Associate Director - Director, PreClinical QA

at Incyte Corporation in Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Overview   Incyte is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development, and commercialization of novel medicines to meet serious unmet medical needs in oncology and inflammation and autoimmunity. Incyte is committed to the rigorous pursuit of research and development excellence to improve the lives of patients, make a difference in health care, and build sustainable value. The Company strives to discover and develop first-in-class and best-in-class medicines-advancing a diverse portfolio of large and small molecules. Job Summary (Primary function): The Associate Director - Director, PreClinical QA provides oversight of regulated laboratory activities and ensures that quality systems are developed and maintained to regulatory standards and Incyte standards. This position is responsible for leading, developing, and maintaining the quality assurance programs, audit functions and policies for Incyte Pre-Clinical activities including Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and Good Clinical Laboratory Practice (GCLP) activities. Essential Functions of the Job (Key responsibilities) Lead and oversee the Pre-Clinical QA staff and functional Quality Operations within Pre-Clinical QA. Ensure sufficient resources are assigned for Pre-Clinical Quality Assurance Operations. * Oversee and manage the Pre-Clinical internal and external audit programs to ensure all GxP relevant regulations, guidelines, strategies and standard operating procedures (SOP) are adhered to. * Contribute to Quality Management System initiatives associated with regulated nonclinical and clinical laboratory functions including designing and implementing appropriate systems and procedures to ensure compliance for document management, auditing, and training. * Ensure readiness for inspection by regulatory agencies. Monitor and communicate compliance and quality assurance risks to functional and/or quality management. * Ensure regulated internal bioanalytical laboratories and associated functions (toxicokinetic and pharmacokinetic) meet all GLP requirements for nonclinical and clinical study sample analyses. * Lead and manage the Pre-Clinical QA external vendor audit program for all outsourced regulated GLP toxicology, nonclinical and clinical bioanalytical, and clinical laboratories. Develop, implement and maintain the external audit schedule. Conduct qualification and routine audits, as needed. Summarize and/or review observations, responses, and audit reports. * Lead and oversee all audit activities of internal regulated nonclinical and clinical bioanalytical and toxicokinetic studies including in-phase inspections and report/raw data reviews for compliance with protocols, company SOPs, and GLP regulations. Ensure all study related audits are completed and work with business functions to achieve challenging timelines. * Lead and manage the internal audit program. Develop and maintain internal audit schedule of process and facility audits. Conduct routine audits, as needed. Communicate internal audit schedule with internal business partners. Share observations and continuous improvements with functional managers. * Provide expertise and guidance in interpreting the applicable GLP regulations and liaise with the business functions to resolve any quality and compliance issues on an ongoing basis for functions supporting GLP studies or clinical laboratories. * Responsible for preparation, managing and/or participating in regulatory agency inspections including responding to regulatory agency observations requiring corrective action a timely manner. * Responsible for developing, authoring and maintenance of Pre-Clinical Quality Assurance SOPs, forms, templates and attachments. Review and approve all GLP business function SOPs. * Ensure GLP training programs are in place for introductory or routine training to the company's employees on a periodic and ongoing basis. * Lead, manage, mentor and develop direct reports, consultants or contractors. * Develop, maintain and report quality metrics and share output with Quality and Functional management. Identify and propose solutions to known issues and foster a continuous improvement culture Be familiar with and assist management of assigned QA budget * Ensure all data and documents associated with internal GLP activities are archived in accordance with federal regulations. * Keep current on governmental regulatory requirements related to Good Laboratory Practice for Nonclinical Laboratory Studies, Title 21 CFR *58. * Other duties as assigned by management. Qualifications... For full info follow application link.   We appreciate, celebrate, and thrive on one another’s differences and strengths and are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. By valuing diversity of backgrounds and perspectives and prohibiting all forms of harassment, we are able to promote a collaborative and innovative work environment in which everybody can contribute to their fullest potential.  


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Job Posting: 1277519

Posted On: Jun 12, 2024

Updated On: Jun 19, 2024

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