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Validation Engineer II

米国 - カリフォルニア - ラバーン製品開発・オペレーション正社員


Gilead Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative therapeutics in areas of unmet medical need.  The company's mission is to advance the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases worldwide.  Headquartered in Foster City, California, Gilead has operations in North, South and Central America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.  Gilead makes it a priority to increase access to its medicines for people who can benefit from them, regardless of where they live or their economic status. 

  • Responsible for performing validation of equipment, utility systems, facilities, processes and/or automation systems by following approved standard operating procedures (SOPs), current Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and all other regulatory requirements.

  • Executes test plans according to approved procedures, collects samples, tabulates test results, and organizes data packages.

  • Executes test plans according to approved procedures, collects samples, tabulates test results, and organizes data packages.

  • Compiles and analyzes validation data, prepares reports and makes recommendations for changes and/or improvements.

  • May also investigate and trouble-shoot problems which occur, and determine solutions.

  • Coordinates and executes validation change control and preparation of draft protocols, reports and data tables.

  • Maintains all documentation pertaining to validation.

  • Develop procedures and/or protocols.

  • Coordinates contract personnel through completion of assignments.

  • Works on cross-functional project teams as required.

  • May provide day-to-day guidance and training to other validation technicians.

  • Serves as an information resource to validation technicians, contractors and vendors.

  • Resolves validation issues of moderate scope with limited direct supervision.

Requirements (This posting is for multiple roles. The requirements listed are comprehensive and not required for each role.)

  • 4+ years of relevant experience and bachelor’s degree in engineering or physical science or related field.

  • 2+ years of relevant experience and an MS.

  • Understanding and application of validation principles, concepts, practices, and standards.

  • Working knowledge of current Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs).

  • Experience with clean room and aseptic gowning requirements. Hands on experience with CIP system/ skid, part washers, CIP/COP of manufacturing vessels and manual cleaning

  • Must be able to interpret process flow diagrams, piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs), equipment/system layouts

  • Demonstrate the ability to translate system requirement specifications into executable validation protocols

  • Familiar with the concept of Analytical Instruments Classification to determine the best approach for the qualification of QC equipment.

  • Understand of life cycle of laboratory computerized systems and apply it in each qualification/ requalification process to achieve compliance and fitness for intended use

  • Excellent written and verbal communication and technical writing skills

  • The position will require the flexible work schedule to support cleaning activities

  • Working knowledge of equipment and systems.

  • Working knowledge of industry practices.

  • Good verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills are required.

  • Investigation skills.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.

  • Be able to read and interpret drawings such as blueprints, PFDs, P&IDs.

  • Proven track record to create, review, and execute qualification protocols and associated validation lifecycle documentation (including VMP, reports and assessments), including identification and resolution of non-conformances /deviations.

  • Demonstrate the ability to translate system requirement specifications into executable validation protocols.

  • Equipment and System qualification experience in a cGMP environment for process equipment and manufacturing systems.  Kaye and Ellab calibration for mapping of controlled environments.

  • Process performance qualification (new and modified processes) experience in a cGMP environment.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of pharmaceutical manufacturing of pharmaceutical products, aseptic processing, and process development.

Knowledge & Skills

  • This is an experienced position requiring an understanding and application of validation principles, concepts, practices and standards.

  • Investigates and trouble-shoots non-routine failures, where analysis of situation or data requires a review of identifiable factors.

  • Works on assignments that are non-routine in nature, where ability to recognize deviation from accepted practice is required.

  • Exercises judgment within well defined and established procedures and practices to determine appropriate action - identifies problems and generates alternatives and recommendations within defined processes.

Cleaning validation

  • Responsible for generating cleaning validation protocols and final reports when new product, new process or new equipment is introduced

  • Responsible for routine cleaning monitoring on existing cleaning processes, and product lines

  • Responsible for performing recovery studies to demonstrate the recovery of residual potential contaminants from different surfaces

  • Responsible for performing cleaning validation/ verification execution including cleaning for switching product campaign

  • Responsible for performing routine cleaning monitoring on different equipment, systems

  • Responsible for the monitoring of neutralizing/ deactivating of equipment and parts exposed to highly toxic and sensitizer compounds

  • Provide subject matter expertise in the cleaning validation for manufacturing process equipment

QC/ MFG equipment qualification/ requalification

  • Responsible for preparing equipment classification forms, design qualification reports, compliance assessments and updating system inventory for computerized systems as necessary

  • Responsible for preparing and executing qualification protocols, respective final reports and trace matrix for new equipment, systems

  • Responsible for performing requalification of equipment/ systems after changes impacted to their validated states

  • Responsible for performing periodic reviews of computerized systems

  • Experience with qualification of aseptic processing equipment primarily Isolator, Filler, Lyophilizer and Tank SIP, Dry Heat and Moist Heat Sterilization, general temperature mapping.

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