Waltham, MA, United States
Process Development Engineer
Alkermes plc is a fully integrated, global biopharmaceutical company developing innovative medicines. The company has a diversified commercial product portfolio and a substantial clinical pipeline of product candidates for chronic diseases that include cancer, schizophrenia, depression, addiction, multiple sclerosis and oncology. Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, Alkermes plc has an R&D center in Waltham, Massachusetts; a research and manufacturing facility in Athlone, Ireland; and a manufacturing facility in Wilmington, Ohio. For more information, please visit Alkermes’ website at ****.
The process development engineer will provide technical support in the development, scale-up and optimization of pharmaceutical process at various phases ranging from R&D to Commercial manufacturing. Specific areas of focus include material processability characterization, 1st and 2
principle modeling knowledge. The role is expected to have a strong lab presence with the ability to design and execute experiments, interpret the data to improve process understanding. To be successful candidate in this role the candidate needs a good understanding in material characterization and statistical modeling is required. Previous experience in powder characterization and statistical modeling is a pre-requisite.
Bachelors’ degree in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Bio-Medical Engineering or related technical disciplines. B.S. and 0-3 years of related experience.
Knowledge/ Skills Needed
Background in powder characterization
Background in pharmaceutical unit operations
Background in computer programming and scripting
Demonstrated ability to apply scientific principles to design, execute and interpret experiments.
Team player with good interpersonal skills.
Good written and oral communication
Preferred Advance Competencies
Experience with JMP
Proficiency in scripting languages such as Matlab/ Python
Personal Attributes Needed
Positive, adaptable, can-do attitude
Ability to work independently
Ability to travel and work flexible hours is required
Functional ability to work in pilot plant and commercial facilities.
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