Training Specialist

Everett, WA, USA Req #1184
Friday, November 20, 2020
Altasciences is a mid-size contract research organization with a unique focus on supporting drug development from lead candidate selection to proof of concept. With over 25 years of industry experience, we provide preclinical and clinical solutions to an international customer base of biopharmaceutical companies. Our full-service offering in this critical stage of drug development includes program management, preclinical safety testing, clinical pharmacology services, manufacturing and analytical services, medical writing, biostatistics, data management, and bioanalysis services tailored to specific research requirements. Altasciences has facilities in Montreal, QC; Kansas City, KS,Seattle, WA and Philadelphia, PA.
Our team is made up of over 1,300 professionals from the medical and scientific fields who work together to achieve a common goal: to contribute to the advancement of life sciences. Bring your talents and forward-thinking approach to Altasciences and help us develop medicines for those who need them, faster.

The Training Specialist works under limited supervision and supports the Scientific Services department by providing the development, coordination, and assurance of GLP compliant training procedures and practices. Works, as delegated by department management, to ensure the successful completion of training activities and maintenance of technical skills. Provides administrative and organizational support in training planning, scheduling, coordination, document management and reporting. Performs quality control (QC) and/or maintenance of plans, SOPs, worksheets, raw data, study binders, and data archiving. May provide support for other work groups as needed. 


  • Develops and implements Standard Operating Procedures and qualification requirements, ensuring compliance with FDA (GLP), L&I, and other regulatory agencies
  • Researches new procedures, trains and oversees their implementation
  • Coordinates with department trainers and management to schedule training and cross training
  • Trains and cross trains in the technical execution of current Protocols and standard operating procedures (SOPs), daily activities associated with all functions of the department and other related services
  • Helps identify trainer staff and ensures uniform training content across all trainer staff
  • Is responsible for the development and maintenance of training programs, and may assist with the creation and maintenance of training forms or electronic records
  • Focuses on process management and standardization to improve efficiency and quality
  • Determines proper documentation of training procedures and data acquisition in an effort to accurately document compliance with plans, SOPs and Protocols while facilitating the needs of department management
  • Works with all groups to improve processes
  • Monitors and communicates training deadlines to ensure adherence to set schedules
  • Communicates training deadlines to study personnel and department management
  • Tracks milestones and ensures training schedules are up to date
  • Manages the timely review and assembly of training documentation
  • Assigns and oversees duties to personnel necessary to complete training objectives
  • Provides hands-on training of staff for classes and technical skills, and assesses competency
  • Responds to Quality Assurance audits for training processes and corrective actions that require training  
  • Performs QC review of data in a timely manner


  • Bachelor’s of Science degree (BS), specializing in biological sciences or related science degree
  • Equivalent laboratory experience and administrative skills fundamental for this job may be substituted for educational requirement
  • At least 1 year working in as a trainer required; 3 years experience working in a research and/or regulated environment preferred
  • Professional certification in area of expertise preferred (e.g., AALAS, ASCP)
  • The ability to work with Microsoft Word, Excel, Project, Info Path, Access, Outlook, and PowerPoint. Able to adapt easily to new software programs
  • The language skills required include, but are not limited to, proficiency in both written and verbal English, the ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, software manuals, study documents, and procedure manuals; the ability to write routine reports and correspondence; and the ability to effectively communicate information and respond to questions from other departmental directors/managers, Study Directors, clients, potential customers, and the general public
  • The math skills required include, but are not limited to: the ability to understand and utilize appropriate mathematical concepts for calculating and interpreting scientific data
  • Continual GLP training and training on applicable procedures and SOPs within the department
  • Ability to work cross functionally on process improvements
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables; the ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form; and demonstrates attention to detail
Altasciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, and protected veteran status, or disability status.

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Other details

  • Job Family Valide Positions
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Required Education Associate Degree
  • Job Start Date Monday, November 2, 2020
  • Everett, WA, USA