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Process Development MSAT Engineering Scientist

Semma Therapeutics

Semma Therapeutics

Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Thursday, August 24, 2023

Job Description

General Summary:

The successful candidate will be responsible for MSAT activities for cell therapy products for Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) and Transfusion-Dependent Beta Thalassemia (TDT). He / she will provide cross-functional support in technology development and transfer from Development to Clinical Manufacturing including operations at various CDMOs. The candidate will also plan and implement continuous improvement initiatives.

This full-time position will be based in Boston, MA

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop strategy for process technology transfer and process validation.
  • Support Technology transfer efforts to CDMOs, including but not limited to, initiating MBRs, forms related to MFG process, and protocols/reports related to Tech Transfer milestones as well as training operators at early stage, and acting as SME for process.
  • Responsible for material assessments and material substitutions; execution of process changes and leading change controls; assessments of post TT changes on materials, equipment, room configuration.
  • Provide technical oversight for GMP production.
  • Design and guide process optimization.
  • Author and review technical reports, regulatory filings, process and material risk assessment.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve process challenges through the application of acquired technical experience process analytics.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Hands on experience with tech transfer to CDMOs and experience with process validation.
  • Experience with cell-based therapies.
  • Regulatory filing experience.
  • Experience leading cross-functional teams.
  • Excellent communication skills to exchange complex technical/scientific with cross- functional teams and CDMOs.
  • Proven experience with Process Development, Process Technology Transfer, Technical Operations, and Lifecycle Management.
  • Knowledge of Design Control and Risk Management.
  • A strong understanding of statistical analyses, technical writing and presentation skills.

Education and Experience:

· Bachelor's degree and 5+ years of experience or a Master's degree and 3+ years of experience or a PhD and 1+ years of experience, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.


Company Information

Vertex is a global biotechnology company that invests in scientific innovation.

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