Process Engineer

Highly Competitive Salary
  1. Permanent
  2. Manufacturing, Design, Operations Management
  3. United States
Philadelphia, USA
Posting date: 04 Jun 2021

Proclinical is currently recruiting for a Process Engineer with a pharmaceutical company located in Philadelphia, PA. The Process Engineer will employ knowledge and experience of Sterile Drug Product unit operations, process engineering, and modelling to support the development, scale-up and manufacture of drug product through to commercialization. Experience in developing and scaling up nanosuspensions via wet bead milling is a plus.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Work as part of a multi-disciplinary development team, liaising efficiently with Formulators, Modelers, PAT scientists, Materials Scientists, and Particle Scientists, to deliver the work packages required to understand drug product unit operations and scale these-up effectively.
  • The Process Engineer may also deliver advanced modelling approaches to accelerate development, increase fundamental understanding, improve risk assessment and deliver more robust processes, products, and regulatory filings. This includes the application of mechanistic modelling (e.g., Kinetics, Material Science Predictive Modelling and System Modelling) in process design, control strategy identification and advanced process monitoring & control for small molecule Drug Product processes.
  • Ensure the delivery of Drug Product technology transfer activities and reports as appropriate for transfer to the manufacturing site (internal or external).
  • Ensure proper Materials Science decisions are taken at appropriate milestones within the project plan to accelerate early phase formulation and process design and minimize number of DOE's for scalability assessments and API consumption throughout the development life-cycle.
  • Make innovative contributions to the department by providing experimental data, technical insight and modelling of data to solve complex process development problems using excellent practical and theoretical understanding.
  • Use engineering, chemical or materials science knowledge to postulate mechanisms for physiochemical processes and develop or modify existing mathematical models to describes those mechanisms.
  • The job holder may act as an expert in specific unit operations. As such, they will be expected to master a body of knowledge for that unit operation and use this to act as the functional expert in the department. This expertise will be focused on platform and process primarily within the Sterile Drug Product portfolio.
  • Actively participate in and lead technical reviews on projects, and contribute to the technical transfer of processes, including the leadership of technical transfer activities on behalf of the discipline.
  • Deliver the above in a precise and timely manner, adhering to safety and quality expectations.
  • Be technically persuasive both within company, for example, at project governance, with peers in other departments, or externally, with the academic community.
  • Comply with the requirements of Quality, Safety and company policies and procedures and ensure that company intellectual property is protected.

Skills and Requirements:

  • Must have a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering, Engineering or related discipline, ideally
  • Experience in developing and scaling up nanosuspensions via wet bead milling is a plus.
  • No minimum required experience, open to undergrads.
  • Ability to multi-task and manage workload independently.
  • Ability to work within a team and communicate effectively.
  • Understanding of engineering first principles and process scalability.

If you are having difficulty in applying or if you have any questions, please contact Jarred Fetterman at 215-531-5593.

ProClinical is a specialist employment agency and recruitment business, providing job opportunities within major pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies.

Proclinical Staffing is an equal opportunity employer.