Sr. Scientist

CSL Behring
Kankakee, Illinois
Nov 27, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Job Description

Senior Scientist -Process Development: Assume the role of technical expert in developing and improving specific protein purification processes.  Responsible for leading studies in support of R&D process development, process improvement, or manufacturing support projects.  Responsible for leading the development of possible therapeutic indications for identified plasma proteins.Responsibilities

  • Responsible for being the technical lead by collaborating with other departments and leading technical development projects.
  • Responsible for maintaining an advanced level of documentation and communication through timely and thorough drafting and execution of protocols, reports, and experimental summaries in support of process development activities.
  • Responsible for coordinating scientific and investigative studies through collaboration with internal customers, academic research organizations, contract laboratories, & external R&D groups within CSL.  Think creatively and provide technical justification for novel concepts and approaches.
  • projects and teams toward successful accomplishment of objectives.  Keep a high level of scientific excellence by regularly attending regional and national technical meetings and publish in peer-reviewed journals whenever possible.
  • Anticipate potential problems and design preventative, innovative solutions.  Maintain a high awareness of production processes and be proactive in introducing improvements for product yield or quality.
  • Responsible for performing fundamental literature & patent searches related to activities and develop alternative strategies, if necessary.  Research on projects to determine logistical impact & to ensure compliance with regulatory and industry guidelines, master plans, and company policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for maintaining equipment and calibrations per established R&D policies and SOPs.  Also responsible for updating existing and developing new SOP, as required, in order to maintain a cGMP environment in the laboratory
  • Actively seek new opportunities, contribute key ideas to projects, and promote area of expertise to achieve results through participating in national and international organizations, such as Pharma, PPTA, PDA, etc. that influence industry standards and FDA policies.
  • Maintain an awareness of and compliance with current Good Manufacturing Procedures (cGMP).
EducationCombination of education and appropriate experience, such as a BS/BA with 5 to 8 yrs. experience, a MS/MA with +3 yrs. experience, or a Ph.D. with 0 to 2 yrs. experience needed to establish a strong background and knowledge base.ExperienceKnowledge of and expertise in other areas of the plant operations, such as fractionation, downstream protein purification, parenterals, QC/QA, etc., and extensive experience in cGMP and other regulatory requirements.  Knowledge and competency in a wide range of protein purification techniques.  Experience in collaboration with groups inside and outside the company.CompetenciesExcellent written and oral communication skills.  Leadership, coaching and mentoring skills needed to facilitate knowledge sharing.  Fully proficient in functional/technical problem solving, time management, and proven organizational and interpersonal skills.  Strong problem-solving abilities, creativity, and efficient time management. Analytical and conceptual thinking and efficient use of networking, and decisiveness is required.  Cross-cultural-sensitivity, action-orientated.  Directing others.

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