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Verista Senior Quality Lead/Sterility Assurance Lead - 4695 in Lexington, Massachusetts

Verista’s 600 experts team up with the world’s most recognizable brands in the life science industry to solve their business needs. The nature of our business is to empower growth and innovation within the scientific community and to help researchers, organizations, and companies solve some of the world’s most pressing healthcare challenges. Verista provides innovative solutions and services that empower informed decision-making and are the result of our significant investment in our people and our capabilities.

Our ability to grow is driven by world-class people who thrive in a team environment and share our mission to enable life sciences clients to improve lives. Our talented and dedicated professionals are committed to making an impact every day.

Company Culture Guidelines & Values:

  • We empower and support our colleagues

  • We commit to client success at every turn

  • We have the courage to do the right thing

  • We encourage an inclusive environment where our colleagues feel respected, engaged, and challenged.

  • We constantly acquire new skills and learn from our experiences to enhance our collective expertise

Senior Quality/GxP Auditor Responsibilities:

  • Execution of a Current State GAP Assessment of the Contamination Control Program of the client from a Global and site-specific perspective

  • Delivery of Current State Contamination Control Findings Report

  • Execution of microbial and/or cross contamination LOPA, HACCP &/or FMEA in identifying and assigning risk (RPN) of identified GAPs to define prioritization in overall CAPA Plan

  • Delivery of Corrective and Preventive Action Plan based upon risk to remediate GAPs identified in Assessment.

  • Management and oversight of defined CAPA Plan with assigned Stakeholders at site; to drive delivery and promptly elevate concerns and/or roadblocks.


  • Must be willing to work onsite at least 3 days a week in Lexington, MA

  • Signification experience (7+ years) supporting site compliance to the global microbial/viral control standards/procedures on environmental monitoring, critical utilities, contamination control strategy, cleanroom management, microbiological methods and validations including RMM, sterilization and aseptic processing controls, disinfectant efficacy studies and microbial risk assessments

  • Significant experience (7+ years) in a microbial contamination control role within the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry

  • Signification demonstrated experience in development and delivery of risk based CAPA plans

  • Knowledge of cGMP/ICH/FDA/EU compliance regulations and USP, EP and JP monographs for microbiology

  • Strong knowledge of microbiological and sterility testing (i.e. environmental monitoring, clean room qualification and management, quality control endotoxin testing and microbiological control strategy)

  • Experience with oversight of aseptic processing and the associated international aseptic processing regulations.

  • Experience with microbiological risk assessments and prioritization techniques (LOPA, HAACP &/or FMEA)

  • Comprehensive knowledge of global GMP and biologic regulatory requirements

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with strong technical writing experience required.

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully execute responsibilities in a fast-paced environment, collaborating across corporate functions and multiple stakeholders to drive delivery of CAPA plans

  • Ability to synthesize data and summarize outcomes to provide recommendations on a compliant path forward.

  • Proficiency using PC and Microsoft Office tools

  • Outgoing personality with strong ability to communicate effectively with peers in clear, concise terms

  • Ability to work as part of a team

  • Strong problem-solving and critical thinking skills

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills

  • Strong attention to detail

  • GMP and Good Documentation Practice

  • Intermediate skills with WORD (authoring/editing large technical documents with styles, tables, TOCs, track changes)

  • Basic skills with EXCEL and PowerPoint

  • Strong interpersonal skills and clear communication capabilities

  • Experience with and tolerance for high levels of challenge and change


Why Choose Verista?

  • High growth potential and fast-paced organization with a people-focused culture

  • Competitive pay plus performance-based incentive programs

  • Company-paid Life, Short-Term, and Long-Term Disability Insurance.

  • Medical, Dental & Vision insurances

  • FSA, DCARE, Commuter Benefits

  • Supplemental Life, Hospital, Critical Illness and Legal Insurance

  • Health Savings Account

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan (Employer Matching benefit)

  • Paid Time Off (Rollover Option) and Holidays

  • As Needed Sick Time

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Team Social Activities (We have fun!)

  • Employee Recognition

  • Employee Referral Program

  • Paid Parental Leave and Bereavement

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For US geography, the salary range for this position is shown below. The actual salary is dependent upon a variety of job-related factors such as professional background, training, work experience, location, business needs, market demand, and competitive market practice. Therefore, in some circumstances, the actual salary could fall outside of this expected range. This salary range is subject to change and may be modified in the future.

$120,000 - $151,463

*Verista is an equal opportunity employer.