QA Analytical Project Specialist

CordenPharma Colorado
Colorado (US)
Job #1931

CordenPharma Colorado
Job #1931

Boulder, Colorado (US)

CordenPharma Colorado

CordenPharma Colorado is a highly sophisticated and entrepreneurial mid-sized pharmaceutical manufacturing company located in Boulder, Colorado. Our chemists and engineers are widely recognized for their history of innovation, having developed efficient manufacturing processes for some of the world’s most complex pharmaceutical compounds. CordenPharma Colorado also is acclaimed for its flexible manufacturing facilities and experienced workforce that can handle a wide range of production techniques and volumes. Ultimately, in partnership with our customers, CordenPharma Colorado is focused on its health care mission, proudly producing medicines that help patients around the globe survive and enjoy more comfortable lives.


Support our customers, leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, in full and on time (DIFOT) with products and services. Our ultimate stakeholders and beneficiaries are naturally the patients in critical need of the sophisticated medications we manufacture.

We should never forget that the work we all do as an organization is critical to patients and ultimately improves peoples’ lives. There lies our right for existence, challenge, opportunity and motivation that should drive each of us individually at your respective sites and us together company-wide across the entire network.


Provides Quality Assurance related project assistance as it relates to analytical methods and specifications for both development and commercial products. Requires in depth level of GMP understanding and accomplishment. Responsible for providing strong Quality leadership and scientific/GMP information support to the plant-site as the Quality representative for new products/projects. Quality Assurance liaison to R&D and other departments.

Other duties may be assigned.

  • >>  Responsible for ensuring analytical methods are current with respect to compendial updates.
  • >>  Supports analytical aspects of new product introduction.
  • >>  Supports analytical aspects of existing products to include, but not limited to, method validation, method transfers, revision of methods, and specifications.
  • >>  Responsible for review and approval of protocols and reports for stability and reference standards.
  • >>  Liaison between QA and other departments for review and approval of change control (with an emphasis on analytical changes).
  • >>  QA representative for laboratory investigations.
  • >>  Assures that manufacturing processes, packaging and testing comply with all regulatory filings and Corden SOPs to ensure favorable quality inspections and customer satisfaction.
  • >>  Serves as QA liaison on product/project implementation teams.
  • >>  Supports the implementation of new processes and new business opportunities proposed for implementation into development and/or manufacturing.
  • >>  Provides analytical and basic statistical information for annual product reviews.


Responsible for providing Quality leadership on new technology, new opportunities and large projects and technology transfers. Carries out leadership responsibilities in accordance with Corden policies and applicable laws.


Every individual is personally responsible for the safety and environmental aspects of his or her activities in the workplace. Each employee is expected to perform their job duties in a safe manner utilizing all of their knowledge, training, ability and experience.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Knowledge of cGMP’s as they apply to documentation protocol and analytical method validation activities.
Ability to apply attention to detail, regulatory requirements, and a practical, defendable, logical approach to problem solving.


Bachelor’s Degree in Science with 5 years of Quality Assurance/Quality Control experience within the pharmaceutical industry or a combination of pharmaceutical industry and academic experience with a strong knowledge in analytical chemistry. Project management experience although not required is beneficial to this position.


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and analytical journals. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to communicate information to customers and senior management. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups.


Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.


Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee is occasionally required to work with hands; reach above shoulder height; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific visual abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles and low levels of toxic or caustic chemicals. The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, outside weather conditions, and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


These are the specific areas of knowledge, skill and ability that are important for successful job performance. They must be job related and consistent with business necessity.

  • >>  Excellent customer service skills
  • >>  Knowledge of cGMP, cGLP and FDA regulations, as well as internal quality related procedures.
  • >>  Practical and theoretical knowledge of the basic principles of validation and their application
  • >>  Excellent verbal, presentation, and written communication skills
  • >>  Provide leadership in all aspects of QA and development processes.
  • >>  Analytical skills with the ability to function with interdisciplinary teams
  • >>  Proactive approach to problem solving and resolution


This is an exempt position. Salary based upon the successful candidate’s qualifications and level of experience.


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Job #1931 – QA Analytical Project Specialist