Posted to MedZilla on 4/30/2017


United States, Principal Scientist - Separation Science US_SS_JM_11758-MZ


ProClinical is looking to recruit a Principal Scientist on behalf of our client, a global, well established vaccine company.

Job Role: 

This Principle Scientist job will take a leading role in establishing strategy, development and validation of molecular biology and immunoassays for testing vaccine products. The candidate will be expected to work efficiently with cross-functional teams. Good understanding FDA and ICH guidelines and practical knowledge with assay validation is required for this position.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Lead and build team of professionals developing and validating chromatographic, electrophoretic, and other physico-chemical methods for characterization of recombinant protein vaccine products
  • Define strategic goals for the Separation Sciences group
  • Participate in cross-functional workflows and provide scientific guidance to teams
  • Apply new cutting-edge technologies to improve throughput for in-process testing and enhance capability of product characterization
  • Perform method transfers to QC and other groups and external partners
  • Thoroughly analyze results and methods, solve analytical problems, troubleshoot assays and meet regulatory expectations for analytics
  • Prepare and review standard operating procedures, method development reports, qualification/validation protocols and reports, and scientific journal publications and presentations.
  • Write, edit, and review analytical sections of CMC regulatory filings
  • Maintain effective communication with process development, formulation development, QC, QA, research, and clinical immunology
  • Present scientific findings at internal and external meetings

Minimal Requirements:

  • Demonstrated proficiency with development and application of physico-chemical methods for phase-appropriate characterization of protein or vaccine products, including chromatography, capillary- and gel-based electrophoresis techniques, UV/Vis spectroscopy, particle analysis.
  • Industry experience with Knowledge and expertise in principles and practice of current Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs).
  • MS or PhD in analytical science, chemistry, biochemistry or related field with minimum of 5 years of experience in biopharmaceutical and/or vaccine development.
  • Strong expertise in development of separation methods for recombinant proteins.
  • Strong assay development skills.
  • Demonstrated managerial experience as well as experience in building teams. Ability to manage a team of scientists, and develop and motivate scientists to achieve results
  • Ability to critically analyze data using statistical tools and to compile and review technical reports.
  • Understanding of FDA regulatory requirements associated with analytics and characterization and documentation of vaccine products. Experience in preparing analytical sections of regulatory documents such as IND, BLA and regulatory discussion documents is preferred.
  • Excellent record keeping abilities to adequately record, analyze, and document analytical data generated in support of regulatory requirements.
  • Good understanding of statistical tools and knowledge of DOE and QbD principles is preferred
  • Strong communication, presentation, and writing skills.

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