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Process Development Senior Principal Scientist

Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

Posted: 07/02/2024 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Scientific Job Number: 3880

Job Description

In this vital group leader role for the Pivotal Biologics, Drug Product Technologies group you will provide technical and project leadership while integrating information generated by multi-functional teams to ensure success through the commercialization process. A key, and differentiating, responsibility of this role will be partnering with the DPT platform lead to progress the drug product platform, in addition to supporting pipeline program development.

  • Oversight of late-stage biologics drug product formulation and fill/finish process development.
  • Lead cross-functional Drug Product Commercialization Teams responsible for formulation development, fill/finish process development / characterization, technology transfer and regulatory authoring for pipeline and lifecycle management projects.
  • Lead all aspects of and engage in the planning, design, execution, and documentation of formulation and fill/finish process development studies.
  • Lead maintenance and expansion (as needed) of the core product-enabling platform knowledge assets that enable our product teams to deliver high-quality data packages and advance products through commercialization milestones.
  • Collaborate with DPTLs, unit op owners and process engineers to ensure platforms are serving the needs of product teams.
  • Provide guidance, feedback, and best practices to product teams on how to leverage the platform capabilities.
  • Ensure platforms and regulatory strategies maintain alignment, collaborating with UOOs and SME reviewers to close any gaps.
  • Measure performance of portfolio against platform targets and draw insights from fit to platform assessments and identify actions required.
  • Manage a team of engineers and scientists to advance program and functional objectives.
  • Participate and lead cross-functional teams working effectively in a highly matrixed team environment to motivate change, efficiency and strong relationships.
  • Author and review guideline documents, technical protocols, reports, product impact assessments, and regulatory sections in support of INDA and marketing application submissions.
  • Drive continuous improvement in the drug product development process through technological innovation and application of first principles in process engineering.
  • Serve as subject matter expert in drug product technologies and help drive best practices and technical advancements.
  • Deliver progress reports and presentations to ensure management awareness and engagement of the status, progress, strategy and future program and functional needs.
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 10% of the time.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree and 8 years of Scientific experience OR
  • Master’s degree and 6 years of Scientific experience OR
  • Doctorate degree PhD OR PharmD OR MD [and relevant post-doc where applicable] and 3 years of Scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Advanced degree in Engineering, Pharmaceutics, Biotechnology or Material Science.
  • 10+ years of post-PhD experience including elements of formulation and fill/finish process development, process characterization, technical transfers to manufacturing sites, and statistical design and analysis of experiments, and regulatory authoring.
  • Leadership of highly technical professionals with demonstrated results driving forward pipeline and lifecycle management programs.
  • Hands-on experience bringing new biotech products to market, across various dosage forms and device delivery systems.
  • Experience with advanced drug delivery for biologics including sustained release, nasal, pulmonary, or dermal delivery.
  • Outstanding knowledge of formulation, aseptic processing and manufacturing of biotechnology products, vials, syringes, cartridges, devices, disposables, modeling, and the associated GMP/Device documentation and regulatory filings.
  • Strong problem solving and effective cross-functional communication skills and ability to influence colleagues with ideas.
  • Previous scientific and managerial experience in support of drug product development, investigations and regulatory filing.
  • Ability to learn and act on dynamic information at a rapid pace.
  • Demonstrated track record of publication, patents and presentations.
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