Quality Systems Specialist

Accepting BioReady™: Yes
Category: Quality Control / Assurance
Employer: Zymeworks Inc.
Location: Seatte, WA
Posted: November 17, 2020
Closes: December 17, 2020

Zymeworks is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the discovery, development and commercialization of next-generation bispecific and multifunctional biotherapeutics.  Zymeworks’ suite of complementary therapeutic platforms and its fully-integrated drug development engine provide the flexibility and compatibility to precisely engineer and develop highly-differentiated product candidates.

Zymeworks is seeking a highly-motivated professional who is looking to grow their career with our company. The Quality Deviation and Change Control Specialist will support the tracking, trending and monitoring function for Deviations and Change Controls within the Quality System. 

This position will be based in Seattle, WA and will report to the Manager, Quality Systems.


  • Administers and maintains the Deviation and Change Control programs using the electronic Veeva Quality Management System (QMS).
  • Works directly with stakeholders to ensure Deviation and Change Control tasks are closed accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Leads periodic cross-functional meetings on Deviations and Change Controls to discuss and track open issues and maintain accountability. 
  • Proactively examines/reviews the QMS and related processes to identify/assess areas for review, improvement, change, or elimination with a focus to simplify and standardize processes. May lead and drive improvements as required.
  • Utilizes quality tools to compile, track, trend, and communicate QMS metrics in presentations, reports, and dashboards.
  • Supports the maintenance and improvement of Quality Systems processes in general and the delivery of Quality Systems projects.
  • Other duties/responsibilities as assigned 
  • Supports the Quality Systems Manager in the planning and directing of overall Quality System activities
  • Provides guidance and mentorship to quality systems associates and other department members.
  • Understands and supports the Veeva “Quality Docs” document control system and the quality systems associated with GxP operations.
  • Participates in and may drive completion of investigations and corrective action implementation for identified quality systems issues including internal/external audits actions.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Chemistry or other relevant discipline or equivalent work experience.
  • 5+ years’ experience in a GMP-regulated work environment (Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Biologics/Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, etc.).

Skills and Abilities:

  • Proven interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively as a member of a cross-functional team. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to assess priorities and successfully manage workload to timelines.
  • Ability to analyze moderate to complex data and glean basic information from the data.
  • Strong knowledge of GxP regulations and Quality Systems. 
  • Knowledge of process mapping and other improvement methods.
  • Working knowledge of use of Microsoft Office suite.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Understanding of basic scientific/technical concepts.
  • Positive, enthusiastic, and customer service oriented.
  • Previous experience with electronic quality systems such as for document control, training, deviations and change control (preferred).

Why Work for Us?

At Zymeworks, we stand for innovation, integrity, collaboration and care. 

Zymeworks’ employees are passionate, engaged and extremely motivated to succeed.  We are excited by the cutting-edge science and technology, the endless possibilities this union holds and the sheer opportunity to be a part of something big. To learn more about Zymeworks Inc. and our current openings, please visit our website at https://jobs.jobvite.com/zymeworkscareers.

We offer challenging career opportunities, competitive benefits and an environment that recognizes and rewards performance. 

How to Apply

If you are interested in this challenging opportunity, please apply online https://jobs.jobvite.com/zymeworkscareers/job/oBz1dfw8. Due to the high volume of applicants, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. 

NOTE TO EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES: Zymeworks values our relationships with our Recruitment Partners. We will only accept resumes from those partners whom have been contracted by a member of our Human Resources team to collaborate with us. Zymeworks is not responsible for any fees related to resumes that are unsolicited or are received without contract. 

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