QC Specialist Operations
Company: Atara Biotherapeutics, Inc.
Location: Thousand Oaks
Posted on: May 3, 2021
The QC Specialist will play an integral role in
developing and maintaining a system to effectively manage
laboratory equipment for Quality Control (QC) at Atara.
This system will cover
the equipment throughout its lifecycle from installation
qualification to managing preventative maintenance and
calibrations, to overseeing unplanned maintenance activities.
The QC Specialist will interact with Atara QC, Facilities,
and Validation, as the laboratory equipment point of contact for
This position is expected to carry out all their
activities in compliance with Atara’s Quality processes, the
requirements of the Quality Management System, and in compliance
with regulation requirements governing laboratory testing and
manufacturing. The ideal candidate demonstrates
technical breadth to support
equipment management in a laboratory environment. Individuals in
this role are very independent, well organized, self-motivated, and
are expected to communicate effectively. In addition, role models the Atara TRAIT values
of Transparency, Respect, Accountability, Integrity, and
Associate Director, Quality
Thousand Oaks, CA
a system for tracking and trending planned and unplanned equipment
of contact for unplanned maintenance activities and oversees
for preventative maintenance to ensure schedules are maintained,
planned, and performed within the required timelines.
implements, and evaluates laboratory equipment maintenance
policies, procedures, methods, and standards to increase overall
reliability and implementation of laboratory equipment.
the need for external contract arrangements with
an up-to-date library of required service manuals and technical
the equipment is maintained cost effectively and in accordance with
the manufacturer’s recommended practice and that equipment under
warranty is managed within the manufacturer’s warranty.
deviation events related to equipment in the QC areas.
as the record owner for change controls required for new and
existing QC laboratory equipment. Works with cross-functional teams
and the Change Control Board to ensure change records are properly
defined, assessed, planned, implemented, reported, and
regulatory inspections and audits.
degree in a technical or scientific discipline, with at least 5
years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and
3 years in a laboratory environment supporting cGMP
3 years of relevant experience with managing equipment.
knowledge of laboratory equipment.
experience working within a laboratory equipment asset management
experience with Quality Management Systems (Deviation, CAPA, Change
Control), and/or Equipment Validation.
communication skills (written and verbal).
- Self-motivated, flexible &
creative, able to prioritize, multi-task and work in a fast-paced &
- Role model for
Atara TRAIT values (Transparency, Respect, Accountability,
launched Atara Biotherapeutics in August 2012 to help
patients with serious diseases and few therapeutic options. We are
considered a leading off-the-shelf T-cell immunotherapy company
(Nasdaq ATRA) developing novel treatments for patients with
cancer, autoimmune and viral diseases.
of our team of 425+ Atarians co-located by design in 4 different
locations including South San Francisco (corporate headquarters),
Thousand Oaks (R&D and manufacturing headquarters), Zug,
Switzerland (european headquarters) and a R&D site in the
Denver, Colorado area. Our Southern California hub is anchored by a
new 90,000 sq. ft., state-of-the-art Atara T-Cell Operations and
Manufacturing (ATOM) facility.
Our mission – “Transform the lives
of patients with serious medical conditions through pioneering
science, teamwork, and a commitment to excellence.”
Our vision -
“T-Cell Immunotherapy for every patient, any time.”
offers a competitive benefits packages that includes
medical/dental/vision benefits, life and disability, retirement and
stock program, as well as a generous paid time off and wellness
plan that supports the well-being of our
www.atarabio.com/careers to learn more.
Atara Bio is an equal opportunity employer
and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit and other
lawful factors. In accordance with applicable law, the Company
prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, creed,
sex, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth or medical condition
related to pregnancy or childbirth), gender identity, expression or
dysphoria, marital status, age, national origin or ancestry,
physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic
information, veteran status, caregiver status, sexual orientation,
transgender status or any other classification protected by
federal, state or local laws or because of the individual’s
association with a member of a protected group or connection to an
organization or group related to a protected group.
We comply with all applicable national, state and local laws
governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment
eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and
Nationality Act. All applicants must have authorization to work for
Atara Bio in the United States.
Keywords: Atara Biotherapeutics, Inc., Thousand Oaks , QC Specialist Operations, Other , Thousand Oaks, California
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