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Why work at Avecia?

As a leading drug development services company for oligonucleotide therapeutics, the first step in our DNA/RNA sequence is to work with a great team of people.

At Avecia, our team approach allows you to excel in your individual area of expertise as well as to be part of a group of professionals that has the support of management and peers from various backgrounds. And while we’re focused on results, we still maintain our flexibility and enjoy camaraderie and the benefits of work/life balance. Make the next move in your progression of success and join Avecia.

At Avecia, we encourage and value people from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds to contribute to our collective success. It is Avecia’s policy to conduct business without regard to an individual’s disability or any other protected status. We are fully committed to the concept and practice of equal opportunity and affirmative action in all aspects of employment and encourage all to apply.

QC Environmental Team Leader

Department: QC
Location: Milford, MA

Purpose of Position:

The QC Environmental Team Leader functions as the group SME and ensures that all procedures and programs supporting environmental monitoring and water system testing adhere to all regulations, guidelines, and industry standards for a non-sterile API manufacturer. The Team Leader represents Avecia and the QC department’s microbial monitoring program during quality, regulatory and client audits.


Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and perform QC sampling and testing for the water and environmental monitoring, including oversight of work performed by contract labs.

  • Coordinate with contract laboratories for courier services, sampling, and testing, as required.

  • Monitor and trend environmental data in accordance with SOPs and author and assure timely completion of alert and action documents as required.

  • Coordinate with Manufacturing, QA, and Facilities departments in all microbial system updates, requirements, and ongoing trending.

  • Supervise staff in conjunction with company policies and procedures, including performance management, goal setting, and coaching

  • Assist in audits of contract labs.

  • Support the timely completion of MFG product and facility risk assessments related to microbial control strategy

  • Recommend and implement best practices for micro and EM program and facility control strategy.

  • Support validation efforts for micro and EM program, which may include authoring and/or reviewing contracted protocols, reports, deviations, CAPA.


Job Knowledge Required:

  • BS in microbiology or related discipline

  • 5+ years of experience in a pharmaceutical microbiology laboratory environment including environmental monitoring and water system testing.

  • Working knowledge of cGMP

  • Interpersonal skills to effectively lead and supervise a group Prefer at least 2 years of direct supervisory experience.

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