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Engineer - Biopharma - Aseptic fill/finish (JP8423)

Thousand Oaks, CA · Biotech/Pharmaceutical
Job Title:  Engineer - Biopharma - Aseptic fill/finish (JP8423)
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA. (Partial onsite required)
Employment Type:  Contract
Business Unit: Commercial Drug Product
Duration: 1+ years (with likely extensions)
Posting Date: 3/24/21
 
 
3 Key Consulting is hiring an Engineer for a consulting engagement with our direct client, a leading global biopharmaceutical company.
 
Job Description:
As a member of the Process Development team this role will be focused on identifying and developing aspects of drug product to advance process design for parenteral drug products. The candidate will perform experiments, organize data and analyze results with minimal supervision. The candidate will establish the experimental design, develop and implement protocols, obtain reproducible and reliable results, analyze data and communicate results to cross functional groups.  Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Design, execute and document primary data packages related to drug product design and process development, and communicate key findings in presentations
  • Develop solutions to technical problems during process characterization and aseptic manufacturing
  • Support one or more clinical and commercial process introductions or process transfers into client manufacturing network
  • Author and review technical protocols, reports, product impact assessments, and regulatory sections in support of IND and marketing application submissions
  • Provide ongoing support to clinical and commercial fill/finish manufacturing operations through troubleshooting, root cause analysis, and product impact assessments for non-conformance investigations and process changes/improvements
  • Participate in cross-functional teams working effectively in a highly matrixed team environment to drive change, efficiency, and strong relationships
  • Preferred Qualifications
 
Why is the Position Open?
Supplement team’s increasing workload
 
Top Must-Have Skill Sets:
  • Experience in development/characterization and tech transfer of aseptic fill/finish unit operations (freeze/thaw, mixing, sterile filtration, filling, stoppering, visual inspection, etc.) to define critical process parameters (3-5 years of experience)
  • Familiarity with cGMPs, regulatory filings, and compliance issues for sterile injectable products manufactured by aseptic processing (3-5 years of experience)
  • Laboratory or pilot plant experience (3-5 years of experience)
 
Day to Day Responsibilities:
As a member of the process development team, this role will be focused on identifying and developing aspects of drug product to advance process design for parenteral drug products. The candidate will perform experiments, organize data and analyze results with minimal supervision. The candidate will establish the experimental design, develop and implement protocols, obtain reproducible and reliable results, analyze data and communicate results to cross functional groups. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Design, execute and document primary data packages related to drug product design and process development, and communicate key findings in presentations
  • Develop solutions to technical problems during process characterization and aseptic manufacturing
  • Support one or more clinical and commercial process introductions or process transfers into client manufacturing network
  • Author and review technical protocols, reports, product impact assessments, and regulatory sections in support of IND and marketing application submissions
  • Provide ongoing support to clinical and commercial fill/finish manufacturing operations through troubleshooting, root cause analysis, and product impact assessments for non-conformance investigations and process changes/improvements
  • Participate in cross-functional teams working effectively in a highly matrixed team environment to drive change, efficiency, and strong relationships
 
Basic Qualifications:
  • BS in Chemical/Biomedical Engineering, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemistry/Biochemistry or Biotechnology
  • 3+ years of experience within the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry
 
Preferred Qualifications:
  • MS in Chemical/Biomedical Engineering, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemistry/Biochemistry or Biotechnology
  • 3+ years of experience within the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry
  • Experience in development/characterization of aseptic fill/finish unit operations (freeze/thaw, mixing, sterile filtration, filling, stoppering, visual inspection, etc.) to define critical process parameters
  • Aseptic fill finish manufacturing or manufacturing technical services experience including the development of control strategies and active process performance monitoring
  • Understanding of process related stresses that impact the quality and stability of biologics
  • Ability to use engineering principles to leverage bench and pilot scale models for process performance characterization
  • Fill/finish process scale-up and technology transfer experience including the use of gap analysis, root cause analysis, and risk assessment tools (e.g. Fish bone diagrams, FMEA, etc.)
  • Familiarity with Design of Experiments (DOE) and Quality by Design (QbD) principles
  • Familiarity with cGMPs, regulatory filings, and compliance issues for sterile injectable products manufactured by aseptic processing
  • Experience in a matrix team environment and interacting with Analytical Sciences, Process Development, Project Management, Manufacturing, Regulatory, Compliance, and/or Quality
  • Organizational, technical problem solving, communication (written and verbal) skills, and regular interactions
  • Ability to learn and act on dynamic information at a rapid pace
  • Familiar or ability to learn to use electronic record keeping, GMP, laboratory notebooks, statistical analysis and software.
  • Laboratory or pilot plant experience with process equipment
 
Employee Value Proposition:
Exposure to dynamic team, will gain lots of experience working with a large global company
 
Interview process:
Video Skype Panel Interview
 
 
We invite qualified candidates to send your resume to resumes@3keyconsulting.com.  If you decide that you’re not interested in pursuing this particular position, please feel free to take a look at the other positions on our website www.3keyconsulting.com/careers. You are also welcome to share this opportunity with anyone you think might be interested in applying for this role.
 
 
Regards,
 
3KC Talent Acquisition Team
 
 

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