Research & Development Quality Assurance Associate

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Role Description

The Quality Assurance Associate ensures that the quality required for R&D activities is maintained through documentation and specific actions.

Functions associated with the role include:

  • Develop, maintain and communicate a nomenclature, classification and tracking system (to ensure that traceability & versioning is assured) for the quality documentation
  • Write, review standard operating procedures (SOP) and working instructions in collaboration with users.
  • Keep documentation of instruments/equipment updated and accessible to all users.
  • Review and approve, from quality point of view, required forms used in the R&D department.
  • Assure the functionality and development of LIMS in collaboration with provider and internal experts.
  • Assure that maintenance, qualification, calibration of different equipment/instruments are performed by establishing calibration schedule for each instrument.
  • Issue Lab-books for the R&D department and assure they are used as per SOP.
  • Assure inventory of equipment, reagents, standards are kept updated.
  • Support establishing maintenance/calibration contracts with different suppliers.
  • Responsible to schedule, perform & document calibration/maintenance of balances and other instruments when necessary.
  • Participate in training of new employees on different subjects under your responsibility. As examples:
    • LIMS
    • Office 365
    • Lab-books
    • Balance & other instruments maintenance and calibration
  • Keep Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) updated and accessible to all users;


  • Minimum of 3 years experience in a QA function
  • Bachelor / technical degree in chemistry or related sciences/technology.
  • Good knowledge of the main softwares of the MS Office Suite
  • Excellent knowledge of French and English, written and spoken

Technical skills:

  • Good ability in documentation and writing skills
  • Good knowledge of LIMS or equivalent Laboratory Information Management System softwares
  • Good knowledge of various lab equipment (pH meter, Conductimeter, FT-IR, UV-VIS, etc.)

Soft skills:

  • Teamwork spirit
  • Critical and analytical mindset
  • Meticulous attention to details. Ability to focus and maintain quality on recurring tasks
  • Ease of adaptation in a dynamic environment where priorities can quickly change and / or evolve
  • Well organized and good time-management skills

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