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Scientist, Cell Culture Process Development

Date: Jun 11, 2021

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

Teva’s Global Research & Development (R&D) organization is devoted to the development of new medicines, devices and combination products that provide meaningful therapeutic benefit to patients worldwide. Combining creativity, scientific rigor and our extensive knowledge on a broad range of technologies, our scientists, engineers, medical doctors and project leaders across the globe use their expertise to innovate novel biologics, biosimilars, small molecule specialty medicines, generics and over-the-counter therapies.


As the Scientist in the Process Development department of Biologics CMC you will lead or support mammalian cell culture process development for production and commercialization of novel biologics and biosimilar molecules. You will plan and execute cell culture studies in the laboratory with minimal supervision.


In addition, in this role you will develop robust cell culture processes by performing medium optimization, process optimization, and manufacturing suitability assessment.


Other duties:

  • Independently design and perform process development studies on mammalian cell culture and harvest processes at bench scale and pilot scale, using engineering principles 
  • Perform data analysis and troubleshooting on cell culture study results
  • Lead technology transfer of cell culture process to internal or external manufacturing sites
  • Author technical reports on process development and tech transfer activities
  • Lead a compliant laboratory operation in accordance with SOPs, internal procedures and policies
  • Interact and communicate with manufacturing sites to provide technical leadership
  • Perform manufacturing activities at the internal clinical manufacturing site as needed
  • Support manufacturing deviation investigations as a Subject Matter Expert (SME)
  • Author regulatory filing documents (IND, BLA, MAA, etc.)


What you will bring to the role:

  • Bachelor’s in Biology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biochemical Engineering or other related science/ engineering field with a minimum of 6 years of experience in biopharmaceutical/ biotech industry, or Master’s degree with minimum 4 years of experience in biopharmaceutical/ biotech industry, or with PhD, no industry experience required.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in design and execution of studies for upstream (cell culture or fermentation) process development of biopharmaceutical production with mammalian and/or microbial expression systems


Preferred Qualifications:

  • MS/PhD or Post-doctoral training in Chemical/Biochemical Engineering or in a related life-sciences field
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in the biopharmaceutical/biotechnology industry
  • Hands-on experience in laboratory and/or pilot scale bioreactors
  • Thorough understanding of protein chemistry, cell biology, metabolic pathways related to recombinant protein production
  • Experience in commercial production of biologics
  • Experience with harvest and purification unit operations
  • Experience with automated high-throughput cell culture systems and integrated analytics
  • Experience in cell culture medium or feed development
  • Familiarity with the cGMP principles, and how they are related to process development of biopharmaceuticals
  • Experience in authoring technical documentation and regulatory filing documents


Research & Development

Sub Function

Drug Analysis and Formulation

Reports To

Director, of Upstream Process Development

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