Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology

Tech Transfer Lead

  • Contract
  • CarlowIreland
  • 42000310

PE Global is currently recruiting for a Tech Transfer Lead for a leading multi-national Biotech client based in Dublin South.

This is an initial 12-month contract position. This role will require the ability work a 4 cycle shift days and nights (2-3 times over the course of the year shift will be required).

ROLE:

  • Leads new product introductions to site from a Process Development perspective and then serves as the Process Development SME for these products following completion of the transfer.
  • Be accountable for success of the product transfer project from initiation to the transfer, through line characterisation, engineering studies, process performance qualification and ultimately to regulatory approval.
  • Provide solutions when trouble shooting drug substance freezing/thawing, formulation, filling vials/syringes/devices, lyophilisation, inspection and transportation for parenteral products through the NPI or post-NPI phases.
  • Provide process development expertise for commercial drug product processing in specific areas such as sterile processing, process characterization, tech transfer and validation. Support commercial drug product manufacturing operations with technical evaluation of Change Control/NC/CAPA and technology transfer.
  • The position will report to Process Development Senior Engineer. Moderate international travel might be required during the course of the project.
  • Development of validation plans, process performance qualifications for vial and syringe filling.
  • Ensuring all aspects of activity within any given process validation adheres to required policies and procedures, including safety and training.
  • Ensure that the site meets the quality requirements of its customers and applicable regulations (FDA, EU & international standards) with a full understanding of CMC business process related to technology transfer.
  • Participate in process validation cross functional teams at the site to ensure adherence to required policies and procedures and be responsible to deliver against organizational goals and project milestones.
  • Pre-approve and post-approve process validation protocols and assessments from a quality system documentation perspective.
  • Actively communicates across functions and sites and is a strong collaborator with all the functional groups at the receiving site, sending site and corporate functions.
  • Act as the responsible point contact from site for the transfer project for drug product teams and Global Operations Teams.
  • Assist in the development of any existing validation program to ensure continued compliance to the necessary regulations and input to site validation guidance documents.
  • Collate and report on relevant shipping and filter validation.
  • Assist in deviation and exception resolution and root cause analysis.
  • Contribute to product quality assessments and process flow documents.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Third level Bachelor’s degree in science, engineering or a relevant quality discipline with 5 years’ experience in a similar role OR Master’s degree & 3 years of directly related experience OR Associate’s degree & 10 years of directly related experience.
  • Knowledge of cGMPs and other worldwide regulatory requirements.
  • Problem solving ability and excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Doctorate or Masters in Science or Engineering, preferable.
  • 5 + years of experience in support of Commercial Protein Drug Product (DP) processing in specific areas such as sterile processing, process characterization, tech transfer (to commercial DP sites) or validation.
  • Strong skills in applying fundamental engineering and scientific principles to the design, implementation and process validation of protein freeze-thawing, filtration, mixing, filling (PpK / batch homogeneity) and/or lyophilisation processes. Knowledge of protein biochemistry with regard to chemical and physical stability.
  • Project management skills including the ability to manage multiple projects and evaluate project resource requirements.
  • Strong knowledge of Quality systems, Drug Product Manufacturing and Validation.
  • Demonstrated ability in providing leadership to cross-functional teams to advance complex projects to completion. Excellent Communication skills are essential for this role.

Interested candidates should submit an updated CV.

Please click the link below to apply,  or alternatively send an up to date CV to rebecca@peglobal.net

***Please note our client cannot assist with any visa sponsorship and candidates must have the correct visa to live and work in Ireland***

 

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