Product Development QA Engineering Manager


Basel City, BS, CH



About Idorsia Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Idorsia Ltd is reaching out for more - We have more ideas, we see more opportunities and we want to help more patients.
In order to achieve this, we want to develop Idorsia into one of Europe’s leading biopharmaceutical companies, with a strong scientific core.
Headquartered in Switzerland - a European biotech hub - Idorsia is specialized in the discovery and development of small molecules, to transform the horizon of therapeutic options. Idorsia has a broad portfolio of innovative drugs in the pipeline, an experienced team, a fully-functional research center, and a strong balance sheet – the ideal constellation to bringing R&D efforts to business success.
Idorsia was listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (ticker symbol: IDIA) in June 2017 and has over 1,100 highly qualified specialists dedicated to realizing our ambitious targets.


We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Product Development QA Engineering Manager to join our team.

Job Responsibilities


  • Accountable and responsible for Quality engineering product & process development from concept to market launch.
  • Provide sound Quality expertise to develop new product and timely address quality resolution for devices, combination product and packaging, and implement end to end effective control strategy and operational control plan. 
  • Align deliverables within the project cross-functional team and be accountable for the deliverables. 
  • Structure, manage and approve all quality deliverables related to Design Control, CE marking (if applicable), and Risk Management for the product and maintain their validity both internally and at suppliers. 
  • Execute all Quality Engineering activities & tasks defined for the product including GMP & ISO documentation management internally and at suppliers, resolution of testing issues, QA processing of deviations, QA approval of Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPA) as needed, QA processing and assessment of change controls. 
  • Support to regulatory filings and maintaining inspection readiness. 
  • Oversight and manage Quality Assurance and Quality Control at device suppliers and tests service providers. 
  • Support the development, implementation and validation of all test methods required for functionally characterize products. 
  • Ensure qualification of Combination Product assembly process internally and at COMs. 
  • Effectively collaborate with all project functions and communicate quality requirement for industrialization of the product. 
  • Maintain an overview of applicable quality standards and their evolution within the related business. 
  • Ensure compliance with all local, state, federal, and Idorsia quality policies, procedures and practices, safety regulations, policies, and procedures. 
  • Keep Idorsia Pharmaceutical Quality Systems up to date with medical devices and Combination Product requirement.
  • Notify management of potential quality and regulatory issues.


Candidate’s Requirements


  • University degree in related quality engineering field, advanced degree desired.
  • Minimum 7 years of experience in quality engineering or technical combination product development & industrialization with 5 years in medical or pharmaceutical industry with successful track record of delivering quality products to market.
  • Demonstrated medical device, combination product and packaging development quality engineering skills.
  • Broad and deep understanding of quality product development processes, regulatory, and quality / risk management systems (ISO 13485, MDR, 21CFR820, ISO 14971…)
  • Demonstrated supplier quality management skills.
  • Advanced problem-solving skills and statistical knowledge.
  • Advanced skills in method validation.
  • Sound knowledge of drug product manufacturing, control, packaging and distribution procedures.
  • Strong interpersonal and influencing skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks with competing priorities.
  • Entrepreneurial mind set combined with cost consciousness.


What Idorsia  offers


  • Exciting opportunities  for development and professional growth within our dynamic organization
  • A collaborative and solution oriented enviroment where you can make a difference
  • An innovative and open culture in a truly multicultural environment
  • A competitive salary and generous social benefits

Work  Location: Basel Area - Allschwil
Country: Switzerland
Business Area:  Quality Assurance
Schedule: Fulltime
Job Type: Permanent
Job ID: 3468


At Idorsia, we harness the power of difference, authenticity, and inclusion to achieve business success.
We encourage all potential candidates with diverse backgrounds of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, and disability to submit their job applications. All applicants will receive consideration.
We are committed to fostering respect, fairness, and equal opportunities for all job applicants and our employees.

Please be informed that if you are selected for this position, your employment will be subject to a pre-employment background screening process, of which you would be informed in greater detail in due course.

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