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Stability Associate IV Pharmaceutical Development

Company name
Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

New Haven, CT

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Position Summary

The Stability Associate IV is responsible for performing assigned tasks to support stability activities for Alexion’s clinical phase biotherapeutic candidates. The Stability Associate IV will work in collaboration with members of Pharmaceutical Development, Analytical Sciences, Quality Assurance and other members of GPD as required as well as external vendors.

Principal Responsibilities

Serve as contact person for external vendor management of clinical sample management at CMO including retention program.

Facilitate inventory and annual inspection of clinical retention per procedures and regulatory guidance’s at external vendor.

Generate, review and approve CMO protocols for stability and retention storage.

Perform data audit and verification for release and stability testing performed by CROs.

Track and trend stability data from CMO portals.

Maintain and communicate stability pull calendars and shipments.

Generate stability Test Result Forms and facilitate sample submission to test laboratories.

Generate and maintain stability data tables for multiple products; perform data entry and verification.

Manage stability studies and data in LIMs.

Generate and maintain JMP tables as required.

Generate product specific stability update reports, stability study final reports and route for review and approval.

Write and revise stability protocols, SOPs and PRCs as required, route for review and approval.

Follow written procedures (PRCs) and stability protocols (QUAs) as well as GMP guidance documents.

Prepare, review and file testing and supporting documentation; perform other clerical functions as assigned.

Generate Certificates of Testing

Perform all job functions in compliance with cGMPs and maintain accurate and legible records.

Provide stability assessments in support of laboratory investigations, contractor deviations and storage deviations.

Ensure training is current for all job functions performed. Attend all required Company training.

Assist in other Ph. Dev. Stability tasks as trained and assigned.

Assure quality documents are scanned and archived according to procedures.

May include travel, up to 10%


A successful candidate will typically have 5-8 years' of experience working in a relevant laboratory setting

Knowledge of GMPs and their application in the environment is preferred.

Have a strong working knowledge of governing documents for stability and clinical retention programs.

Able to understand and follow written procedures.

The ability to communicate verbally and in a written format is required, able to work cross functionally and act as liaison for vendor contracts.

Document stability results with a strong attention to detail; able to recognize trends outside of expected results.

Able to organize his/her own work on a routine basis and requires minimal supervision. When asked, the individual is able to provide updates and tracking on his/her tasks.

Ability to interact with Analytical Sciences Operations groups, Quality Assurance and GPD members.

Able to navigate external vendor sites and portals for data extraction and review.

Able to communicate findings to colleagues within the group through presentations.

Proficient with various MS Office programs, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint as well as SAS JMP statistical software.

Previous experience with Laboratory Management Systems (LIMs)


A successful candidate will typically hold a BS degree in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related discipline from an accredited university with 5- 8 years’ of relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Problem solving skills: Solves routine technical and logistical problems

Scientific Inquisitiveness: Understands background of assigned technical tasks to be resourceful to management and others

Communication skills: Discusses work with supervisor and coworkers; Drafts, edits and finalizes technical documents with templates under supervision

Technical expertise: Working knowledge of Excel and SAS JMP or other statistical software

Strategic ability: Understands priority of assigned tasks with limited supervision

Ownership: Works with supervisor and coworkers to ensure assigned tasks are completed

Accountability: Consistent focus on quality and compliance

Collaborative Innovation: Experience with stability LIMS


New Haven, CT, United States


Some opportunities happen only once in a lifetime – like a job where you have the extraordinary opportunity to change lives. At Alexion, such opportunities arise through our unwavering mission to serve patients and families affected by rare diseases. These patients are our guiding star, and we act with integrity, urgency, and discipline because we know their lives are at stake.

Alexion is a multinational biopharmaceutical company with approximately 2,500 dedicated employees serving patients in more than 50 countries through the innovation, development, and commercialization of life-changing therapies. As the global leader in complement biology, Alexion developed and commercializes the first and only approved complement inhibitor to treat patients with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH), atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS), and anti-acetylcholine receptor (AchR) antibody-positive generalized myasthenia gravis (gMG). In addition, Alexion has two highly innovative enzyme replacement therapies for patients with life-threatening and ultra-rare metabolic disorders, hypophosphatasia (HPP) and lysosomal acid lipase deficiency (LAL-D). Our research efforts focus on novel molecules and targets in the complement cascade, and our development efforts focus on our core therapeutic areas of hematology, nephrology, neurology, and metabolic disorders.

Alexion’s aspiration is to be the most rewarding place to work, where people are empowered to make a difference and where diversity of backgrounds and ideas is encouraged. We are looking for talented individuals who share our passion and commitment to change the lives of patients with rare diseases. We hope you will consider joining our team.

As a leading employer in our industry, Alexion is proud to offer a highly competitive package of base and incentive compensation as well as a comprehensive benefits program designed to support the health, wellness and financial security of our employees and their families. Benefits include group medical, vision and dental coverage, group and supplemental life insurance, 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement, relocation assistance and much more. To learn more about Alexion, please visit

Alexion is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative action employer

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Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and delivering life-transforming therapies for patients with severe and life-threatening diseases that are also ultra-rare. Patients with these devastating diseases often have no effective treatment options, and they and their families suffer with little hope.

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