Associate Director, Clinical QA, TA & Inspection Readiness

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POST DATE 1/16/2020
END DATE 1/28/2020

Eisai Woodcliff Lake, NJ

Woodcliff Lake, NJ
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


At Eisai, caring for people is our work. Satisfying unmet medical needs and increasing benefits to patients, their families, and caregivers is Eisai's human health care (hhc) mission. This includes the development of innovative medicines-notably the discovery of the world's most widely used treatment for Alzheimer's disease. As a young company growing at a fast pace, Eisai offers its employees an opportunity to thrive. We understand and appreciate that our employees are our greatest asset, and are committed to providing a work environment that will attract and retain talent. Eisai enables and empowers all employees to make significant hhc contributions. That is our quest. That is our promise. That is what makes us Eisai.


The Associate Director, GCP Quality Assurance oversees GCP activities at Eisai, our CROs and Investigator Sites, leads GCP audits and inspection readiness. The successful hire will ensure high quality execution of clinical trials from first in human through commercial marketing authorization of clinical trials. This person will manage cross functional relationships with internal and external stakeholders and be the Lead Quality Assurance representative to clinical teams. This is a high visibility position with great impact potential.


* Be the key point of contact from QA to the Therapeutic Area (TA) business group for ongoing quality oversight and foster principles of Quality by design.
* As an ad-hoc member of the global clinical teams (Program and Study level), serve as the key Quality consultant and actively participate in risk and issue management. Lead inspection preparedness and continuous improvement to instill a culture of Quality.
* Develop/author audit plan and QA strategy for the programs and studies in the assigned TA group.
* Independently conduct Clinical Investigator Site Audits, GCP Document Audits (Clinical Study Reports and Trial Master Files), internal Process Audits and support Vendor/System audits.
* Author and review reports for audits of sites/ vendors/CSRs across the assigned clinical portfolio (TA).
* Facilitate ongoing quality improvement through communication of audit results, CAPAs and GCP guidance and consultation to TA teams.
* Manage health authority inspection preparation activities and provide leadership and oversight during inspections.
* Compile and analyze audit metrics to communicate trends to business group.
* Conduct GCP training sessions for business group.
* Manage direct reports (if applicable).


* Bachelor s degree in associated functional discipline required. Advanced degree is preferred.
* Preferably 8+ years experience in Clinical Research/ Operations/Data Management or related area. Minimum of 3-6 years of Clinical Quality Assurance auditing.
* Technical and administrative capabilities to independently carry out routine, complex and for-cause audits.
* Experience of inspection management.
* Experience with supervising direct reports preferred.
* Fundamental knowledge of US, EU and international regulatory standards and guidelines for the conduct of clinical trials.
* Strong analytical skills and report writing skills.
* Ability to demonstrate tact as a representative of the CQA Department.
* Must have professional communications skills, strong independent time management skills and the ability to manage multiple projects concurrently.
* Ability to Travel (approximately 20%).
* Work location - Eisai's offices at Woodcliff Lake, NJ.

Eisai is an equal opportunity employer and as such, is committed in policy and in practice to recruit, hire, train, and promote in all job qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status. Similarly, considering the need for reasonable accommodations, Eisai prohibits discrimination against persons because of disability, including disabled veterans.

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