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Manufacturing Process Engineering Lead, Cell Therapy

Boston, Massachusetts

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Manufacturing Process Engineering Lead, Cell Therapy

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Job ID R0012314 Date posted 09/11/2019 Location Boston, Massachusetts

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Job Description

Are you looking for a patient-focused company that will inspire you and support your career? If so, be empowered to take charge of your future at Takeda.  Join us as a Manufacturing Process Engineering Lead within the Cell Therapy team at our Cambridge office.

Here, everyone matters, and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring bold mission. As a Manufacturing Process Engineering Lead you will be empowered to provide scientific expertise and work with internal stakeholders as well as external partners across multiple functions at Takeda.

POSITION OBJECTIVES:

The Cell Therapy Pharmaceutical Sciences team in Cambridge, MA, is establishing internal capabilities to manufacture several parallel cell therapy programs for in-human clinical studies. This position’s primary role is to provide scientific and technical leadership in bringing these programs to patients, with particular focus on qualification and optimization of manufacturing processes. In this role you will be expected to work within the GMP manufacturing engineering group, working with Development, Technical Operations and Quality to onboard new manufacturing processes and engineer them towards robust deployment and implementation in GMP.

POSITION ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Work cross-functionally with Development, Technical Operations and Quality groups to tech transfer and onboard new clinical manufacturing processes into GMP
  • Lead process qualification and identify improvement requirements, with particular emphasis on aspects required for GMP compliance and process control, and define the development/engineering strategy towards mitigating technical gaps
  • Define, edit and revise Master Batch Records
  • Author and execute qualification and validation protocols, working in conjunction with the Technical Operation and Quality groups
  • Train operators and act as Manufacturing Process Engineering superuser
  • Act as Process Engineering lead for Deviations, Root Cause Analysis, and CAPAs
  • Author and execute Life Cycle Management process activities, and define/coordinate the related Change Control Activities
  • Assist in the integration and implementation of digital data enterprises, including electronic Batch Record and data systems
  • Contribute to and review regulatory documents

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree in chemistry, biology, pharmacy, or related pharmaceutical science and 11+ years relevant experience
  • Masters degree in chemistry, biology, pharmacy, engineering or related pharmaceutical science; 9+ years relevant experience
  • PhD in chemistry, biology, pharmacy, engineering or related pharmaceutical science; 3+ years relevant experience

Technical Requirements:

  • Must have 5+ year of industry experience in Cell Therapy development and manufacturing, including 2+ years first-hand experience with GMP requirements and manufacturing.
  • Must display advanced knowledge of Cell Therapy process and analytics, including both manual and automated processing solutions.
  • Prior experience with both internal and external manufacturing (CMOs), with demonstrated Technology Transfer expertise and well as Life Cycle management (process change and change control)
  • Must be proficient at utilizing statistical analysis tools (JMP or similar) to drive experimental design and optimization via DoE and similar approaches
  • Must be familiar with process qualification/validation requirements, as well as with GMP Change Control requirements.
  • Must have prior experience with technology transfer, batch record editing, as well as training.
  • Experience in multidisciplinary clinical projects and teams with ability to integrate cross-functional information.
  • Experience in working in conjunction with engineering and automation department to deliver phase-appropriate manufacturing solutions (including custom solutions)
  • Experience in CART, immunology, immune-oncology or vaccines with strong understanding of technical manufacturing requirements
  • Prior experience with translational aspects of IND, NDA or BLA desirable

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Technical Skills – SME for GMP manufacturing process engineering, including process optimization and operator training.
  • Teamwork Skills – Demonstrated ability to work well on global cross-functional teams. Experience in operating and executing programs in GMP environments.
  • Communication Skills – Able to expresses one’s self clearly and concisely within team; documents issues and/or concerns concisely with colleagues; adjusts communication style as appropriate for the audience; timely and effectively communicates with senior management; technical writing skills to support authorship and approval of internal technical documents.
  • Portfolio Management / Stakeholder Management – Demonstrated experience in designing and authoring test plans, qualification studies, as well as experience with leading small teams and training.
  • Organization – Exercises good time management and prioritization skills to balance multiple project and departmental objectives
  • Technical - Subject matter expertise in a specific scientific area or areas. Demonstrated ability to successfully contribute across multiple scientific endeavors. Background in GMP manufacturing is required.
  • Knowledge Sharing - Ability to capture knowledge within the organization; improves solutions, processes, and deliverables through use of information; improves information capital by contributing experience, theories, deliverables, and models for others to use.
  • Resource Management -Project management skills; ability to manage one’s time within individual, departmental, and corporate goals and timelines; management of internal external resources (vendors)
  • Leadership Skills – Develops and uses knowledge and interpersonal skills to appropriately influence and guide others towards the accomplishment of department/function goals and objectives.

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:

May require approximately up to 5% travel.

WHAT TAKEDA CAN OFFER YOU:

  • 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Company match of charitable contributions
  • Health & Wellness programs including onsite flu shots and health screenings
  • Generous time off for vacation and the option to purchase additional vacation days
  • Community Outreach Programs
  • Empowering Our People to Shine

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Locations

Boston, MA

Worker Type

Employee

Worker Sub-Type

Regular

Time Type

Full time

Job ID R0012314

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