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Process Development Engineering Scientist - Cell Therapy

Semma Therapeutics

Semma Therapeutics

Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2024

Job Description

General Summary:

The Process Dev Engineering Scientist will be part of a team responsible for the development, optimization, and characterization of drug product manufacturing processes for cell-based products and combination products. This is a lab-based role focusing on formulation development, process development, scale-up, tech transfer, and evaluation of next generation drug product platforms.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conceives, designs, and executes studies in support of drug product process development and characterization for cell-based products and combination (device) products, including aseptic fill-finish process development, formulation, stability, compatibility
  • Develops robust, scalable platforms and processes in support of product development from clinical to commercial scale
  • Evaluates novel and emerging technologies for process optimization
  • Leads technology transfer to manufacturing and provides guidance, training, and oversight for GMP production
  • Authors technical protocols and reports, contributes to CMC sections of regulatory filings
  • Analyzes and presents data to cross-functional project teams
  • Periodic weekend coverage may be required

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Hands-on experience in aseptic technique and cell culture
  • Expertise and hands-on experience in at least one of the following areas: 1) Cell therapy process development; 2) Media development or formulation development; 3) Cryogenic or hypothermic cell preservation; 4) Aseptic fill-finish process development; 5) Combination product development
  • Working knowledge of cell-based analytical assays
  • Experience in design of experiments (DOE) and statistical analysis
  • Developed communication skills to exchange technical/scientific information
  • Demonstrated ability to independently plan and execute studies in the laboratory
  • Ability to build collaborative relationships and work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team

Education and Experience:

  • PhD in Stem Cell Biology, Chemical/Biochemical/Biomedical Engineering or related discipline with 0-2 years of industry experience, a MS degree with 5+ years of industry experience, or a BS degree with 6+ years of industry experience
  • Direct industry experience developing cell therapies for early and/or late phase clinical trials

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Company Information

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

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