Bioprocess Engineer

Bioprocess Engineer
Gaithersburg, MD

Your tasks
As a member of the Lentigen Technology Process Development team, you will have the exciting opportunity to advance the development and characterization of lentiviral vectors manufactured from clinical studies to commercial gene therapy products.

You will apply your process validation knowledge and development experience to identify design space and define process control ranges for viral vector production. You will draft characterization study protocols/reports and work with Development, Analytical, and pre-Clinical manufacturing Process Development team members to ensure a robust, scalable production process.

Your Statistical design/analysis software experience will allow you to utilize JMP Design of Experiment (DoE) and Statistics software to analyze previous data and perform studies to identify critical and non-critical process parameters as well as execute scale-down model qualifications. Your technical experience related to the development and/or manufacturing of biologics in a late-stage, commercial organization will enable you to perform risk assessments and FMEA, identifying TPP based critical and non-critical performance parameters.
Overall, your attention to detail and keen ability to reliably execute process validation activities in a cross-functional team will champion the continued development of Lentigen Technology’s new products and growing success.

Your profile
• B.S.(+6 yrs), M.S. (+4 yrs), or Ph.D. (+2 yrs) in life sciences or chemical engineering and late stage biopharm industry product development experience
• In-depth knowledge of FDA, EMA, GMP and ICH regulatory requirements
• Demonstrated expertise in biologics process validation preferred
• Knowledgeable in Quality-by-Design and previous experience incorporating QbD principles into product development
• Experienced creating, reviewing, and updating FMEA risk assessment due to new processes or changes that potentially impact product
• Experienced in one, or both, of the following areas:
o Bioreactor based production of biologics incorporating batch, fed-batch, or perfusion modes
o Purification methods that include Harvest clarification, chromatography, Tangential flow filtration (TFF, UF/DF)
• Familiar with analytical methods used in the characterization of Lentiviral vectors (ELISA, Flow Cytometry, qPCR, ddPCR, Western-blot, HPLC, Nanoparticle analysis (NTA, FFF, TRPS, etc.)
• Superb documentation, organizational, and technical writing skills, capable of providing summaries and reports with little direct oversight
• Highly motivated, independent, detail-oriented team player. Good organization, initiative, and a collaborative attitude are essential

Physical Requirements: 
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms, talk, and hear. The employee is required to stand; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Must have ability to handle more than one task at a time and must work at a rapid pace while maintaining attention to detail.

Work Environment: 
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. This job is performed in a temperature controlled facility without exposure to extreme hot or cold temperatures. Generally, this job is performed in a sanitized laboratory setting and routinely uses standard medical and research equipment such as biosafety cabinets, CO2 incubators, centrifuges, pumps, bioreactors, microscopes, and computers. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to blood, viruses, bacteria, body fluids and other tissues. Employees entering and leaving the laboratory must wear appropriate clothing and protective equipment such as masks, glasses and gloves. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Lentigen Technology Inc., a Miltenyi Biotec company, is transforming and progressing. Our culture is one of bold scientific innovation. Join a fresh and collaborative working environment that encourages contribution, innovation, and growth.

At Lentigen, we support the development and commercialization of novel treatments for human disease through the utilization of lentiviral vectors. We hold this widely recognized and clinically relevant method for delivering genetic materials into cells in order to modulate their function as a core strength of our company. We are scientists, engineers, physicians, support specialists, and more – all dedicated to improving scientific understanding and impacting human lives. At our Gaithersburg campus we strive to find solutions to both the technical and conceptual barriers to the implementation of gene therapy approaches for the treatment of human disease.

Lentigen, Inc. is an EO Employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity