Director of  Process Sciences  | Redmond, WA

Just-Evotec Biologics is looking for a Director of Process Sciences to join a fast-paced, collaborative, and multidisciplinary team to lead all aspects of process sciences for the advancement of low-cost biotherapeutics manufacturing.  The position requires strong management and leadership skills as well as a deep understanding of biologics process development. Experience developing new technologies including development and operationalizing continuous manufacturing capabilities is preferred.  A proven track record of technical skills in this area, as well as experience leading groups of scientists is required.  Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively over teleconference and web-based meetings are necessary. 

Responsibilities:

  • Lead a diverse group encompassing all aspects of large molecule process sciences
  • Optimize strategies for process development for both upstream bioreactor processes and downstream purification processes
  • Define, monitor and improve early phase, commercial processes and process characterization activities
  • Collaborate across the organization and be a key member and contributor to the Process Design Leadership Team
  • Manage staff and capital resources and planning
  • Develop and refine regulatory communication both written and face-to-face
  • Be a technical resource for process development and tech transfer to manufacturing

Basic Qualifications:

  • Ph.D preferred in a relevant field (e.g. biochemistry, molecular biology, chemical engineering) with 10+ years of experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 10+ years relevant experience in academia and biopharmaceutical industry
  • Experience with regulatory filings including IND/INDa/BLA
  • Motivated, self-starter with strong leadership skills
  • Good interpersonal, team, and communication skills are a must
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience with capacity planning tools and allocation of resources and equipment

About Just – Evotec Biologics

Just – Evotec Biologics, wholly-owned by Evotec SE, is a unique platform company that integrates the design, engineering, development, and manufacture of biologics. With deep experience in the fields of protein, process and manufacturing sciences, the Just team came together to solve the scientific and technical hurdles that block access to life-changing protein therapeutics; from the design of therapeutic molecules to the design of the manufacturing plants used to produce them. Just’s focus is to create access and value for a global market through scientific and technological innovation. Our state-of-the-art labs and cGMP clinical manufacturing plant are co-located in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood – the center of Seattle’s medical, global health, and technology industries and a noted top emerging life science hub in the U.S. Our fast-growing team of 100 employees is expanding Just’s innovative platform and footprint – building our first North American J.POD® commercial manufacturing facility in the Seattle area. For job opportunities, learn more at www.just.bio/careers

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