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Actalent Quality Control Manager - Microbiology in Lawrence, Kansas

Quality Control Manager - Microbiology - Paying up to $125k/yr.

As a QC Microbiology Manager, you will play a critical role in ensuring the quality and safety of pharmaceutical and medical device products. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Providing technical expertise and leadership in sterilization processes, addressing plant challenges, method development, and project work.

  • Establishing and managing testing schedules to ensure timely product and material release aligned with business goals.

  • This involves developing, validating, coordinating, and trending routine and special testing related to environmental monitoring, sterility, endotoxin, and particulates.

  • Overseeing the pharmaceutical site’s cleaning and disinfection program to maintain control of the cleanroom environment according to company, regulatory, and statutory requirements.

  • Serving as the site EQ technical lead for internal and external stakeholders, regulatory inspections, and other business needs.

  • Maintaining certification procedures for test methods and testing personnel.

  • Supporting Quality Leadership by facilitating testing, qualification, system improvements, and compliance (Change Controls, CAPA, Out of Specification investigations, validation documents, and Standard Operating Procedures).

  • Ensuring proper microbiological monitoring of plant utility systems through routine trend analysis.

  • Developing solutions for environmental, particulate, microbial, and sterilization challenges within the site and the QC Lab.

  • Promoting a safe and healthy work environment by adhering to standards and legal regulations.

  • Operating in compliance with cGMP, 21CFR, and USP regulatory requirements.

  • Handling other duties as assigned.

To excel in this role, you should possess the following qualifications: (not all are required)

  • Experience: A minimum of 10 years in a pharmaceutical quality control role within an FDA-regulated GMP environment.

  • Supervisory/Management Experience: At least 5 years of experience in a supervisory or management capacity.

  • Organizational Skills: Ability to manage multiple priorities and competing tasks effectively.

  • Urgency and Deadline Management: Strong multitasking skills with a sense of urgency to meet deadlines.

  • Communication: Self-motivated, dependable, and skilled in both oral and written communication.

  • Problem-Solving: Excellent problem-solving abilities.

  • Attention to Detail: Capable of performing accurate work with meticulous attention to detail.

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in microbiology or a related science field.

About Actalent

Actalent is a global leader in engineering and sciences services and talent solutions. We help visionary companies advance their engineering and science initiatives through access to specialized experts who drive scale, innovation and speed to market. With a network of almost 30,000 consultants and more than 4,500 clients across the U.S., Canada, Asia and Europe, Actalent serves many of the Fortune 500.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

At Actalent, diversity and inclusion are a bridge towards the equity and success of our people. DE&I are embedded into our culture through:

  • Hiring diverse talent

  • Maintaining an inclusive environment through persistent self-reflection

  • Building a culture of care, engagement, and recognition with clear outcomes

  • Ensuring growth opportunities for our people

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regard to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation, such as the modification or adjustment of the job application process or interviewing process due to a disability, please email actalentaccommodation@actalentservices.com (%20actalentaccommodation@actalentservices.com) for other accommodation options.