Quality Assurance Advisor

Clearance Level
None
Category
Quality Assurance
Location
Atlanta, Georgia

REQ#: RQ129925

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Public Trust: NACI (T1)
Requisition Type: Regular

GDIT has an opportunity for a full-time Quality Assurance Advisor in support of the Influenza Division of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) working from the Clifton Rd campus in Atlanta, Georgia.

The ideal candidate will strengthen the Influenza Division laboratory quality system compliance to ensure that the vaccine candidate viruses provided for seasonal or pandemic vaccine production meet the highest possible quality standards.  In addition, will demonstrate knowledge in quality systems and other regulatory requirements for production of influenza vaccine candidate viruses and provide quality services to comply with Good Laboratory Practices (21 CFR Part 58) for Non-clinical laboratory studies for candidate vaccine viruses produced at CDC as outlined by FDA and other applicable international standards, including those established by the World Health Organization.

Biological materials produced from these efforts will be used to meet pandemic preparedness goals and support seasonal influenza vaccine production. This is an outstanding opportunity to support the Vaccine Preparedness Team (VPT) and work with the nation’s lead agency charged with protecting the public's health.


POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

Maintains the inventory of reagents and supplies for GLP studies

  • Maintains the equipment master list, including calibration and maintenance schedule
  • Orders, or assists with orders, and inspects reagents and supplies
  • Ensures the completion of Equipment qualification plans, IQ/OQ and PQ forms for new equipment
  • Reviews batch production records and Quality Control Test Records of Candidate Vaccine Viruses (CVV)
  • Collaborates with laboratory scientists to prepare and maintain the CVV Master Files including maintaining a master schedule of all studies conducted, inspecting studies as necessary to ensure the integrity of the study, and communicating with CDC contract laboratories to ensure all contract deliverable goals are met.
  • Organizes and sends the CVV Master File to CDC Quality Manager and CDC Regulatory Affairs for FDA submission
  • Conducts GLP and QMS training for new laboratory staff
  • Ensures all non-conformance events are investigated and documented
  • Assists in development of assay and method validation/verification procedures for lot release testing
  • Communicates progress orally and in writing with technical monitor and other researchers

THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS MUST BE MET TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION:

  • Ph.D./MS/BS in related field (Chemistry, Biology, Microbiology, or Chem. Eng.)
  • Experience auditing quality management systems
  • Certified Quality Auditor
  • Must have appropriate knowledge of GLP regulatory practices
  • Must have one year or more of quality experience in microbiology/diagnostic, CLIA and or ISO certified laboratories, medical device manufacturing, pharmaceutical industry or similar
  • Must have appropriate knowledge of Quality Control processes
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and management skills with ability to work collaboratively with other scientists and laboratorians
  • A bioterrorism risk assessment for handling select agents may be required
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a CDC security clearance
  • Experience using Microsoft Applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and SharePoint
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment
     

THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS ARE DESIRED:

  • Experience in the FDA and WHO regulatory environment for vaccines, biologics and/or pharmaceuticals
  • Experience with Project Management
  • Experience with Method Validation and Equipment Qualification including writing and review of protocols
  • Experience writing technical or scientific summaries
  • Certified Quality Auditor

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COVID-19 Vaccination

GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.