Associate Director, Drug Product Process Developme

at Incyte Corporation in Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Overview   Incyte is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development, and commercialization of novel medicines to meet serious unmet medical needs in oncology and inflammation and autoimmunity. Incyte is committed to the rigorous pursuit of research and development excellence to improve the lives of patients, make a difference in health care, and build sustainable value. The Company strives to discover and develop first-in-class and best-in-class medicines-advancing a diverse portfolio of large and small molecules. Job Summary (Primary function): The Associate Director, Drug Product Process Development, reporting to DP Technologies (DPT) in Global Biopharmaceutical Development (GBD), is a critical role in our development team and will help lead the successful development and commercialization of biologics product candidates. Individuals who are self-motivated, enthusiastic team players with a passion for playing a key role in the development of life-saving medicines are encouraged to apply. Expertise and experience in large molecule/biologics DP process development and validation and CDMO management are required. The incumbent will work with internal and external team members to meet Company timelines and objectives. Responsibilities include but not limit to drug product process development, process validation as well as preparation of CMC sections for regulatory submissions and updates. Incyte is a fast-paced biopharmaceutical company of passionate employees, and there is substantial opportunity for the ideal candidate to grow and develop with the organization. Individuals will have the opportunity to work on projects and take on responsibilities that may fall outside their immediate scope of work. The job is based in Wilmington Delaware, US. Essential Functions of the Job (Key responsibilities): * Design and develop phase appropriate process/manufacturing to support preclinical and clinical studies. * Lead in RFP writing, technical transfer, process and method development, optimization, qualification, validation, and activities related to all manufacturing operations. * Evaluate third-party manufacturers by working with Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs, negotiate effective supply/technical agreements. * Work closely with contract manufacturers (CMOs), Supply Chain leads, Quality and operations partners to ensure supply continuity with optimal cost and quality. * Manage Interactive Response Technology (IRT) systems from specification, user acceptance testing and release to support randomization and management of CTM. * Manage investigation, reporting and communication of outcomes from temperature excursions, product complaints, etc. * Design and oversee execution of drug product activities in preparation for registration and validation, and commercial activities. * Manage and execute Primary/Registration batch manufacturing aligned with regulatory filings. * Participate in cross functional project teams for product development as CMC functional area representative. * Author and review drug product sections for regulatory submissions, including original IND/IMPD, IND/IMPD amendments, BLA, and response to queries from global regulatory authorities, Investigator's Brochure and Pharmacy Manual. * Ensures that key project milestones and schedules are met. * Manage consultants, vendors, and CDMOs to meet agreed upon program timelines/budgets. * Travel to various CDMO sites (20%). * Other projects as assigned. Qualifications (Minimal acceptable level of education, work experience, and competency) PhD/MS/BS in Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, or related field with a minimum of 10 years of experience in biopharmaceutical industry. Hands-on experience working in a cleanroom environment and in drug product manufacturing of biologics. Experience and knowledge in the entire drug product manufacturing process, from drug substance thawing and compounding, sterile filtration, filling, stoppering, lyophilization, capping, to visual inspection and labeling. Familiar with filtration systems, filling lines, filling isolators, and environmental monitoring. Experience in CDMO management and working closely with the Quality Assurance and Clinical Supply Chain Management functions. Experience in risk management, deviation and root-cause investigations and CAPAs. Experience in writing CMC sections of IND and BLA. Experience in formulation development, lyophilization cycle development, drug product process characterization and validation, equipment validation, and... For full info follow application link.   We appreciate, celebrate, and thrive on one another’s differences and strengths and are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. By valuing diversity of backgrounds and perspectives and prohibiting all forms of harassment, we are able to promote a collaborative and innovative work environment in which everybody can contribute to their fullest potential.  


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Job Posting: 1262552

Posted On: Apr 24, 2024

Updated On: May 24, 2024

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