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September 27th, 2016

Top 25 Biotech Companies – Career Search

The Top 25 biotech companies have convoluted career sites. It is frequently difficult to find where to search jobs and often more complicated than it needs to be.

Career Search All of Them at Once

Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News (GEN) published a list of the Top 25 Biotech companies. Their list is based on total market capitalization. Interested in searching for your next job at these top companies? Use our search engine below. Tweet: Easier way to #jobsearch the top 25 #biotech companies. Use this search engine http://ctt.ec/5bi74+ It only includes career pages of the companies that made GEN’s list*.
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September 23rd, 2016

ASQ CHA Certificate Review Workshop 2016

ASQ CHA Review Workshop is scheduled for Friday, September 30, 2016 from 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT) at USDC NOAA Office of International Affairs and Seafood Inspection, 501 West Ocean Blvd, Long Beach CA

About the Workshop

The Bureau of Labor Statistics published its first Data on Certificates and Licenses. They note that those who hold a license or certification earn one-third more than those who do not. And holders are less likely to be unemployed.

If you are ready to take the next step in your quality career consider becoming a Certified HACCP Auditor (CHA) . Come and join us for a full day CHA/CQIA  Exam Review Workshop for only $99! Read the rest of this entry »

September 20th, 2016

Money Flows Back Into Biotech & PharmaMoney Flows back into life sciences for those looking for funding.

Money flows into life sciences appears to be on the rise.

This past February’s Biotech crash had a ripple effect for many companies. For example, following the crash, clinical trial starts dipped. This is according to CRO Activity Report 2Q 2016 report issued by BioPharm Insight. As an Executive Search firm with an eye out for opportunities where our candidates can make a big difference in pushing science (and investor returns) forward, this downturn has been disconcerting. Read the rest of this entry »

August 31st, 2016

FSMA Preventive Controls for Human Foods CFR 21 Part 117

FSMA Preventive Controls for Human Foods is a 5-week class offered at Miramar college starting Wednesday, October 5th from 9am-2pm.  Attendees of the class will earn a certification to become the Qualified Individual for the United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA) regulation on Preventive Controls for Human Foods.

WHEN Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 9:00 AM – Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 1:00 PM (PDT)

WHERE San Diego Miramar College – 10440 Black Mountain Road, San Diego, CA 92126 – View Map

Earn a Certificate of Training from Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance

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August 29th, 2016

Joint Networking Event: ASQ, PDA and SoCalBio

Thursday, October 6, 2016 from 4:00 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT), Hilton Irvine/Orange County Airport, 18800 MacArthur Boulevard, Irvine, CA 92612

Joint Networking Event with PDA, ASQ and SoCalBio
  • Keynote: Dr. Marlene Garcia Swider, FDA Quality System Manager
  • Technical Session: Joint Industry Topic
  • Table-top Exhibits
  • Speed Networking
  • Western Theme (including Best Cowboy Attire contest)
  • Gourmet Buffet, Wine & Beer, Cash Bar
  • Raffle Prizes
  • transport from San Diego, Los Angeles and Thousand Oaks

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August 24th, 2016

Compliance of the Dietary Supplement Industry

Event at FDA Los Angeles District Office, Irvine CA on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 7:00 AM

Overview

Compliance of the Dietary Supplement Industry is critical under FSMA
It has been more than 6 years since the final implementation of 21CFR Part 111. We continue to see warning letters issued by the FDA to the industry for non compliance with the regulations.

This is a clear indication that there is still a need for better understanding of the regulations and alignment between the agency and the industry. And now we have FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act), signed into law by President Obama in January 4, 2011. FSMA Preventive Controls for Human Food rule is now final, and compliance dates for some businesses begin in  Read the rest of this entry »

August 19th, 2016

Oncology Research Nurse

An Oncology Research Nurse is needed by our client in Santa Monica, CA. Candidate should have experience in Oncology and wants grow by serving patients enrolled in clinical trials. Read the rest of this entry »

August 3rd, 2016

Business Development / Sales -Cardio Medical Devices

Business Development, Sales Manager, or Account Manager with more than 5 years of experience selling to the cardiovascular medical device industry needed. The position calls for someone to sell auditing and testing services to medical device companies. The candidate should demonstrate they have built a book of business within the medical device industry and increased revenues. Read the rest of this entry »

August 1st, 2016

FSMA Compliance Workshop 2016

Thursday, September 22, 2016 from 7:00 AM to 2:30 PM (PDT)

Supplier Verification Plan of FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act) & Supplier Risk Management, Controls and Audits

FSMA will impact your food business. Find out how and what to do about it. This is a free half day workshop on Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) compliance.

Breakfast and refreshments are sponsored by the American Society for Quality (ASQ) Food, Drug & Cosmetic Division, the Quality Leaders Network (QLN) Food Group, RxRS Apprenticeship Program.

Event Ended

Recap / Downloads / Presentations

Agenda FSMA Compliance Workshop 2016

July 12th, 2016

Clinical Research Services

Clinical Research Services help optimize your development timelines, whether your company is developing a biologic, drug or medical device. We offer a range of services to help you achieve your objectives.

We have separate legal entities (staffing, recruiting and CRO). Each helps you solve your Read the rest of this entry »

June 27th, 2016

Brexit and Biotech

Brexit and Biotech don’t mix.

Graph of Brexit and Biotech vs Dow

While the the biotech index is more volatile than the Dow normally, there is a sharper decline today. This is a reflexion of how Biotech will be impacted by Brexit Tweet: a reflexion of how #Biotech will be impacted by #Brexit http://ctt.ec/k24Ua+ #clinicalresearch #clinicaltrials :

  • London is a popular IPO market for many biotechs
  • Some US biotech IPOs have launched in Europe
  • European Medicines Agency (EMA) headquarters is in London
  • Brexit may impact EU companies looking to raise Read the rest of this entry »
June 20th, 2016

CE Marking Roadshow Comes to SoCal

Akra and von Hahn will speak about CE MarkingCE marking approval in Europe is being influenced by new regulations. These medical device regulations are replacing the current CE requirements outlined in medical device directives that dictate how your product achieves a CE mark.

For more information visit TÜV SÜD Roadshow events


Irvine CA Event Details

 CE Marking Approval in Europe – Irvine 

Organizer:  TÜV SÜD MHS 

Date Time:  August 10, 2016 ,   8:15 AM

Duration (hours) 04

Location:

Avenue of the Arts Costa Mesa  3350 Avenue of Read the rest of this entry »

June 17th, 2016

Staffing Agency Fees

Staffing agency fees include base pay, taxes, benefits and overhead. Staffing Agency Fees are Based On Employee Pay and Benefits shown in chart

 

Using data from March 2016, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the average US employee earned earned $23.25 per hour. Employee benefits cost employers $10.70 per hour for a total of $33.94 per hour.

Staffing agencies usually quote their fees as a multiplier of the employee’s base pay.   The BLS data demonstrates that the first 1.46 of staffing agency fees covers wages, taxes and benefits ($33.94/$23.25 = 1.4597).

Agencies typically charge between 1.65 and 2.10 times the Read the rest of this entry »

June 16th, 2016

Biotechnology Jobs vs Biotechnology Careers

Biotechnology jobs are for short-term goals.

Biotechnology careers include your long-term goals. You can manage this journey through a combination of education, certifications and experience. Only then can you arrive at the destination you are most interested in.

Biotechnology jobs includeClinical Trials, Clinical Research, Quality, Regulatory, and Medical Affairs, Engineering and Software. Research in food, pharmaceuticals, biologics, and medical devices are sometimes lumped in with biotechnology.Keywords for biotechnology jobs and biotechnology careers

 

Skip to Search for Jobs

 

Let’s begin your career progression with Read the rest of this entry »

June 8th, 2016

PRESS RELEASE

Rx Research Services receives US Department of Labor Certificate of Registration of Apprenticeship Program

Mentor Mas Hori and his Food Safety Apprentice Karnia recognized by RX Research Labor Certificate

Mentor Mas Hori and his Food Safety Apprentice Karnia

(May 30, 2016 Los Angeles, CA) STEM apprentices to get on the job training and employment as Microbiology Quality Control Technician Quality Control Technician, Regulatory Compliance Associates plus 6 more Apprenticeships in food and biotechnology industries

Imagining a shortened runway to professionalism in STEM employment in Read the rest of this entry »

May 20th, 2016

Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) Expo

The Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) expo is being organized by the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) Los Angeles Chapter. Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)

The event will be held:
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Brouwerij West
110 E. 22nd St.
Warehouse No. 9
San Pedro, Ca 90731

You can learn more and see the agenda at the ISPE LA website.

MEIRxRS will be there because we provide talent that contributes to good manufacturing practice. This includes our Executive Read the rest of this entry »

May 17th, 2016

Commercial Development Director / Sales (East Coast, West Coast, Europe)

The Commercial Development Director will set a road map for the sales team. The client is a Contract Manufacturer that provides bulk drug formulation and manufacturing. They also provide primary and secondary packaging capabilities for solid dose drugs. Their technologies include granulation, coating, blending, encapsulation, compression and drying of tablets and capsules.

Preferred Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree Science/Business
  • Five plus years of selling in the Contract Manufacturing market
  • Operational Experience

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May 16th, 2016

Lab Apprentices —Building a Workforce in a Tight Labor Market

Lab Apprentices are now available for CLIA, CAP and 17025 labs in California.
Lab apprentices pipet

“We are pleased with [our apprentice] who has been valuable to effectively upgrade our quality control programs, bring a youthful vision and spirit to our workforce, and help us develop a competent team for the future,” said Kevin Kimura of Red Shell Foods, Inc. in Sante Fe Springs, CA.

We are hoping to bring the same satisfaction our food companies have to labs.

Quality is important in all industries, but it is particularly important in Read the rest of this entry »

May 13th, 2016

Director Account Management – Southern California

The Director Account Management will help establish pharmacies in clinics. Read the rest of this entry »

May 4th, 2016

Skype Interview Tips

Skype interview tips are covered in this great video by Matt Gnaizda.

These tips are great for online meetings too.

Watch it on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQwanxQmFnc

 

You only get one first impression. Skype has become the first impression that employers get of candidates. These interviews are being used it to whittle down the candidate pool for face to face interviews.

Matt walks you through four simple Skype Interview Tips to help you look Read the rest of this entry »

April 19th, 2016

Calculating the Cost of a Recall – 14 costs

Calculating the cost of a recall before it happens will help your executives understand how much to allot toward preventing a recall.

Calculating the Cost of a Recall - Value of Recalled Goods

Value of Recalled Goods 2014

You may think your company is under the government’s radar.

But, you are wrong!

Almost one-third recalls conducted in 2014 are from small companies under 5 employees.

Using data from the FDA and USDA we worked on calculating the cost of a recall. The average market value of products recalled in 2014 was $1,563,551 with a median of Read the rest of this entry »

April 13th, 2016

Clinical Research Staffing Agencies

Clinical Research Staffing Agencies cut the Time to Succeed

Clinical research staffing agencies cut the time for your clinical trials to succeed

Clinical research staffing agencies like MEIRxRS reduce your employment costs, reduce risk and increase flexibility.

Because balancing the demands of both your investors and FDA regulators isn’t easy.

We reduce your employment costs by allowing you to only pay for the skill set you need, with very little training or ramp-up time. And our thorough search process will insure we find the talent required for your clinical trials to produce high-quality results for FDA approval.

Contracting offers tremendous Read the rest of this entry »

March 17th, 2016

Startup Incubator Labs in Southern California

Startup Incubator Labs are a great place for founders to build their pharma, biotech or medical device company. We’ve built a list of area labs for you. If you’re thinking to start your own business, looking to network with or do business with local startups use this list to find an incubator that’s Read the rest of this entry »

March 11th, 2016

Clinical Project Manager (Part-Time Contract ) – Philadelphia, PA

A Clinical Project Manager (part time contract) is needed for a Contract Research Organization (CRO) to work in their office in the Philadelphia area. This position will report directly to the Chief Medical Officer and includes responsibility for coordinating and managing all aspects of clinical study activities to maintain regulatory compliance and meet company timelines and goals for the clinical development program.  Looking for Read the rest of this entry »

February 2nd, 2016

Clinical Affairs Director – TX or Upper Midwest

Clinical Affairs Director will lead and manage the Clinical Affairs Department globally, reporting to Read the rest of this entry »

January 22nd, 2016

Personality Profiling: STEM Professionals in the New Economy

STEM Professionals need a range of skills to succeed in the new economy. Learn what key characteristics employers are looking for in technical hires.

ASQ Inland Empire Sections 706 and 711 will be profiling the STEM professional for the new economy that will be presented by our very own Rosemarie Christopher.

In this day and age, companies are being more selective as far as educational background, social media reputation, personality profiling and Read the rest of this entry »

January 20th, 2016

Clinical Studies Manager – Austin, TX

Clinical Studies Manager plays a major role in coordinating clinical studies, from qualification of clinical study sites through monitoring of clinical study activities and completion of Read the rest of this entry »

January 9th, 2016

Clinical Pharmacist, Los Angeles

Requirements

January 8th, 2016

VP Clinical Operations in San Diego, CA

Education & Experience:

January 8th, 2016

VP Medical Affairs in San Diego

Education & Experience:

January 7th, 2016

Medical Device Compliance Auditor for Boston or Minneapolis Area

Medical Device Quality and Regulatory Compliance professionals needed for two opportunities to assess non-active medical devices and their manufacturers per the European Medical Devices Directives, other applicable Regulatory Systems and International standards, including related client and project management

  • 50% Audit
  • Perform regulatory audits of clients per European Medical Device Directives (AIMD, MDD, IVDD), Canadian Medical Device Regulations (CMDR), Japanese Pharmaceutical Affairs Law (JPAL) and International quality system standards (e.g. ISO 13485)
  • 50% Technical Document Review
  • Perform evaluations of regulatory submissions including: Clinical, Design Dossier, Technical File Review

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November 13th, 2015

GMP Regulations for Friday the 13th

Happy Friday the 13th! Remember, if you need a GMP or Quality specialist who knows the regulations below then don’t be scared. Call MEIRxRS. Read the rest of this entry »

November 11th, 2015

Quality Apprenticeship Program Featured on CA.gov

Quality Apprenticeship on CA.gov website

Quality Apprenticeship on CA.gov website

The State of California, Department of Industrial Relations has listed our two Quality Apprenticeships: Chemistry Quality Control Technician and Microbiology Quality Control Technician. These represent two out of the three apprenticeships available in the Health Services category.

The Division of Apprenticeship Standards (DAS) creates Read the rest of this entry »

November 2nd, 2015

Save the Date: SoCal Food Industry Conference March 2016

The 2016 Southern California Food Industry Conference theme will be Feeding A Hungry World: Knowledge, Nutrition, Compliance.

SAVE THE DATE – Outlook Calendar Item

March 10, 2016
8:30AM – 3:00PM

Disneyland Exhibit Hall
1150 Magic Way
Anaheim, CA 92802

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS AVAILABLE

Speakers Include: Read the rest of this entry »

October 12th, 2015

Four Ways to Use Apprentices to Improve Food Quality

There are Four Ways to Use Apprentices: to help reduce the risk of a recall, help pass third party certification audits, fix root causes of complaints, and reduce the cost of manufacturing. The impact on your business bottom line can be tremendous. Here are some ways apprentices are currently being used by our clients:

  • Apprentices can be used to pass third party certifications. This would allow you to land additional clients (make a list). Retailers and other manufacturers often require their Read the rest of this entry »
October 7th, 2015
FSMA Food Safety Modernization Act

FSMA Food Safety Modernization Act insures the quality and safety of our food supply.

FSMA Half Day Workshop Attendees Give 4.6 Stars

Did you make the QLN FSMA half day workshop in Irvine? The 97 attendees seemed extremely satisfied with the Sept 24th, 2015 event, giving it an overall rating of 4.6 (scale 1-5).

Easy FSMA Launched

EasyFSMA website www.easyfsma.com was launched by the Quality Leadership Network (QLN) members, which includes Rosemarie Christopher, our CEO. as a venue to disseminate information about the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and other Read the rest of this entry »

October 2nd, 2015
ASQ Certified HACCP

Certified HACCP Auditor (CHA) and
Certified Quality Improvement Associate (CQIA)
Exam Review Workshops

Thursday, November 5, 2015
7:30am-5:00pm

NOAA USDC Seafood Inspection Program
501 West Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90802

REGISTER NOW!  https://asqchacqia2015.eventbrite.com

Are you ready to take the CHA or CQIA Exam? Come and join us for a full day CHA/CQIA  Exam Review Workshop for only $99! You will have the option to take the test the following day as long as you Read the rest of this entry »

September 30th, 2015

Director of Quality (GCP) in San Diego, CA

We have a client in Phase III Trials in San Diego that needs a Director of Quality. Candidates must have at least 4 years of experience in GCP to be considered.

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September 17th, 2015

Five Tips for Assessing Your Next Employer

How do you know if your next employer will be a good place to work? Use these tips to insure your next job is a step in the right direction.

Your investigation should attempt to uncover one of these pitfalls: Read the rest of this entry »

September 8th, 2015
Sample Clinical Trial Timeline

Sample Clinical Trial Manager Timeline

Sr. Clinical Planning Manager

Large Pharma Client Needs Your Clinical Trial Expertise!

A Clinical Trial Manager, capable of handling 12 teams with 25 members each of both internal and external members, is urgently needed by our client. You will use your 8 + years of industry experience to proactively identify potential pitfalls and steer the team around them. You will Read the rest of this entry »

August 17th, 2015

FSMA Compliance Workshop 2015

 

FSMA Compliance Workshop

Download the PDF flyer

FSMA will impact your food business. Find out how and what to do about it. This is a free half day workshop on Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) compliance.

Breakfast and refreshments are sponsored by the American Society for Quality (ASQ) Food, Drug & Cosmetic Division, the Quality Leaders Network (QLN) Food Group, RxRS Apprenticeship Program and Food Safety Net Services.

Overview

FSMA is designed to insure food quality from the farm to fork. FSMA requires all Read the rest of this entry »

August 13th, 2015

How do I calculate the cost of complaints?

Do you need to get a rough idea of how much customer complaints are hurting you?

Use this formula when talking to your Chief Financial Officer to measure the bottom line impact from the complaints you are receiving. Market Research has also published a decent page on how your complaints are just representing the tip of the iceberg.

Received complaints represent a small percent of loss. The example below shows how just 100 complaints on a product that costs $120 equals over Read the rest of this entry »

July 30th, 2015

Apprentices Available

Our Apprenticeships build a fresh new pool of talent in Quality, Regulatory, Clinical and Medical roles for Food, Biotech, Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices. Our grants cover part of the cost of training and employing apprentices while they work toward an industry certification, typically one or two years.  We currently have two Read the rest of this entry »

April 8th, 2015

Risk Based Auditing Fundamentals

You are Invited to an Evening Meeting

 

Risk Based Auditing Fundamentals

    

Orange County Regulatory Affairs Discussion Group

 

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
4:00 – 7:00 pm

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March 4th, 2015

ASQ Northeast Conference 2015

Friday, April 10, 2015

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

410 George Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 Read the rest of this entry »

March 2nd, 2015

FIBR: Meet Your Inspectors Forum

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Embassy Suites (8425 Firestone Blvd., Downey, CA 90241) Read the rest of this entry »

February 2nd, 2015

FIBR Networking Dinner 2015

2015 Chinese New Year Networking Dinner

Network with Food Industry Professionals from FIBR, United Ag, Sabor Latino, FCG,
Vernon Chamber of Commerce!

Details

Thursday, February 26, 2015
5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Read the rest of this entry »

January 8th, 2015

2015 Southern California Food Industry Conference

Button Up for the Winds of Change 

Labels, Regulations, and Consumer Expectations

 

Wednesday March 4, 2015 9am – 3pm Read the rest of this entry »

November 17th, 2014

Continuous Improvement- Where, Why, How & What Matters?

11/19/14 @ 6::00 PM Read the rest of this entry »

November 17th, 2014

Fundamentals of Data Quality

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

at 6:30 PM Read the rest of this entry »

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