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Qualified Person (QP)

Type Permanent

Salary Negotiable

Location Limerick

Ref # 7829

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Barden are delighted to be supporting our Global Biopharmaceutical client in their search for a QP – Biotechnology Operations for their state-of-the-art start up biotech manufacturing campus in Limerick.


The Qualified Person (QP) will play a pivotal role in ensuring the quality and regulatory compliance of biopharmaceutical products within the client’s next-generation manufacturing facility. This position is responsible for implementing and executing batch approval and regulatory authorization for the site. The Qualified Person will collaborate with various departments to support the technical agenda and serve as a technical mentor for the site quality assurance teams.

Roles & Responsibilities:

Batch Approval

  • Ensures manufactured biotech drug substance (DS) batches are certified in accordance with all required regulations and in compliance with IND/CTAs/ manufacturing authorisation/ marketing authorisation.
  • Ensure that biotech drug product batches are tested in compliance with manufacturing & marketing authorisations (BLA/MAAs/ROW CTDs).
  • Is responsible for the final decision associated with batch certification.
  • Ensures that the principles and guidelines of GMP as stated in 2003/94EC, 2001/83EC, 536/2014 (repealing 2001/20/EC), associated EU GMP annexes, (e.g., Annex 13, Annex 16) and current product specification file (PSF) are met.

Technical Leadership

  • Provide Quality leadership, direction, training and governance for the specific area of responsibility.
  • Carry out day to day activities in compliance with site safety policy and procedure.  Promote and encourage safe practices and promptly report any safety concerns.
  • Continue to maintain knowledge and experience in line with technical and scientific progress for product(s) of responsibility in alignment with Annex 16 requirements.
  • Communication and education of personnel in GMP requirements and regulations.

Document Review/Approval

  • Responsible for approving appropriate quality-related documents.
  • As per the requirements of local procedures, review and approval of change controls, deviations, failure investigations, suspect analytical results, product quality complaints, stability studies and reports associated with the manufactured batches.
  • As per the requirements of local procedures, review and approval of GMP documents associated with qualification and validation including but not limited to change controls, IQ/OQ/PQ & validation documents for facility, equipment, computer systems, GMP utilities, analytical methods, and processes, stability data and periodic review reports (PRR) and annual product reviews (APR) product quality evaluations.
  • As per the requirements of local procedures, review and approval of other key GMP documents such as GMP standard operating procedures, raw material specifications, sampling protocols, master formulas, process flow documents.
  • Familiar with the contents of or else involved in the review/approval of the applicable Quality Agreements.

Quality Monitoring Programs

  • Monitoring of GMP compliance and verification of the effective implementation of key GMP programs and systems by ensuring a regular presence in the area of responsibility.
  • Monitoring of the Site Self-Inspection program and audit of production, systems and service areas for compliance with Product Quality Systems, policies, guidelines and procedures.

Regulatory Submission & RTQ Support

  • Responsible for issuance of QP declarations where required.
  • Understand the conditions and requirements when a renewed authorisation is necessary and ensure they are complied with.
  • Evaluation and contribution of regulatory information to regulatory documents including review/approval of dossier sections as part of the product submission processes.


Education & Work Experience:

  • BSc, MSc, or PhD in Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy, or related discipline.
  • Must be approved by member state as a licensed QP in order to be named on the company licence as a QP.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in quality assurance within a biotechnology or pharmaceutical manufacturing environment.
  • Strong understanding and working knowledge of cGMP, FDA, Data Integrity, Quality Risk Management and other biopharmaceutical regulatory requirements.

Hi, we’re Barden.  We’re the Partner Led Talent Advisory & Recruitment Firm that puts Talent first. With practices across Accounting & Tax, Business Support, Financial Services, Legal, Life Sciences, Supply Chain, and Technology, we help build world-class teams for Ireland’s top companies and we help top Talent achieve their ambitions. Simple.

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Aidan Crowley leads a team of life sciences talent advisory and recruitment experts that work exclusively with life sciences professionals across Ireland. With a deep understanding of leading businesses, team structures and cultures, Aidan and his team go to great lengths to provide a consultative and supportive services to the talent they work with. Aidan and his team are where life sciences professionals go for advice before they start looking for a job.

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