R&D Process Development Manager

Sarasota, FL
Apr 22, 2022
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Akron Biotech is continuing to transform and further its rapidly growing capabilities and is now seeking highly motivated professionals to join our expanding team. This is an exciting opportunity to play a critical role within our organization that is driving advanced therapy development and commercialization with high quality industrial scale solutions. We manufacture and distribute components and raw materials for cell therapy discovery, development, and commercialization to meet industry needs worldwide. We offer an array of highly competitive benefits and perks to our valued associates.



Support a broad plasmid and cell therapy portfolio and advance the manufacturing capabilities to deliver products to projects.

Participate the recruitment of process development and analytical development team, retain and develop talents, and provide leadership for a high performing team to meet overall business objectives.

Drive the development of robust, cost-effective recombinant plasmid DNA and other novel viral vector’s manufacturing processes, for client’s cell and gene therapy applications.

Lead the tech-transfer and process scale-up; works closely with the MSAT specialists on tech transfers.

Develop a deep understanding of the pDNA process and tech transfer platform which supports the manufacturing process and to define robust, integrated control strategies.

Present updates to project or upper management teams on process development and manufacturing support activities.

Maintain a high level of knowledge in gene and cell therapy, sensitive in the field of plasmid DNA and other novel products development and manufacturing.

Perform other duties as assigned or requested.



Master’s or Ph. D. degree in Molecular Biology, Bioengineering, etc. with 2+ years of experience or BS with 5+ years’ experience in gene and cell therapy product development.

This role requires people management skills and experience.

Technical knowledge and hands-on experience in process development within the cell and gene therapy space.

Experience in process development for scale-up manufacturing of plasmids.

Must have the ability to manage projects and communicate with internal and external partners.

Experience w/ pDNA proliferation via microbial fermentation and purification process steps.