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Quality Control Analyst III - Operations at AstraZeneca

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

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Location: Gaithersburg, Maryland

Job Description:
At AstraZeneca we work together across global boundaries to make an impact and find answers to challenges. We do this with the upmost integrity even in the most difficult situations because we are committed to doing the right thing. We continuously forge partnerships that help pursue world-class medicines in new ways, combining our people's exceptional skills with those of people from all over the globe. As a Quality Control Analyst III in Gaithersburg, MD, you'll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients' lives. It offers one of the most exciting, fast paced, challenging and rewarding work environments in the world of operations, supply chain and manufacturing.

Main Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for sampling and conducting routine and non-routine analysis of environmental samples, in process and finished products according to standard operating procedures.
  • Completes appropriate documentation to support testing procedures including data capture forms, equipment logbooks, and inventory forms.
  • Calibrates and maintains laboratory equipment according to standard operating procedures
  • Identifies and troubleshoots equipment problems.
  • Reviews data obtained for compliance to specifications and reports abnormalities.
  • Prepares validation protocols, executes experiments, and prepares validation reports.
  • Responsible for writing new standard operating procedures or revising existing documentation.
  • Prepares documentation for presentation to Regulatory Agencies.
  • Applies critical thought to solving problems of complex scope.
  • Works on complex problems requiring an in-depth knowledge of scientific methods and techniques.
  • Acts independently to determine methods and procedures on new assignments.
  • Applies knowledge of good manufacturing practices and good laboratory practices on a daily basis.
  • Adheres to Company safety procedures and guidelines on a daily basis.
  • Schedules work for team and facilitates execution of schedule
  • Anticipates needs of team; plans and executes task effectively
  • Works in cross-functional teams to support the needs of the group
  • Trains and assist junior team members
  • Leads QC project teams to accomplish results

Additional Job Functions:
  • Good problem solving skills. Good math skills.
  • Frequent use and application of technical standards, principles, theories, concepts, and techniques.
  • Provides solutions to a variety of technical problems of moderate scope and complexity.
  • Works under general supervision. Follows established procedures. Work is reviewed for soundness of technical judgment, overall adequacy and accuracy
  • Contributes to the completion of milestones associated with specific projects. Failure to achieve results or erroneous decisions or recommendations may cause delays in program schedules and may result in the allocation of additional resources.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills:
  • Microsoft Outlook, Internet Explorer, MS Project, MS Excel, MS Word, PowerPoint

  • Bachelors required in a Scientific Field or similar area.

  • 3+ years of experience in Quality Control required.

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