San Diego, California


Those who join Emergent BioSolutions feel a sense of ownership about their future. You will excel in an environment characterized by respect, innovation and growth opportunities. Here, you will join passionate professionals who advance their scientific, technical and professional skills to develop products designed-to protect life.

 

Position Summary

The candidate will provide scientific expertise and leadership for development of analytical methods to support all phases of vaccine product development. Candidate will be highly motivated and exercise a leadership role within the Analytical Development team.  The candidate will have supervisory responsibilities to ensure the work is performed within timelines and to high quality standards.  The candidate will be responsible for providing strategy, planning, development, and execution of assays to support CMC activities including process development, product characterization, and release and stability testing of early to late phase clinical vaccine drug products. In addition, the candidate will be expected to prepare scientific data presentations, write and review study reports, and laboratory protocols. 

 

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  •  Provide leadership and technical direction to the protein characterization group for development and execution of analytical methods for a variety of vaccine candidates.
  • Lead assay development and optimize characterization assays to determine protein physico-chemical properties, activity, identity, purity, and etc. in support of CMC development activities
  • Supervise activities of senior scientists and ensure accountabilities to department and project team objectives.
  • Provide technical strategies for identifying, evaluating and prioritizing the selection of appropriate technologies to implement analytical methods to support vaccine product development.
  • Lead assay optimization and technology transfer to external labs
  • Work closely with project leaders, project managers, and other functional groups (QA, Nonclinical, Regulatory, and Clinical Development) to provide scientific direction and oversight to ensure that project and team needs are met.
  • Serve as an ad hoc scientific resource to other groups and departments as well as the company’s project teams

 

Minimum Education, Experience and Skills

  • PhD in Biochemistry, Virology, or Immunology with 10 plus years of related experience. 
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience managing a team
  • Wide knowledge of vaccine development and protein characterization methodologies. 
  • Extensive knowledge of GMP and CMC regulatory guidance documents.
  • Hands-on experience with state-of the-art methods and instrumentation to support CMC supportive method development.
  • Excellent organization and writing and presentation skills are required.  

 

There are physical/mental demands and work environment characteristics that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. This information is available upon request from the candidate. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform all essential functions.
 

Emergent BioSolutions is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and values the diversity of our workforce.  Emergent does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, physical or mental disability, military service or veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state or local law.
 

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Emergent BioSolutions does not accept non-solicited resumes or candidate submittals from search/recruiting agencies not already on Emergent BioSolutions’ approved agency list. Unsolicited resumes or candidate information submitted to Emergent BioSolutions by search/recruiting agencies not already on Emergent BioSolutions’ approved agency list shall become the property of Emergent BioSolutions and if the candidate is subsequently hired by Emergent BioSolutions, Emergent BioSolutions shall not owe any fee to the submitting agency.

San Diego, California

Emergent BioSolutions is a global life sciences company dedicated to one simple mission—to protect and enhance life. We develop, manufacture, and deliver a portfolio of medical countermeasures for biological and chemical threats as well as emerging infectious diseases. Through our work, we envision protecting and enhancing 50 million lives with our products by 2025. Additional information about the company may be found at www.emergentbiosolutions.com. Follow us @emergentbiosolu and @life_at_emergent

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