Job Description

Qualified Person- Medicinal Therapeutics

Ref No: SF17104

Co. Dublin, Ireland

Competitive salary

Qualified Person-  Medicinal Therapeutics

Core Purpose:

The Qualified Person is a key member of the Quality Assurance team associated with sterile manufacture of an Advanced Therapeutic Medicinal Product.In particular, the Qualified Person (ATMP) will assume the role of Qualified Person for the release of ATMP in accordance with EU Directive 2001/83/EC.

In accordance with business needs, the Qualified Person (ATMP) may assume responsibilities in any work area of the Quality Department.

As with all site personnel, the Qualified Person (ATMP) is responsible for promoting a culture of Regulatory Compliance and Continuous Improvement within the Quality Department.  This role reports directly to the Quality Assurance Manager

Core Responsibilities:

  • Management of batch disposition and material status control activities associated with Advanced Therapeutic Medicinal Product acting as a Qualified Person.
  • Management of review of Batch Manufacturing Records (BMRs).
  • Assisting in, and facilitating, investigations as part of the site Deviation Management System, ensuring effective root cause analysis and assigning of appropriate CAPAs.
  • Management of the Change Control process associated with ATMP manufacture and testing, ensuring controlled implementation of all GMP changes.
  • QA oversight of routine manufacturing, testing and relating activities to ensure on-going cGMP compliance.
  • Ensuring effective participation of the Quality Assurance team in production and other site meetings.
  • Implementation of Key Performance Indicators within the Quality Assurance area to align with company and global quality objectives.
  • Participation in the site Internal Audit programme.
  • Participation in the preparation of, and hosting, external cGMP audits, e.g. from Regulatory Authorities and Global Quality.
  • Participation in the preparation of documentation for regulatory submission and participation in regulatory affairs discussions.
  • Taking a leadership role in promoting a culture of Compliance, Right First Time and Continuous Improvement.
  • Implementing efficiency improvements in Quality Dept on a continuous basis and participating in site projects and initiatives.
  • Communication and liaison with other departments on Quality issues (as required), providing guidance and support to others.
  • Acting as a designee to the QA Manager as required.
  • Supervisory duties for Quality Assurance personnel may be part of the role.

General Responsibilities:

  • Participate fully in any cross functional training initiatives.
  • Drive and promote the corporate values within the workplace.
  • Actively foster, in cooperation with other staff, an ethos and culture of safety awareness where safety is accepted as an integral part of the overall business.
  • Ensure that Accident Reports / Near Miss Forms are completed in a timely manner after an event.
  • Ensure timely completion of all SOP, reading, training and assessment.
  • Other duties as required and directed by the relevant Manager or other Officer appointed by the Board of Directors.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Primary Degree in a scientific discipline.
  • Must meet the educational requirements of a Qualified Person as per EU Directive 2001/83/EC.
  • Excellent knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practice for Advanced Therapeutic Medical Product (ATPM).
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry in a Quality role. 
  • Experience of sterile manufacture is essential.
  • Experience of biologics manufacture is desirable.


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