Compliance Specialist III

    • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Florence, SC
  • Posted 39 days ago | Updated moments ago


On Site
Full Time


Technical Support
Document review
Computerized system validation
Policies and procedures
Data integrity
Business process
Quality control
Instructional design
Regulatory Compliance
Project implementation
Corrective and preventive action
Process improvement
Quality assurance
Life sciences
Technical writing
Quality management
Project management
Critical thinking
Data collection
Data management
Lean methodology
Operational excellence
Attention to detail
Conflict resolution
Microsoft Office
Microsoft Excel

Job Details

Work Schedule

Standard (Mon-Fri)

Environmental Conditions


Job Description


Provide technical support and quality assurance oversight to maintain compliance with GMP standards. Support functions which include, but are not limited to, documentation review, instrument qualification/validation, equipment calibration, process monitoring, APQR Quality System, Data Integrity and, computer system validation.


Apply technical knowledge to address a broad range of issues to ensure adherence to and compliance with established policies and procedures, as well as requirements of applicable regulatory agencies by working along side one or more of the following areas: manufacturing, testing, quality systems (SOPs, QRs, etc.), qualification-validation and data integrity.

Provide QA support to resolve environmental and system issues.

Assist in writing and revising site SOPs or other procedures.

Provide Quality oversight for qualification/validation and monitoring programs. Review and approve qualification and validation documentation. Collaborate with departments to ensure validation activities are performed efficiently.

Troubleshoot and resolve resolution of Quality issues by fostering effective interdepartmental and cross-functional partnerships.

Participate in the design and implementation of department and cross-functional initiatives.

Train personnel and internal customers on relevant business processes. Provide guidance and coaching to internal customers in the application of GMP throughout Quality.

Review technical/investigation reports as appropriate.

Participate on cross-functional project teams to provide open communication to Project Management on implementation-related operational issues and site standards associated with projects.

Interface closely with other cross-functional groups such as Quality Control, Quality Assurance, MSAT, Operations, Engineering and, Project Management, to define and/or verify the scope of work for a particular project.

Review protocols, procedures, and training documentation to ensure compliance with current regulations and best methodologies for the project implementation.

Lead and / or support detailed investigations of project-related quality issues (CAPA's, Deviations, Audit Observations, protocols, etc.), ensuring effective corrective and / or preventive actions occur.

Present, facilitate, and lead process improvement and PPI activities in Quality Assurance.

Maintain a state of inspection readiness.

Participate in self inspection, client, and regulatory audits.

Other Duties if required.


  • Minimum of a BS in Chemistry, Life Sciences, Engineering or related field in a pharmaceutical environment.


  • Minimum of 5 years of pharmaceutical experience or related (fine chemicals), preferably with a plant manufacturing focus.
  • GMP and technical writing experience with protocol and report preparation.
  • Experience with quality systems

  • Understanding of validation, a must.
  • Project management or supervisory experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of 21 CFR 110, 21 CFR 211, ICH Q7, and other regulatory standards governing the manufacture of bulk drug substance.
  • Tech transfer experience is a plus

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Must exhibit outstanding behaviors in line with ThermoFisher principles and values
  • Ability to drive functional, technical, and operational excellence.
  • History of establishing teams and interdepartmental relationships
  • Critical thinking with the ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical data
  • Ability to lead, train, empower, and work within a team
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Experience with data collection, data management analytics, and critical metric reporting
  • Knowledge and ability to apply lean and/or operational excellence techniques within the lab
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills (especially Word and Excel)
  • Able to read, write, and communicate in English


Equivalent combinations of education, training, and meaningful work experience may be considered.


Demonstrates attention to detail, identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner, and analyzes information strategically; able to lead, using reasoning skills and conflict resolution Maintain confidentiality! Motivates and builds a positive team spirit. Maintains a high level of professionalism. Ensures team demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness and looks for ways to improve teams overall quality of work. Ensures team meets productivity standards by completing work, while aspiring to efficiencies. Adheres to safety and security procedures; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly. Adapts to changes in the work environment. Adheres to attendance guidelines. Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Effective written, interpersonal, and presentation skills. Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
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