Quality Assurance Specialist

Vector Laboratories is seeking a Quality Assurance Specialist responsible for implementation, maintenance, and continuous improvement of the Quality Management System, including CAPA, non-conformances, deviations, product approval, design control, and supplier management, etc. This role will ensure compliance with applicable domestic and international standards and regulations.

  • Manage the nonconformance, deviation, complaint, and CAPA systems.  Work with investigation owners to assess root cause, corrections, corrective actions, preventative actions and effectiveness.  
  • Provide training in ISO requirements and quality procedures.
  • Review and approve batch records for product release.  
  • Assist in internal and external audits, including customer audits. 
  • Work with R&D and custom product management for design control implementation for new and custom products, including defining user needs, risk management, verification and validation, design review requirements, etc. 
  • Assist in supplier quality management, including supplier qualification, quality agreements, maintain approved supplier list (ASL), etc.
  • Assist with document and record control functions as needed.
  • Report monthly quality system metrics. 
  • Lead quality improvement projects, including planning, communicating, developing action plans, and providing regular project updates. 
  • Assure compliance with all in-house or external specifications to standards. 
  • Quality professional with a minimum of 3 years in a quality role in a life science industry.  
  • Requires knowledge of ISO 9001, ISO 13485, 21 CFR 820, or 21 CFR 211.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office; experience with NetSuite ERP a plus.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Self motivated and able to organize and prioritize mulitple tasks.

 Vector Laboratories is a rapidly growing biotech firm in Burlingame, CA that offers competitive wages and a full benefit package including medical, dental, vision, LTD, and a retirement plan. 

BS Degree in scientific discipline.