Job ID: #9089

Associate Director, Upstream Process Development

Cambridge, MA
Science Science
Management / Directors


Responsibilities of the Associate Director, Upstream Process Development:

  • Lead multiple projects; manage project timelines and deliverables
  • Lead the design and execution of experimental plans and studies based on defined deliverables
  • Lead all aspects of upstream execution with members of the larger team
  • Utilize multi and single bioreactor systems for initial screening, process development, initial tox material generation.
  • Interact with clients, ensure accurate data and provide presentations to clients.
  • Collaborate with global Process Development and Manufacturing, Quality, and Project Management teams to facilitate technology transfer and project success
  • Draft, review, and approve technical plans, reports, and protocols

Requirements of the Associate Director, Upstream Process Development:

  • Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree in Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, or related area.
  • 5+ years of extensive relevant USP experience
  • Experience in a Pharmaceutical Manufacturing environment, CDMO would be preferred.
  • Solid understanding of Biological Manufacturing processes and its regulatory requirements.


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