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Process Engineer Associate II, MS&T

Employer
Emergent BioSolutions Inc.
Location
Baltimore County, Maryland, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jan 15, 2022

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Sector
Academic / Research, Consultancy/Private Sector
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Statistics
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
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Those who join Emergent BioSolutions feel a sense of ownership about their future. You will excel in an environment characterized by respect, innovation and growth opportunities. Here, you will join passionate professionals who advance their scientific, technical and professional skills to develop products designed-to protect life.

JOB SUMMARY
The Technology Transfer Associate position reports to an Engineer within the MSAT Department at the Emergent Bayview manufacturing facility. The individual performs research and/or development in collaboration with others on new products, formulations or processes or modifications to existing products or processes. The Technology Transfer Associate collaborates with the broader team to set developmental study objectives, executes the studies in a leading or contributing role and presents the data for internal and external communication.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Conduct, plan and lead tech transfer of one or more processes into manufacturing
Compare manufacturing batches and evaluate process performance
Assist in the development of clinical and commercial drug products
Author and review technology transfer documentation (including run summaries, reports and client Presentations)
Develop, edit, review and sign cGMP documentation
Provide technical support for writing of project proposals, including development of process flow diagrams from process descriptions and development of a bill of materials
Support technical writing needs of the MSAT group
Select, integrate, evaluate and become subject matter experts of process equipment
Support acceptance testing and training on capital equipment
Support all MSAT team goals including covering other pipeline projects as necessary to achieve MSAT team goals
Develop protocols, execute and report experiments that determine evaluation of key and critical process parameters
Travel for person-in-plant (or lab) runs as required for process transfer and troubleshooting
Evaluate incoming processes for operability and develop risk assessment plans

The above statements are intended to describe the nature of work performed by those in this job and are not an exhaustive list of all duties. Nothing in this job description restricts managements right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time which reflects managements assignment of essential functions.

MINIMUM EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS

Bachelor of Science degree in an Engineering discipline or equivalent field with at minimum classroom training biologics drug substance manufacturing equipment.

Strong leadership skills; high level of personal/departmental accountability and responsibility.
Biologics manufacturing and/or technology transfer training in one or more of the following areas:
o Antibody therapeutics manufacturing
o Viral or non-viral vaccine manufacturing
o Microbial protein expression
Hands-on biologics expression of vaccines and/or therapeutics
Ability to work collaboratively in multi-disciplinary teams
Excellent leadership, presentation, computer, and communication skills
Experience using statistics software for process evaluation
Proficient with desktop software and basic programming experience
Experience with identifying and evaluating process equipment
Experimental design experience
Applied technical writing skills

Preferred Requirements:

Masters degree with relevant industry experience
Ability to operate process and analytical equipment and other instruments
Familiarity with analytical methodologies for determining protein structure, concentration, and purity
Chemical engineering and/or molecular biology background

Successful applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Individuals with qualifying medical issues or sincerely held religious beliefs or practices that may prevent them from getting the vaccine may request an exemption from the vaccine requirement.

There are physical/mental demands and work environment characteristics that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. This information is available upon request from the candidate.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform all essential functions.

Emergent BioSolutions is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and values the diversity of our workforce. Emergent does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, physical or mental disability, military service or veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Information submitted will be used by Emergent BioSolutions for activities related to your prospective employment. Emergent BioSolutions respects your privacy and any use of the information submitted will be subject to the terms of our Privacy Policy .

Emergent BioSolutions does not accept non-solicited resumes or candidate submittals from search/recruiting agencies not already on Emergent BioSolutions approved agency list. Unsolicited resumes or candidate information submitted to Emergent BioSolutions by search/recruiting agencies not already on Emergent BioSolutions approved agency list shall become the property of Emergent BioSolutions and if the candidate is subsequently hired by Emergent BioSolutions, Emergent BioSolutions shall not owe any fee to the submitting agency.

ABOUT EMERGENT

Protecting and Enhancing 1 billion lives by 2030 focuses our energy to improve the quality of life for individuals around the world, giving them the opportunity to experience the fullness of life.

Our drive towards this vision informs all of our actionswhether it is our approach to product development, manufacturing, encouraging employee health and wellness or giving back to the communitywe strive every day to achieve this shared goal.

WE BELIEVE IN OUR VALUES
  • Stand shoulder to shoulder no matter what
    • We combine our best thinking and communicate openly to support each other.
  • Break through thinking
    • We take smart risks, pursue innovation and challenge ourselves to constantly improve.
  • Own it always
    • Every person at Emergent is engaged and accountable for delivering on our commitments.
  • Compete where it counts
    • We set the right goals and respect each other as we conquer them together.
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