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Senior Validation Specialist


A career at our company is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 58,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in Healthcare, Life Science and Electronics. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others.


The Role:


The Senior Validation Specialist is an expert-level position in the Quality group reporting directly to the Validation Supervisor.

Key responsibilities include:


  • Performs all validation activities relating to the Irvine site, routine and project-related
  • Generates validation protocols prior to execution of work, ensuring content is accurate and in a timely manner to meet schedule requirements
  • Plans and coordinates execution of protocols
  • Collates and evaluates data from executed validation protocols and ensures summary reports are generated and approved
  • Generates or approves Quality Risk Assessment documents in relation to executed validation activities
  • Investigates, assesses and closes deviations related to closure of validation activities and raises CAPA’s as required
  • Actively participates in relevant change control activities and risk evaluation systems as they pertain to validation
  • Provides status updates and reports progress to the Validation Supervisor
  • Leads small multi-disciplinary teams as required
  • Supports implementation of the site Data Integrity roadmap
  • Interacts with customers to understand specific validation requirements, ensuring customer needs are met
  • Actively participates in internal, customer and regulatory audits as Subject Matter Ex[1]pert in site validation activities
  • Drives Continuous Improvement initiatives relating to overall quality of product, system improvements and regulatory expectations
  • Active participation in EHS, ensuring culture of safety and environmental awareness and managing completion of Risk Assessments relating to validation activities
  • Delivers GMP and related training programmes site-wide and externally where required
  • Participates in Capital Expenditure initiatives related to site improvements as validation SME


Who You Are:


  • Bachelors degree preferably in one of the chemical or biological sciences, or in pharmaceutical engineering
  • Six Sigma/Lean Manufacturing qualification desirable
  • Extensive practical experience of a similar role within a GMP environment is essential, complimented with basic project management knowledge
  • Working knowledge of ISO9001:2015, IPEC, EU Guidance on Good Manufacturing Practice (Orange Guide), EP/USP, aseptic processing, computer-system validation, and sterilisation systems  
  • Must be able to apply a risk-based approach to operation and interpretation of resulting data
  • Knowledge of cell culture products and their applications is desirable but not essential
  • Computer literacy and procedure development
  • Working knowledge from a GMP environment with a high level of attention to detail
  • Excellent organisational, verbal and written communication skills, with ability to manage and prioritise own workload and work to deadlines
  • Report writing skills
  • Root Cause Analysis or similar analysis


What we offer:  With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!


Curious? Apply and find more information at https://jobs.vibrantm.com


We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.


Job Requisition ID:  230741
Location:  Irvine
Career Level:  C - Professional (1-3 years)
Working time model:  full-time

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