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Senior Scientist

Date: Jun 10, 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!
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

Job Description


The Senior Scientist will report to the Associate Director of R&D. The Senior Scientist at Process Development department of Biologics CMC will be accountable for delivering robust protein purification processes for novel biologics and biosimilar molecules. The Senior Scientist will work closely with a multi-disciplinary project team, execute projects aligned to meet the goals of the business unit and be accountable for refining and delivering platform solutions to advance Teva’s pipeline of biopharmaceutical products.
In addition, The Senior Scientist will lead technology development programs to improve productivity, product quality, and efficiency of downstream (protein purification) processes (e.g., continuous chromatography, continuous filtration etc.).


Other duties include:

  • Independently design and perform process development studies on monoclonal antibody purification at bench scale and/or pilot scale, using engineering principles
  • Lead a group of associates and scientists working on downstream process development, characterization, validation for multiple projects at various development stages. 
  • Lead a compliant laboratory operation in accordance with SOPs, internal procedures and policies
  • Lead or support technology transfers to internal or external manufacturing sites
  • Contribute to product commercialization efforts by participating in cross-functional project commercialization team.
  • Author technical reports for documentation of process development and tech transfer activities to internal or external manufacturing sites
  • Provide technical support to resolve manufacturing issues as an upstream Subject Matter Expert (SME)
  • Author regulatory filing documents (IND, BLA, MAA)
  • Apply high-throughput process technologies in protein purification process development



Required Qualifications:

  • PhD in Biology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biochemical Engineering or other related science/ engineering field with minimum 5 years of experience in biopharmaceutical/biotech industry, or Master’s degree with minimum 8 years of experience, or Bachelor’s degree with minimum 10 years of experience
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in design and execution of studies for protein purification process development
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in monoclonal antibody purification process development in a CMC environment
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in supervising scientists and associates



Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in downstream process development, process characterization, and Process Performance Qualification (PPQ).
  • In depth understanding of monoclonal antibody manufacturing processes
  • Hands-on experience in laboratory and/or pilot scale chromatography and filtration systems
  • Hands-on experience in viral clearance studies
  • Proficiency in software such as Unicorn and JMP
  • Hands-on experience in applying high throughput technologies (Tecan) for process development
  • Well versed in literatures, patent landscape, and regulatory guidelines on biopharmaceutical production
  • Proficiency in process data analysis using statistical and multivariate analysis tools and models
  • Good understanding of cGMP principles, and how they are related to process development of biopharmaceuticals
  • Experience in authoring technical documentation and regulatory filing documents
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


Research & Development

Sub Function

Drug Analysis and Formulation

Reports To

In process of validation

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