11 Apr, 2022

Process Engineer III

  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Plainville, MA, USA
Process Engineer Chemicals

Job Description

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue exceeding $35 billion. Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Whether our customers are accelerating life sciences research, solving complex analytical challenges, improving patient diagnostics and therapies or increasing productivity in their laboratories, we are here to support them. Our global team of more than 90,000 colleagues delivers an unrivaled combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and pharmaceutical services through our industry-leading brands, including Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific, Unity Lab Services and Patheon. For more information, please visit www.thermofisher.com.


At Viral Vector Services (VVS), a division of Thermo Fisher Scientific, we deliver from process development through commercial supply, we offer the expertise and resources necessary to help clients deliver innovative gene therapies. Placed in the forefront of our leading and cutting edge Cell and Gene Therapy business enabling clients to cure genetic, rare, and otherwise untreatable diseases


How will you make an impact?

The Process Engineer III is a leader of technical support and execution for late stage clinical and commercial gene therapy manufacturing. From new product introduction through process performance qualification, process engineers are responsible for keeping technical deliverables on track and driving process improvements. Success in this role means that patients will receive an entire new generation of lifesaving gene therapy medications.


What will you do?

  • Provide on-the-floor technical and scientific support for critical manufacturing operations
  • Designs and executes experimental plans and studies within discipline based on the defined deliverables.
  • Expertise and ownership of complex process/product impacting investigations
  • Oversee data management and analysis
  • Act as technical lead for tech transfers and validation readiness
  • Own control strategies and other technical documentation including protocols and reports
  • Identify and drive large and complex continuous improvement projects


How will you get here?

Technical expertise in a fast-paced and highly technical environment at the cutting edge of gene therapy manufacturing. Driving projects to meet aggressive first-to-market clinical/commercialization timelines while defining standards and driving improvements.

Education and experience

  • B.S. in chemical/biomedical/manufacturing engineering, molecular biology/virology or a related field required + 5 years experience
  • M.S. in chemical/biomedical/manufacturing engineering, molecular biology/virology or a related field + 2 years experience
  • PhD in chemical/biomedical/manufacturing engineering, molecular biology/virology or a related field + 1 years experience
  • Experience in FDA and EMA regulated manufacturing is expected with a role in manufacturing operations, engineering, and/or MST being highly valued.


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Expert in clear technical communication to diverse internal and external stakeholders.
  • Highly developed project management skills including proven ability to deliver large technical projects on aggressive timelines
  • Expert in biologics manufacturing or virology including technical topics in upstream and downstream
  • Direct experience in FDA, EMA oversight including quality records and audits.
  • Proven ability to troubleshoot complex technical issues and perform advanced data analysis in a cross-functional team
  • Team player with proven ability to build consensus and drive performance with diverse stakeholders


If you are an individual with a disability who requires reasonable accommodation to complete any part of our application process, click here for further assistance.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

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