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Catalent Pharma Solutions Lead Associate - Biomanufacturing, Downstream in Madison, Wisconsin

Lead Associate - Biomanufacturing, Downstream

Catalent is a global, high-growth, public company and a leading partner for the pharmaceutical industry in the development and manufacturing of new treatments for patients worldwide. Your talents, ideas, and passion are essential to our mission: to help people live better, healthier lives.

Catalent Biologics is a fast-growing business within Catalent Pharma Solutions focused on providing innovative technologies and solutions to help more and better biologic treatments get to patients. The business includes our proprietary GPEx cell line engineering platform, our new state-of-the-art biomanufacturing facility in Madison, WI, and our market leading biologics analytical services as well as SMARTag Antibody Drug Conjugate technology in Emeryville, CA. Leveraging our growing differentiated technology portfolio, world class manufacturing capability, and other integrated services across the Catalent network, Catalent Biologics is positioned to drive significant growth for Catalent.

The Manufacturing department is responsible for the execution of clinical and commercial manufacturing in accordance with regulatory, site, and client requirements. Manufacturing cGMP production activities include solution preparation, master/working cell bank production, upstream cell culture, downstream protein purification, mRNA and molecular therapeutics production, and small-scale fill/finish. Further, manufacturing operations is tasked to utilize continuous improvement methodologies to realize process optimization, efficiency gains, and waste reduction to maximize capacity outputs.

The Biomanufacturing Lead Associate position is a senior-level position in the Manufacturing team and is responsible for providing process and technical leadership during the manufacture of biopharmaceutical products within a clean room environment. The position is expected to follow detailed instructions and established procedures.

This is a full-time salaried position, Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm

Catalent is committed to a Patient First culture through excellence in quality and compliance, and to the safety of every patient, consumer, and Catalent employee.

The Role:

  • Performs basic Downstream purification and mRNA production activities, such as in-vitro transcription (IVT) reactions, chromatography, tangential flow filtration (TFF), viral filtration, bulk drug substance filling, and column packing/qualification

  • Performs advanced troubleshooting during chromatography, TFF, viral filtration, IVT reactions, bulk drug substance filling, and column packing/qualification

  • Accurately follows manufacturing Batch Production Records (BPRs) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in accordance with current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) and with a focus on “right-first-time” execution; Documents all activities in accordance with Good Documentation Practices (GDPs) in BPRs, Forms, and other quality documentation

  • Recognizes deviations from the intended procedure and raises awareness through the Rapid Response process

  • Leads “Just Do It” (JDI) Continuous Improvement activities and longer-term CI projects

  • Acts as a formal “mentor” for more junior team members and coaches junior team members on complex production activities

  • Coordinates implementation of SOP and batch record updates, ensuring operator awareness and planning training where required

  • Completes all training activities required to maintain quality compliance within expected milestones

  • Other duties as assigned

The Candidate:

  • Requires Masters Degree in a scientific, engineering or biomanufacturing discipline with a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience OR

  • Bachelors or Associates Degree in a scientific, engineering or biomanufacturing discipline with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience OR

  • High School Diploma with a minimum of 9 years of relevant experience

  • Ability to operate within a clean room environment as needed

  • Frequent lifting and/or moving up to 10 pounds and occasional lifting and/or moving up to 50 pounds

Why you should join Catalent:

  • Defined career path and annual performance review and feedback process

  • Diverse, inclusive culture

  • Potential for career growth on an expanding team within an organization dedicated to preserving and bettering lives

  • 152 hours of paid time off annually + 8 paid holidays

  • Competitive salary with yearly bonus potential

  • Community engagement and green initiatives

  • Generous 401K match and Paid Time Off accrual

  • Medical, dental and vision benefits effective day one of employment

  • Tuition Reimbursement

Catalent offers rewarding opportunities to further your career! Join the global drug development and delivery leader and help us bring over 7,000 life-saving and life-enhancing products to patients around the world. Catalent is an exciting and growing international company where employees work directly with pharma, biopharma and consumer health companies of all sizes to advance new medicines from early development to clinical trials and to the market. Catalent produces more than 70 billion doses per year, and each one will be used by someone who is counting on us. Join us in making a difference.

Catalent is committed to the health and safety of its employees, visitors and the customers and patients we serve. As a result of the global pandemic, we have modified many of our recruitment and on-boarding processes to maintain everyone’s safety. The Human Resources teams will communicate all necessary safety processes and procedures throughout each stage.

personal initiative. dynamic pace. meaningful work.

Visit Catalent Careers (https://careers.catalent.com/us/en) to explore career opportunities.

Catalent is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and veterans.

If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process due to a disability, you may submit your request by sending an email, and confirming your request for an accommodation and include the job number, title and location to DisabilityAccommodations@catalent.com . This option is reserved for individuals who require accommodation due to a disability. Information received will be processed by a U.S. Catalent employee and then routed to a local recruiter who will provide assistance to ensure appropriate consideration in the application or hiring process.

Notice to Agency and Search Firm Representatives: Catalent Pharma Solutions (Catalent) is not accepting unsolicited resumes from agencies and/or search firms for this job posting. Resumes submitted to any Catalent employee by a third party agency and/or search firm without a valid written & signed search agreement, will become the sole property of Catalent. No fee will be paid if a candidate is hired for this position as a result of an unsolicited agency or search firm referral. Thank you.

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