Shire Senior Manufacturing Support Engineer in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Primary Role:​

The individual will be expected to monitor and provide support for downstream purification operations. Responsibilities will include monitoring of the process and containment of process failures and deviations that occur during purification processes and coordination and implementation of associated corrective and preventative actions. The individual will also participate and function as TS lead on technology transfer and process improvement teams. This individual will function as the technical lead for the downstream Technical Services group.



Floor Support – Troubleshoot process issues; monitor and evaluate process operation data for upstream or downstream operations including but not limited to cell culture roller bottle/bioreactor and capture step operations, filtration (NF, UF/DF) unit operations, chromatography column performance/integrity and drug substance formulation/bottling.


Process Monitoring – A key part of this role will be assisting with continued development of the process monitoring capabilities for manufacturing operations for purification operations. This will include helping to work on developing a real time multivariate process monitoring system for purification operations.


Continuous Improvement – Work with manufacturing staff to identify opportunities to improve the consistency and robustness of process operations. Provide leadership in the development of mfg. training initiatives.


Tech Transfer – Support the transfer of phase I, II/III clinical processes into the existing GMP manufacturing facilities as define by Tech Transfer group


Quality System Support – Lead consistent and well documented response to process operations events to support investigations, deviation closure as well assistance to change control/CAPA as appropriate.

Education and Experience Requirements:

BS in Chemical/Biochemical Engineering or Chemistry with 8 to 12 years or MS with 6 to 10 years of process development / manufacturing experience for purification of recombinant proteins.

Hands-on experience with large-scale protein purification manufacturing processes, preferably with commercial or licensed products. A working familiarity with single use process systems, automation (local and distributed control systems), and sterile/aseptic processing in a cGMP environment. A detailed knowledge of the science and technology for the major unit operations associated with manufacturing operations to include fluid transfer, filtration, chromatography, CIP/SIP, and UF/DF processes. Experience with troubleshooting / problem solving and risk assessment / mitigation. Demonstrated experience making science based and/or data-driven recommendations for manufacturing operations. Experience with process / technology transfers.

Candidate must have purification manufacturing and/or process development experience, preferably with recombinant proteins. Candidate must have working knowledge of cGMPs and statistical analysis methods. Candidate should be experienced with supporting inspections by health authorities. A familiarity with software based statistical analysis programs as well as training in quality improvement techniques, operational excellence tools and project management is a plus.

As an active participant on multiple cross-functional teams, the candidate must also demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Candidate will make complex decisions regarding product impact on a regular basis. Candidate will also be required to assess the requirements of processes against the capabilities of existing equipment/facilities interacting with cross-functional team members for review and resolution. Candidate must be able to work in a dynamic environment, be able to set and balance priorities, and serve as a change agent.

The candidate will:

· Develop solutions to complex problems which require the regular use of ingenuity and innovation. Ensures solutions are consistent with organization objectives.

· Works on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors. Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. Networks with key contacts outside own area of expertise.

· Contributes to the development of new concepts, techniques, and standards. Considered expert in field within the organization.

· Work is performed without appreciable direction. Exercises considerable latitude in determining objectives and approaches to assignment.

· Serves as consultant to management and special external spokesperson for the organization on major matters pertaining to its policies, plans, and objectives.

The candidate will work under general direction and participate in determining objectives of assignment; plan schedules and arrange own activities in accomplishing objectives to meet customer needs.

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Shire is the leading global biotechnology company focused on serving people with rare diseases and other highly specialized conditions. We strive to develop best-in-class products, many of which are available in more than 100 countries, across core therapeutic areas including Hematology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Ophthalmics, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Gastrointestinal/Internal Medicine/Endocrine and Hereditary Angioedema; and a growing franchise in Oncology.

Our employees come to work every day with a shared mission: to develop and deliver breakthrough therapies for the hundreds of millions of people in the world affected by rare diseases and other high-need conditions, and who lack effective therapies to live their lives to the fullest.