Sample Coordinator

  • Company: Johnson & Johnson
  • Location: Hopewell Township, New Jersey
  • Posted: March 21, 2017
  • Reference ID: 4537170310-en-us

Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is actively recruiting for a Sample Coordinator to be based in Titusville, NJ.
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This position pertains to Life cycle management of stability study samples within JPQ. 

The job holder has the authority to request DEA Import permits, coordinate intra-site shipments, creation of stability studies according to approved protocols, oversight and distribution of reference standard, manage stability pulls according to SOP, evaluation of vendor executed protocols for chambers and evaluate impact of repairs on stability product, and communicate stability requirements to customers (e.g. manufacturing & packaging sites).

The scope of this role includes, but is not limited to:
Support Stability Coordinator/ lead Coordinator to ensure drug product stability commitments are met.   Some interaction with manufacturing or packaging sites (learning collaboration internally/ externally)
Ensure all monthly pulls are performed on time to meet commitments.
Responsible for coordinating the acquisition, transportation, receipt, storage and chamber pulls for Stability samples and associated Reference standards from a global network of manufacturing facilities. 
Ensures accurate inventory and chain of custody records for all products are maintained, including counting samples, staging and chamber 
Maintain LIMS database with creation and stability pull
Add Annual Commitments to database yearly and on as need basis.
Controlled Substance management & Track and maintain controlled substance inventory from sample arrival to disposal.
Collaborate to maintain chain of custody of controlled substances.  
Follow process and perform removal of expired studies 
Work with Coordinator and Lab Specialist to oversee the performance, maintenance, and calibration of stability chambers which includes availability for response to any possible chamber excursions. 
Diligently responds 24/7 to chamber excursions and notify appropriate managers on system status. 
Maintains stability chambers to ICH guidelines and is the first line notification for Environmental Monitoring System (EMS).    
Learn and perform reviews in EMS system and demonstrate knowledge
Document chamber maintenance, repairs and excursions in logbooks as required included product impact assessment.  
Ensure all calibrations (chambers and probes) are performed and documented appropriately.
Learning IQ, OQ and PQ as well as uniformity mapping 
Learn concepts and process for change control process for changes or new equipment
With supervision, understand ownership of documents (periodic review of SOP/WI), CAPA, investigations and change controls.
This candidate may be required to initiate, write, and document events associated to the duties of this position utilizing manual and electronic systems.
Technical writing of investigations and CAPA related to stability program management 
Makes suggestions for improvements for stability program and learn and apply lean concepts
Work under supervision to author SOPS and work instructions, with proficient technical writing and attention to detail
Ability to set up processes with lean concepts
Must have attention to detail and the ability to perform multiple tasks at once, while ensuring that all SOP’s and quality standards are met.
Assist with compiling or publishing metrics on-time.

This position requires a minimum of a Bachelors of Arts or Sciences in related field
A minimum of 3 years of relevant working experience in pharmaceuticals is required. 
A minimum of 3 years in a pharmaceutical stability program environment is preferred. 
The ability to accurately and in a timely fashion, report stability related information is preferred.
Knowledge of different IT systems: LIMS, SAP, Trackwise, AmegaView, Docspace, etc is required. 
Sample & Chamber Management experience is required.
Excellent technical writing skills are required. 
Knowledge of current stability guidelines, stability procedures is an asset.  
Knowledge of cGMP is required.  
Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to maintain successful team relationships while also working independently is required.    
This position is located in Titusville, NJ and requires support of both Raritan and Titusville sites.

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Primary Location
United States-New Jersey-Titusville
Job Function
Quality Control
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