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Senior QA Officer

In the role of Senior Quality Assurance Officer, one of the primary focal points is to enhance quality awareness. Continuous improvement projects initiated by you contribute to meeting the highest standards. You achieve this in collaboration with a Quality Officer who reports to you.



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As Senior Quality Assurance Officer you play a pivotal role in ensuring the adherence to quality management procedures and standards within the organization, while meeting ISO 15189, ISO 17025, GCLP, and GCP requirements. The primary responsibility is to oversee and coordinate the quality assurance activities and contribute to continuous improvement processes. This role involves daily responsibilities for deviations, CAPA management, Change Control, and conducting internal, client, and supplier audits.
The Senior Quality Assurance Officer is expected to maintain a hands-on mentality, engaging in various tasks such as internal audits, lab inspections, handling deviations, reviewing reports, and more.

Quality Assurance

  • Oversee daily activities related to continuous improvement processes, including deviations, CAPA management, Change Control, and audits.
  • Review quality-related procedures and documents on a regular basis.
  • Manage the quality management system to ensure compliance.
  • Provide expert advice to senior management in planning quality-related matters.
  • Optimize quality and output within the span of control.
  • Adhere to stringent protocols as per the quality management system and client agreements.
  • Advises on full work plans for the department.
  • Collaborate with senior management and other departments to enhance company capabilities, growth, and progress.

Profiel kandidaat

Personal competences
A dynamic work environment where you take on QA responsibilities in an advisory capacity suits your skills perfectly. You actively seek collaboration with your colleagues, possess a solution-oriented mindset, and communicate effectively. Being part of the QA team brings you enjoyment, and you naturally excel in tasks requiring good reporting and organizational skills, which are integral to this type of position.

Required education, skills and experience:

  • Education at bachelor level
  • Demonstrated experience in implementing quality processes
  • Ability to work with a high level of independence and have proper decision-making skills
  • Service-oriented attitude in business-to-business contacts
  • Strong writing, reporting, and presentation skills
  • Knowledge of relevant quality standards such as GCLP, ISO 15189, ISO 17025, GCP, GLP, and GAPIV
  • Familiarity with the OECD series on principles of GLP and compliance monitoring
  • Experience with audits is highly desirable
  • Proficient in English (verbal and written)
  • Previous experience, ideally in the pharmaceutical industry


Working at Viroclinics, a Cerba Research Company, means working for a leading laboratory where samples of various viruses are analyzed. Viroclinics is specialized in serological, virological and molecular assays, they work with many different viruses, such as: SARS-CoV-2, Rabies, Human papillomavirus (HPV), Hepatitis viruses (HBV and HCV), Respiratory infections (RSV, Rhinovirus, Influenza virus), Herpesviruses (CMV, EBV, VZV, HSV) and Polio virus.

Their clients are global pharmaceutical and biotech companies. Viroclinics is known for delivering top quality through extensive virological knowledge.

With more than 300 employees they are working on global vaccine and antiviral development programs. You will be joining a diverse, social, dynamic and highly motivated team of professionals. The facilities are located at Rotterdam, Rijswijk and Schaijk.


Senior QA Officer is a position for 32-40 hours a week. The salary corresponds with your education, experience and the company policy. You will get a one-year contract with the possibility of extension and a permanent contract upon good performance. Furthermore, you will receive 8% holiday allowance and travel allowance.

Viroclinics, a Cerba Research Company, is committed to the development of its employees. You will have access to general and job related training courses. In consultation with your supervisor, you will get the opportunity to join external courses and training.


Monique Groenen, Sr Recruitment Specialist

+31 (0)6 123 87 775


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