Title:                   Contract – Senior Quality Assurance Specialist

Location:            Cambridge, MA

Reports to:        Associate Director, Quality Assurance

 

Weekly Onsite Requirement: 2-3 days/week

 

The Role:

Reporting to the Associate Director of QA, the Senior Quality Assurance Specialist is responsible for performing a wide variety of activities to ensure compliance with applicable regulatory and CGMP requirements by conducting data and document reviews and analyses. The individual will provide QA support for Cambridge and Acton operations and will lead batch record reviews and disposition activities. Additionally, this person will serve as the key QA contact for Quality Management System activities (CAPA, Change Control, Deviations), and will lead or support internal and supplier quality audits.

Here’s What You’ll Do:

  • Coordinate and assist with batch record and logbook issuance, review, and data auditing for quality assurance and manufacturing support.
  • Lead the disposition of products manufactured by Vedanta.
  • Support Quality activities at the Acton and Cambridge facilities.
  • Interface with Manufacturing, Technical Operations, Supply Chain, Facilities, and Quality Control to assist with QA activities.
  • Coordinate, prepare, and approve the process documentation for New Product Introductions, Product Change Over, as well as the manufacturing of Vedanta products; coordinate with Manufacturing to conduct QA product changeover / walkthroughs of GMP areas, cleanrooms, and room release activities.
  • Collaborate with other departments for investigations, risk assessments, EM alerts, change controls, deviations, and CAPAs.
  • Review and approve Validation SOPs and documentation.
  • Ensure Corrective Actions are implemented and assist in investigation of root cause.
  • Support the administration of computerized systems (e.g., Veeva Vault)
  • Create and revise QA procedures.
  • Support Internal audits.
  • Lead or support supplier quality activities, including supplier assessments, evaluations, audits, supplier change notifications, and supplier corrective actions.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree with minimum of 5 years of related work experience and demonstrated knowledge of scientific principles.
  • Experience with batch record review and product release functions, and the ability to interface cross-functionally in a collaborative manner. Quality Systems review experience required.
  • Experience conducting investigations and risk assessments.
  • Experience performing Quality audits (internal and /or external).
  • Travel between both Acton and Cambridge facilities will be required.
  • Veeva Vault experience a plus.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced setting and adjust to changing environment. Must be able to function independently with minimal direct supervision.

Why join Vedanta Biosciences

Vedanta is pioneering the development of a new class of therapies that act by modulating the human microbiome. Modulation of the human microbiota holds enormous promise to treat a broad range of immune and infectious diseases in ways that are completely different to existing drug classes. Breakthrough discoveries of our scientific team in the field of mucosal immunology have led to the first rationally designed drug candidates in the microbiome field. Vedanta was founded by PureTech Health and a team of world-renowned experts in immunology and microbiology. 

We invite you to explore our site to learn more about our company and how our discovery platform enables identification of bacterial consortia with drug-like properties and their manufacture to GMP standards.

Our Vision:

We are harnessing the human microbiome to enable a new drug modality based on rationally defined bacterial consortia

Vedanta is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person’s race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Vedanta will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Vedanta Biosciences requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and newly hired employees must be fully vaccinated prior to their employment start date. Vedanta Biosciences will consider accommodations for individuals who are unable to be vaccinated against COVID-19 due to a qualifying medical condition or disability or a sincerely held religious objection.

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