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Process Engineer (Tech Transfer Lead)

Job description

Duties:

  • Development of validation plans, process performance qualifications for vial and syringe filling.
  • Ensuring all aspects of activity within any given process validation adheres to required policies and procedures, including safety and training.
  • Ensure that the site meets the quality requirements of its customers and applicable regulations (FDA, EU & international standards) with a full understanding of CMC business process related to technology transfer.
  • Participate in process validation cross functional teams at the site to ensure adherence to required policies and procedures and be responsible to deliver against organizational goals and project milestones.
  • Pre-approve and post-approve process validation protocols and assessments from a quality system documentation perspective.
  • Actively communicates across functions and sites and is a strong collaborator with all the functional groups at the receiving site, sending site and corporate functions.
  • Act as the responsible point contact from ADL site for the transfer project for drug product teams and Global Operations Teams.
  • Assist in the development of any existing validation program to ensure continued compliance to the necessary regulations and input to site validation guidance documents.
  • Collate and report on relevant shipping and filter validation.
  • Assist in deviation and exception resolution and root cause analysis.
  • Contribute to product quality assessments and process flow documents.

Requirements:

  • Third level Bachelor’s degree in science, engineering or a relevant quality discipline with 5 years experience in a similar role OR Master’s degree & 3 years of directly related experience OR Associate’s degree & 10 years of directly related experience.
  • Knowledge of cGMPs and other worldwide regulatory requirements.
  • Problem solving ability and excellent oral and written communications skills.
    Preferred Qualifications
  • Doctorate or Masters in Science or Engineering.
  • 5 + years of experience in support of Commercial Protein Drug Product (DP) processing in specific areas such as sterile processing, process characterization, tech transfer (to commercial DP sites) or validation.
  • Strong skills in applying fundamental engineering and scientific principles to the design, implementation and process validation of protein freeze-thawing, filtration, mixing, filling (PpK / batch homogeneity) and/or lyophilisation processes. Knowledge of protein biochemistry with regard to chemical and physical stability.
  • Project management skills including the ability to manage multiple projects and evaluate project resource requirements.
  • Strong knowledge of Quality systems, Drug Product Manufacturing and Validation.
  • Demonstrated ability in providing leadership to cross-functional teams to advance complex projects to completion. Excellent Communication skills are essential for this role.

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