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Process Development Scientist

Rochester, MN

Reports to TBD

Full time

Vyriad is looking for a motivated and self-driven scientist to join our team. The Process Development Scientist is responsible for researching and developing new production processes for existing drug product (Voyager­-V1) and pipeline assets, as well as modifying existing manufacturing systems to improve overall efficiency towards commercialization.

Key Responsibilities

  • Establish and implement process improvement plans (production, stability, formulation) with staff members.
  • Author protocols, reports, risk assessments, SOPs, and batch record worksheets.
  • Serve as the point of contact from the Process Development team for product/process support for technology transfers and ongoing cGMP drug product manufacturing.
  • Use technical experience to troubleshoot issues with drug substance/product processing technologies and equipment.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert to support manufacturing operations.
  • Drive continuous improvement in our cGMP process through technological innovation and application of experimental findings.
  • Lead functional and cross functional teams to achieve company goals.
  • Keep up to date with current technologies and trends in drug product processing.
  • Additional duties or responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.

Educational Requirements

  • Advanced degree (Ph.D. and/or graduate degree) in an engineering field or science related field with 5+ years of related work experience or a bachelor’s degree in a science related field with 8+ years of related work experience. All candidates must have a minimum 4 years working in biologics drug product quality control with analytical method development experience.
  • Personnel management experience is required.
  • Experience in single-use manufacturing technologies, conducting process characterization, analysis and development with minimal supervision and aseptic manufacturing processes in ISO 5, 6 and 7 environments is required.

Experience and Skill Requirements

  • Knowledge and experience in FDA current Good Manufacturing Practices for product manufacturing and testing is required. Experience with other requirements (Good Laboratory Practices, ISO, etc.) is highly desirable.
  • Exceptional communication (written, verbal, and listening) skills are required.
  • Strong orientation for details and ability to work independently and productively with minimal direction, and routinely exercises initiative and sound judgment.
  • Strong analytic skills coupled with critical thinking skills are essential in this role.
  • Demonstrated capacity to write and comprehend complex protocols and reports, programs and situations.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment while under pressure and tight deadlines. Strong coping skills are required.
  • Must be flexible in adapting to a variety of responsibilities, work assignments, and priorities.

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To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to careers@vyriad.com

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By joining Vyriad, you will work alongside some of the world’s experts in virotherapy at the forefront of creating engineered replication competent viruses designed to destroy cancer selectively and rapidly. We have created a culture that empowers our teams and our teammates to have the biggest impact and to explore their interests and capabilities. We prize freedom with accountability and offer significant flexibility, along with excellent benefits and competitive compensation in a fast-growing organization.