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Quality Systems Supervisor, Site Quality Assurance Operations -2468

Editas Medicine

Editas Medicine

People & HR, Operations, Quality Assurance
Waltham, MA, USA
Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2024

At Editas, we’re driven by a collective purpose, to bring transformative and life changing therapies to people living with serious diseases with the greatest unmet needs. This fuels our drive to excel in scientific innovation, allowing us to harness the power and potential of CRISPR/Cas9 and CRISPR/Cpf1 (Cas12a) gene editing.

We believe our people are at the core of everything we do, and we’re committed to cultivating a culture where every individual feels valued and included. To do this, we strive to integrate belonging, inclusivity, diversity, and equity into every aspect of our organization.

Together, we are leading the way towards a healthier and more equitable future.


Editas is seeking a cooperative, highly motivated and experienced quality professional to support internal GMP manufacturing operations. This position will be responsible for Quality Operations support of internal clinical manufacturing at the Editas Waltham and Devens GMP manufacturing facilities as a member of the Quality Operations team. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to Quality support/oversight and leading initiatives related to: tech transfer and facility start-up, floor operations, QMS record review, MBR and SOP generation/revision, training, materials management, equipment management, and maintenance at the Editas Waltham and Editas Devens GMP manufacturing facilities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support Editas’ clinical cell manufacturing facilities in Waltham, MA and Devens, MA as a member of the Quality Operations team with primary focus on QMS records and technical reviews related to both Manufacturing and Quality Control.
  • Provide Quality oversight of start-up activities for a new facility and equipment as well as process commissioning & qualifications.
  • Review and approve deviations, change controls and CAPAs for appropriateness, completeness and to meet internal procedures and regulatory expectations.
  • Author, review and/or approve GMP documentation (SOPs, batch records, protocols, technical reports, test methods, protocols, specifications, and summary reports to support GMP manufacturing and QC testing).
  • Support QA on the floor activities including line clearance and QA process touchpoints as required.
  • Establish, implement, maintain, improve, monitor and report on quality and compliance systems including management, review, or performance of associated trending.
  • Build and manage a small team of Quality Engineers/Specialists
  • Train and mentor other Quality staff
  • Support clinical lot disposition activities as needed.
  • Work collaboratively with cross functional teams, partners, and vendors to gather background knowledge needed to complete assignments.
  • Independently review, manage, and/or perform complex investigations in cross-functional areas.
  • Exercise good judgment in issue identification, resolving moderate to complex quality issues, and escalations.
  • Act as QA liaison to site personnel to provide quality system expertise to help identify solutions and ensure compliance to cGMP
  • Plan and execute work independently with management consultation as needed.
  • Supports the organization in maintaining inspection readiness.
  • Provide QA oversight for product Shipments
  • Assist in internal and external audits as required.