Quality Assurance Associate



At Somru Bioscience, we are passionate about science and the impact it has on our world. Our team of highly experienced scientists offer world class bioanalytical services enabling breakthrough medicines to market. At Somru, you will have the opportunity to develop your career working side-by-side with experienced scientists serving numerous clients while you enable life-changing, life-saving therapeutics to the patients who need them.

Job Description

An individual in this role verifies compliance to applicable Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and regulations (GCP and/or GLP) by performing study protocol, data, report, in-lab phase inspections where applicable, for all study types within a laboratory. A QA Associate will lead in QA archive maintenance and record keeping, participate in internal and external facility and supplemental inspections, lead process improvement and harmonization efforts that promote best practices, initiate, and review SOPs and prepare and deliver training in basic quality/regulatory matters. At this level the individual will be starting to gain experience in assisting with client inspection hosting, and general QMS auditing.


  • Evaluates responses to inspection reports and performs follow-up with respondents, management, or others, if needed, to ensure resolution
  • Ensures that systems used in QA are properly maintained (e.g., QA audit records, training records)
  • Performs study sign-off including but not limited to QA statement preparation/review (internal/external) and report finalization
  • Participates in internal and external facility and supplemental inspections
  • Performs protocol, data, report, and in-lab phase inspections for all study types within a single laboratory to verify conformance to applicable SOP and regulatory requirements
  • Prepares and delivers basic quality/regulatory training
  • Manage all Clinical employee personnel files
  • Assist in the development of training and competency of all clinical employees
  • Leads process improvement and harmonization efforts that promote best practices
  • Coordinates the efforts for maintaining an effective quality system
  • Manages, maintains, and improves the QA system to meet the regulatory standards
  • Oversees the review, update and maintenance of all SOP’s and other QA documents
  • Performs regular facility audits to ensure compliance to our quality system, pertinent regulations, and governing regulatory body requirements
  • Communicates any critical compliance risks to senior management
  • Assist in the development, notification, and implementation of Quality Control Systems
  • Assisting with the preparation, coordination, and management of regulatory agency inspections
  • Lead/support investigator site, vendor, and internal process audits per procedures and applicable regulatory requirements
  • Support the implementation of the Vendor Oversight Program for Development non-clinical and clinical programs/studies with the focus on quality and compliance perspectives
  • Monitor Vendor Quality Agreements and update Approved Vendor Lists
  • Assist in preparation and/or management of regulatory agency inspections and in enhancing inspection readiness program
  • Assist in the review and/or approval of GLP/GCP and systems related SOPs to assess their adherence to applicable regulatory standards
  • Maintains working knowledge of FDA, EU and other global regulations and guidance governing Good Laboratory Practice (GLP), Good Clinical Practice (GCP), and Privacy Requirements
  • Executes other duties as delegated

Requirements and Qualifications

  • BA/BS, preferably in a scientific discipline or life sciences
  • Experience as a quality auditor in a GxP-regulated environment or experience in a GLP regulated CRO (Preferred)
  • 2+ years’ experience
  • Possess the technical and administrative abilities required to carry out routine audits with minimal supervision and to play a supporting role in more complex audits
  • Experience writing SOPs which support GLP/GCP activities
  • Knowledge of Computer System Validation related to predicate rules is a plus
  • Project Management experience and skills a plus
  • Strong interpersonal skills, team player, and flexible without compromising quality
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a dynamic environment and ability to meet fast-track timelines
  • Ability to work efficiently and independently
  • Excellent oral and written skills across many audiences’ levels
  • Ability to perform basic computer skills (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint)


If you are interested in being considered for this position, email your resume to: hr@somrubioscience.com. Please indicate “Quality Assurance Associate” on the subject line of your email.


Somru BioScience Inc.

19 Innovation Way

Charlottetown, PE, C1E 0B7

TEL: 902-367-4322 | Fax: 902-367-4323

E-MAIL: hr@somrubioscience.com


Contact information

Somru BioScience Inc.
19 Innovation Way
BioCommons Research Park
Prince Edward Island, C1E 0B7