Head of Purification, Process Development

Richmond, CA, United States
Oct 29, 2020
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
We are seeking the Head of Purification, Process Development. The incumbent will work with internal and external partners, to develop purification strategies to support production of monoclonal antibodies and recombinant proteins. The candidate should possess extensive knowledge and experience in separation sciences, and basic understanding of GLP and GMP regulations applicable to the biologics product and process development. The individual will be responsible for smooth tech transfer within the organization and with our clients.

Essential Duties and Responsbilities:

  • Lead and manage a team of scientists/engineers focused on downstream purification process development activities. Provide leadership to resolve purification investigations and technical issues in the process development and manufacturing areas.
  • Establish and maintain familiarity with contemporary industrial practices and technology focused on purification process development. Manage day-to-day laboratory operations, including prioritizing samples and studies, scheduling analyst assignments, and tracking timely progress of critical samples and studies to support project timelines. Provide reports on department output that evaluate operating effectiveness.
  • Provide strategic leadership in resource allocation and prioritization of analyses to assure alignment of department objectives and timely execution of experiments to support clinical development programs.
  • Motivated to drive operational excellence, including support for efficiency/productivity initiatives, and GxP/safety compliance.

Experience / Skills

  • Doctorate (Ph.D.) degree in chemical engineering, bioengineering, biochemistry, biotechnology, biology, , or a related field, with at least 2 years of industrial experience is preferred. B.S./M.S. with at least 5 years of industrial experience are also considered.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead teams, including cross-functional initiatives & strong ability to foster a collaborative work environment.
  • In-depth understanding of methodology and data interpretation in separations sciences and processes.
  • Expert in purification technologies from lab to manufacturing scale, in operating chromatography equipment such as Akta or filtration equipment, and in application of statistical/DOE tools for process development and data analysis.
  • Excellent communication and people management skills.
  • Ability to execute studies and experiments in the context of supporting long-term commercialization plans

Location: Richmond, CA 94806

Work authorization: United States (Required)