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Director – Upstream Process Development
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Vancouver, BC, Canada
Experience Level
  • You are an innovator and ready to help develop new approaches to the discovery and development of therapeutics
  • You are strongly self-motivated and are able to identify project needs and follow that up with building and implementing solutions
  • You are passionate about building dynamic new teams and capabilities that accomplish important goals
  • You are enthusiastic about applying your expertise in upstream process development to revolutionize therapeutic development
  • You are an outstanding communicator and teammate
  • 10-15+ years of industry experience with a PhD in Biochemical/Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering or similar is required. Strong candidates with BS or MS degrees may be considered with sufficient Process Development and leadership experience
  • 6+ years experience building, leading, developing, coaching and mentoring a cross-functional team
  • Demonstrated experience in establishing and running Upstream Process Development teams/departments for monoclonal antibodies and other protein biologics
  • Demonstrated expertise in developing upstream processes for early-phase GMP manufacturing required; experience with both early-stage and late-stage process development a plus
  • Demonstrated expertise in applying QbD principles to process development - notably, a development approach aligned with the FDA guidance on a prospective, risk-based, lifecycle approach to development
  • Demonstrated expertise in supporting process transfer and scale-up to GMP manufacturing facilities
  • Experience in managing and mentoring a productive team of scientists & engineers
  • Deep knowledge of global regulatory expectations for the development of protein biologics, including experience supporting INDs, CTAs, and other regulatory filings. Direct experience interacting with regulatory agencies and health authorities desired
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively as a member of cross-functional team
  • Excellent documentation and organizational skills
  • Superb verbal and written communication skills, including public presentation of complex data
AbCellera Biologics
Company Overview
AbCellera Biologics is a biotechnology company that develops antibody therapeutics to improve patient outcomes.