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Sr. Manager, External QC


San Diego, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Life Sciences R&D/Engineering
  • Industry: Biotechnology
  • Post Date: 04/02/2024
  • Website:
  • Company Address: 9310 Athena Circle, Suite 220, San Diego, California 92037, US
  • Salary Range: $50,000 - $150,000

About Tr1X

Tr1X Inc. (pr. "Trix")  is a biotechnology company dedicated to the development of novel cellular immunotherapies for patients with autoimmune and inflammatory diseases.

Job Description

Tr1X (“Trix”) is a biotechnology company focused on engineering cures for autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. The company develops cellular therapies with the potential to cure disease by inducing immune tolerance and restoring homeostasis.

Tr1X has a state-of-the-art technology platform that allows for the scalable generation of engineered living drugs to help patients suffering from debilitating diseases with high unmet medical need. More information can be found at


Position Description

The Senior Manager, External Quality Control (QC) will report to the Senior Director of Quality and contribute to the successful achievement of Tr1X’s product development objectives through monitoring compliance with all applicable regulations (local, State, FDA, and other applicable agencies). The External QC Senior Manager will provide hands-on leadership for the Quality Control function. This role is currently an individual contributor, but responsibilities will include building, management, and mentoring the QC team as future headcount is needed. The selected candidate will be responsible for all aspects of Quality Control oversight, including external (CDMO) release and in-process assays, raw data review, method qualification and validation, stability, trending and GMP investigations for any analytical deviation, OOT or OOS. The ideal candidate must have experience with cell therapy analytical techniques, including flow cytometry, PCR (qPCR, QF-PCR, ddPCR, and/or dPCR), ELISA, safety-based assays (sterility, mycoplasma, endotoxin, etc.) and cell-based assays including potency and cytokine production. This role will also provide support for managing the Tr1X internal quality systems. The successful candidate will work with both internal and external stakeholders to meet timelines and internal deliverables.  

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee – all aspects of external (CMDO) quality control operations including specifications, stability, data review, investigations, batch disposition, and analytical method qualification and validation.
  • Assist – in the development of documentation and implementation of systems and SOPs.
  • Review – internal and external records for compliance with applicable regulations and procedures, including batch records, SOPs and reports
  • Follow – applicable regulations, including FDA, ISO, ICH, and company policies and procedures.
  • Support – all Quality department needs as identified by management.
  • Keep – abreast of new or revised regulations, guidelines, points to consider, compliance guides, inspection reports, journals, meetings, etc.

The Team – Yes You Belong!

We are building a diverse, bold, agile, and collaborative organization where each team member works closely and communicates respectfully with each other. Tr1X leadership has high expectations for themselves and for you (and so should you!): we expect the company and all its employees to be deeply focused on bringing Tr1X’s therapies to patients at an accelerated pace.

Key attributes to this role include a “can do” attitude, enthusiasm for science, integrity, attention to details, problem solving, collaborative spirit.

You have:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in scientific discipline
  • A minimum of 7 (MS/MA) or 9 (BS/BA) years of related experience with a minimum of four (4) years of experience with QC management in the pharmaceutical, or biotech industry.
  • Experience and knowledge in oversight of external CDMO quality control, and cell therapy analytical techniques, including flow cytometry, PCR (qPCR, ddPCR, and/or dPCR), ELISA, safety-based assays (sterility, mycoplasma, endotoxin, etc.) and cell-based assays including potency and cytokine production.
  • Working knowledge of FDA and ICH regulatory guidance and regulations.
    Equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the job duties as listed above is acceptable.
  • Superior organization skills.
  • Highly proficient in MS Office 365 (with an emphasis on MS Word).

Optimally you also have

  • Experience with cell therapy products
  • Experience with SOP authoring, document control, training and quality systems
  • Working knowledge of Quality Operations and CTD/eCTD standards

You are

  • Legally entitled to work for any employer in the US.

We offer

In addition to a competitive compensation package with stock options, Tr1X offers comprehensive benefits for our employees and their families. This includes:

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • 401k with employer match
  • PTO
  • Long Term Disability (LTD)
  • Company paid holidays, including the year-end holiday break


At Tr1X we believe that a diverse, open, and inclusive environment and culture is key to our success.  Tr1X will not be influenced in recruitment, hiring, promotion or any other employment practices by race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical or genetic condition, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristics protected under applicable federal, state and local laws. Tr1X will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable laws.

Note to External Recruiters: Submission of unsolicited resumes prior to an agreement set in place will not create any implied obligation.

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