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Director of Bioprocessing Cell Line Development and Engineering

Your Role:

  • Lead and manage the Bioprocessing Upstream R&D organization charged with the development and commercialization of biopharmaceutical cell line expression technologies and custom cell line development and engineering services
  • Direct and manage the daily functions of the technical team responsible for executing on R&D and custom service projects
  • Understand the competencies required to drive the Process Solutions cell line technologies and development pipelines (products and services) within the scope of accountability, budget and timelines
  • Cultivate a workforce with complementary strengths and backgrounds, taking a portfolio approach to talent management and recognizes employee development as a strategic business imperative
  • Exercise and teach effective and concise, oral and written communication, independently and in a team environment
  • Oversee and drive innovation for R&D activities that focus on industry driven cell line technology platforms and processes with an emphasis on generating and securing IP for internal MilliporeSigma technology platforms
  • Balance innovation and execution to create business value
  • Develop project plans that are executed on time, meeting identified performance criteria and within the targeted budget(s) and resources
  • Create an environment where initiative, risk-taking and creativity are rewarded more richly than safe behaviors
  • Develop and nurture external relationships with key customers, collaborators and vendors
  • Support sales and marketing teams through internal product and service capabilities training and participation in customer conference calls, on-site visits and workshops
  • Actively engage external scientists and customers in research collaborations
  • Maintain scientific scholarship through internal and external networking and frequent literature reviews
  • Provide advisement and input on new technologies and investments required to maintain a leadership position in therapeutic protein expression systems
  • Maintain compliance with company safety and regulatory policies
  • Leads organizational change, sets direction


Who You Are:

  • PhD, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is preferred.  Will accept MS or BS with appropriate relevant experience.
  • 10+ years of experience in biopharmaceutical process development, with 5 years of leadership experience
  • Thorough understanding of the biopharmaceutical development process with in depth expertise in mammalian cell culture, cell banking, recombinant cell line development, genome editing and cell culture technologies for the development of biomanufacturing cell lines
  • Has broad network of established relationships in the industry that provide access to direct customer feedback and creates opportunities for world-class responsiveness and innovative growth
  • Excellent presentation skills and presence, excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint and competent in bioinformatics and gene analysis and statistical software programs
  • Proven leader charged with hiring, training and developing employee talent
  • Adept at developing strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders
Job Requisition ID:  186067
Location:  St. Louis
Career Level:  E - Professional (10+ years)
Working time model:  full-time

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