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Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Providence, Rhode Island, United States
8 days ago
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Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Providence, Rhode Island, United States
8 days ago


Job Description

In June 2019, Vertex announced the establishment of new research sites in Boston and Providence where research, development, and clinical manufacturing for cell and genetic therapies will be primarily based. Cell and genetic therapies represent two rapidly emerging therapeutic modalities with the potential to treat-and even cure-several of the diseases Vertex is focused on, including sickle cell disease, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and Type 1 diabetes. Further investment in a research site specifically designed to advance these programs will be key to Vertex's continued and sustained leadership in these exciting approaches. At Vertex Cell and Genetic Therapies (VCGT), our research teams will bring together the best biology, technologies, and enhanced manufacturing capabilities, to ensure we bring these cutting-edge transformative therapies to patients as quickly as possible.

Reporting to the Senior Manager of Process Engineering, this role will focus on the development of implantable cell encapsulation devices for delivering proprietary cells. The successful candidate will join the Process Development Team and work on process development, optimization, process scale-up, and technology transfer of novel products and processes into Manufacturing. The position is based out of Providence, RI.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Design and development of equipment, processes, and control systems, used for production and assembly of cell encapsulation devices.
  • Manage the evaluation and selection of new equipment/technologies or modifications to existing systems to consider new processing technologies.
  • Support ongoing optimization and improvement in equipment/systems/processes for long term robustness and reliability.
  • Establishes operating specifications, defines process windows, and improves manufacturing techniques/processes.
  • Provide support to non-engineering Staff, including those from R&D and Manufacturing, to ensure successful technology transfer and continuous improvement.
  • Responsible for writing and reporting of Protocols, Reports, SOP's, and Work Instructions, as required, and conducts or coordinates testing and execution of identified activities.
  • Statistically characterizes processes and implements controls to ensure repeatability and consistency.
  • Design 3D CAD models, create drawings and collaborate with vendors to produce prototype and production parts. Perform engineering analyses and relevant physical testing on designs.
  • Provide hands-on troubleshooting, process, and manufacturing assistance in support of a rapid development cycle and manufacturing sustainability.
  • Execute assigned duties on time and within budget; proactively telegraph delays and other issues to relevant stakeholders.
  • Comply with all regulatory, corporate, and Quality System policies.
  • Support Deviation Management, CAPA, and Change Control activities, as required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Required Qualifications:
  • B.S or M.S in engineering or another relevant discipline.
  • 8+ years of experience (5+ years with Masters) working on process development and optimization within a medical device environment.
  • Experience leading and managing new process development initiatives from concept through execution, including process documentation and process qualification.
  • Ability to coach and train less experienced engineers.
  • Understanding of cGxP principles and practices and familiarization with ISO 13485, ISO 14971, and 21CFR820 is a plus. Knowledge of global cGMP requirements governing device or combination products.
  • A strong understanding of statistical principles is required, as are strong technical writing and presentation skills.
  • Hands-on approach to problem solving, risk identification and resolution. Six-sigma Green Belt / DMAIC problem solving experience
  • Must be able to work independently with adequate supervision, multi-task, and support several projects simultaneously.
  • Sense of urgency, ability to act/escalate promptly, and transparently communicate issues to involved stakeholders and management.
  • Must demonstrate strong interpersonal, presentation, and teamwork skills.

  • Company Information

    Vertex is a global biotechnology company that invests in scientific innovation.

    Vertex is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Vertex is an E-Verify Employer in the United States. Vertex will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

    Please note that Vertex requires COVID-19 vaccination for all employees working in the U.S. as a condition of employment at Vertex, subject to medical, religious or other accommodations or exemptions required by law. We believe this requirement is vital to keeping everyone at Vertex and in our communities safe. This requirement applies to both existing and new employees who may at any time work on-site at a Vertex facility or visit another location on behalf of Vertex (e.g., conferences, customer visits, etc.), including all remote employees. Any applicant requiring an accommodation in connection with the hiring process and/or to perform the essential functions of the position for which the applicant has applied should make a request to the recruiter or hiring manager, or contact Talent Acquisition

    Job Information

    • Job ID: 64900048
    • Location:
      Providence, Rhode Island, United States
    • Position Title: Senior Process Dev Engineer
    • Company Name For Job: Vertex Pharmaceuticals
    • Job Function: Other / Not Listed
    • Job Type: Full-Time

    At Vertex, we bring together the brightest minds in the relentless pursuit of creating transformative medicines for people with serious and life-threatening diseases. Founded in 1989 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, we are one of only a handful of biotechnology companies founded since 1976 that has discovered and developed four or more approved medicines in our own labs. In addition to the four medicines we’ve developed to treat the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis, we have ongoing research programs focused on the underlying ...

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