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Senior Quality Assurance Auditor

United States of America, Remote Additional Locations: Remote - United States of America Job ID R0000015935 Category Quality Management
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Home Based, US

Parexel's Senior Auditor Quality Assurance (QA) has an in-depth understanding and knowledge of appropriate GxP compliance and other applicable regulations and laws, Parexel procedures and appropriate Parexel processes, which allows the individual to plan and conduct internal and external audits independently and to be able to mentor less experienced auditors. In liaison with QA Management and staff, provide direction and coordination for project activities related to assigned areas. Provide advice on regulatory compliance.

Perform and Report audits:

  • Independently plan, schedule, perform and report a range of GxP audits across all phases of Clinical Research including, but not limited to project related audits, system audits, supplier audits, safety/pharmacovigilance (PV) audits.
  • Perform and deliver high quality audits /audit reports within specified timelines / budgets, with limited oversight. Lead or participate in co-audits / observed audits with client representatives or other QA auditors.
  • Travel internationally for audits as required. Travel time could be up to approx. 60%.
  • Ability to review and, if necessary, identify improvements that enhance the quality and clarity of audit reports.
  • For area of specialization, work with internal customers and develop and execute strategic audit plans for the area.

Follow-up audits:

  • Collect and review responses to audit observations and follow-up / escalate inadequate or delayed responses as necessary to ensure timelines are met and responses of satisfactory quality are obtained.

Lead internal and billable audit programs:

  • Work with client QA and Parexel Operations to plan and manage a global program of audits.
  • Resolve program related issues in a constructive and pro-active way.
  • Ensure required audits are performed and reported in accordance with Parexel QA requirements, and on time.
  • Review audit reports, responses, and other program deliverable to ensure consistent high quality.

Billable Audits/Audit programs & Client Relationships (where applicable):

  • Act as QA Lead on audits program(s) as assigned by Line Management.
  • Ensure audits programs are managed to a high degree of client satisfaction.
  • Arrange meetings with client and other key stakeholders as required.
  • Ensure required audits are delivered in accordance with clients’ requirements and Parexel/ client procedures as applicable.
  • Ensure that systematic issues raised during billable audits are escalated and addressed.
  • Maintain relationships with clients.
  • Support client QA needs and identify areas where billable services may be offered.
  • Develop and optimize new and existing processes to maintain and improve quality within the billable group.

Support auditor training:

  • Assist with the training of new / less experienced auditors by performing co-audits, delivering training, and sharing knowledge and experience.

Maintain records / systems:

  • Maintain required QA tools and ensure Parexel and QA systems are regularly updated with accurate information for audits and other activities.

Process improvements:

  • Support QA Management to analyze audit activities and provide metrics to relevant parties (QA, Operations, Procurement).

Provide local, regional and global consultancy:

  • Provide advice on regulatory compliance to internal/external clients, Parexel management, and staff with regards to the implementation of GxP and safety/PV requirements, and implementation of appropriate regulatory requirements.
  • Support the development, maintenance, review, and improvement of Parexel procedures, systems, and tools by providing constructive ideas and suggestions.
  • Provide input on QA planning and strategy as requested.

Support Client Audits and Regulatory Inspections:

  • Facilitate client audits / regulatory inspections, as assigned.
  • Foster a good working relationship with internal and external clients.

Promote compliance within Parexel:

  • Working knowledge and expertise of Parexel policies, procedures, and guidelines, as well as applicable national and international regulations and requirements; able to apply them as needed.
  • Proactively recognize areas for process / procedural improvements, providing input to management and taking the initiative, as appropriate.

Build and maintain relationships:

  • Build, and maintain good working relationships with internal and external customer groups.
  • Work well in team environment.


  • Ability to rapidly learn, understand and apply applicable Parexel and client procedures.
  • Ability to develop good working relationships with a culturally diverse group of Parexel and client personnel.
  • Willingness to work effectively with multiple supervisors in a matrix environment and to value the importance of teamwork.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills, including the ability to present at conferences, meetings and training sessions.
  • Ability to mentor / train auditors and other personnel.
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, problem solving and negotiation skills.
  • Effective at analyzing problems considering the ‘big picture’ and recommending appropriate corrective actions.
  • Ability to work independently and consistently in a fast-paced environment.
  • Accurate and detail oriented.
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to prioritize workload and manage multiple and varied tasks / projects with enthusiasm.
  • A flexible attitude to work assignments and new learning and the ability to adjust to changing priorities and unforeseen events.
  • Ability to diplomatically address sensitive issues confidentially and professionally.
  • Ability to work professionally with highly confidential information.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Preferred minimum of 3 years’ experience in quality assurance, regulatory affairs, auditing, clinical research, monitoring, data management, safety/pharmacovigilance, pharmacy, laboratory, or other relevant area such as technology, third party supplier management, including sound experience of applicable GxP auditing.
  • Excellent knowledge, understanding and experience of Good Practices (GxPs) and international, national and local regulations and laws related to clinical trials and other clinical research.
  • Experience with using computer systems and software, including Microsoft Office.
  • Auditors must be detail oriented, able to maintain a ‘big picture’ / overview on the project / business.


  • Educated to degree level (technology, biological science, pharmacy, or other health related discipline preferred) or equivalent qualification or clinical research experience.
  • Master’s degree in a science, technology, or industry related discipline, preferred.


EEO Disclaimer

Parexel is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected status, which in the United States includes race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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