Process Development (PD) Engineer/Scientist

Austin, TX, USA
May 26, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Company Description:

Molecular Templates (MTEM) is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company targeting a variety of cancers through development of its innovative proprietary Engineered Toxin Body (ETB)platform. MTEM's first immunotoxin, MT-3724, is in clinical development for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Pipeline products for additional oncology targets are being advanced toward clinical development. For more information, please visit MTEM's website at

Position Overview:

Molecular Templates is seeking a highly-skilled and highly-motivated professional to support optimization and transfer of novel protein-based therapeutics to manufacturing activities. The PD Engineer will be responsible for designing and implementing the manufacturing process and procedure from laboratory up to manufacturing scale-up; developing methods for production, purification, fermentation and testing of new process formulas, technologies and products. This includes new product scale-up, purification, process optimization, technology transfer and process validation activities, as well as developing production procedures and product specifications. This position will require excellent technical, analytical and problem-solving skills, along with ability to operate independently on progressively more complex activities and projects.

Job Responsibilities will include:
  • Develop methods for production, purification, fermentation and testing of new process formulas, technologies and products, including but not limited to: new product scale-up, protein purification, microbial fermentation, process optimization, analytical characterization, technology transfer and process validation activities and development of production procedures and product specifications
  • Establish operating equipment specifications to improve manufacturing techniques
  • Maintain knowledge of scientific trends and industry processes through readings, conferences and seminars; review literature to enhance or improve manufacturing procedures and methods. Use professional concepts and company policies and procedures to solve a wide range of difficult problems in creative and practical ways
  • May participate in the development of patent applications or regulatory documentation
  • Other duties and special projects, as assigned

  • Advance Degree from accredited institution in life sciences, chemical engineering, biochemical engineering or related relevant field
  • Minimum of two (2) years of relevant industry experience
  • Demonstrated technical proficiency in biologic drug substance processes
  • Proven experience with protein expression, purification, formulation development and/or engineering, required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Excellent analytical skills and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent organizational, time management, and multi-tasking skills
  • Ability to maintain highest standards of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to function independently and exercise good judgement, as well as provide thought leadership
  • Ability to identify problems and solutions then act to resolve

Reporting Structure:

This position currently has no supervisory responsibilities. This position reports to Sr. Director, Process Development.

Molecular Templates, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers competitive salaries and benefits.

Molecular Templates Inc