Computer Service Validation Engineer (v796) 

  • Contract Duration: 6+ months, possibility to extend or convert
  • Manufacturing
  • Providence, R.I

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Lenox Executive Search is seeking a Validation Engineer to work on a Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) program, based in Providence, R.I. This individual will be responsible for the validation of equipment and processes used to produce medical devices intended to encapsulate a novel cell therapy for the treatment of T1D. The successful candidate will primarily be responsible for validating existing manufacturing equipment and processes as the company prepares to begin clinical development. In addition, he/she will plan and implement continuous improvement initiatives, ensure design for manufacturability, and introduce and validate next-generation manufacturing operations. It is also expected that the incumbent will provide engineering support to other groups, including R&D and manufacturing, as required.


  • Draft and implement Quality System documentation designed to establish good validation practices within the organization.
  • Author URS, FRS, Risk Assessments, Configuration specification, design specification and CSV test protocols and execute them in compliance with GDP guidelines and internal quality standards.
  • Author and develop SOP and VMP for computer system validation for manufacturing equipment.
  • Design validation approaches, supported by appropriate statistical analyses, perform and/or coordinate all validation activities, analyze and assemble results, and draft validation reports.
  • Provide input on user and/or functional requirements of current and future processing equipment, and draft appropriate documentation. Additionally, interface with Contract Manufacturers to ensure all relevant user and functional requirements are met.
  • Provide support to non-engineering Staff, including those from R&D and Manufacturing, to ensure successful technology transfer and continuous improvement.
  • Execute assigned duties on time and pro-actively telegraph delays and other issues to validation manager and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Comply with all regulatory, corporate, and Quality System policies




  • S. / M.S. in engineering or another relevant discipline.
  • Minimum of 5+ years of experience working within a medical device environment or other FDA regulated environments. Experience with device-biologic combination products is highly desirable.
  • Experience in the areas of Design Documentation (URS, FRS, CS, DS, and other engineering specifications) and Validation (OQ, CSV, etc.),
  • Understanding of c.G.x.P principles and familiarization with ISO 13485, ISO 14971, and 21C.F.R.820
  • Working knowledge GAMP 4 and GAMP 5 categorization and their respective deliverables for Computer Systems Validation lifecycle.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Must be able to work independently with adequate supervision, multi-task, and support several projects simultaneously.
  • Must demonstrate strong communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills.
  • A strong understanding of technical writing and presentation skills is required.
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