Job ID: #9088

Associate Director, Downstream Process Development

Cambridge, MA
Science Science
Management / Directors


Responsibilities of the Associate Director, Downstream Process Development:

  • This position will be responsible for providing technical oversight for downstream operations during GMP manufacturing runs.
  • The successful candidate will oversee process characterization for downstream activities.
  • Utilization of multi- and single bioreactor systems for initial screening, process development, initial tox material generation.
  • Application of DoE for process development/optimization to achieve higher productivity or improve product quality profile.
  • Authoring and review of high-quality documents, including reports, SOPs, process characterization documentation, experimental protocols/reports;
  • Leading the team of 5-10 people via providing expertise, scientific support in the following key activities of the department;
  • Represent manufacturing during batch record review with Quality Assurance.
  • Assist with the resolution of any deviations and facilitate the batch disposition process with Quality Assurance for downstream operations

Requirements of the Associate Director, Downstream Process Development:

  • Masters or Ph.D. in engineering, chemistry, biology or other related scientific discipline.
  • A minimum of 5 years experience in process development, process engineering and manufacturing.
  • Experience with downstream processing and purification processes including chromatography, filtration, viral inactivation and buffer exchange.
  • Prior experience with Process Characterization, Process performance qualification and Commercial Manufacturing is strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated track record of success in a leadership role delivering manufacturing or operations results in a biopharma or pharmaceuticals environment.



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