Director, Global Pathogen Safety Laboratories

Employer
CSL Behring
Location
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
Posted
Sep 12, 2020
Ref
R-115448
Hotbed
Pharm Country
Required Education
Doctorate/PHD/MD
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

The purpose of this position is to lead the Global Pathogen Safety (GPS) laboratories based in Broadmeadows, Australia, and Marburg, Germany, to provide pathogen safety (PS) support for CSL Behring's plasma-derived, recombinant and gene therapy products. The position can be based in any of CSL's major R&D hubs.

Main Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

Lead the GPS laboratories located in Australia and Germany, which are in charge of:
  • Co-development of pathogen reduction steps using a Quality by Design approach in collaboration with Process Development for clinical and licensed CSL products
  • Development and qualification of relevant scale-down models for pathogen reduction steps
  • Validation of virus reduction capacity of pathogen reduction steps to GLP standards and to guidance of all relevant global regulators
  • Development and maintenance of supporting systems ensuring availability of high-quality, well-characterized internal reagents (virus and cell banks) and fit-for-purpose assays
  • Maintenance of GLP accreditation and high safety standards
  • Support research and innovation activities for GPS
  • Perform studies supporting product safety relating to emerging viruses


Be part of the global GPS leadership team at CSL:
  • Interface with the Lead of the non-laboratory GPS support team to ensure targeted delivery of PS data packages
  • Interface with Lead of GPS Breakthrough Technologies (Research&Innovation) to partner on research activities
  • Represent GPS leadership in global projects or initiatives within CSL
  • Support GPS leadership in the maintenance of relationships with global regulators and stakeholders on PS-related topics as well as in enhancing visibility of CSL as a leader in PS


Qualifications & Experience:
  • Ph.D., Masters, or BSc (or equivalent) in Virology, Biochemistry, Biology or related field
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in biologicals R&D, Quality Management, or similar.
  • Experience in GLP and pathogen safety preferred
  • Strong leadership skills to lead teams in a global setting, understand needs of customers/stakeholders, use proactive approaches to meet their needs in an effective and timely manner, and to build and maintain effective working relationships
  • Excellent communicator, capable of building collaborative working atmosphere, with cross-cultural sensitivity and flexibility to work in global teams (including willingness to participate regularly in global teleconference meetings outside local business hours)
  • Results-orientation in combination with attention to detail and quality
  • Fluent in English, German optional


People Leadership:
  • Strong leadership skills to lead teams in a global setting, understand needs of customers/stakeholders, use proactive approaches to meet their needs in an effective and timely manner, and to build and maintain effective working relationships
  • Develop a robust pipeline of diverse leaders with skills to succeed in a complex and dynamic marketplace and champion initiatives to promote an inclusive workplace environment and highly engaged workforce
  • Deliver results by inspiring and empowering people and teams that act with speed, agility and accountability
  • Fosters a culture of insight-driven innovation and continuous improvement