QC Analyst II/III

Redwood City, CA
Research & Development – Quality Control /
Full Time /
Adverum is seeking a dedicated Quality Control Analyst to be a part of our vibrant team based in our Redwood City office. Reporting variably to the Quality Control Manager, Quality Control Lead, or as a part of a project hierarchy, this role will engage collaboratively with the QC team and other cross-functional teams. As a vital member of the Quality Control unit, the analyst will play a significant role in advancing and performing Quality Control (QC) techniques, systems, policies, processes, procedures, and controls pertinent to the analytical examination of clinical materials.

What you'll do:

    • Conduct release testing in alignment with nonclinical and clinical viral vector products, adhering to GxP guidelines.
    • Generating, analyzing, and interpreting analytical testing data for Drug Substance and finished products, ensuring the accuracy and reliability of the results
    • Providing technical expertise as a subject matter expert in the implementation, execution, and troubleshooting of analytical methods within the testing laboratory, specifically focusing on SEC
    • Develop, understand, follow, optimize, modify, and/or assist in the development of standard operating procedures (SOPs); partake in writing, reviewing, and revising SOPs.
    • Carry out release, stability, and in-process testing of materials, samples, and final products.
    • Execute analysis and interpretation of test outcomes, pinpoint deviations, and propose suitable recommendations.
    • Engage in method and equipment qualification/validation studies; generate protocols, carry out and coordinate experiments, and draft reports.
    • Possibly assist in assay development, nonclinical sample testing to support IND-path studies, and lead QC projects and investigations when necessary.
    • Offer guidance to junior staff, apply technical knowledge daily, and may liaise with contract testing labs.

About you:

    • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, Biochemistry, or a related field, with a minimum of 2-3 years of experience (QC II) or 3-5 years’ experience (QC III) in HPLC, preferable in a bio-pharma analytical laboratory setting
    • Proficient knowledge of calibration and operation of HPLC system with Empower software, along with hands-on experience in handling equipment like HPLC, PA800, Mass Spectrometry and others
    • Laboratory experience with a range of analytical techniques including, but not limited to, SEC, CE-SDS, DLS and similar methods is required.
    • Experience in quality control is desired to required based on the level; a solid foundation in molecular biology is desired. Experience with viral vector (adeno-associated virus) products is a plus.
    • Must possess knowledge of cGMPs and regulatory prerequisites concerning the biotechnology and pharmaceutical sectors.
    • Familiarity with statistical methods applicable to the analysis of experimental data.
    • Proficiency in general and non-routine laboratory skills.
    • Exceptional interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills are a must.
    • Flexibility in problem-solving to achieve business goals, good oral and written communication skills are crucial. Proficiency in MS Office and equipment-related software like Soft Max Pro is desired.
About Us
Adverum is a clinical-stage gene therapy company targeting unmet medical needs in ophthalmology and rare diseases. Adverum develops gene therapy product candidates designed to provide durable efficacy by inducing sustained expression of a therapeutic protein. Adverum’s core capabilities include clinical development, novel vector discovery and in-house manufacturing expertise, specifically in scalable process development, assay development, and current Good Manufacturing Practices quality control.

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