Quality Assurance Associate III - GMP Operations

Paragon Bioservices   •  

Baltimore, MD

Industry: Pharmaceuticals & Biotech


5 - 7 years

Posted 166 days ago

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Paragon Bioservices, Inc. (PBI) is a growing Biotech Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) with an internationally recognized tradition of quality and service. Paragon Bioservices provides process development and GMP manufacturing services for Phase I/II clinical trials to industry leaders as well as innovative start-ups utilizing novel technologies to produce state-of-the-art vaccines and therapies for people when they are most in need. As a PBI employee, you will actively contribute to the delivery of our services and products to our customers and their patients.

The Quality Assurance Associate is responsible for providing QA support for Client Projects and GMP Operations from start to finish for GMP Manufacturing of master/working cell banks, biological bulk drug substance and finished drug product to be used for human consumption. Responsibilities include providing QA on the Floor oversight of manufacturing including observing critical processes and performing AQL visual inspection, executed GMP documentation review and supporting other QA functions as needed.


Continuously monitor systems and procedures to ensure compliance with applicable regulatory and industry standards, quality improvements, and efficiency for phase appropriate GMP manufacture of biological products.

Shift work and/or weekend work may be required at times

Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Perform audits of manufacturing and support areas, including in-process batch record review for adherence to internal procedures and industry best practices
  • Review and dispositions executed batch records and supporting documentation for completeness, accuracy and compliance
  • Act as first responder for quality issues and actively pursue timely, compliant closure and documentation of all events and investigations and required immediate corrective actions. Participates in root cause analysis using methodologies, such as: fishbone, 5 whys, comparative analysis, etc.
  • Act as QA reviewer for investigations, deviations and CAPA; with limited approval authority as designated by QA Management.
  • Performs QA on the Floor activities supporting client projects, including room release, observing critical processes, reviewing documentation in real time, and resolving issues that occur during manufacturing. Also perform Acceptable Quality Limit (AQL) visual inspection of drug product
  • Write, revise and approve GMP documentation as necessary
  • Works cross-functionally with Project Management, Manufacturing, Facilities, and Quality Control in meeting project deliverables in a compliant and efficient manner
  • Participate in site and corporate quality and process improvement initiatives. Represent QA on project teams and represent QA perspective as necessary.
  • Guides personnel indirectly and directly involved in GMP operations pertaining to cGMP compliance, internal procedures, regulatory requirements and industry best practices.
  • Actively participates in client audits 

Education & Experience: 


  • B.S. in a Life Sciences discipline
  • 6 years’ experience within the biologic, bio pharmaceutical, or regulated pharmaceutical industry
  • 4 years’ experience in Quality Assurance/Quality Control function
  • Familiarity with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), 21 CFR 210/211/600s, USP and ICH Guidelines
  • Have the knowledge, and ability to apply basic scientific and regulatory principles utilized to solve operational, as well as routine quality tasks
  • Exposure to Lean Operational Excellence highly desirable

Requisition ID : 1164