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Device Analytical Development Supervisor

Semma Therapeutics

Semma Therapeutics

People & HR, Operations
Providence, RI, USA
Posted on Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Job Description

The Supervisor will manage a team within VCGT Device Analytical Development focused on routine testing of samples from the Pilot Plant and Manufacturing. The team will also work closely with the Device QC Team on OOS/OOT investigations from clinical manufacturing. This role is critical to bringing transformative therapies to patients at the highest level of safety and quality.

Key Activities

  • Lead a team of 2-4 scientists in the execution of key technical operations activities, mainly through testing of incoming materials, in-process control, and final products for the pilot plant.

  • Troubleshoot, optimize, and trend assay and process performance

  • Establish protocols and procedures for receipt and reporting of routine device and incoming material test samples.

  • Report on project progress, write analytical development protocols and reports, participate OOT and OOS investigations and provide recommendations to project teams

  • Oversee routine maintenance and qualification of analytical instrumentation in the lab

  • Ensure the accuracy and integrity of analytical data generated by the technical operations team.

  • Maintain excellent written documentation (GDP) and review of team data (e.g. ELN and test forms) prior to reporting.

Education requirement and/or experience:

Bachelors Or Masters Degree in Materials Science, Analytical Chemistry, Biomedical engineering, Polymer Chemistry or related discipline and 5+ years of industry experience or education.

Knowledge and Skills Required:

  • Advanced knowledge in at least one of the following methods or areas: FTIR, TGA, DSC, porosity/flux, Chromatography (HPLC/GC), Mass Spectrometry, ICP-MS or mechanical material characterization (e.g. hardness, viscosity, stress/strain curves).

  • Experience in development and troubleshooting of analytical methods.

  • Project or people management experience and an ability to manage competing priorities.

  • Effective communication skills for collaboration across teams

  • Knowledgeable in the procedures required to investigate OOS and OOT results.

  • Excellent communication skills with a proven ability to build open and collaborative relationships and work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team

  • Experience with sample management and electronic documentation systems in the GMP environment is a plus.

Company Information

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

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