Manager Quality Assurance R&D
Posted on 2/1/2024
Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc.

501-1,000 employees

Develops therapies for central nervous system disorders.
Company Overview
Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc. stands out as a leader in the healthcare industry with over 25 years of experience, particularly noted for developing the first and only approved therapy for hallucinations and delusions associated with Parkinson’s disease psychosis. The company's culture is characterized by a dedicated team of "care-ageous warriors" who are committed to improving the lives of patients and their families. Acadia's competitive edge lies in its robust late-stage development efforts focused on dementia-related psychosis, negative symptoms of schizophrenia, and Rett syndrome, as well as early-stage clinical research exploring novel approaches to pain management, cognition, and neuropsychiatric symptoms in central nervous system disorders.

Company Stage


Total Funding





San Diego, California

Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

Princeton, NJ, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Quality Assurance (QA)
Google Cloud Platform
QA & Testing
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in a related field
  • 5 years of progressively responsible experience within the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry, including GLP, GCP, and GVP regulations or equivalent experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite
  • Experience with or knowledge of basic Computer System Life Cycle management and principles
  • Manage and track the R&D Quality Assurance (QA) Audit timelines and activities
  • Participate and contribute to User Requirement Assessments and User Acceptance Testing (UAT) for general technology implementation
  • Build ad-hoc metrics and trends specific to R&D QA activities to ensure related SOP requirements are fulfilled and to demonstrate process improvement
  • Assist each QA lead in planning and tracking timelines for audits and CAPA activities
  • Assist in the review or creation of Controlled Documents (e.g. SOPs, Work Instructions), tools, and templates
  • Assist in the creation, maintenance and updating of the Master Schedule
  • Assist the QA lead in the review and assessment of audit observation responses from internal process audits, clinical trial sites, preclinical studies and facility sites, CROs and CSPs to ensure completeness and appropriate remediation and preventative activities have been identified and implemented
Desired Qualifications
  • Ability to drive standards and change across functional areas and sites
  • Strong attention to detail in establishing priorities, scheduling, and achieving deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, analytical, and organizational skills