Quality Control Analyst (NCI)

Leidos - Bethesda, MD (30+ days ago)3.7


Description:
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Within the Leidos Biomedical Research Inc.’s Clinical Research Directorate, the Clinical Monitoring Research Program (CMRP) provides high-quality comprehensive and strategic operational support to the high-profile domestic and international clinical research initiatives of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Clinical Center (CC), National Institute of Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Since its inception in 2001, CMRP’s ability to provide rapid responses, high-quality solutions, and to recruit and retain experts with a variety of backgrounds to meet the growing research portfolios of NCI, NIAID, CC, NHLBI, NIAMS, NCATS, NINDS, and NIMH has led to the considerable expansion of the program and its repertoire of support services. CMRP’s support services are strategically aligned with the program’s mission to provide comprehensive, dedicated support to assist National Institutes of Health researchers in providing the highest quality of clinical research in compliance with applicable regulations and guidelines, maintaining data integrity, and protecting human subjects. For the scientific advancement of clinical research, CMRP services include comprehensive clinical trials, regulatory, pharmacovigilance, protocol navigation and development, and programmatic and project management support for facilitating the conduct of 400+ Phase I, II, and III domestic and international trials on a yearly basis. These trials investigate the prevention, diagnosis, treatment of, and therapies for cancer, influenza, HIV, and other infectious diseases and viruses such as hepatitis C, tuberculosis, malaria, and Ebola virus; heart, lung, and blood diseases and conditions; parasitic infections; rheumatic and inflammatory diseases; and rare and neglected diseases. CMRP’s collaborative approach to clinical research and the expertise and dedication of staff to the continuation and success of the program’s mission has contributed to improving the overall standards of public health on a global scale.

The Clinical Monitoring Research Program (CMRP) provides analytical experience to work on innovative T-cell therapy for cancer treatment, and responsible for development and execution of analytical assays for generation lot release assays and product CoAs in support of the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI’s), Center for Cancer Research (CCR), Surgery Branch (SB).

KEY ROLES/RESPONSIBILITIES

Quality Control Analyst III

Collaborates on the development of templates and processes to enhance the performance of the program
Provides organizational and document support including preparation of documents (spreadsheets, web pages, written narrative, meeting minutes) and timely communication with committee and working group members through email contact and websites
Establishes, implements and maintains standardized processes and assess performance to make recommendations for improvement
Prepares technical reports, abstracts, presentations and program correspondence concerning assigned projects through research and analysis of information relevant to government policy, regulations and other relevant data
Monitors all assigned programs for compliance
Facilitates communication through all levels of staff by functioning as a liaison between internal departments, senior management, and the customer
Attends weekly meetings to discuss upcoming events, tasks, special projects and implementation plans
Develops and implements procedures/programs to ensure effective and efficient business and operational processes
Identifies potential bottlenecks in the upcoming development process and works with all team members and senior management to resolve them
Analyzes and tracks initiatives and contracts
Coordinates and reviews daily operations and logistics, including purchasing and shipping of miscellaneous equipment, lab and office supplies to ensure compliance with appropriate government regulations
Aids in measuring, monitoring, problem solving, and reporting of research, operational and business issues
Reviews operational requirements for development of or changes to staffing
Performs all tasks associated with the manufacture of clinical product (vector or cell)
Cross-trains on SOPs and procedures required to support both vector and cell production
Follows batch records and SOPs
Executes GMP runs in close collaboration with Process Development, Quality Assurance, and Quality Control groups
Assists in the development of SOPs, batch records, deviations and change controls
Troubleshoots processing and equipment issues
Participates in investigations regarding out of specifications/trend (OOS/OOT) results; addresses and manages deviations to manufacturing procedures
This position is located in Bethesda, Maryland

Qualifications:
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in a related field (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education)
Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
In addition to the educational requirements, a minimum of five (5) years related experience
Knowledge of GMP, SOPs, and quality control processes
Experience identifying, writing, evaluating, and closing laboratory (OOS) investigations
Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Power Point and other applications
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Ability to communicate and work independently with scientific/technical staff
Familiarity with analytical techniques such as Flow Cytometry, ELISAs, PCR, and cell bioassays and other applicable methods to the testing of biopharmaceuticals
Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

Analytical assay experience
Working knowledge of quality systems and regulatory requirements (21 CRF Part 11/210/211)

Leidos Overview:
Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit www.Leidos.com. The company’s diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. 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. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an equal opportunity employer/disability/vet.