Specialist - Engineer

| New York, NY, USA +80 more | Remote | Hybrid
Employer Provided Salary: 83,100-130,900 Annually
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Job Description
The Enabling Facilities (EF) group within the Chemical Engineering Research & Development (CERD) Department is seeking a highly motivated individual to work in a fast-paced job that provides a high degree of technical and project management responsibility. The Specialist -Engineering position will report to the Associate Director, Engineering and will be a member of the EF Team at the Rahway NJ facility. This position will be located in the Prep Lab facility which is responsible for interfacing with scientists who are manufacturing drug substance to support early clinical studies, scaling up new chemistries, and exploring new technologies.
Responsibilities of the Specialist - Engineer include the following:
The engineer role at the Specialist level is a member of the Prep Lab team and will be responsible for working directly with the Prep Lab staff to support scientific teams who are using the Prep Lab facility. This support involves training scientists new to the Prep Lab, reviewing procedures with the teams prior to processing, ensuring that the labs and equipment in the facility are ready for the GMP and non-GMP work that the scientists need to perform, working with the scientists to set up their equipment and ensuring that labs and equipment are clean and turned over after use. When the scientists encounter equipment and processing issues, the Specialist will be engaged in troubleshooting to find safe and compliant solutions to those issues in a timely manner.
The Prep Lab is building a new potent, multi-modality (small molecule, macrocyclic peptides, bioconjugates) drug substance lab and the Specialist will become a subject matter expert for this lab, and also for the related smaller scale potent development lab in the facility. As the new lab is currently under construction, the selected candidate will contribute to equipment and facility design, commissioning/qualification, as well as other critical activity workstreams to enable lab startup. They will also become a subject matter expert for a Grade C lab in the facility.
The selected candidate is expected to be a key part of the Prep Lab team and foster a culture of collaboration, learning and innovation. They will work closely with the development engineers & chemists, compliance representatives, safety partners and other team members to ensure the quality and safe delivery of clinical supplies, and ultimately to enable flexibility and speed in the execution of the Company's pipeline. This role may support facility operations, support compliance investigations/change management, author GMP documentation and manage/lead engineers in any of our enabling facilities.
Additional Supported Areas:
As required and in addition to support of the Prep Lab the Specialist may provide direct support to other areas such as:
Small Scale Organics Pilot Plant (SSO): The SSO is a Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) manufacturing facility in the Process Research and Development (PR&D) organization. The pilot plant's mission is to serve as PR&D's internal node for small molecule drug substance clinical manufacture, and as preferred site for first pilot of commercial small molecule processes, enabling gain of critical internal experience with scale-up of manufacturing GMP steps, demonstration of new manufacturing technology/processes, training opportunities for improved manufacturing process development and seamless tech transfer to commercial sites.
MACS : The Modality Agnostic Chemistry Scaleup (MACS) Center is a new potent, multi-modality (small molecule, macrocyclic peptides, bioconjugates) Drug Substance development and GMP clinical manufacturing plant currently planned in Rahway, New Jersey.
Education Minimum Requirement:

  • Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Biology, Pharmaceutical Sciences or related scientific field with minimum of 3 years relevant experience, or a Master's degree with 1 year of relevant experience.


Required Experience and Skills:

  • Experience working in a GMP clinical or manufacturing supply facility.
  • Experience with small molecule drug substance and/or biologics process development.
  • Experience in supporting compliance investigations and change management.
  • Familiarity with US and EU GMP and Safety compliance regulations
  • Ability to prepare Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and cGMP documents.
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Excellent organizational skills to multi-task.
  • Desire and willingness to learn, contribute and lead.
  • Track-record of independent problem-solving.
  • Experience with coordinating maintenance activities around processing activities to support reliable facility operation.


Desired Experience and Skills:

  • Experience operating/maintaining pilot scale or prep lab (kg) scale equipment.
  • Experience providing technical mentorship.
  • Experience with Potent Compound processing and containment systems (e.g., isolators).
  • Experience with Quality systems


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Expected salary range:
$83,100.00 - $130,900.00
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Employee Status:
Regular
Relocation:
Domestic
VISA Sponsorship:
No
Travel Requirements:
No Travel Required
Flexible Work Arrangements:
Not Applicable
Shift:
1st - Day
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Hazardous Material(s):
N/A
Job Posting End Date:
06/6/2024
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