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Associate Design Engineer in Thousand Oaks, CA at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 11/28/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description


  • The candidate will be primarily responsible for executing filler characterizations studies using complex fillers organizing data and analyzing results with minimal supervision.
  • The candidate will establish the experimental design, develop and implement protocols, obtain reproducible and reliable results, analyze data and communicate results to cross functional groups. 
  • Perform tasks related to safety and compliance initiatives in the lab. 
  • Manage procurement and inventory levels of commonly used lab supplies and chemicals 
  • Maintain SharePoints trackers and create databases for line time tracking. 
  • Independently design and execute experiments in order to characterize and enable implementation of new capabilities such as filling, lyophilization and analytical technologies 
  •  Serve as single point of contact and subject matter expert (SME) on complex capabilities. 
  • Own business process and responsible for maintaining line time request forms and metrics 
  • Apply fundamental scientific (biochemistry, biophysics, statistics, etc.) and engineering principles to resolve issues and evaluate effects of process improvements, equipment, scale, and raw materials 
  • Conduct analysis of data generated from any of the above listed activities, including statistical analysis using SAS, JMP etc., and effectively communicate results 
  • Troubleshoot malfunctioning equipment, work with system owners, Asset Management, Facilities and vendors to repair
  • Author/review technical documents, such as technical protocols, technical assessments, technical reports and draft standard operating procedures 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • B.S. with 4?6 years of industry experience, M.S. with 3?4 years’ experience, with degree in Engineering 
  • Previous experience in drug product/ drug substance manufacturing or process development labs 
  • Knowledge of and hands-on experience with various drug product technologies, particularly filling technology 
  • Displayed critical thinking, problem solving and independent research skills 
  • Ability to learn new techniques, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, keep accurate records, follow instructions, and comply with company policies 
  • Good computer and organizational skills with strong attention to detail 
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) 
  • Excellent project management skills including the ability to manage project resource requirements material, manpower, time, etc.), and ability to elevate relevant issues to project lead and line-management 
  • Self-motivation, adaptability and a positive attitude 
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team with internal and external partners 
  • Experience working in GMP environments or process development 
  • Light to moderate lifting and carrying of 15-44lbs, reach above and below shoulder height. Need color perception/discrimination, far vision correctable with eye glasses


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