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Quality Control Stability Coordinator

Abzena San Diego, CA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: Vision, Medical, Life Insurance, 401k, Dental

Overall Responsibility

This position is expected to oversee and execute stability programs including coordination of internal and external testing for Abzena San Diego projects. Independently defines and executes stability protocol requirements for Abzena San Diego stability testing services. Independently collects, analyzes for trends and generates reports of stability data for Abzena San Diego clients. This position exhibits project coordination skills, the ability to organize and schedule workload to satisfy regulatory and project deadlines as it relates to stability testing, and the ability to effectively convey project status communications to appropriate internal and external customers.

Typical Duties Include

  • Ensure that the activities of the stability program are in compliance with effective Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs), and International Council for Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Pharmaceuticals for Human Use (ICH) guidelines.
  • Work closely with Program Managers, Clients, and QC analysts to ensure the timely execution of stability protocols, staging, time point pulls, in-house or external testing, and summary reports.
  • Write, revise, and review SOPs and GMP documentation as needed, such as stability study protocols, amendments, and summary reports.
  • Ensure that stability samples for all projects are properly placed on stability on time at the correct storage conditions and accurate logs are filled out for traceability.
  • Follow the requirements of each stability protocol to maintain all required timelines, including ensuring that stability samples are pulled accurately at each time point, tested, and reported to Clients within the designated time frames.
  • Coordinate and oversee stability testing, both internal and external.
  • Review testing results and COAs for technical accuracy and compliance.
  • Ensure stability chambers are maintained in a calibrated / qualified state and meet ICH guidelines.
  • Attend planned meetings as needed to prioritize the stability program.
  • Recognize potential trends and alert the QC Director about potential issues.
  • Interface with auditors during internal, customer and regulatory inspections/audits.
  • Report excursions/out of specifications results and conduct investigations as needed.
  • Assure the implementation of appropriate and timely corrective actions.

General Responsibilities:

  • Operates to the highest ethical and moral standards.
  • Complies with Abzena’s policies and procedures.
  • Adheres to quality standards set by regulations and Abzena policies, procedures and mission.
  • Communicates effectively with supervisors, colleagues and subordinates.
  • Ability to participate effectively as a team player in all aspects of Abzena’s business.
  • Travels as needed to attend professional conferences, and train on new technologies.

Qualifications/Skills Required:

  • BS degree in a relevant discipline (e.g., chemistry, biological sciences, bioengineering, etc.).
  • Minimum five (5) years experience working in a GMP laboratory/manufacturing environment.
  • Working knowledge of analytical instrumentation and methodologies such as HPLC, wet chemistry, and molecular biology techniques (PCR, immunoassays, SDS-PAGE, ELISA and functional assays) is a plus.
  • Comprehensive and extensive knowledge in the full range of quality control testing and assessment in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Skill to accurately and precisely document and record laboratory activities, results, and conclusions.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to work well under pressure, multi-task and prioritize work assignments with little supervision.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.


Why Work Here?

If you are looking for a dynamic environment where you can grow and excel your career, then Abzena is the place for you!

About Abzena Abzena is a life sciences group with its headquarters in the UK and two sites in the US. Abzena offers a range of complementary services and technologies for the selection, development and manufacture of biopharmaceuticals, products based on antibodies or other proteins. Working with companies and academic groups all over the world, including most of the top 20 biopharmaceutical companies, Abzena supports the development and manufacture of better treatments for patients. Eleven antibodies which have been created using Abzena's technologies (ABZENA inside products) are currently being progressed through clinical development by our licensees. More information on our ABZENA inside products is available here. Abzena was created through the incorporation of Antitope, PacificGMP, PolyTherics, The Chemistry Research Solution (TCRS) and Warwick Effect Polymers, all of which now trade as Abzena.


8810 Rehco Road San Diego, CA 92121
San Diego, CA


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