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Lilly Engineer - Technical Services/Manufacturing Science in Branchburg, New Jersey

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Organization Overview:

This position is responsible for the technical support of manufacturing operations. This position will interact with the engineering, manufacturing, validation, quality assurance, quality control and regulatory departments. Interaction may be required with other Lilly site / contract producers of Lilly products. Knowledge of cell culture, purification and support systems used in the manufacturing of biotech products is required. Spreadsheet experience is required. Database experience a plus.


Responsible for supporting manufacturing operations through the performance of the following duties and representing TS/MS on Manufacturing Process Teams:

1. Monitors (trends) and analyzes production data. Applies process knowledge and data analysis skills to support the management of daily manufacturing operations. Presents process data and analyses in Manufacturing Process Team meetings. Has impact within related departments or areas.

2. Troubleshoots issues in conjunction with Process Teams and/or manufacturing staff on the manufacturing floor. Provides sound problem-solving skills to complex issues. Communicates issues in a timely manner. Leads process-related investigations and assesses technical impact. Educates self and others on complex issues and gains support for ideas.

3. Assists in the transfer of processes from process development to production facilities and from one production facility to another, anticipating and addressing scale-up issues.

4. Authors technical reports supporting process control strategies, technology transfers, process validation, deviation/adverse event reporting, process monitoring/analyses, and technical studies.

5. Writes standard operating procedures as they relate to the activities of the TS/MS group. Reviews and approves manufacturing batch records and other manufacturing documentation.

6. Works directly with the Manufacturing staff on the manufacturing floor to share process knowledge. Assists in process-related training of Manufacturing Process Team members. As required, directly gathers additional supporting data on the manufacturing floor.

7. As required, designs laboratory experiments in support of process troubleshooting and/or continuous improvement and executes or coordinates execution in outside laboratories. Helps to define and implement small to medium continuous improvements to manufacturing processes.

8. Works with Manufacturing to support the start-up and validation of new facilities and the associated process equipment. Helps to implement control strategies for Lilly Branchburg processes.

9. As required, may lead or assist in the planning and execution of process validation activities.

10. As required, may own or assist in the implementation of small to medium process-related change controls with minimal to moderate risks and resource / financial requirements.

11. Makes decisions within guidelines and policies.

12. Understands, and performs all job responsibilities in compliance with, safety and regulatory expectations as well as cGMP.

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, Microbiology, Biochemistry or related science, or BS in Chemical Engineering or related engineering discipline.

  • Experience in fermentation/cell culture and/or protein purification manufacturing.

  • Process and equipment knowledge of cell culture or purification functions.

  • Demonstrated leadership skills.

  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.

Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Thorough understanding of GMP requirements for a large scale manufacturing facility.

  • Minimum of 3 years experience in a cGMP biopharmaceutical or pharmaceutical manufacturing and/or development environment. Lesser years of experience will be considered under extraordinary circumstances or where consistent high-level performance measures have been sustained.

  • Demonstration of superior performance as an Associate, Engineer I, or an equivalent position.

  • Process validation experience a plus.

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