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Astellas Pharma Senior Associate, GMP Training in Westborough, Massachusetts

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Astellas Institute of Regenerative Medicine (AIRM) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Astellas Pharma Inc and focused on the development and commercialization of stem cell and regenerative medicine therapies. Astellas is an R&D-driven global pharmaceutical company whose philosophy is to contribute to the improvement of people's heath around the world through the provision of innovative and reliable pharmaceutical products.

AIRM has a world-class R&D team, and is pursuing a diverse range of disease indications, ranging from macular degeneration (currently in clinical trials) and other ocular indications to vascular and autoimmune disease. AIRM's intellectual property portfolio includes pluripotent stem cell platforms -- both embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cells as well as other cell-based therapy research programs. AIRM is headquartered in Massachusetts.

Astellas is announcing a Senior Associate, GMP Training opportunity at their Astellas Institute of Regenerative Medicine (AIRM) site in Westborough, MA.

Purpose:

The Astellas Institute for Regenerative Medicine (AIRM) GMP training department is dedicated to the continuous improvement of GMP employee skills, ensuring all GMP employees are well prepared and qualified to perform their job. The Sr. Associate GMP Training designs, develops, implements and facilitates cGMP training, designs, develops, implements and facilitates cGMP training along with ensuring compliance with applicable regulations through appropriate documentation and approved training content. This position will help provide programs, services and systems designed to assist people with managing their learning at work. The Sr. Associate GMP Training is also responsible for maintaining the lifecycle of the Quality Assurance Training Program and evaluating for continuous improvement.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic oversight of the training program and system.

  • Collaborate closely with all department management at AIRM to determine training needs, establish training curriculums and assignments based upon work functions, and schedule training sessions.

  • Partner with functional areas to conduct monitoring of training compliance status, efficiency checks, and trend results.

  • Provide support in development of training materials and knowledge assessments for area processes.

  • Support the QA Training team in completion of site training objectives and goals.

  • Track and monitor metrics related to individual and departmental trainings and reacting to those metrics to ensure compliance with the training program.

  • Manage and coordinate training through the validated Learning Management System (LMS) in use at AIRM.

  • Identify training needs and opportunities for all employees across all levels.

  • Assist with internal and external audits, as required.

  • Ensure effective and timely investigations are performed as well as appropriate CAPA's implemented to prevent reoccurrence.

  • Develop and implement special projects as required.

  • Continually assess the health of the Training Department in an effort to ensure continuing compliance and streamline the department with a focus on efficiencies.

  • Identify best practices though-out the Astellas corporate and affiliate training departments and seek to embellish the AIRM site training program by leveraging these.

  • Support the on-boarding process (e.g. work with management to identify the proper assignment of Job Code(s) for the New Hire in the LMS, obtain the New Hire's Resume/CV, etc.

  • Coaches Trainees on the successful use of the LMS, ensuring accurate training practices are followed, and assists Trainees in the completion of training in the LMS.

  • Identify best practices though-out the Astellas corporate and affiliate training departments and seek to embellish the AIRM site training program by leveraging these.

  • Support the on-boarding process (e.g. work with management to identify the accurate assignment of Job Code(s) for the New Hire in the LMS, obtain the New Hire's Resume/CV, etc.

  • Coaches Trainees on the successful use of the LMS, ensuring proper training practices are followed, and assists Trainees in the completion of training in the LMS.

Quantitative Dimensions:

  • Consistently achieves individual goals as set out in Star Performance

  • Consistently completes work effectively and efficiently

Qualifications:

Required:

  • BS degree with 5+ or MS with 2+ years of experience working in a CGMP environment BA/BS or equivalent

  • Experience with developing or delivering training to colleagues and/or managing a training program and LMS.

  • Familiarity with electronic systems, including PowerPoint, Excel and MasterControl Learning Management System.

  • Has the knowledge and ability to apply basic scientific and regulatory principles utilized to solve operational, as well as routine quality tasks.

Preferred:

  • Bachelor's level degree in life science, instructional design, or related field preferred.

  • Strong content knowledge of CGMP/regulatory compliance.

  • Manufacturing and/or Quality experience, preferably both.

Benefits:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance

  • Generous Paid Time Off options, including Vacation and Sick time, plus national holidays including year-end shut down

  • 401(k) match and annual company contribution

  • Company paid life insurance

  • Annual Corporate Bonus and Quarterly Sales Incentive for eligible positions

  • Long Term Incentive Plan for eligible positions

  • Referral bonus program

Astellas is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. EOE including Disability/Protected Veterans

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Astellas is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. EOE including Disability/Protected Veterans

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