Tech Transfer Lead (Intermediate)

Posted 01/05/2024 by Team Horizon

City of Dublin
€60,000 - €69,000/annum

Team Horizon is seeking a Tech Transfer Lead (Intermediate) on an initial 12-month contract for our client who are a global leader in the biopharmaceutical industry. This is a hybrid position, based in their manufacturing site in Dublin. This role will require the candidate to provide process development support to new product introductions (NPI) and lifecycle changes to site, provide subject matter expertise for unit operations and support ongoing production. The candidate will provide technical support to large molecule and small molecule drug product manufacturing at the site as well as part of the global Process Development (PD) organization.

Why you should apply:

This is an excellent opportunity to join a world class manufacturing operation, with an outstanding track record of reliably delivering high-quality medicines to patients around the world suffering serious illnesses.

There is a strong culture of continuous improvement and innovation within the company to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people’s lives.

Our client is developing the capability to produce all its medicines in Dublin, helping to ensure continuity of supply of our medicines as they expand internationally.

What you will be doing:

  • Leads new product introductions and lifecycle changes into Vial filling and Syringe filling from a Process Development perspective and then serves as the Process Development SME for these products following completion of the transfer.
  • Be a key contributor to regulatory filings as part of the NPI process throughout the authoring, editing and submission process but also be responsible for response to regulator questions as and when required.
  • Acts as a drug product manufacturing technical expert to provide solutions when troubleshooting drug substance freezing/thawing, formulation, filling vials/syringes/devices, lyophilization, 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 NC/CAPA and technology transfer.
  • Interfaces with manufacturing as well as all support functions to provide robust and coordinated support to manufacturing.
  • Develops and characterizes drug product processes and transfers technology to commercial drug product sites.
  • Identifies and implements operational opportunities for current and new sterile operations.
  • Troubleshoots issues with drug product processing technologies and equipment.
  • Leads and conducts risk assessment for drug product operations and propose / implement appropriate CAPA.
  • Responsibilities may include leading cross-site teams to support the above activities, providing recommendations to management.
  • Development and execution of validation plans, process performance qualifications (PPQs) for vial and syringe filling with a cross functional team.
  • 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).
  • Assist in the development of any existing validation program to ensure continued compliance to the necessary regulations.
  • Pre-approve and post-approve process validation protocols and assessments from a quality system documentation perspective.
  • Contribute to product quality assessments and process flow documents.
  • Liaise with Operations, Engineering and external vendors regarding new or amended equipment which would impact the validated product.
  • Lead or assist in deviation and exception resolution and root cause analysis.
  • Participate as required in project activities and be developing own project management techniques.
  • Any other duties as assigned.

What you need to apply:

  • A 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.
  • PhD or Masters in Science or Engineering (preferred).

Knowledge of cGMPs and other worldwide regulatory requirements.

Problem solving ability and excellent oral and written communications skills.

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, and/or lyophilization processes.

Knowledge of protein biochemistry regarding 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 skill is essential for this role.

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