Calico (Calico Life Sciences LLC) is an Alphabet-founded research and development company whose mission is to harness advanced technologies and model systems to increase our understanding of the biology that controls human aging. Calico will use that knowledge to devise interventions that enable people to lead longer and healthier lives. Calico’s highly innovative technology labs, its commitment to curiosity-driven discovery science, and, with academic and industry partners, its vibrant drug-development pipeline, together create an inspiring and exciting place to catalyze and enable medical breakthroughs.
Calico is seeking a Quality Assurance Manager, GCP to join a small team responsible for advancing exciting drug candidates in clinical trials to treat age-related diseases with high unmet medical need. The Quality Assurance Manager will provide support and problem-solving expertise to ensure clinical trial and research activities are conducted in full compliance with global guidelines and regulations. The successful candidate will:
Identify, manage, and perform internal and external GCP audits.
Write, review and approve GCP documents such as agreements, plans, and reports.
Perform and/or oversee internal and external GCP quality investigations to ensure that issues are thoroughly evaluated and appropriate actions are taken.
Provide GCP guidance to ensure compliance with applicable regulations.
Work independently to innovate processes and make continuous improvements to the quality management system.
Develop, maintain and present metrics that measure quality performance.
Support internal and external health authority inspections. Interface with health authorities as required.
Manage, develop, and improve Standard Operating Procedures to ensure quality.
Manage, develop, and deliver GCP training.
Implement and maintain the validated state of electronic systems associated with the QA function. Provide QA guidance/oversight for other regulated electronic systems implemented at Calico.
Perform a wide variety of activities to ensure compliance with requirements.
BA/BS degree required with 7 years minimum experience in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry including at least 5 years of experience in a clinical quality assurance role
Strong knowledge of QA principles, global guidelines and regulations, especially FDA, EU, and ICH GCP regulations & guidelines
Understanding of computer system validation and change management
Experience conducting and coordinating audits of clinical sites, vendors and internal systems
Working knowledge of health authority inspections and inspection readiness activities
Strong leadership skills, critical thinking, and judgment
Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication to build and maintain positive working relationships with cross-functional stakeholders. Ability to negotiate.
Self-motivated and adaptable to a dynamic and diverse environment
Certification by industry-recognized professional organization (e.g. Certified Quality Auditor, Certified Quality Manager) is desirable
Able to travel 10–15% of time
Must be willing to work onsite three days a week
The estimated base salary range for this role is $157,000 - $165,000. Actual pay will be based on a number of factors including experience and qualifications. This position is also eligible for two annual cash bonuses.
Calico requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the first date of employment. As required by applicable law, Calico will consider requests for Reasonable Accommodations.