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Technical Specialist (US)

Your Role:


Based on a strong understanding of current and anticipating future customer, market and regulatory needs, the Technical Specialist position (US)  for Global PSS Field Technology Management (FTM) is responsible for providing scientific excellence for the US customers in the biologics market. He/She will target large pharma and champion general scientific support for cell substrate testing, viral clearance and bulk harvest lot release testing.  The job holder performs duties independently whilst working in collaboration with global teams including UK and APAC Field TM, Testing R & D, Operations, Sales & Marketing, and Quality Assurance.  The Technical Specialist reports to the Global Head of FTM.


  • Act as the technical expert in  Biologics testing areas including cell line characterization, (CLC), lot release testing (LRT) and viral clearance (VC)  for BioReliance Testing Services US customers, providing scientific and technical thought leadership directly to the client.  
  • Own the scientific and regulatory relationship with key clients, providing technical input into relevant programs with ongoing scientific support with regards to custom projects and technical solutions to meet current regulatory expectations 
  • Support to Sales and Operations teams for major customer acquisitions by providing scientific and regulatory support, generate custom proposals to win new orders. 
  • Have multi-scientific knowledge: Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Virology, Immunoassays
  • Work closely with other Field Technology Management representatives and interact effectively with cross functional teams
  • Understand regulatory direction for specific regulatory agencies in US region while ensuring knowledge and understanding of global regulatory needs
  • Act as scientific thought leader for  BioReliance Testing Services in the US region  



Who you are:


  • Ph.D. in Life Sciences relevant scientific field or equivalent experience.
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience in biologics manufacturing with a focus on downstream processing 
  • Relevant industry experience in a pharmaceutical or biologics is required. Experience within a regulated environment and ability to interact effectively with regulatory agencies.
  • Strong interpersonal experience with a demonstrated ability to lead and influence teams and individuals is required
  • Strong negotiating skills required. As “voice of the expert”, provide effective communication and working relationships with customers.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills in both English
  • Demonstrates strong client facing skills
  • Willingness to travel 30 to  50% of the time.   Some international travel required


Job Requisition ID:  192084
Location:  Field Service
Career Level:  D - Professional (4-9 years)
Working time model:  full-time

US Disclosure
The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.  This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to their Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because they made a good faith report of discrimination.

North America Disclosure
The Company is committed to accessibility in its workplaces, including during the job application process. Applicants who may require accommodation during the application process should speak with our HR Services team at 855 444 5678 from 8:00am to 5:30pm ET Monday through Friday.

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