Sr Manager, Mfg Sciences:

External Posting TitleSr Manager, Mfg Sciences
Job DescriptionBased at the Solothurn DS manufacturing facility, this Manufacturing Sciences position provides leadership for the Process Sciences team at the site.

The Process Sciences team is responsible for scale-down satellites of manufacturing runs as well as experimental work to support manufacturing process investigations.

Position reports to the head of the site Manufacturing Science team, and will direct a small team (5-6) of upstream and downstream scientists.

Primary Responsibilities

• Lead the Process Sciences team in MS at the Solothurn site. Set priorities, assign work, and monitor progress of laboratory projects and campaign support. Performance management of direct reports.

• Collaborate with site MS colleagues in the technology transfer team to assure full campaign and process investigation support needs at the Solothurn site.

• Collaborate with colleagues in MS Process Sciences team at sister biologics drug substance sites (RTP, NC and Hillerød, DK) to maintain scale-down model alignment and share global project workload.

• Develop, test, and confirm approaches for manufacturing process robustness and/or yield improvements.
LocationSolothurn, Switzerland
Job CategoryManufacturing, Operations, Technology & Innovation (PO&T)
Requisition Number31217BR
• Direct experience in laboratory support of biomanufacturing processes is highly desirable.

• Solid technical understanding of both upstream (medium prep and mammalian cell culture) and downstream (harvest, chromatography, viral filtration, and/or UF/DF) technologies is required, with experience with bench scale equipment and experimental design a must.

• In addition to scale-down process equipment, a solid working knowledge of bioprocessing laboratory analytical equipment (pH/conductivity meters, spectrophotometers, BGAs, metabolite analyzers, CE, HPLC/UPLCs, etc) is required.
EducationPhD degree in Chemical or Bioprocess Engineering, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biology, or closely allied discipline.
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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.
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