MSAT Cell Culture Team Leader

Posted on: 26/01/2018
Ref: VAC-16260
  • Country: Ireland
  • Location: Cork
  • Industry: Bioprocess
  • Discipline: Cell Culture Scientist
  • Employment Type: Permanent
  • Duration: n/a


Job Description

MSAT Cell Culture Team Leader is required for a Cork based Biopharmaceutical company. The site manufactures low volume bulk API for Phase III clinical trials, initial product launch and long term market support. The team on site grow, purify, formulate and bulk fill mammalian cell culture derived APIs for medicines intended for human use. The site is currently moving from commissioning into full scale commercial operations. This is an opportunity to work in a company that is innovative (ranked 10th most innovative by Forbes) and recognized globally as one of the fastest companies to get medicines to market.

The MSAT Cell Culture Team Leader will:
o Leading, mentoring and development of staff is a critical part of the responsibility, with an aim to empower team members to a level commensurate with their skills and experience.
o Provide scientific leadership for the site and company with the aim to ensure steady product supply, process robustness and a focus on cost of goods reduction.
o Scale-up through technology/process transfer to clinical and commercial manufacturing.
o Establish and maintain scaled-down models of cell culture and harvest production processes.
o Utilize fundamental engineering principles relevant to bioprocess unit operations for scale-up and technology transfer.
o Effective communication with team members and stakeholders is a must.
o Define small-scale validation studies.

The MSAT Cell Culture Team Leader will require:
o PhD in biochemistry, biochemical engineering, or the biological sciences, with a minimum of 8+ years relevant industry or related experience in process development/manufacturing sciences; Or MSc. with 12+ years relevant experience.
o Must have strong communication skills and leadership experience.
o Demonstrated skill in biopharma cell culture and analytical techniques.

Call Amparo in LSC on 0214777 329 to discuss this MSAT Cell Culture Team Leader role in more detail or apply directly via this advert.

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