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Associate Director of Downstream Process Development - Biologics/Pharma

Kelly Services
Durham, NC 27722
*** Must be able to relocate to Research Triangle Park, NC - Relocation Assistance Provided ***

Kelly Services is currently seeking a DIRECT HIRE **Associate Director of Downstream Process Development** for an esteemed client located in **Research Triangle Park, NC** . Seeking a highly motivated purification process leader (Principle Scientist / Associate Director) with biopharmaceutical **industry** experience to develop, optimize, and characterize downstream processes. This role will lead a team in Downstream Process Development (DSPD) department.

The focus of this position is on purification process development for antibodies, Fc fusions, bispecifics, vaccines, and other protein molecules, as well as on optimization of various conjugation chemistries and purification processes.

**Direct Hire + Benefits + Bonus Eligible + Relocation Assistance**

**The ideal candidate will have:**

+ **The ability to directly and indirectly contribute to between 40-50 programs a year**

+ **Ability to maintain a high level of expertise through review of scientific literature and attendance at conferences.**

+ **Willingness to provide hands-on operation of equipment if needed and train team members on lab operations**

+ **Excellent working track record, including hands-on experience with protein purification via chromatography and filtration-based methods.**

+ **Experience with statistical design of experiment (DOE) is a plus.**

**Job Description:**

+ Drive purification process development strategies for a wide variety of molecular modalities in both early and late stages, as well as initiate and lead technology development projects.

+ Partner with the overall downstream team, upstream team, Analytical Development, Formulation Development, Manufacturing and MS, and Program Management

+ Launch and expand, lead, and manage a team of process development scientists and associates for downstream process development

+ Establish and build state-of-the-art downstream tools and capabilities, for example, expanding high throughput downstream process development, as well as improve existing platform approaches.

+ Likely to be selected (as a development assignment) to be an Integrated Development Leader responsible for multiple projects from one client that includes coordination of efforts of team members and across departments, acting as spokesperson to interact positively and productively with clients, and advising management on program status.

+ Design, implement, and interpret experiment data as well as providing guidance to team members.

+ Support process scale-up activities in the pilot plant and clinical and commercial manufacturing sites.

+ Communicate downstream process development capabilities to prospective clients as well as work with existing clients to identify technical solutions and escalate risks appropriately

+ Maintain awareness of current process control strategies, critical parameter identification and assessment as applied to downstream operations.

+ Support commercialization of molecules with a focus on the transition from late-stage-development to launch as well as post-approval lifecycle management


+ Degree in Chemical/Biochemical Engineering, Biochemistry or equivalent

+ Masters with 10+ years or Ph.D. with 6+ years of biopharmaceutical industry experience in downstream process development

+ Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Apply Today for Immediate Consideration!

**Why Kelly** **** **?**

With Kelly, youll have access to some of the worlds highest-regarded scientific organizations
providing you with opportunities to work on todays most challenging, research-intensive, and relevant
projects. Our connections can lead you to innovative scientific pursuits youll be proud to help
advance. We work with 95 of the Fortune 100 companies, and found opportunities for more than 9,000
scientific professionals last year.

You pursued a career in science to fuel your quest for knowledge and your desire to make the world
a better place. Let Kelly fuel your careerconnect with us today.

**AboutKelly Services** ****

As a workforce advocate for over 70 years, we are proud to directly employ nearly 500,000 people around the world and have a role in connecting thousands more with work through our global network of talent suppliers and partners. Revenue in 2017 was $5.4 billion. Visit and connect
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Kelly Services is an equal opportunity employer including, but not limited to, Minorities, Females,
Individuals with Disabilities, Protected Veterans, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and is
committed to employing a diverse workforce. Equal Employment Opportunity
is The Law.
Posted: 2018-12-05 Expires: 2019-01-05

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