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Quality Assurance Specialist

Company: International Flavors & Fragrances
Location: Wilmington
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

For your awareness, IFF has announced an agreement to sell its Microbial Control (MC) business unit to LANXESS. The sale is presently expected to close in Q2 of 2022, pending regulatory approvals and other closing conditions. The MC business unit will remain a part of IFF until close and, at such time, it will transition to LANXESS. In applying for this position, you acknowledge your awareness that the position is a part of the MC business unit and has been identified to transition to LANXESS. It's an exciting time to be part of the IFF family. We are a global leader in taste, scent and nutrition, offering our customers a broader range of natural solutions and accelerating our growth strategy. IFF is seeking a Quality Assurance Specialist to join our team in Wilmington, DE. IFF Microbial Control (MC) is focused on providing sustainable microbial control solutions, based on innovative science and technology in a wide variety of industries. These application areas range from preservation of personal care, latex, and paint products, to antimicrobial textiles, to treatment of large-scale water process systems such as cooling water, pulp & paper and oil & gas fields. IFF Microbial Control is committed to maintaining and building our success, and we have an exciting opportunity for a Quality Assurance Specialist to join our R&D team. Under the direction and supervision of the Test Facility Manager, this role is responsible for monitoring the studies that are carried out according to Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) in the IFF Microbial Control R&D labs in Wilmington. These studies are carried out on MC active ingredients and biocidal products to meet global regulatory requirements and are primarily carried out by an internal MC R&D Analytical Group. Additional coordination and execution of external product chemistry and similar studies with CROs is required. Studies conducted in the U.S. to generate data on biocidal actives and products for regulatory submissions must be done according to the U.S. EPA's FIFRA Good Laboratory Practice Standards (40 CFR Part 160) which requires that these studies be monitored by a QA Unit. Specific Responsibilities Include: * Understand the relevant regulations for EPA and OECD requirements for the conduct of GLP-compliant studies * Conduct and Maintain the Quality Assurance Function for the IFF MC Business for internal studies including: * Review of study protocols, inspection of studies in progress, and auditing of reports. Issuing of an audit report for each of these activities. * Maintenence of the master schedule of studies in Microsoft Access and maintenance of physical study files. * Maintenence of CVs and training records for GLP personnel. * Carrying out periodic refresher GLP training and/or extensive GLP training for new people, as needed. * Carrying out facility inspections of in-house GLP labs, and of contract labs (as needed). * Assuring that study records are archived and that samples are properly retained in the GLP sample archives. * Assuring that QAU SOPs and SOPs relevant to MC GLP studies are adequate and current. Creating/updating SOPs as needed. * Communication with management on status of current GLP studies and activities and timely reporting of any compliance concerns. * Conduct the Quality Assurance Function for the IFF MC Business for external studies including: * Act as the primary information resource for product chemistry testing needs * Work with internal regulatory and product development teams to coordinate external product chemistry testing needs assessment * Coordinate and Secure appropriate testing facilities * Review all study protocols - for GLP-required elements * Audit final report draft(s) - for GLP-required elements * Assure that the CRO Study Directors properly assemble a package for each GLP study containing the original protocol, raw data, and final report. Job Requirements Required Experience & Qualifications include: * Broad science work experience and skill set, preferably in analytical chemistry * BS or MS degree in Chemistry, Biology or related technical background * 8 to 10 years' experience in chemicals, biocides or plant protection products * Familiarity with global GLP guidelines * Exceptional attention to detail and organizational skills * Demonstrated technical writing and oral communications skills * Demonstrated interpersonal skills * Experience in use of Microsoft Access databases * Training or experience in Quality Assurance as per U.S. EPA 40 CFR Part 160 * Demonstrated familiarity with U.S. EPA product chemistry data requirements (OPPTS Series 830) and EU Biocidal Product Regulation product chemistry data requirements (EU 528/2012) * Work experience as a Study Director carrying out studies according to U.S. EPA 40 CFR Part 160 At IFF, we believe that your uniqueness unleashes our potential. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workplace. Visit IFF.com/careers to learn more about our Equality Policy. Nearest Major Market: Wilmington Nearest Secondary Market: Philadelphia

Keywords: International Flavors & Fragrances, Wilmington , Quality Assurance Specialist, Other , Wilmington, North Carolina

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