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Manufacturing Specialist

Posted on Sep 12, 2019 by Job Juncture

San Diego, CA 92101
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

Technical Services Specialist

biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel cancer immunotherapy products designed to harness the power of a patient's own immune system to selectively target and kill cancer cells. Our core technology involves the genetic engineering of T cells, or white blood cells, to express either chimeric antigen receptors (CARs) or T cell receptors (TCRs) for the treatment of advanced solid and hematological malignancies.


establishing a technical services team dedicated to starting up and supporting operations of a viral vector plant. The team is on a rapid growth trajectory. This group will work on New Product Introduction (NPI), deviation investigation structure and ownership, CAPA implementation, and electronic batch record (EBR) implementation by bringing in multifunctional industry experience.

Responsibilities (including but are not limited to):

  • Participate in Tech Transfer of Pipeline products into Clinical/Commercial Manufacturing from Process Development representing manufacturing
  • Adhere to project plan and update as required
  • Use experience to provide resolution for technical challenges that may be encountered during Tech Transfer
  • Work cross-functionally with adjacent teams to ensure tech transfer success
  • As part of Tech Transfer some travel may be required
  • Implement Operational Excellence, Continuous Improvement and Lean manufacturing as core practices
  • Supports transfer of new technology into manufacturing from Process Development
  • Supports technical transfer of test methods
  • Investigate complex process and operational deviations to provide effective and sustainable solutions
  • Applies analytical skills to evaluate complex situations using multiple sources of information
  • Assesses feasibility of new or improved processes and conducts critical review of data/trends
  • Evaluates use of alternate Raw Materials
  • Supports QC on technical problems
  • Implements current GMP and all other regulatory specifications as required
  • Create SOPs
  • Provides technical advice
  • Escalates potential quality issues to management

Technical Services Engineer - Viral Vector - Sunny San Diego Area. Great growth opportunity.


Candidate Qualifications:

  • Demonstrates knowledge of new product introduction and tech transfer
  • Working knowledge of cGMP manufacturing and regulatory regulations and requirements for biologics/pharmaceuticals
  • Knowledge of cell culture or cell therapy manufacturing technical support
  • Aseptic processing experience
  • Knowledge of product life cycle - Product and process development, clinical trials, validation and regulatory submissions, commercial GMP manufacturing
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills with ability to clearly communicate to leadership or regulatory representatives
  • Demonstrates excellent written skills (especially technical writing)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of pharmaceutical manufacturing of biotechnology products, aseptic processing, cell therapy products, and process development
  • Must be able to function and contribute as part of a team and contribute to team based decisions
  • Ability to think critically, analytically and have demonstrated troubleshooting and problem solving skills based on deductive reasoning
  • Ability to function efficiently in a dynamic environment
  • Self-motivated and willing to accept temporary responsibilities outside of initial job description
  • Well-developed computer skills and fluent with Microsoft office applications
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced environment and able to adjust workload based upon changing priorities
  • Core Values: Has high integrity, is inclusive of diverse backgrounds, is a team player, strives for excellence, is accountable

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge viral vector manufacturing technical support

Specific education/experience duration requirements:

  • 6+ years of experience in the biopharmaceutical industry and a BS or BA
  • 4+ years experience in Cell Therapy, Biochemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or Biotechnology and a Master of Science Degree

Reference: 755495584

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