QA Compliance Specialist

QA Compliance Specialist

Department Description:

The Quality Assurance department ensures that the site operates at a high level of compliance and ensures quality decisions are being made in accordance with Regulatory, corporate and site standards.

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for the Quality Assurance Operational support, including batch record review, issuing batch records, Biopsy Accessioning Packages, label issuance and reconciliation, verification, and final product packaging and release to the courier.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Support day to day operations, including: batch record issuance and review, label issuance, verification, archiving, and courier.
  • Address and/or escalate compliance problems and issues.
  • Support in maintaining and adhering to compliance requirements for established quality systems programs.
  • Support completion of analysis, identify issues and provide recommendations for compliance improvements.
  • Participate in determining objectives of significant mid-scale projects or assignments.
  • May interact with project teams and applicable research groups as they impact the quality operation.
  • Complete assignments with minimal supervision in a timely manner.
  • Support compliance requirements and time frames.
  • May interact with internal personnel on matters often requiring coordination between departments.
  • Follow accurate oral and written procedures for review and release of intermediate and final product.
  • Participate in internal audits to ensure compliance to cGMPs and Vericel requirements.
  • Participate in internal walk-thru audits to ensure compliance to cGMP’s and Vericel requirements.
  • Provide input to the technical composition of operating documentation.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Leadership Qualifications:

An ongoing commitment to conducting our global business according to the highest legal and ethical standards, and to continually pursue excellence in the development and delivery of all of our products and services. This includes:

  • Respecting the laws and operating within the applicable regulations of the places in which we conduct business, as well as our own Company policies and procedures.
  • Being honest and treating people with respect and courtesy.
  • Constantly striving to make Vericel a great place to work, and a company respected for the quality of its people and products.
  • Acting as role models for our fellow employees by acting responsibly, fairly, and honestly in our dealings and exercising sound judgment in performing our jobs.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and 1+ years of related experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Basic knowledge of GMP regulations.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience in utilizing Quality Management Systems e.g. Trackwise.
  • Strong organization and time management skills.
  • Proficient in MS Office suite.
  • Experience in a biotech, pharmaceutical or other regulated industry.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

  • Ability to lift and transport up to 40 lbs.
  • Availability to work 1 weekend day.
  • Rotating holiday coverage.


All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or protected veteran status and will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Vericel Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Vericel Corporation is VEVRAA federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans for job openings at all locations within the state.

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