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Associate Scientist, Downstream Process Development

Date: Nov 1, 2020

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

The Associate Scientist in Downstream Biologics Process Development will be a key talent responsible for all aspects of purification processes, starting from process development, optimization, characterization, scale-up to technology transfer. They will work with our internal partners within CMC group to enable speed to clinic and robust commercial manufacturing.



  • Develop stage appropriate downstream process for Teva’s biologics pipeline (innovatives and biosimilars) and generate material for other groups within CMC and toxicology study
  • Support downstream process development for early to late stage biologics including process optimization, characterization, scale-up and technology transfer to manufacturing facility
  • Critically analyze complex data, interprets and integrates experimental results with project objectives and write technical reports in timely manners
  • Prepare/review/approve technical documents including development/tech transfer reports, batch records, SOPs and CMC regulatory submissions
  • Interact cross-functionally with Upstream, Analytical, Drug Product, Facilities, Quality Control, and other internal functions to support successful process development
  • Lead the execution of virus clearance study at 3rd party labs
  • Support cGMP clinical manufacturing campaigns in Biologics Manufacturing Facility as needed
  • Assist in troubleshooting process and equipment issues and deviations
  • Evaluate new purification technologies to improve the efficiency of biologics manufacturing process and reduce cost of good





Minimum Qualifications:


  • BS in Chemical/Biochemical or Biomedical Engineering or related field of study with 5+ years of downstream biologics process development experience or MS in related field of study with 4+ years of experience
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience with design, optimize and scale up of downstream unit operations including chromatography, TFF, virus reduction filtration, etc
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience with AKTA chromatography systems (both lab and process-scale) and UNICORN software


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required
  • Highly motivated individual with ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Good understanding of process development and cGMP operation
  • Knowledge of protein characterization methods and analytical techniques
  • Knowledge of cell culture techniques
  • Experienced in using normal flow and tangential flow filtration skids
Research & Development
Sub Function
Biological Research
Reports To

Associate Director, Biologics CMC

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