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Every patient sample is a story.

That's why our Lab Ops team is focused on providing physicians with comprehensive genomic information about each person's cancer. Information that's as unique as the patients are. The insights discovered in our labs may help change their story.


Quality Assurance Auditor II

  • Second Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
  • Full Time

About the Job

As a member of the quality team, the Quality Auditor II works collaboratively with groups throughout the organization to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and to support a diverse array of projects and initiatives. This position contributes to QA activities across multiple quality system requirements, such as CLIA/CAP, GCP, ISO and FDA regulated environments.

Key Responsibilities

• Perform periodic audits of FMI laboratory Good Clinical Practice (GCP) activities which may include, but is not limited to, BioPharma and Clinical Operations procedures, processes, records, reports, and applicable laboratory operations.

• Lead audits independently; lead a team of auditors.

• Establish and/or contribute to the GCP Internal audit schedule Plan; conduct GCP audits as defined by the schedule.

• Prepare and issue audit reports.

• Discuss audit findings with management to develop appropriate corrective and preventive actions where appropriate.

• Support external audits performed by regulatory/inspection agencies, BioPharma/Clinical Operations Partners, as required.

• Assist with the compilation of audit metrics for management purposes.

• Demonstrate strong proficiency in the application of the Corrective and Preventive Action (CAPA) system to ensure action, closure and verification of effectiveness of solutions applied to root cause issues originating from internal/external quality audits or other sources.

• Maintain current and accurate records of all relevant communications, audits, corrective action plans, and CAPA effectiveness monitoring, as required.

• Maintain familiarity with FDA, ISO, IVDR, ICH, BioPharma, Clinical Operations and relevant Laboratory operating and quality assurance/quality control procedures to effectively perform GCP quality assurance functions.

• Support, maintain and continually improve Quality System.

• Maintain availability to work outside of a regularly scheduled shift.

• Travel domestically and internationally up to 25% of the time.

• Support other duties, as assigned.


Basic Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree

• 5+ years of clinical monitoring/Quality Assurance/Auditing experience in the medical device, clinical laboratory, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, or diagnostic industries

Preferred Qualifications

• ASQ Quality Auditor certified or equivalent

• Auditing Experience (Laboratory Operation, Manufacturing, Supplier, Clinical Investigator Site, or Vendor)

• Experience with managing GCP activities across multiple quality system requirements (e.g. operating under FDA, ISO, CLIA and CAP)

• Experience or familiarity with Medical and Invitro Diagnostics, Companion Diagnostics or Clinical Lab operations

• Understanding/working knowledge of ICH and GCP guidelines

• Ability to manage multiple projects and work independently

• Process-oriented, with the ability to demonstrate good judgment and decision-making

• Ability to identify quality issues and effectively interface with internal and external teams

• Ability to communicate clearly and concisely with all stakeholders

• Strong attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple priorities with aggressive timelines

• Strong written and communication skills

• Understanding of HIPAA and importance of privacy of patient data

• Commitment to FMI values: patients, innovation, collaboration, and passion


Confidence, or the belief that we need to check every box before applying for a job, can sometimes hold us back from going after a role that inspires us. At Foundation Medicine there's no such thing as the 'perfect' applicant, and our company is a place where every employee can make an impact and continue to grow whatever background they may have or path they may have taken. So, as long as you meet the basic qualifications for a role, please apply if you see a position that would make you excited to come into Foundation Medicine every day and help us transform cancer care.

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