Bioprocess Engineer / Manufacturing Specialist

Highly Competitive
  1. Permanent
  2. Manufacturing
  3. Germany
Posting date: 04 Feb 2020

A leading and global biotechnology company is currently recruiting a Bioprocess Engineer/ Manufacturing Specialist to join their team in Germany. This is an excellent opportunity to work for a company that is dedicated to leveraging its current technology and expertise to develop innovative treatment options for patients.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Working closely with the Director of Manufacturing to support the tech transfer and scale-up of the company's manufacturing process including Up-Stream-Process (USP), Down-Stream-Process (DSP) as well as final formulation and fill.
  • Overseeing and managing the tech transfer and scale up operations at the Contract Manufacturing Organisation (CMO).
  • Supporting national and international projects under consideration of local laws, international guidelines (ICH) and applicable SOPs.
  • Planning and implementing scale-up from 200L to 2000L for USP, DSP as well as final formulation and fill.
  • Supporting and managing the planning of Process Characterisation and Process Validation activities.
  • Assisting in the qualification of suitable vendors in conjunction with Quality Assurance, if applicable.
  • Writing/reviewing of GMP documentation (SOP, batch records, deviation, change control, out of specification, qualification and validation documents, risk analysis, etc.)
  • Writing/reviewing of reports, batch summary reports, process validation reports.
  • Participating in management reviews of process performance, product quality and the quality management system.
  • Contributing to CMC core documents (e.g. IMPD, IND)
  • Assisting with regulatory submission preparations.
  • Providing requested input on forecast of annual budgets.
  • Providing requested input to Product Development Plans and Portfolio Review.
  • Actively participate in internal and external project teams.
  • Representing the Company at external conferences and meetings.

Skills and Requirements:

  • Post graduate degree in natural / life sciences/engineering background.
  • At least 5 years of experience in an industrial GMP manufacturing / clean room environment preferably with biologics.
  • Experience of tech transfer of processes and scale-up to commercial scale (e.g. 2000L).
  • Understanding of QC techniques applicable for biologics.
  • Background in Process Characterisation and Process Validation to support BLA / MAA
  • Experience of writing and or review of GxP documents (including SOP's, qualification/validation plans/reports, batch records).
  • In-depth working knowledge of EU GMP.
  • Experience of equipment and method qualification / validation.
  • Experience of working in or liaison with a Contract Manufacturing Organisation.
  • Experience in manufacturing recombinant protein / antibody / fusion protein.
  • Background in CHO cell manufacturing.
  • Experience in viral safety evaluation.
  • Experience in scale-down models.
  • Knowledge of US GM.P
  • Good working knowledge of using Microsoft office programs
  • Multifunctional interesting tasks in the emerging field of immune therapeutics.
  • Highly motivated and energetic international team.
  • Demonstrable multitasking, project management, and execution skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills, including communication, presentation, persuasion, and influence.
  • Good organisational skills, including efficiency, punctuality, and collaboration in a team environment.

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