Principal Scientist, High Throughput Analytical

Location
Redmond, WA, United States
Posted
Jan 05, 2021
Ref
299521674
Hotbed
BioForest
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Just is seeking a motivated and creative Principal Scientist who desires a significant opportunity to improve worldwide access to biotherapeutics. The new scientist will join a fast-paced, collaborative, and multidisciplinary team to build and lead a group to develop and execute separations methods for support of process development, cell line development, and release testing of biotherapeutics. As the leader of the High Throughput Analytical group, you will possess strong skills in H/UPLC and CE method development and qualification, large molecule characterization, comparability and/or similarity studies, and participating in CMC teams, and authoring regulatory authority correspondence and interaction. The successful candidate will possess strong leadership and management skills. Experience with liquid handling robotics, biosimilar development, leading CMC teams, and authoring regulatory authority correspondence and interaction is a plus. The ideal candidate has strong written and verbal communications skills and works well independently and in teams.

Responsibilities:
  • Build and lead a diverse group encompassing all aspects of separations methods development and high throughput support, qualification/validation of methods, and tech transfer to Quality Control
  • Collaborate across the organization to speed time to clinic while reducing development costs
  • Manage staff, capital resources and planning
  • Serve as a technical resource on cross functional teams for separations methods
  • Build and lead a team to develop, qualify, and document analytical methods
  • Work with team members to support process development teams with high-throughput analytical procedures
  • Utilize chromatography data systems and informatics platforms to analyze and distribute analytical results
  • Work with team members on technology development to reduce the cost and improve the efficiency, speed, and capacity of analytical testing and analytical methods
  • Lead CMC process teams
  • Supervise and mentor Scientists and Associates

Requirements:
  • BS/MS in Biochemistry, Biology, Bioengineering or related field with 15+ years of experience or Ph.D. with 7+ years of experience.
  • Expertise in the development and qualification and/or validation of H/UPLC (SEC, RP, HILIC, IEX), CE (CESDS, icIEF) methods
  • Large molecule and protein characterization experience
  • Experience participating in CMC development teams
  • Strong mentoring, managerial, and leadership skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Experience with comparability and/or biosimilarity studies
  • Experience with early & late stage regulatory filings

Preferred qualifications:
  • Use of liquid-handling automation applications
  • Experience with troubleshooting complex instrumentation
  • Direct interactions with FDA and other regulatory agencies
  • Knowledge of mass spectrometry methods
  • Characterization of complex Glycoproteins
  • Experience with compendial assays (USP, EP, JP)
  • Strength in data science and informatics
  • Experience with CMC team leadership

About Just - Evotec Biologics

Just - Evotec Biologics, wholly-owned by Evotec SE, is a unique platform company that integrates the design, engineering, development, and manufacture of biologics. With deep experience in the fields of protein, process and manufacturing sciences, the Just team came together to solve the scientific and technical hurdles that block access to life-changing protein therapeutics; from the design of therapeutic molecules to the design of the manufacturing plants used to produce them. Just's focus is to create access and value for a global market through scientific and technological innovation. Our state-of-the-art labs and cGMP clinical manufacturing plant are co-located in Seattle's South Lake Union neighborhood - the center of Seattle's medical, global health, and technology industries and a noted top emerging life science hub in the U.S. Our fast-growing team of 100 employees is expanding Just's innovative platform and footprint - building our first North American J.POD® commercial manufacturing facility in the Seattle area. For job opportunities, learn more at www.just.bio/careers