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Quality Control Analyst

Date: Aug 25, 2021

Location: Philadelphia, PA, US

Company: Spark Therapeutics

Join the Spark Team


We were born of innovation, springing from the curiosity, imagination and dedication of remarkable scientists and healthcare visionaries. Our shared mission is to challenge the inevitability of genetic disease by discovering, developing, and delivering treatments in ways unimaginable – until now.


We don’t follow footsteps. We create the path.




Primary Duties:


The Quality Control Analyst will be responsible for conducting validation, routine testing and GMP review of analytical assays in compliance with all applicable quality systems and current cGMPs within the Quality Control department at Spark Therapeutics’ facility in Philadelphia, PA.  He/She will support the departmental goals and contribute to general operations and analytical testing within the QC laboratory.


The primary goals of Quality Control are: to lead the execution of release and stability testing for commercial and clinical GMP, execute assay validation and assay transfer studies and critical reagent qualification studies; the implementation and maintenance of laboratory control procedures and compliance; and laboratory investigations.





% of Time



  • Execute and review of Bio-Analytical assays for release and stability purposes in a GMP-compliant QC laboratory. 
  • Performs quantitative analytical assays and is experienced with the associated method and instrumentation
  • Executes method validation and transfer studies, as assigned by Functional Manager



  • May provide training to other QC analysts.
  • Participate in maintaining laboratory systems, equipment and controls. Active in maintaining the compliance of the laboratory.
  • Author GMP documents such as analytical methods/forms, technical protocols/reports, CAPAs, and change controls.
  • With supervision, complete deviation reports and investigations.


  • Conduct wide variety of assays or tests required to characterize and qualify assay-specific reagents


  • Attend team meetings and project meetings with members from QC.
  • With guidance, assist during regulatory audits for their respective assays and interact with regulatory auditors.



Education and Experience Requirements:


  • BA/BS required; and minimum of 2-5+ years related experience

 – OR-

  • MS/Ph.D. and a minimum of 3-4+ years related experience



Key Skills, Abilities, and Competencies:


  • Experience working in a GMP environment is necessary
  • Strong background experience in executing and troubleshooting HPLC, UPLC and CE-SDS Assays, required.   
  • Must have experience with Empower and 32Karat Software. 
  • Hands on experience in executing the following assays, qPCR, PCR, mammalian cell culture techniques, tissue-cultured assays, ELISAs, SDS-PAGE and Western blots, preferred. 
  • Must have an understanding of the science related to the assays they perform.
  • Possess good interpersonal and strong written/verbal communication skills
  • Critical thinking skill, ability to manage time, and skills in prioritizing, organization and time management
  • Highly motivated and detail oriented with good organizational skills
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision; work is reviewed for soundness of judgment and overall adequacy and accuracy


Complexity and Problem Solving:


  • Delivers routine assignments with general instruction; may provide training to others based upon proficiency in performing task and technical knowledge
  • On the job experiential learning, applies intermediate understanding of principles, concepts, etc. to further enhance and develop
  • Delivers on work assignments of moderate scope under minimal supervision; resolves and advises on technical issues of a moderate scope


Please be aware that Spark mandates COVID-19 vaccination of all employees regardless of work location.  Accommodations may be made in accordance with applicable law.

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia