• The incumbent will be working 80% to 90% of the time in an office environment.
• The incumbent will be working 10% to 20% of the time in a manufacturing and/or laboratory setting.
• The incumbent may travel between NJ sites for training, meetings or corporate events on occasion.
• The incumbent will need to have flexibility to work extended hours (>8 hours/day), weekend and/or holidays when required to meet deadlines. 

About Us: Established in 2004, SPECTRAFORCE® is one of the largest and fastest-growing diversity-owned staffing firms in the US. The growth of our company is a direct result of our global client service delivery model that is powered by our state-of-the-art A.I. proprietary talent acquisition platform, robust ISO 9001:2015/ISO 27001 certified processes, and strong and passionate client engaged teams. We have built our business by providing talent and project-based solutions, including Contingent, Permanent, and Statement of Work (SOW) services to over 140 clients in the US, Canada, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, and India. Key industries that we service include Technology, Financial Services, Life Sciences, Healthcare, Telecom, Retail, Utilities and Transportation. SPECTRAFORCE is built on a concept of “human connection,” defined by our branding attitude of NEWJOBPHORIA®, which is the excitement of bringing joy and freedom to the work lifestyle so our people and clients can reach their highest potential. Learn more at: http://www.spectraforce.com
 
Benefits: SPECTRAFORCE offers ACA compliant health benefits as well as dental, vision, accident, critical illness, voluntary life, and hospital indemnity insurances to eligible employees. Additional benefits offered to eligible employees include commuter benefits, 401K plan with matching, and a referral bonus program. SPECTRAFORCE provides unpaid leave as well as paid sick leave when required by law.

Equal Opportunity Employer: SPECTRAFORCE is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Please contact Human Resources at LOA@spectraforce.com if you require reasonable accommodation. 
At SPECTRAFORCE, we are committed to maintaining a workplace that ensures fair compensation and wage transparency in adherence with all applicable state and local laws. This position’s starting pay is: $45.00/hr.

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