QA Associate/Senior Associate

QA Associate/Senior Associate


Cork, Ireland


As part of establishing sterile filling operations at the Shanbally facility, this role (which reports to the QA Operations Manager) will provide QA support for the start-up of the facility, before moving into routine QA support of same. This role will also provide QA support to related Secondary Packaging Operations.

The successful candidate will also have proven capability in promoting Quality across cross-functional teams, to deliver on-time high quality processes and products, whilst ensuring continuous process improvement.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide Quality direction and oversight of the start-up, technical transfer, operation, and continuous improvement of Sterile Drug Product Filling operations;
  • Provide Quality input to Change Controls, Protocols and Reports ensuring scope of records are clear and implementation activities are robust and timely;
  • Write, review and approve Standard Operating Procedures, Work Instructions, Quality Technical Agreements, Master Batch Records, Specifications and other GMP documentation in accordance with BioMarin Policies;
  • QA support to related Secondary Packaging Operations;
  • Participates within inter-departmental and cross-functional project teams to immediately address issues and questions in real time to help ensure project timelines are achieved;
  • Prioritizes tasks to ensure the critical tasks are completed on time and meet requirements;
  • Exercise judgment to determine appropriate action, ensuring proper escalation when issues are identified as per applicable procedures for compliance, escalation and corrections;
  • Pro-actively identifies compliance risks and takes appropriate preventative actions;
  • Proactively identify potential issues, lead root cause analysis, make recommendations and aid in implementation for more complex and non-reoccurring issues;
  • Ensure high level of Quality/cGMP Awareness in the Project Team and Sterile Filling Team;
  • Lead Area GMP Certification Activities;
  • Support pre-approval Regulatory Inspection readiness to ensure regulatory approvals are obtained;
  • Support all Quality Assurance elements needed to facilitate new product launches.



  • Degree or 3rd level qualification (Science, Quality). QP Qualification would be an advantage;
  • Demonstrated experience in Sterile Drug Product Filling and start-up of same;
  • Relevant experience (5yrs +) working in a Quality function in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry or other combination of experience and educational background that may otherwise satisfy the other requirements of the role;
  • Demonstrates good knowledge of FDA/EMEA regulations/standards and quality systems;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and fully realize improvement initiatives with a moderate level of guidance;
  • Demonstrated ability to work and succeed within teams as well as leading small project teams while maintaining and strengthening trust relationships with people on all levels;
  • Strong organizational skills, including ability to follow assignments through to completion;
  • Proficiency in PC skills such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint;
  • Proven decision making capability with full accountability and responsibility;
  • Demonstrated coaching skills;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Demonstrated ability in problem solving and experience in managing Root Cause Analysis/Non Conformance/Deviation investigations.


  • Experience in Sterile Drug Product Filling and start-up of same;
  • Evidence of Continuous Professional Development;
  • Evidence of Validation knowledge/experience;
  • MES experience;
  • Good knowledge of Lean/Continuous Improvement practices and root cause analysis.


  • Always focused on the patient and customer needs;
  • Resilient profile with the ability to deliver in a challenging environment;
  • Ability to engage and manage multiple stakeholders to achieve the objective;
  • Curious with learning agility;
  • Operationally excellent, with attention to detail;
  • Organised with systematic approach to prioritisation;
  • Process orientated to achieve the business objective.

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