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Sr Engineer I, Pilot Facility, Gene Therapy

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Date: May 29, 2017

Location: Cambridge, MA, US

Company: Biogen

External Posting TitleSr Engineer I, Pilot Facility, Gene Therapy
Job DescriptionBiogen is presently looking to fill a Senior Engineer position within its Gene Therapy BioProcess Development Pilot Facility. Candidate must be motivated and innovative with exceptional analytical and communication skills. The candidate will participate in and supervise lab activities for the scale up runs of all the pipeline projects for gene therapy including pilot runs for toxicology material generation. The ability to manage a flexible workforce efficiently, project material needs, maintain operational excellence, meet project timelines and influence other stakeholders across the development organization is a key responsibility of this position. The candidate will also play a significant role in the assessment and development of new innovative technologies and enhance fundamental scale up understanding that will be crucial for successful scale up of our processes.

Essential Responsibilities:

1) Lead cell culture and purification operations and oversee all aspects of lab operations including but not limited to run performance, innovation, and safety
2) Manage scale up project requirements in coordination with vendors and supporting line functions to timelines
3) Assist investigation of process and product differences across scales including real-time trouble-shooting during manufacturing campaigns
4) Coordinate with other departments especially CMC team for run scheduling and to align the expectation with goal. Support regulatory filings.
5) Design and contribute to executing laboratory operations with minimal guidance
6) Serve as important liaison to external partners & CMOs on process transfer, operation alignment, robustness evaluation, and facility fit
7) Stay current with industry trends and technical development and focus on continuous process improvement. Actively involved in industrial discussion and collaboration.
8) Evaluate/develop new technologies and drive for implementation at manufacturing scale through cross-functional collaborations
9) Will supervise junior staff to advance project goals and batch schedules
10) Support budget planning and execution in pilot scale lab

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LocationCambridge, MA, US
Job CategoryTechnical Development
Requisition Number29895BR
Qualifications1) Hands on experience with single use pilot scale bioreactor (SUB) and downstream purification operations preferred
2) Experience with the generation and/or purification of viral vector products
3) Deep understanding of bioreactor engineering/characterization and equipment
4) Deep understanding of filtration and chromatography characterization and equipment
5) Expertise in bioprocess scale-up/scale down as well as large scale trouble-shooting
6) Demonstrated ability to drive technology innovation and implementation
7) Demonstrated ability to manage multiple operational and/or scientific projects/activities
8) Self-motivated with a strong work ethic.
9) Demonstrated people management by supporting career development and managing team dynamics
EducationBioengineering, Biochemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry, or related discipline:

• Ph.D. with 0-3 years’ experience, or

• M.S. with 6+ years’ experience in the Biotech / Biopharm industry

• Other relevant expertise in Science or Engineering will be considered.
About BiogenCorporate Overview

Through cutting-edge science and medicine, Biogen discovers, develops and delivers worldwide innovative therapies for people living with serious neurological and neurodegenerative diseases. Biogen is a pioneer in biotechnology and today the Company has the leading portfolio of medicines to treat multiple sclerosis (MS), has introduced the first and only approved treatment for spinal muscular atrophy, and is at the forefront of neurology research for conditions including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Biogen also manufactures and commercializes biosimilars of advanced biologics. Our global organization of nearly 7,000 employees is committed to a single mission: making a meaningful difference in the lives of patients with few or no treatment options.

One of the pioneers in biotechnology, Biogen was founded in 1978 and today serves patients in nearly 90 countries. Our global headquarters and R&D operations are located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with an international headquarters in Zug, Switzerland, world-class manufacturing facilities in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA and Hillerod, Denmark, and affiliate locations around the world.

Our Science

We aspire to have the greatest impact on patients and science of any biotechnology company in the history of our industry. To us, that means creating novel medicines that benefit individuals and society, and bringing new scientific understanding to diseases for which there are no adequate treatments.

For nearly two decades Biogen has led in the research and development of new therapies to treat MS, including the most prescribed oral treatment in the world. Now our research is driving revolutionary new MS treatments with the goal of reversing or even repairing damage caused by the disease. We are now applying our neurological expertise to solve some of most challenging and complex diseases of the brain, including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and ALS. As we uncover new insights into human biology, Biogen is employing cutting-edge technologies to discover potential treatments for rare and genetic disorders.

Biogen is revolutionizing biologics manufacturing, developing the industry’s most advanced plants and processes. This expertise is used to produce both original innovative therapies and biosimilars that expand patient access to lower-cost medicines.

Our Corporate Citizenship

The same intellectual discipline and passion that drives our science is reflected in our corporate citizenship, environmental sustainability, and commitment to diversity and inclusion. As a company, we are focused on improving science education and limiting the impact of our company on the environment. In 2015, we became a carbon neutral company and ranked first place on Newsweek’s 2015 Green Rankings, and we are an industry leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. Biogen was named to Science’s list of Top Employers of 2015 and in 2017 received a perfect score of 100 for the fourth consecutive year on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Corporate Equality Index, which also named Biogen as one of its Best Places to Work.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, race, color, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, religion, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. Biogen is an E-Verify Employer in the United States.

Please be advised that all legitimate correspondence from a Biogen employee will come from "@biogen.com" email accounts.


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