Manufacturing Science Lead Engineer/Scientist Drug Product

Redwood City, CA
Nov 04, 2021
NextGen Bio
Required Education
Associate Degree
Position Type
Full time


The Lead Engineer/Scientist is an integral part of the Manufacturing Sciences Organization and is responsible for supporting the production of clinical and/or commercial Viral Vector in one or more areas of Kriya’s RTP Viral Vector Manufacturing facility with primary support for Drug Product and Filling. The focus of this position is to provide vector drug product process support and expertise for leading and managing process transfer to support GMP manufacturing operations.


• Serve as the technical expert for drug product manufacturing
• Define, measure, analyze, and propose improvements to the current process and systems.
• Participates in or leads (as necessary) cross functional teams for tech transfer and manufacturing support. May participate on sub-teams and work as a point of contact for programs.
• Provide technical support of GMP manufacturing runs and hands-on support as needed for rapid troubleshooting.
• Author and execute engineering studies, technical reports, material assessments, and process validation protocols.


• Experience in GMP manufacturing or manufacturing support, strong preference for aseptic manufacturing experience
• Experience with drug product filling operations and supporting studies
• Highly self-motivated and detail-oriented, with proven ability to foster strong relationships with other team members and stakeholders
• Facility start-up experience is preferred
• Experience working in a cleanroom environment and good aseptic technique.
• Perform as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) on a variety of projects and range of technologies.
• Must have flexible work hours, and be willing to work outside of normal, scheduled hours; as necessary. Must be able to work alternative shift hours and weekends as required.


• Master’s degree, preferably in Science, Engineering or other related field and 2-4 years of relevant related experience OR
• Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Science, Engineering or other related field and 4-6 years of relevant related experience OR
• Associate’s degree, preferably in Science, Engineering or other related field and 6-8 years of relevant related experience.