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VP, Centrifuge Research and Development - CARR Biosystems

Employer
CARR Biosystems
Location
Clearwater, FL
Start date
Aug 2, 2022

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Discipline
Regulatory, Research/Documentation, Science/R&D, Research
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Consultant
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Job Details

About Us:

As a member of the Barry-Wehmiller family of companies, CARR Centritech has been an industry leader in centrifugation for more than three decades. Today, CARR Biosystems continues that pioneering legacy by delivering high-performance, fully-scalable bioprocessing solutions to accelerate process development. Our mission is to advance life-saving and life-enhancing solutions worldwide by supplying the best bioprocessing equipment on the market. In the process, we empower scientists and engineers to produce vital biologics in emerging and established markets, including cell and gene therapy, vaccine development, microbial fermentation and cellular agriculture. For more, visit carrbiosystems.com.


 

Barry-Wehmiller is a diversified global supplier of engineering consulting and manufacturing technology for the packaging, corrugating, sheeting and paper-converting industries. By blending people-centric leadership with disciplined operational strategies and purpose-driven growth, Barry-Wehmiller has become a $3 billion organization with nearly 12,000 team members united by a common belief: to use the power of business to build a better world.


 

Job Description:

As VP of R&D, team leader will oversees implementation of programs and initiatives meant to assist the organization in meeting its long-term goals and objectives for CARR Biosystems.

Job Summary

Provides leadership and direction to both internal and external technical resources for mechanical and electrical design, simulation, technical analysis including FEA & CFD, testing, and resolution of engineering problems for centrifuges in the biopharma market, primarily single-use systems. The successful candidate will be able to thrive in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple priorities. Has overall accountability for performance and results of function. Develops and executes short and long-term strategies to achieve key business objectives in area of responsibility. Decisions are guided by long-term organizational strategies and objectives determined with senior leadership. Performs development activities and equipment setup as appropriate in laboratory and production environments following all cGMP and company policies and procedures.

Requirements

  • Collects and analyzes information that evaluates the organization's performance, strengths and weaknesses, and competitive landscape in order to identify new growth opportunities.
  • Estimates business impact of strategic initiatives and prepares reports and recommendations for executive leadership teams.
  • Propose plans for leveraging organizational resources in order to capitalize on growth opportunities and track performance.
  • Understanding and knowledge of the BioPharma/Biotech industries
  • Communicate clearly with internal and external customers
  • Must be willing to travel globally up to 70% of time
  • Lead tasks for various engineering projects and directly contribute to R&D activities that will allow achievement of project goals and objectives through implementation of new or improved centrifuge designs and processes, with a focus on single use applications
  • Participate in annual planning sessions to develop the detailed R&D budget for the next fiscal year along with a three-year strategic plan and overall roadmap for the product line
  • Conceptualize and develop prototypes for new innovative solutions to maintain company’s position as an industry leader.  Design and conduct experiments to verify performance and integrity in a “hands-on” participatory role
  • Identify equipment needs to support manufacturing development of single use assemblies and execute purchase, installation, setup, and qualification efforts.  Develop test methods for evaluation and validation of designs
  • Ensure compliance with industry and government regulations, including cGMP, USP <88> Class VI, ISO 10993, CE, ISO 13485,  BPOG, ADCF, extractables testing, sterility validation of gamma dose irradiation, 21 CFR Part 11, RoHS
  • Provide post-commercialization support globally to company resources and customers to sustain and grow the business
  • Maintain awareness of technology and megatrends through literature, trade shows, and intellectual property
  • Work with IP attorneys to develop and maintain patents and trademarks to protect the company’s technology globally.  Identify innovations which could be added to the company IP portfolio
  • Work with SolidWorks, AutoCAD, & PDM system for controlled release of drawings and designs per established ECO and document release procedures for strict revision control
  • Work to source suppliers for new materials, designs & methods and maintain relationships with existing critical suppliers
  • Regularly interact with senior leadership as a consultant
  • Prepare PowerPoint and other written reports to regularly update both technical and nontechnical associates as to current status of projects
  • Travel to suppliers, consultants, and customers globally as required
  • Provide subject matter expertise and support procurement, manufacturing, and assembly teams
  • Develop and maintain knowledge of competitor’s technology
  • Participate in VOC (voice of customer) and MRE (market requirements events)

Experience

  • Minimum of 10 years experience in leading multidiscipline innovation engineering in single use biopharma systems Experience with injection molded, thermoformed, & blow molded plastic products/components in single use biopharma systems or medical devices
  • Experience with ultrasonic welding and heat staking/heat welding of plastics
  • Experience with ISO Class 7 cleanroom assembly
  • Working knowledge of P&ID drawings along with pneumatic and electrical schematics
  • Experience with development of HMI screens and basic PLC programming
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills with ability to explain technical subjects to nontechnical associates and leadership
  • Effective problem-solving abilities and strong interpersonal communication skills

Education

  • Minimum Bachelor's degree in Materials, Mechanical, or Chemical Engineering (Master's degree or MBA preferred)


 

At Barry-Wehmiller we recognize that people come with a wealth of experience and talent beyond just the technical requirements of a job.  If your experience is close to what you see listed here, please still consider applying.  We know that our differences often can bring about innovation, excellence and meaningful work—therefore, people from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply to our positions.  Please let us know if you require reasonable accommodations during the interview process. ​

Barry-Wehmiller is an equal opportunity employer. M/F/D/V This organization uses E-Verify.


 

Applicants may be subject to pre-employment screening which may include drug screening, reference checks, employment verifications, background screening and/or skills assessments.


 

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Company

As a member of the Barry-Wehmiller family of companies, CARR Centritech has been an industry leader in centrifugation for more than three decades. Today, CARR Biosystems continues that pioneering legacy by delivering high-performance, fully-scalable bioprocessing solutions to accelerate process development. Our mission is to advance life-saving and life-enhancing solutions worldwide by supplying the best bioprocessing equipment on the market. In the process, we empower scientists and engineers to produce vital biologics in emerging and established markets, including cell and gene therapy, vaccine development, microbial fermentation and cellular agriculture.

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Website
Phone
727-535-4100
Location
5320 140th Ave N
Clearwater
FL
33760
United States
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