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Contract QA Specialist Operations

Company: Qiagen N.V
Location: Frederick
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:


At the heart of QIAGEN's business is a vision to make improvements in life possible. We are on an exciting mission to make a real difference in science and healthcare. We are still the entrepreneurial company we started out as and have today achieved a size where we can bring our full power to many initiatives and to our presence across the globe. Our most valuable asset are our employees - more than 5000 in over 35 locations around the world. Our ambition is to ensure we have outstanding and passionate people working in the best teams and we are constantly looking for new talent to join us. There are few players who have shaped the world of modern science and healthcare as much as QIAGEN, and we have only just started. If you are looking to advance your career, are seeking new challenges and opportunities, enjoy working in dynamic and international, diverse teams and want to make a real impact on people's lives, then QIAGEN is where you need to be.

Join us. At QIAGEN, you make a difference every day.

Position Description

The QA Specialist position supports operations with the implementation and maintenance of new products, procedure development, and validation. This position conducts inspection/release of manufactured product. S/he is a self-starter with strong work ethics, organizational skills, communication skills, critical thinking, attention to detail and accuracy, as well as the ability to work independently and in a team environment is essential.

The candidate is flexible and able to respond quickly to shifting priorities and meet deadlines. At a minimum, the candidate has the responsibility to:

  • Inspect and release printed labels and manufactured product
  • Leads internal deviations and change request process with supporting functions
  • Participates with Nonconforming Material, Complaint Handling and Management Review.
  • Conduct/review validations
  • Write, Review and Approve Applicable documents and Work Instructions as needed.
  • Participate in Internal Audits and Regulatory Inspections.
  • Assist with the Implementation and maintenance of new products
  • Apply technical knowledge, scientific experience and expert judgment to a broad range of difficult problems.
  • Drive accountability and continuous improvement through training, SOPs and workflows as needed to proactively improve quality, efficiency, and standardization.
  • Other QA duties as assigned.

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science degree in biology, chemistry or related field is preferred
  • Up to two years quality experience
  • Knowledge of DNA or RNA, sequencing, qPCR and/or automation technology is a plus.
  • Organizational skills
  • Validation and stability knowledge is a plus
  • Previous internal audit experience preferred
  • Experience in a pharmaceutical, medical device or biotech industry is a plus
  • Experience with electronic document management systems and calibration systems is a plus

Personal Requirements

  • Strong relationship and interpersonal skills especially with diverse groups of people
  • Detail-oriented, well-organized, focused, and driven
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong integrity and the ability to influence others

What we offer

At the heart of QIAGEN are our people who drive our success. We act with passion, always challenging the status quo to drive innovation and continuous improvement. We inspire with our leadership and make an impact with our actions. We create a collaborative, safe and engaging workplace which forms the basis for high performing individuals and teams. We drive accountability and entrepreneurial decision-making and want you to excel your growth and shape the future of QIAGEN.

QIAGEN is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), sex stereotyping (including but not limited to assumptions about a person's appearance or behavior, gender roles, gender expression, or gender identity), gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, ancestry, medical condition, marital status, military or veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law.

Keywords: Qiagen N.V, Frederick , Contract QA Specialist Operations, Other , Frederick, Maryland

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