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GMP Bioprocess Development Senior Scientist, Product Line Manager

Work Arrangement: 
Requisition Number:  204814
Regular or Temporary:  Regular

Durham, NC, US, 27710

Personnel Area:  MEDICAL CENTER
Date:  Jan 12, 2023

This Position is Grant Funded

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GMP Bioprocess Development Senior Scientist, Product Line Manager

Duke Human Vaccine Institute (DHVI)


Role Summary


The process development Senior Scientist will serve as a product technical lead and oversee downstream development activities.  They will provide deep expertise to afford sufficient technical oversight in these areas to enable efficient development of processes to support phase I manufacture of novel immunogen constructs.  This role involves collaborative technical leadership across process development and supporting teams to derive GMP scalable processes for the manufacture of next generation vaccines for HIV, influenza, and emerging diseases such as coronaviruses.  This involves fostering biomolecular design of expressed constructs to enable efficient downstream purification development, derivation of empirical plans and execution oversight, and coordinate of efficient analytical assessments to facilitate accurate and informative collaboration discussion with various internal and external stakeholders.   Drafting process and product design intents that include the quality target product profile (QTPP) definition, as well as sustainment of technical readiness dashboards, risk assessments and technical transfer throughout the process development lifecycle are also commensurate to this role.  The Senior Scientist will serve as the primary subject matter expert for downstream process development and as a product line lead for expressed immunogen constructs.  The Senior Scientist will also identify and enable capability gaps and foster innovation within both process development and the GMP manufacturing suites.   





Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in a science, engineering or related field; an advanced degree (Master's or PhD) is preferred
  • 13 years of relevant experience in the biopharmaceutical industry or equivalent
  • A Master or PhD is preferred and with GMP experience
  • Background in risk assessment or lean sigma is preferred

Required Skills





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