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Quality Assurance Specialist - Parenteral

Durham, North Carolina

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Req ID R-19435 Title Quality Assurance Specialist - Parenteral City Durham State / Province North Carolina Country United States

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Position Brand Description:

Lilly is building a new state of the art Parenteral, Device, and Packaging Assembly Facility in Raleigh-Durham North Carolina.  The Quality Assurance Specialist is responsible for demonstrating leadership, teamwork, and quality and regulatory knowledge and oversight to provide guidance, consultation and influence in the design, verification, and startup of the parenteral areas (preparation, formulation, syringe filling, and visual inspection).  The QA Specialist position is essential for ensuring GMP compliance in the design, delivery, verification, qualification, and start up to ensure regulatory approval of the facility by regulatory agencies.

Key Objectives/Deliverables:

  • As project Quality representative,  work with Global Facility Delivery, Lilly project staff, and selected A&E firm to complete the detailed design of the assigned areas employing QbD and QRM principals and ensuring the integration of Global Quality System requirements into the design. 

    • Interact with the other global, project and functional areas to coordinate design and start up activities to support the overall project and site schedule.

    • Consult with Network and Global quality groups including the GQS, ETC, GPP and SAT Hub as required to ensure consistent and compliant approach is executed during the project and startup phase.

    • Actively participate in required design reviews and final design qualification activities.

    • Provide technical and quality review and approval of project documents to ensure compliance with Lilly Global Quality Standards as well as project and local quality procedures.

  • Provide quality oversight for the verification and qualification of the parenteral building, including review of test cases, test execution, discrepancy resolution, etc. 

  • Work with the Site Quality Leader to support the development of the vision and strategy for the overall site quality operation with focus on the Parenteral areas. 

  • Support the site organization in building technical capability, for a diverse cross-functional staff in Quality, the project team, and area process teams, including mentoring of new Quality and other project staff.

  • Foster a strong quality culture including maintaining open communications and promoting teamwork and employee participation in the work group.

  • Support the definition and execution of inspection readiness activities.

  • Lead project initiatives needed in support of the project and Quality function.

  • Resolve or escalate any compliance issues to the project, site, and Quality Management.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum of 5 years of quality knowledge and expertise in parenteral manufacturing.

  • Previous experience with C&Q / Verification and Validation oversight including automation and computer systems validation.

  • Previous experience with capital project delivery.

  • Previous experience with parenteral equipment prep, formulation, filling, and visual inspection.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and use of US, EU, Japan and other regulations in the area of parenteral manufacturing.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with cross-functional teams including good oral and written communication skills.

  • Ability to work independently as a Quality SME with the project team with minimal supervision.

  • Proficiency with computer systems including Microsoft office products, Trackwise, etc.

  • Responsible for maintaining a safe work environment, working safely & accountable for supporting all HSE Corporate, Project, and Site Goals

Additional Preferences:

  • ASQ Certified

  • CSQA experience.

  • Previous experience with barrier or isolator technologies

  • Previous experience with Manufacturing Execution Systems.

  • Previous experience with global parenteral platforms (Cartridge, Syringe, or Vial)

  • Previous use of KNEAT – or other electronic validation software.

  • Previous computer system oversight.

  • Strong technical aptitude and ability to train and mentor others.

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelors or equivalent degree in a scientific field

Other Information:

  • Current position is for the 3-4 year design and project delivery phase of the project only.  The role will transition into a site quality role at the RTP facility after delivery of the project. 

  • Ability to work 8 hour days – Monday through Friday

  • Ability to work overtime as required.

  • Ability to work on a 3 – 6 month short term assignment in Indianapolis, IN.

  • In addition, ability to travel up to 10% to Indianapolis, IN for meetings and coordination within applicable Lilly organizational units.

Eli Lilly and Company, Lilly USA, LLC and our wholly owned subsidiaries (collectively “Lilly”) are committed to help individuals with disabilities to participate in the workforce and ensure equal opportunity to compete for jobs. If you require an accommodation to submit a resume for positions at Lilly, please email Lilly Human Resources ( ) for further assistance. Please note This email address is intended for use only to request an accommodation as part of the application process. Any other correspondence will not receive a response.

Lilly is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

As a condition of employment with Eli Lilly and Company in the United States and Puerto Rico, you must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated and provide valid proof of vaccination to the company.

To submit resume, visit and apply to Req ID R-19435.

Lilly is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

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