Supervisor, Cell Culture - Upstream Operations in Cranbury Township, NJ at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 8/9/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Apex Life Sciences is seeking a Supervisor (Cell Culture – Upstream Operations) for one of our Bio-Pharmaceutical clients located near Princeton, New Jersey.

Opportunity and Summary of Position:

The Supervisor, Upstream Operations, will execute and supervise upstream manufacturing operations.

Position Responsibilities:

  • This position will work diligently to meet scheduled timelines, and will work overtime as required to meet production schedule. Weekend, holiday and shift work will be required based on manufacturing schedule as determined by Area Management.
  • Performance and oversight of Upstream cGMP Operations in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's); Master Batch Records (MBR's); Equipment Qualification Protocols; and other applicable instructional documentation.
  • Communicates status of operations, troubleshoots process issues, and remedies safety & maintenance issues with Area Management.
  • Provides review of executed documentation for completeness and accuracy and works with Quality Assurance to reconcile comments.
  • Participate in starting up facility and process equipment.
  • Reviews, revises and authors SOPs, Deviations and Change Controls as directed by area management.
  • Innovate technologies that embrace QRM, continuous improvement, reduce manufacturing costs and increase manufacturing efficiency
  • Ensures that all production equipment is functioning properly and production processes meet documented quality standards.
  • Follow all company best practices to minimize cost and meet budgetary requirements.
  • Management team may assign other responsibilities as required.
  • Mentor a staff of up to six (6) direct reports.

Qualifications and Skills

  • B.S. Life Sciences or equivalent
  • 6 + years progressive industry experience within an upstream biologics drug substance manufacturing environment.
  • Superior ability in cGMP bioprocess operations, particularly upstream processes, of mammalian expressed glycoproteins or mAbs,
    • Aseptic technique
    • Cell culture
    • Bioreactor operations
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and the ability to interface effectively with analytical, process, and business development, manufacturing, sales and marketing, and administration
  • Due to international nature of the tasks, fluency in written and spoken English
  • Good conceptual, analytical, problem solving, and organizational skills – must be detail-oriented, well organized and able to work independently and in teams
  • A “hands-on” energetic individual who enjoys challenges, a quick pace, and is capable and dedicated to getting the job done

For immediate consideration, please email a copy of your resume to


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