QC Analyst III (Cambridge, MA)

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts Salary: competitive
Sector: Pharma & Biotech, Quality & Supply Chain, Operations Type: Contract

Our client in Cambridge, MA is seeking a Quality Control Analyst III with a strong experience working in with CAPAs, Quality Management Systems, and knowledge of GMP in a lab setting. This is a long term contract with opportunity to extend.


  • Responsible for coordinating or contributing to complex projects of moderate scope within QC and cross-functionally.
  • Independently manages analytical reference standard programs for commercial drug substances and drug products including qualification /requalification, inventory, supply / shipping.
  • Supports analytical test method validation and transfer activities at and between external sites.
  • Reviews experimental data generated at contract laboratories.
  • Writes, reviews and/or revises controlled documents when necessary.
  • Independently applies scientific judgment and contribute to milestones related to specific projects.
  • Represents QC business processes and needs within the department and at cross functional forums


  • Demonstrates functional versatility and perform work on complex problems of broad scope that encompass multifaceted project and methodological areas.
  • Decisions have a high impact on future Quality Control processes and procedures and may affect other departments within the organization.
  • Proactively participates in the planning and prioritization of multiple projects and/or the resolution of quality and compliance issues.
  • Initiates and owns deviations, CAPAs and change controls within the electronic Quality Management System.
  • Proactively revises and authors new SOPs and study documentations.
  • Independently executes activities without supervisor guidance.
  • Leads and coordinates projects with other departments /vendors.
  • Recognized as a technical expert. Demonstrates an understanding of how method performance impacts the business over time.
  • May perform other duties as assigned.
  • May participate in vendor site visits and audits.


  • Bachelors or Masters Degree in any Life Sciences with relevant laboratory coursework and 8+ years of relevant experience.
  • Experience with statistical and data analysis software is beneficial.
  • Experience supporting quality and health authority audits is beneficial.
  • Experience coordinating international shipments of dangerous materials is beneficial.
  • Experience in a GMP laboratory environment is required.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently and in a timely fashion.
  • Attention to detail and the ability to work in a fast paced environment is required
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and proficiency in completing written reports, SOP, and protocols
  • Good interpersonal skills and be able to work effectively and efficiently in a team environment.
  • Must display eagerness to learn and continuously improve.
  • Must have the following personal attributes: integrity and trust, work ethic, sound judgment, intellectual honesty, pragmatism, courage and conviction.
  • This is an outward facing position that interfaces heavily with contract laboratories.

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