• Contract
  • Valais
  • Recruiter: Chara Boucherok

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Senior QA Validation Specialist – 5459 Cbo

Our client, a global market leader in the production and process support of active pharmaceutical ingredients, both in the chemical and biotechnology sectors, is looking for a QA Validation Specialist for a 6 months contract with possible extension based in the Valais area, Switzerland.

The Senior Validation Specialist performs qualification / validation activities in laboratory and manufacturing areas, including facility and utilities, equipment and computerized systems. He/she prepares and implements the validation documentation required to assure the proper development of a project and manages deviations and changes to ensure that these are well documented and that corrective actions are taken and followed-up upon.

Main responsibilities:

  • Prepare and implement the validation documentation required to assure the proper development of a project. 
  • Act as a validation SME (subject matter expert) for projects, in areas of facility and utilities, equipment and computerized systems: 
  • Define and implement all validation activities related to the project; 
  • Develop the Validation Plans: define validation methodology and approach;
  • Provide validation expertise for the development of the project; 
  • Conduct the risk assessment related to the project; 
  • Assure requirements traceability throughout the whole project validation file (to PPQ);
  • Organize and coordinate validation activities with the different involved departments;
  • Analyze, interpret, document and report the testing results; 
  • Ensure the follow-up and tracking of the validation activities. 
  • Update the validation documentation system. 
  • Provide support in all quality-related issues, including GMP regulations, compliance with internal SOPs and all aspects of safe, reliable and consistent operation of the system.
  • Ensure the correct application of the validation quality systems on the field and to define improvement plan.
  • Support the production & technical services teams in the implementation of the validation activities. 
  • Ensure the adequate management of validation deviation (be QA GMP Responsible) and potentials CAPA (be Compliance Authority). 
  • Manage deviations and changes in order to ensure that these are well documented and that corrective actions are taken and followed-up upon. 
  • Support junior validation specialists as well as provide day to day guidance for the execution of Validation activities. 
  • Coordinate activities of personnel in within the department, in the other departments and contractors. 
  • Defend validation topics during Regulatory Inspection and prepare validation parts of the submission file. 
  • Assuring the ability to meet the Department goals in respect to Quality, Finances, Fulfilment and EHS. 
  • Contributes to continuous improvement and International standardization for topics related to computerized system, equipment, utilities and facilities. 
  • Ensure implementation of validation related commitments towards internal and external authorities and organize the follow-up. 
  • Develop and continuously improve expertise linked to the primary validation activities-expert on the field, technical and regulatory watch over, linked with global and corporate expertise functions

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Relevant working/residency permit or Swiss/EU-Citizenship required
  • BS Degree or equivalent in Engineering, Chemistry, Life Science, or other job-related discipline
  • Minimum 10 years in similar environment
  • Control Systems and IT/Quality Control/Validation,.
  • Broad knowledge of engineering disciplines, commissioning, compliance, qualification and quality aspects of biopharma or pharmaceutical manufacturing