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Senior Scientist, II - MSAT

Irvine, California Req ID 2202039 Category Research and Development Division AbbVie
Position Overview
  • The successful candidate will be a key member of  the Pharmaceutical Technology Biologics Process group in Irvine California, within the Science and Technology organization (S&T). The AD/Sr Manager will provide biologic DS technical leadership for new products, tech transfer, and marketed product for Operations. In addition, this position will lead/ process tech transfers, process improvements/optimizations, and new technology evaluations.
  • Lead/ execution of S&T Biologics Process projects; delivering robust and compliant solutions, improving processes and equipment within regulated guidelines, while meeting business needs, timelines and budget.
  • Support existing commercial Biologic API processes, pipeline products, including optimizations and technology transfers; supporting; Commercial and Clinical Phase Manufacturing, Process Development and Regulatory. Also, providing cross-organizational support to; R&D, Engineering, Manufacturing, Validation and Quality.
  • Support planning and execution of strategic initiatives/projects, process improvements, investigations, risk assessments and change management.

Minimum Requirements:

  • MS//PhD in Chemical Engineering or related field is required.
  • Minimum 10 -15 years’ start-up, tech transfer, and/or manufacturing technical lead experience in biologic drug substance in regulated cGMP biologics industry; upstream and single use technology expertise preferred.
  • Team leadership and project management skills to successfully implement projects.
  • Working knowledge of cGMP regulations and agency guidelines.

Essential Skills, Experience, and Competencies

  • Demonstrated knowledge of cGMP biologics drug substance/I manufacturing unit operations and regulatory requirements with prior tech transfer lead, CMC team and regulatory submission experience
  • Upstream unit operation expertise with downstream processes knowledge; fermentation, ultrafiltration / diafiltrating, purification, and chromatography in cGMP manufacturing environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and team leadership skills with ability to work in a matrix / cross-functional organizations.
  • Results-driven, hands-on approach with high sense of responsibility, ownership and accountability.
  • Flexible in work requirements and willingness to accept and embrace change.
  • Ability to travel up to 20% of the time to other Allergan/AbbVie sites, vendors and CMOs.
Significant Work Activities: Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
Job Type: Experienced
Schedule: Full-time

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