Lead Investigator

Date: Jun 16, 2022

Location: Miramar, FL, US, 33025

Company: Apotex


Aveva Drug Delivery Systems is a global leader offering a full range of research, development, and manufacturing capabilities to produce transdermal pharmaceutical products that can improve the quality of life, usage, and compliance rates for patients.


Job Summary

Responsible for ensuring root cause analysis is conducted on investigations for Aveva in a timely and efficient manner. Ensures established procedures are followed for all investigations and corrective and preventative actions are implemented. Acts as quality technical resource and reviews all investigation reports for completeness and acccuracy, and compliance.

The Lead Investigator position requires the ability to handle a variety of tasks, meet timelines, and maintain cross-functional interactions with Production, Technical Services, Engineering, Supply Chain, Quality Control and Quality Assurance.

Job Responsibilities

  • Conducts all commercial deviations (product, validation, stability, process and procedures) and ensures investigations are initiated following existing procedure.
  • Recognize critical path for investigations leading to timely identification of root cause, corrective & preventative actions.
  • Notify appropriate Team Leaders of validation, raw material, stability & in-process failures and ensure investigations are initiated and completed as per existing procedure. Act as quality technical resource and provide support & guidance to groups within Operations.
  • Ensure identification of most probable root cause, corrective action & preventative action for all completed investigations. Review all investigation reports for completeness and accuracy prior to approval by Department Manager.
  • Conduct impact analysis of proposed corrective & preventative actions. Discuss findings with impacted departments (OPS, TS, SC, ENG, QA, RA, etc.) and prepare recommendations for Department Managers.
  • Prepare and maintain list of open investigation for Aveva Management.
  • Review on-going progress on all open investigations with Aveva stakeholders.
  • Ensure investigations are issued; tasks are appropriately assigned for completion or corrective and preventative actions and are closed in a timely fashion.
  • Project manages the corrective and preventative actions and assists in both implementation and follow-up.
  • Ensures compliance with all Company policies and procedures including safety rules and regulations.
  • Operates in accordance with our Code of Conduct and Business Ethics, and all established regulatory, compliance and safety requirements
  • Performs all work in support of our Values: Collaboration, Courage, Perseverance, and Passion
  • All other relevant duties as assigned.

Job Requirements


  • An Associate or  Bachelor’s degree in Sciences from an accredited college or university.

 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Analyzing and troubleshooting problems, identifying solutions and recommending and implementing methods, procedures, systems and/or techniques for resolution.
  • Experience in project management
  • Fluency in project management & RCCA tools
  • Superior organizational, interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to manage time effectively
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced and changing environment
  • Good command of the English language, both written and verbal
  • Knowledge of Current Good Manufacturing Practices,(cGMPs), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Drug Enforcement Administration(DEA), and other regulatory requirements.
  • Proficiency with Word, Excel, and SAP.


  • 5-8 years experience experience in a cGMP regulated manufacturing environment or an equivalent combination of training and experience is required.

At Aveva Drug Delivery Systems, we are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible work environment, where all employees feel valued, respected and supported. Aveva Drug Delivery Systems offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities as part of its recruitment process. If you are contacted to arrange for an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation.

Nearest Major Market: Fort Lauderdale
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami