Associate Director or Director, Upstream Process Development
- Lead a group of scientists and associate scientists responsible for successful viral vector process development, process characterization, execution of upstream processes, and technology transfer to manufacturing sites;
- Oversee the process development and scale-up operations, defining scale down models;
- Drive innovation to enhance viral vector productivity and quality;
- Make strong technical, strategic contributions to cross functional development project teams;
- Manage a multi project development portfolio;
- Author associated regulatory filing documents;
- Present findings and/or results to senior management, external stakeholders, and industry leaders at national/international conferences;
- Build upstream department timeline and budget.
- PhD degree in Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering or related discipline with a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience or a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 14 years of experience;
- Experience in executing projects to aggressive timelines with the ability to adapt to rapid changes in project priorities;
- Experience in the biotech/pharmaceutical industry within a cell culture role and an excellent understanding of the theory and practice of cell culture process development is required;
- Molecular understanding of viral vector productions, in particular AAV biology, is highly desired;
- Strong cell culture expertise and knowledge pertaining to AAV production;
- Ability to manage multiple projects in parallel, including key participation in cross functional project and innovation teams;
- Minimum of 3 years of experience managing direct reports or project teams;
- Excellent communication skills.
- Experience in the development of Sf9-baculovirus based AAV production;
- Experience in cell line generation and media development;
- Experience in scale up and scale down of bioreactor processes;
- Experience managing cross functional team and initiatives;
- Fluent in speaking, reading and writing Chinese.