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Work as Clinical Quality Associate Director at AstraZeneca

AstraZeneca contributes meaningfully to the UK beyond the provision of our medicines and the benefits they provide to the health of the nation. We commissioned a report in 2009 to measure our significant investment to the UK economy, which includes investment in jobs and wealth creation. Oxera, an independent economic consultancy provided the analysis for this report.

Post : Clinical Quality Associate Director

Job Description
• Provides advice to Local Study Teams on AZ procedural framework including global clinical processes, procedural documents, applicable Quality & Compliance manual documents, and on international guidelines such as ICH-GCP, industry standards and local regulations.
• Provides competent advice on local regulations related to clinical trials, keeps abreast of changes in local regulations related to clinical trials and keeps local teams and local processes updated.
• Ownership of local procedural framework.
• Supports local management in the planning and conduct of local quality control activities as described in the local annual quality plan, including performing accompanied site visits. Performs any required QC visits / QC activities with local staff and maintains the annual quality plan updated.
• Provides local management with information regarding status of quality observed in the local SMM.
• Collaborates with and supports local study teams to resolve quality and compliance issues.
• Reviews regularly Protocol Deviations and ensures Quality Issues are reported within the appropriate timelines to local Authorities and in AZ internal review systems according to AZ QI process.
• Supports the local organisation in the preparation for, conduct of and responses to audits and regulatory inspections.
• Advises Local Study Teams on the resolution of the findings in audit and inspection reports. Gives regular feedback on audit and inspection findings to relevant SMM staff.
• Shares learnings from local audits and inspections with local staff and with regional CQAD network, shares global/regional learnings with local staff.
• Identifies and ensures resolution of potential risks based on previous study/systems QC results, audit and inspection results and current routine quality management work.
• Is a key contact in the evaluation and management of fraud/poor quality cases, communicating with Quality Assurance (QA), RDCQRDCQand local management, as required.
• Identifies and organises/provides on-going and ad hoc training of local staff according to local training needs, in cooperation with local SMM leadership:
- introductory training to new staff, including Procedural Training.
- ad hoc local training solutions e.g., as result of serious or recurring quality issues.
- is involved in other local initiatives to identify and share best practices.

• Supports implementation of global procedures and systems on local level by :
- providing review comments to global procedural documents where requested.
- assessing if global training material is adequate for local use, providing input/comments to global training material authors, if required.
- organising/providing local face to face training for global procedures and systems, if required.
- collecting and escalating process/systems related questions from users.
- Providing required training relating to relevant global initiatives.

• Contributes to the local implementation of systems and tools related to the delivery of clinical operational tasks or SOPs, ICH-GCP requirements, e.g., CTMS, eTMF, LMS, Toolboxes, reporting tools and dashboards, etc.
• Coordinates the development, publication, training, implementation, maintenance and archiving of Local Procedural Documents, ensuring compliance with global Clinical Procedural Documents, applicable Quality & Compliance Manual documents, international guidelines such as ICH-GCP and local regulations.
• Acts as interface to/contact for QA.
• When needed, escalates related questions to RDCQ, QA, Process Owners, as appropriate.
• Acts as interface with local stakeholders: legal advice, nominated signatory, GxP function for quality related topics.
• Cascades to local clinical organization any relevant new global developments, initiatives and information coming from other stakeholders: e.g., RDCQ, QA.
• Participates in and contributes to the Clinical Quality Associate Directors’ Network in their region, as applicable.
• Is involved in local regulatory or operational external experts’ groups, as required on country level.
• Provides support, if required, to global teams in case of issues occurring in globally outsourced studies: support to local IEC clarifications, Insurance policy issues, serious breaches etc.
• Provides training to Investigational Site staff on ICH-GCP and local regulations if support is required.

Additional Information
Location : Bangalore
Industry Type : Pharma / Healthcare / Clinical research
Functional Area :  Clinical Quality
End Date : 30th July, 2023

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