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Associate Director, Cell Culture Process Development

Date: May 14, 2022

Location: West Chester, Pennsylvania, US, 19380

Company: Teva Pharmaceuticals

Company Info

Teva is a global pharmaceutical leader and the world's largest generic medicines producer, committed to improving health and increasing access to quality health solutions worldwide. Our employees are at the core of our success, with colleagues in over 80 countries delivering the world's largest medicine cabinet to 200 million people every day. We offer a uniquely diverse portfolio of products and solutions for patients and we've built a promising pipeline centered around our core therapeutic areas.  We are continually developing patient-centric solutions and significantly growing both our generic and specialty medicines business through investment in research and development, marketing, business development and innovation. This is how we improve health and enable people to live better, healthier lives. Join us on our journey of growth!

Job Description


As the Associate Director, Cell Culture Process Development you will be the technical subject matter expert on mammalian cell culture for biologic manufacturing process.  This role will be a key talent in Process Development (PD) department, and will be supporting product pipelines in Teva’s Biologics CMC division. 


You will lead development and scale-up of mammalian cell culture and harvest process, from seed train to bioreactor harvest, for production of biologics. Lead clone selection and process optimization.  Author and review technical reports for documenting process development activities. 


In addition you will evaluate and develop new technologies for mammalian cell culture to improve manufacturing processes, increase production efficiency, and reduce cost of goods.


Other duties:

  • Be a liaison in CMC project teams.  Track and guide PD studies to support projects at various development phases
  • Collaborate with internal or external partners for process development or technology development activities.
  • Support technology transfer of manufacturing processes to clinical or commercial manufacturing facilities
  • Manage and provide guidance to technical staff by supervising daily activities and expanding their technical knowledge



What you will bring to the role:

  • M.S. in Biology, Biochemical Engineering or a related field with minimum 7 years’ experience in biopharmaceutical industry, or Ph.D. in above field with minimum 5 years’ experience.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in mammalian cell culture process development, and hands-on experience in bioreactors, for biopharmaceutical/ biologic production.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in leading mammalian cell culture process development activities.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in managing direct reports


Preferred qualifications:

  • Understanding of cell biology and metabolism.  Experience in clone selection, cell line development, and technologies related to these tasks.
  • Experience in cell culture media development, evaluating and implementing novel process and analytical technologies, and experimental design and data analysis using statistical methods and software
  • Experience in technology transfer and scale-up of cell culture process.
  • Understanding of cGMP and biopharmaceutical product development lifecycle, and in regulatory filings (BLA, MAA, IND)
  • Demonstrated success of managing technical teams and leading the team to achieve business goals.  Experience in working in cross-functional teams


Research & Development

Sub Function

Drug Development and Preclinical Studies

Reports To

Sr Director, Drug Substance Process Development

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