CQV Specialist Contractor

Legend Biotech

Legend Biotech

Raritan, NJ, USA
Posted on Saturday, February 10, 2024

Company Information

Legend Biotech is a global biotechnology company dedicated to treating, and one day curing, life-threatening diseases. Headquartered in Somerset, New Jersey, we are developing advanced cell therapies across a diverse array of technology platforms, including autologous and allogenic chimeric antigen receptor T-cell and natural killer (NK) cell-based immunotherapy.

Legend Biotech entered into a global collaboration agreement with Janssen, one of the pharmaceutical companies of Johnson & Johnson, to jointly develop and commercialize ciltacabtagene autolecuel (cilta-cel) in 2017. Our strategic partnership is designed to combine the strengths and expertise of both companies to advance the promise of an immunotherapy in the treatment of multiple myeloma.

Legend Biotech is seeking a CQV Specialist (Contract Position) as part of the Technical Operations team based in Raritan, NJ.

Role Overview

This position will be responsible for providing Commissioning, Qualification and Validation support to the cGMP Clinical and Commercial Cell Therapy Manufacturing plant. This individual will be responsible in handling day-to-day activities inclusive of execution, protocol management, vendor management, issues, deviations, corrections and remediation efforts for facility, equipment, systems and processes in support of personalized cell therapy production through safe and compliant manufacturing operations according to cGMP requirements. This role will require CQV and engineering experience, ability to work independently, drive effective communication, coordination and collaboration across relevant cross functional groups to establish a strong, compliant CQV program to enable robust production, testing and release of product to patients.

Key Responsibilities

  • Executes the commissioning, qualification, requalification, validation and any associated maintenance activities within the plant
  • Manages multiple and complex CQV projects, provides status reports and coordinates with other departments or outside contractors/vendors to complete tasks
  • Supports and/or owns technical and quality investigations, CAPAs and corrections
  • Develops and performs any required remediation efforts and associated CAPA plans
  • Authors, owns and executes master and completed CQV protocols, summary reports and associated data for conformance to regulations, SOPs, specifications and other applicable acceptance criteria, specifically data integrity
  • Executes, owns, assesses and participates in the creation, revision and review of change controls, SOPs, and other documentation
  • Participates in authoring Risk Assessments, FMEAs, Periodic Qualifications, Project Plans, Master Plans, and Annual Product Reviews


  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Engineering or equivalent technical discipline is required.
  • A minimum of 2 years relevant work experience is required. It is preferable that the candidate have experience working in an aseptic manufacturing facility, preferably cell therapy, testing facility, quality assurance, or manufacturing compliance
  • Knowledge of cGMP regulations and FDA/EU guidance related to manufacturing of cell based products as well as knowledge of Good Tissue Practices.
  • Strong interpersonal and written/oral communication skills.
  • Ability to quickly process complex information and often make critical decisions with limited information.
  • Proficient in applying process excellence tools and methodologies.
  • Ability to independently be responsible for a portfolio of ongoing projects.
  • Ability to pay attention to details and follow the procedures.
  • The candidate must be highly organized and capable of working in a team environment with a positive attitude under some supervision.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills are required.
  • Ability to summarize and present results, and experience with team-based collaborations is a requirement.
  • Ability to work with others in a team environment.
  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) and current Good Tissue Practices (cGTP) related to CAR-T manufacturing or cell processing.
  • Ability to identify/remediate gaps in processes or systems.
  • Experience with ICH and/or 21 CFR parts 210, 211, 1271 is required and 600, 601, and 610 is preferred.
  • Experience authoring and executing documentation including but not limited to: Batch Records, SOPs, Work Instructions, CQV protocols.
  • Experience with TrackWise, CMMS and Maximo
  • Proficient with using Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint).



Legend Biotech is a proud equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to attracting, retaining, and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is Legend’s policy to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, uniformed service member or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Legend Biotech maintains a drug-free workplace.