Supervisor of Upstream Process development
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POST DATE 9/14/2016
END DATE 10/13/2016
JOB DESCRIPTIONWithin the Biodevelopment Process Development group, manages the upstream team for process development or process validation projects (monoclonal antibodies or fusion-proteins) production using mammalian cells, support the implementation, coordination, development, and troubleshooting for the mammalian cell processes. Transfer & troubleshooting for mammalian production processes (media buffer preparation, cell culture & purification) until complete issues solving.
* Drive client project execution according to budget and timelines given to the project team
* Design fit-for-purpose cell culture experiments according to the stage of development
* Support staff for preparation of development and validation protocols to ensure proper execution of cell culture experiments within a defined quality framework * Ensure scientific evaluation of impact of deviations to upstream validation studies * Compile and analyze experimental data to generate process knowledge and decide on next steps * Write development and validation reports and ensure their timely delivery * Prepare and present project updates to global project team and to upper management * Ensure a continuous improvement within upstream process development activities * Represent & promote E2E and Biodevelopment activities (presentations, congresses, events) * Technical lead on the overall projects (supervises upstream processes development and implementation of new methods and services)
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Engineering/Master degree (PhD preferred) in biotechnology with 5+years in the biopharmaceutical industry
Successful managerial experience
Hands-on experience in process development and manufacturing of monoclonal antibodies.
Knowledge of quality attributes of glyco-proteins a must.
Hands-on experience in process validation
Quality mindset and good understanding of Good Manufacturing Practices
Excellent presentation and communication skills
Results-oriented with ability to work and deliver under pressure
Excellent English (written, oral)
MilliporeSigma is the North American life science brand of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany a leading science and technology company. It offers a broad range of innovative products and services to biotech and pharmaceutical drug therapies businesses. Through dedicated collaboration with the scientific and engineering communities, and as one of the top three R&D investors in the life science tools industry, the brand serves as a strategic partner to customers and helps advance the promise of life science.
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