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Project Scope and Brief Description: Responsible for ensuring all assigned laboratory equipment/software, IT systems and associated infrastructure, within the R&D GLP environment and cloud environments, is in a qualified, validated state. Responsible for leading management, creation and review of validation deliverables and testing while following all applicable regulations and data integrity best practices Special Focus: Deep expertise in validating systems such as LabVantage, or other end to end LIMS/ELN/LES like systems for fully electronic laboratory workflows; Chromeleon or other chromatography systems; Analytical Instrumentation especially used to generate a certificate of analysis integrated with LIMS/LES/ELN system; Lab Automation; Electronic signatures; and Electronic Archiving of edata. Experience developing requirements and qualification for infrastructure to support validated systems. Responsibilities:

  • Partner with lab scientists and technicians, engineers, IT, QAU and vendors in managing and/overseeing the completion of qualification and validation activities associated with installation, maintenance, and upgrades of equipment or systems to ensure they are completed in a compliant and timely manner.
  • Create, execute and/or review GLP/GMP Laboratory equipment/software, IT systems and associated infrastructure qualification and validation related documentation.
  • Assess, author and or approve change control, incidents, deviations and investigations related to computer systems using a risk-based approach.
  • Contribute to computer validation related SOPs.
  • Contribute to the strategic effort to move to electronic workflows with eData and esignatures.
  • Monitor equipment inventory and system validation status.
  • Train lab scientists, technicians, IT personnel and Quality Assurance Unit (QAU) personnel, as needed, on qualification/validation requirements and procedures.
  • Participate in life cycle management of equipment and software thru periodic reviews, change/incident management and retirement after initial validation.
  • Conduct work according to Good Laboratory Practices (GLP).
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of GLP and Computer Systems Validation (CSV) requirements through training and participation in external forums.
  • Represent the company internally in the area of CSV.
  • Analyze test data to ascertain if it meets related protocol acceptance criteria. Write deviation reports as required upon failure to meet protocol acceptance criteria.
  • Assist with the development and communication of project timeline and status.
  • Assist with vendor audits.
  • Bachelor's Degree preference if scientific, IT or Engineering.
  • 5+ yrs in Validation preferred direct responsibility for projects and leading entire validation process.
  • Project Management experience independent leadership of project
  • Strong verbal and written communication and documentation skills
  • Experience coordinating and conducting qualifications and validations on IT systems and scientific equipment with associated software in a timely manner
  • Demonstrated experience in developing requirements with system owners based on workflow analysis and discussion integrating in Risk & data integrity mitigations.
  • Experience working in regulated R&D environment: analytical instrumentation and LIMS, ELN, Chromatography and Inventory systems preferred.
  • Knowledge of Good Lab Practices (GLP) or other GxP practices with a focus on Data Integrity improvements and risks
  • Knowledge of industry validation standards, guidelines and regulations such as GAMP 5, OECD, EPA and FDA, 21 CFR Part 11
  • Knowledge of system and requirement level risk management process and analysis
  • Ability to support a large technical customer base with effective facilitation skills
  • Excellent understanding of software development life cycle process
  • Experience in evaluating risk and writing test cases to meet acceptance criteria
  • Experience validating systems developed under waterfall or agile framework

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