Shire Development Specialist II in Lexington, Massachusetts

Pursuant to Section 20 C.F.R. 656.10, you are hereby notified that an application for Alien Employment Certification has been filed by Shire Human Genetic Therapies Inc. for the following job opportunity:


POSITION : Development Specialist II

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Shire Human Genetic Therapies Inc. is seeking a Development Specialist II with the following duties: utilize fundamental understanding of immunology, cell biology, molecular biology and biochemistry to support the development, qualification, technical transfer, validation, remediation and related documentation of potency methods (e.g. cell-based, enzymatic, protein binding) for product development, product characterization, manufacturing lot release and stability for early, mid, late and commercial stage biologicals; responsible for general lab upkeep, executing all bioassay platforms; take a lead role in implementing new technologies, new methodologies, including new platforms, software applications, and automation capability within the Bioassay Group; contribute to method transfer of qualified assays to Quality Control (QC) and lend support to the QC validation activities as part of commercialization readiness; work with multidisciplinary teams both internally and externally to progress new product development; exercise sound judgement in resolving problems in which initiative and judgement are required; make recommendations to management in decision making processes; perform aseptic cell culturing and handling; work with plate based immunological and molecular biology methods; work with cell based potency methods; work with enzymatic methods.

REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Biological Sciences or related field plus 2 years related experience OR Master’s degree in Biology, Biological Sciences or related field. Will accept any level of experience in the following required skills: perform aseptic cell culturing and handling; work with plate based immunological and molecular biology methods; work with cell based potency methods; work with enzymatic methods.

Full time. $60,000.00 - $75,000.00/year. Competitive compensation and benefits.

Qualified applicants can apply directly to the Shire careers page at: Please reference job #R0024015. EOE

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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.