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Job Code: 2770
Job Level: 14
Revised Date: 03/01/2017
Job Family: JF 05

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Occupational Summary

Quality Assurance (QA) is responsible for ensuring that components, intermediates, drug substance, and drug product are of the quality required for their intended use and that quality systems are maintained. With assistance and oversight, the QA Associate I will perform a variety of duties associated with the Office of Regulatory Affairs and Quality in support of the GMP programs at Duke University, including critical review of deviations and investigations, review/revision of SOPs, release of materials, qualification of critical suppliers, review of product release, audit of programs under ORAQ's purview, and quality training. This position will consult with manufacturing operations staff, as applicable/requested, to serve as a resource.

Work Performed

Essential tasks/responsibilities:

In conjunction with other members of the QA Staff and/or Management: -Track and trend metrics and identify areas of concern. -Write, revise, and review SOPs -Assist in managing quality related matters during inspections. -Assist in the preparation of QSU Quality reports -Assist with continuous improvement projects and initiatives -Attend meetings with Quality personnel -Event Management with assistance -In conjunction with the QA Manager/Director, develop, write, and review analytical, equipment and process validations. -Participate in Environmental Monitoring of facilities. -Learn about auditing and participate in audits with the Lead Auditor.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.

Required Qualifications at this Level


Required: Bachelor's Degree


Required: 2 years of experience in a laboratory or regulated field, preferably related to GMP. Preferred: - Experience in preparing for external audits or site visits. - Experience working in or with a Quality Department.

A Master's or PhD can substitute for experience


Required: -Working knowledge of GLP, GMP, GTP -Have, organizational, and time management skills and the ability to handle a multitude of tasks. -Working knowledge of electronic databases. -Attention to detail. -Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously. -Able to work effectively independently or in a team environment -Ability to interact well with employees at all levels. -Strong organizational skills. -Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills. -Possess good problem-solving skills

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

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