Scientist/ Sr. Scientist - R&D Process Development

CSL Behring
Kankakee, Illinois
Sep 02, 2020
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
About CSL

With operations in 35+ nations and ~ 22,000 employees worldwide, CSL is driven to develop and deliver a broad range of lifesaving therapies to treat disorders such as hemophilia and primary immune deficiencies, and vaccines to prevent influenza. Our therapies are also used in cardiac surgery, organ transplantation and burn treatment.

CSL is the parent company of CSL Behring and Seqirus. CSL Behring is a global leader in the protein biotherapeutics industry, focused on bringing to market biotherapies used to treat serious and often rare conditions. CSL Behring operates CSL Plasma , one of the world's largest collectors of human plasma, which is used to create CSL's therapies. Seqirus is the second largest influenza vaccine company in the world and is a transcontinental partner in pandemic preparedness and a major contributor to the prevention and control of influenza globally.

We invite you to take a look at the many career possibilities available around the globe and consider building your promising future at CSL by becoming a member of our team!

Job Description

• Provides scientific expertise and guidance in the application of relevant technology platform to research and product development activities.
• Ensures high quality application of technology platform in order to support designated project objectives.
• Contributes to the planning, performance, evaluation and reporting of scientific experiments at the highest levels of scientific integrity.
• Works together with and provide expertise to other team members in order to achieve specified research project objectives within defined time parameters.

  • Responsible for being the technical lead by collaborating with other departments and leading technical development projects.
  • Responsible for maintaining an advanced level of documentation and communication through timely and thorough drafting and execution of protocols, reports, and experimental summaries in support of process development activities.
  • Responsible for coordinating scientific and investigative studies through collaboration with internal customers, academic research organizations, contract laboratories, & external R&D groups within CSL. Think creatively and provide technical justification for novel concepts and approaches.
  • Assume larger roles within & outside the company and responsible for leading interdisciplinary projects and teams toward successful accomplishment of objectives. Keep a high level of scientific excellence by regularly attending regional and national technical meetings, and publish in peer-reviewed journals whenever possible.
  • Anticipate potential problems and design preventative, innovative solutions. Maintain a high awareness of production processes and be proactive in introducing improvements for product yield or quality.
  • Responsible for performing fundamental literature & patent searches related to activities and develop alternative strategies, if necessary. Research on projects to determine logistical impact & to ensure compliance with regulatory and industry guidelines, master plans, and company policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for maintaining equipment and calibrations per established R&D policies and SOPs. Also responsible for updating existing and developing new SOP, as required, in order to maintain a cGMP environment in the laboratory
  • Actively seek new opportunities, contribute key ideas to projects, and promote area of expertise to achieve results through participating in national and international organizations, such as Pharma, PPTA, PDA, etc. that influence industry standards and FDA policies.
  • Maintain an awareness of and compliance with current Good Manufacturing Procedures (cGMP).
  • Responsible for mentoring, providing guidance, and training less senior personnel. Assume a leadership role in providing solutions to difficult problems associated with specific projects.
  • Knowledge of and expertise in other areas of the plant operations, such as fractionation, downstream protein purification, parenterals, QC/QA, etc., and extensive experience in cGMP and other regulatory requirements. Knowledge and competency in a wide range of protein purification techniques. Experience in collaboration with groups inside and outside the company.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. Leadership, coaching and mentoring skills needed to facilitate knowledge sharing. Fully proficient in functional/technical problem solving, time management, and proven organizational and interpersonal skills. Strong problem solving abilities, creativity, and efficient time management. Analytical and conceptual thinking and efficient use of networking, and decisiveness is required. Cross-cultural-sensitivity, action-orientated. Directing others.

• Postgraduate degree (preferably MSc or PhD) and / or experience in relevant discipline.
• Minimum of 3 years' relevant industry experience and / or equivalent experience in a relevant academic environment.
• Experience in project work and excellent analytical skills.
• Excellent communication skills (English language).