Shire QC Specialist I in Lexington, Massachusetts

Primary Role:

Primary duties of the position are focused around non-laboratory support of the QC functions. Primary activities would generally include but not limited to investigation activity, data analysis, data trending, cross functional team support, document revisions, initiating/completing quality systems, identifying CAPA for system improvements, change control ownership, and other activities.

​Specific QC Focus Areas:

Area is focused on environmental monitoring data analysis and reporting, microbiology data trending, microbiology laboratory investigations and CAPAs, LIMS interface, MODA interface, Trackwise interface, and other support systems related to microbiology laboratory.

Technical Support:

Area is focused on various technical investigational and compliance tools in support of the GMP laboratories, EM trending and reporting, EM excursion execution, laboratory deviations, cross functional team membership, and CAPAs related to EM excursions and laboratory deviations.



Data analysis, data trending, data reporting, EM excursion analysis and completion, deviation management


Regulatory and/or inspection support, initiating/completing quality systems, such as change control or CAPA


Involvement in other QC activities as required (ex. records retention)

Education & Experience Requirements:

Normally requires a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 0-2 years related experience.

(Science related degree is preferred)

Additional Specific Experience:

Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.

Ability to work well both independently and in a team environment.

Ability to prioritize work and multitask.

Conducts work in compliance with cGMPs, safety and regulatory requirements.

Other Requirements :

Limited to no travel expected. Travel between sites may be required.

The following physical abilities are required in order to fulfill the job duties:

-Repetitive bending and reaching to setup and break-down equipment (if required by specific activity)

-Ability to work around chemicals (if working around the laboratories)

-Ability to wear personal protective equipment such as gloves, gowning, and respiratory protection in some cases

-Ability to walk and stand for periods of time

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Shire is the leading global biotechnology company focused on serving people with rare diseases and other highly specialized conditions. We strive to develop best-in-class products, many of which are available in more than 100 countries, across core therapeutic areas including Hematology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Ophthalmics, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Gastrointestinal/Internal Medicine/Endocrine and Hereditary Angioedema; and a growing franchise in Oncology.

Our employees come to work every day with a shared mission: to develop and deliver breakthrough therapies for the hundreds of millions of people in the world affected by rare diseases and other high-need conditions, and who lack effective therapies to live their lives to the fullest.