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Senior QA Specialist (m/f/d)

  • Penzberg, Bavaria DE, Germany, 82377
  • Full Time

Position Summary

Foundation Medicine GmbH in Penzberg, Germany is seeking a Senior Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist to support local and global QA activities. In this position, you are responsible for all aspects around documentation management, including the use of various electronic quality management systems. You support training management activities and maintain employee training files. You will also ensure compliance with ISO, In Vitro Diagnostic and other applicable standards and regulations. In addition, you will provide support and contribute to other QA activities as needed. Lastly, you will be part of a growing team from various functions in Penzberg, and regularly interact with functions in the headquarter in Cambridge, USA.

What the job is about

·       You assume responsibility for the creation, administration, and management of quality-related documents, such as standard operating procedures, validation reports, equipment qualification documents, and employee training files.

·       You provide guidance to colleagues across departments on good documentation practice and facilitate review and archiving of documents.

·       Additionally, you work with management in compiling data and metrics for Management Reviews.

·       Finally, you contribute to other QA activities as needed and support QA and operations teams on continual improvement opportunities.

Your qualifications

·       You hold a Bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences, Engineering, or a related scientific field.

·       You have at least two years of experience in a QA function or equivalent in the diagnostic, medical device, pharmaceutical, or biotechnology industry.

·       Working experience with electronic quality management systems is highly desirable.

·       Ideally, you have worked a regulated environment and have good knowledge of ISO 15189, ISO 13485, IVD-D/IVD-R, and/or GCLP.

·       You are detail oriented with excellent prioritization and organizational skills and have a passion for documentation management.

·       You are fluent in German and English language.

Development opportunities and benefits

·       You can expect a high degree of independence and a flexible working environment.

·       We stand for sincere and trust-based interaction with each other.

·       Your personal and professional development is very important to us.

·       All the advantages of a familiar work environment while being embedded in a large, global company.

We are looking forward to your application!


Foundation Medicine is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, age, or national origin. Further, qualified applicants will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or protected veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. See also FMI’s EEO Statement and EEO is the Law and Supplement. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by completing this form.  (EOE/AAP Employer)

To all recruitment agencies: Foundation Medicine does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, Foundation Medicine employees or any other organization location. Foundation Medicine is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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