Senior Scientist

Employer
Resilience
Location
Alachua, FL
Posted
May 11, 2022
Ref
R-101540
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time

Job Responsibilities

  • Lead process definition and implementation activities for gene therapy and/or vaccines

  • Develop and optimize production and process methodologies

  • Represent the process development group in cross-functional program teams and translate project goals into actionable plans

  • Manage and execute technology transfer of production processes from development labs to GMP facilities

  • Identify and evaluate opportunities for process innovation and improvement for scaling up and scaling out processes

  • Identify and/or optimize unit operations to improve robustness, cycle time, throughput, and cost while maintaining product quality

  • Support implementation of novel process solutions

  • Lead successful execution and analysis of process development and characterization experiments

  • Prioritize work and leadership across multiple process development and manufacturing programs

  • Interface directly with customers to evaluate requirements and identify opportunities within development programs.

  • Collaborate with peer groups in other Franchises to develop best practices.

  • Communicating technical information to internal and external partners.

  • Writing and reviewing technical documents and regulatory submissions

Minimum Requirements

  • PhD and a minimum of 3 years experience or MS and a minimum of 6 years experience in vaccines and/or gene therapy process development

  • Strong scientific background with extensive hands-on experience in a broad array of biochemical/biophysical techniques is required.

  • Extensive experience with experimental design, data analysis, organization and presentation of complex scientific data.

  • The candidate should be a self-starter and team player who can balance the needs of an entrepreneurial environment with the requirements of a GMP environment.

  • Ability to lead, manage, and motivate a diverse team across various functions.

  • Demonstrated ability to work efficiently across multiple project teams and business functions.

Preferred Experience

  • Hands-on experience with viral vector (preferred), cell therapy, or biologics manufacturing

  • Experience with cell line development

  • Experience with cell engineering (vectors, CRISPR)

  • Experience with NGS