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Associate Director, Process Development - Molecular Biology

Pleasanton, California, US
Closing date
Jan 29, 2022

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Project Management, Biology
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Direct-hire opportunity for an Associate Director or Senior Manager of Process Development!

If you are a Associate Director, Process Development - Drug Substance with experience, please read on!

Top Reasons to Work with Us
  • Established success in mRNA and vaccine technology with 2 drugs already in phase II clinical trials targeting cancer
  • New collaboration with big pharma to explore how their current platform can also impact infectious diseases
  • Company known for their positive, cross-functional culture and internal promotions
What You Will Be Doing

Reporting to the Sr. Director, Process Development, you will lead process development efforts within GMP drug substance manufacturing of clinical- and early-stage vaccines that are based on self-amplifying mRNA (SAM) formulated in LNP.

  • Continually seek and evaluate new potential technologies for rapid production and purification of plasmids and self-amplifying mRNA (SAM)
  • Contribute to current automation efforts and idea generation
  • Lead process improvements toward closed-system, commercial compliant processes, and reduced COGs
  • Advise on current and new in-house GMP facility selection, design, and layout
  • Perform quant modelling
  • Lead process engineering efforts
  • Conduct lean analysis
  • Handle process device design, creation, and implementation
  • Lead FMEA and RCA efforts for all departments
  • Lead Tracking and Trending
  • Support process optimization and in-process testing guidance
  • Write technical reports
  • Work with project management to develop engineering timelines
  • Help with budget generation and management
  • Work closely with our viral vector manufacturing process development team
Additional Cross-functional Opportunities
  • Assist legal with Intellectual Property (IP) claims
  • Assist Corporate Development to support contracts and more
  • Support Regulatory Affairs
What You Need for this Position
  • MS/MA or PhD in Chemical, Bio-Engineering, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or related
  • 6+ years' experience in vaccines or biologics required, preferably in industry leading teams and/or projects
  • Expertise in plasmid production and/or mRNA production highly desired
  • Automation experience with lab equipment highly desired
  • Up to 15% travel required
What's In It for You

We offer competitive compensation (salary, annual bonus, stock option potential) along with generous benefits including medical, dental, vision, FSA, long-term, short-term, life insurance, 401K contributions, generous PTO, holidays, and more!

So, if you are a Associate Director, Process Development - Drug Substance with experience, please apply today!

So, if you are an Associate Director or Senior Manager of Process Development with experience, please apply today!

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