Director of Process Sciences

Location
Seattle, WA
Posted
Sep 25, 2021
Ref
REQ-04117
Hotbed
BioForest
Required Education
Doctorate/PHD/MD
Position Type
Full time
Just-Evotec Biologics is looking for a Director of Process Sciences to join a fast-paced, collaborative, and multidisciplinary team to lead all aspects of process sciences for the advancement of low-cost biotherapeutics manufacturing. The position requires strong management and leadership skills as well as a deep understanding of biologics process development. Experience developing new technologies including development and operationalizing continuous manufacturing capabilities is preferred. A proven track record of technical skills in this area, as well as experience leading groups of scientists is required. Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively over teleconference and web-based meetings are necessary.

Responsibilities:
• Lead a diverse group encompassing all aspects of large molecule process sciences
• Optimize strategies for process development for upstream bioreactor processes, including media, and downstream purification processes
• Define, monitor and improve early phase, commercial processes and process characterization activities
• Collaborate across the organization and be a key member and contributor to the Process and Product Design Leadership Team
• Manage staff and capital resources and planning
• Develop and refine regulatory communication both written and face-to-face
• Be a technical resource for P&PD, Manufacturing, Quality and Regulatory as well as for clients and process development teams

Basic Qualifications:
• Ph.D preferred in a relevant field (e.g. biochemistry, molecular biology, chemical engineering) with 10+ years of experience
Preferred Qualifications:
• 10+ years relevant experience in academia and biopharmaceutical industry
• Experience with regulatory filings including IND/INDa/BLA
• Motivated, self-starter with strong leadership skills
• Good interpersonal, team, and communication skills are a must
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Experience with capacity planning tools and allocation of resources and equipment

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