Job Opportunity

Associate Director, Quality Assurance

Location: San Diego, CA, US
Department: Regulatory CMO/ Clinical
Employment Type: Full Time
Reference Number: 1621510

Job Description Summary

The Associate Director of Quality Assurance will report directly to the Senior Director, Quality Assurance. The individual will be responsible for representing QA on Mirati project teams and overseeing the GMP operations at contracted vendors in support of Mirati's small molecule programs. The individual will also be responsible for reviewing applicable data in support of Investigational New Drug applications (INDs), Clinical Trial Applications (CTAs), New Drug Application (NDA), and Marketing Authorization Application (MAA) submissions. The ideal candidate will have a strong quality assurance / GMP operations background, experience with small molecules, and regulatory inspections. In addition, excellent verbal and written communications skills are required.

Your Responsibilities

Reporting to the Senior Director, Quality Assurance; the Associate Director, Quality Assurance will be responsible for assisting the Quality Assurance Operations function to ensure clinical trial material is manufactured and tested according to GMPs. The Associate Director, QA will have the following responsibilities.

These may include but are not limited to:

  • Review of executed batch records and disposition batches, certifying compliance with study, regulatory and GMP requirements.
  • Collaborate with Mirati CMC and Technical Operations colleagues to ensure timely technical reviews of batch records
  • Participation in weekly vendor meetings representing Mirati QA
  • Assist with review and approval of Master Batch Records & Packaging Records, etc.
  • Complete Batch Record review checklists for batch disposition
  • Generation of certificates of release and compliance, etc.
  • Ensure GMP compliance is maintained
  • Work with CMOs to assess investigations, and deviations and bring to closure in a compliant manner
  • Ensure timely implementation of corrective actions and escalate as necessary
  • Ensure products meet regulatory requirements
  • Review and approve CMO change controls as required
  • May perform document change control activities (i.e., SOP writing) as needed
  • Develop, revise, implement and adhere to Quality Assurance department policies and procedures
  • Assist with maintaining file organization within the Quality department
  • Other duties as assigned

What is Required

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Life Sciences field or equivalent years experience, with 10+ years pharmaceutical industry experience and a minimum of 8 years in Quality Assurance.
  • Previous small molecule drug and NDA-level experience are a strong plus
  • Established working knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices and other applicable regulations (US and international).
  • Quality Assurance experience supporting both development projects and commercial products.
  • Experience working with all levels of management and consulting with key business stakeholders. An ability to influence for greater outcomes.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with other accomplished professionals within and across functions/teams. Willing collaborator.
  • Strong communication skills both written and oral.
  • Ability to multi-task and shift priorities rapidly to meet tight deadlines.
  • Professional demeanor and an excellent written and verbal communicator.
  • Detail oriented and well organized.
  • Good and thoughtful listener.
  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated and keen to improve processes and overcome inefficiencies.

About Mirati Therapeutics

Mirati Therapeutics is a late-stage biotechnology company whose mission is to discover, design and deliver breakthrough therapies to transform the lives of patients with cancer and their loved ones. The company is relentlessly focused on bringing forward therapies that address areas of high unmet need, including lung cancer, and advancing a pipeline of novel therapeutics targeting the genetic and immunological drivers of cancer. Mirati is using its scientific expertise to develop novel solutions in two registration-enabling programs: adagrasib (MRTX849), an investigational small molecule, potent and selective KRAS G12C inhibitor, as monotherapy and in combination with other agents, and sitravatinib, an investigational spectrum-selective inhibitor of receptor tyrosine kinases in combination with checkpoint inhibitor therapies. Mirati is also advancing its differentiated preclinical portfolio, including MRTX1133, an investigational KRAS G12D inhibitor, and other oncology discovery programs. Unified for patients, Mirati's vision is to unlock the science behind the promise of a life beyond cancer.

For more information about Mirati Therapeutics, visit us at or follow us on LinkedIn.

Why Join?

At Mirati, we have an unapologetic and relentless focus on our mission to transform the lives of patients with cancer and their loved ones. Patients and their families motivate us to work smarter, faster and better. We are driven by the knowledge that our efforts can one-day deliver life-saving therapies for the people who need us most. Urgency, open-mindedness, accountability and collaboration ground our work. These shared values are central to who we are, what we do and how we do it.

Our people fuel our success. They are fearless and passionate in their daily pursuit of our mission. We are committed to continuing to create a company and experience that attracts and keeps the best people. When you want your days to count and the work you do to matter, discovering and delivering potentially life-changing therapies is more than a job, it's the chance to be part of something bigger.

We believe diverse professional experiences and an inclusive culture can drive better outcomes for patients. We want employees to be authentic and use their perspectives to contribute to our mission in a meaningful way.

Mirati cultivates an environment where:

  • An entrepreneurial attitude is encouraged
  • Our people are empowered to speak up, embrace the gray and achieve solutions
  • Diverse experiences are an important of part making the best decisions
  • We laugh and have fun as a work family

No matter the role, we are unified by our passion for helping patients, and are inspired by a single vision to unlock the science behind the promise of a life beyond cancer. Together, we own Mirati's success.

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Mirati is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) we celebrate diverse experiences without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

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