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Quality Assurance Specialist

  • Lieu:

    Leyde, Pays-Bas

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  • Téléphone de contact:

    +31 (0)20 406 97 50

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New position for a Quality Assurance Specialist within a large international pharmaceutical concern in Leiden!

Job Description

For one of our clients within the pharmaceutical industry we are looking for a Quality Assurance Specialist with expertise in batch record review, deviations, CAPA plans and a proven track record in an FDA or similar regulated environment. In this role you are responsible for the communication with external sites, traveling is common for up to 25% of your time. Strong interpersonal and written/oral communication skills are essential within this role as well as the ability to build connections with stakeholders and manage across cultures.


  • Interact with Internal Quality Assurance Managers and External Manufactures to perform batch record review and complete release packages for global markets.
  • Evaluate batch manufacturing records, deviations, and associated CAPA plans and identify issues which may impact the quality of the product or the compliance to marketing authorizations.
  • Independently resolve minor issues
  • Consult with the account manager as needed for resolution of major issues
  • Ensure that all relevant QA related concerns at external manufacturing sites are raised to expected management.
  • Ensure manufacturing operations external manufacturing sites are executed in a compliant manner
  • Proactively identify risks and potential issues and delays in market release, and where possible, drive resolution.
  • Extensive (> 3 y) knowledge of GMP, specifically parenteral experience is preferred (QA and/or production)
  • Able to connect easily, team worker, able to manage across cultures


  • BSc or MSc with relevant QA experience;
  • A minimum of 8 years working in an FDA or similar regulated environment; Quality Assurance experience preferred
  • A minimum of 5 years experience working with pharmaceutical GMPs, specifically biopharmaceutical experience is preferred (QA and/or production)
  • Able to build connections with stakeholders, and manage across cultures
  • Strong interpersonal and written/oral communication skills
  • Proficient in applying process excellence tools and methodologies
  • Amount of travel 25%
  • English mandatory, other languages are a benefit
  • Valid Dutch work permit is a must, candidates not in possession of a work permit will not receive a response;


  • Contract: 1 year via Oxford, realistic long- term perspective;
  • Salary: €4631- €5700 gross monthly based on a full-time position;
  • Holidays: 25;
  • Working hours: full-time, 32 hours possible; remote work is possible for this position
  • Region: Leiden;
  • Vacancy number: 21755;