Instrumentation Lifecycle Specialist
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The Instrument Lifecycle team provides operational and technical support to the QC laboratories by providing lifecycle support for QC analytical instrumentation and equipment. This enables the lab to operate efficiently and ensure capacity for incoming sample volumes.
The QC Instrumentation Lifecycle Specialist is a member of Instrument Lifecycle team responsible for supporting the instrument/equipment program in the QC laboratories.
Initiate and complete commissioning documentation, including creation of templates, and execution of implementation requirements.
Author periodic reviews of computer system validation and instrument qualifications.
Assist with the execution of qualification/validation activities for commissioning of new instrumentation.
Execute performance verifications to ensure instrument performance.
Assist with the creation of documentation for instrument qualification and computer software/hardware validation protocols and final reports in conjunction with department subject matter experts and quality assurance.
Maintain comprehensive inventory of instrument and equipment with the laboratory and status.
Support the use of the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS), including the submission of work orders for repair.
Support the calibration program by monitoring calibration schedules, scheduling calibrations and responding to calibration alerts.
Schedule vendors for service, maintenance, or other issues.
Assist with calibration failure investigations, including performance of instrument deficiencies to support timely return to service.
Support/update instrumentation information in the Laboratory Execution System (LES) and other laboratory systems.
Minimum of BS in relevant scientific or computer area with 1-3 years’ experience in the biopharmaceutical industry or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Working knowledge of laboratory systems much as Empower, NuGenesis and other software programs, including Microsoft Office Applications, preferred.
Knowledge base of regulatory requirements for cGMP, computerized analytical systems, i.e. 21 CFR part 11, cGMP, validation, and retirement preferred.
Demonstrated problem solving ability, attention to detail, and analytical thinking skills.
Interpersonal, oral and written communication skills are essential.
Ability to take initiative and prioritize objectives from multiple projects; adhere to scheduled timelines while maintaining flexibility.
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Contribute to a team based, collaborative and positive environment, clarity of purpose and high commitment to business goals.
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