Process Development Engineer I

Job Locations US-MA-Bedford
Posted Date 1 month ago(8/15/2022 1:02 PM)
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Product Development


We are seeking an experienced engineer/scientist to execute drug product/process development project activities for hydrogel-based candidates.  The role includes but is not limited to product design and evaluation, manufacturing process development, line layout and equipment procurement, and GMP manufacturing of clinical trial material. This individual will execute assigned project activities and work with project team members to develop and manufacture the drug products. They may oversee the execution of project tasks and monitor the activities and deliverables of project aspects in a leadership role. The position is set in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.


Critical areas of focus will be technical transfers, scale-up and new process development.  Industrialization and implementation of robust commercial manufacturing processes will be key to this position.  Incorporation of automation into a complex manual process will be an area of focus for this experienced engineer/scientist. 


  • Assist in the design and perform process development studies for hydrogel and/or polymeric microparticle based novel sustained release drug products.
  • Assist in the development of clinical and commercial manufacturing processes.
  • Assist in the improvement of current commercial manufacturing activities. Including but not limited to: packaging, formulation and statistical analysis.
  • May assist in the implementation of automated systems (i.e. Automated packaging equipment).
  • Analyze and evaluate the impact of formulation and process variables on drug product characteristics.
  • Manufacture drug product batches in clean room environment to support clinical studies.
  • Develop understanding of GMP regulation and FDA/EMEA guidance on manufacturing process and apply them during manufacturing of drug product/device batches.
  • Develop scalable and validatable manufacturing processes, using QbD approach.
  • Communicate study design, project status, data analysis and program plans to project team members including management.
  • Generate technical documents including protocols and reports summarizing experimental plans and test results.
  • Collaborate effectively with development group and project team members.
  • Display a strong understanding of early and mid-stage drug product development and transfer needs of commercial development.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Biology, Biomedical or Chemical Engineering or related discipline.  
  • 0-2 years of industry experience in drug product development.
  • Experience with hydrogels, polymers, and/or microparticle encapsulation processes is desired but not required.
  • Experience with scaling-up of drug product manufacturing processes from bench through commercial scale a plus.
  • Able to use statistical software such as jmp, Minitab to design experiments.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply strong fundamental scientific and engineering skills to evaluation of processes and development of practical solutions to technical challenges.
  • Use of DoE and associated statistical methods for process and design space optimization.
  • Knowledge of analytical techniques for characterization of complex drug product or sustained release systems.
  • A hard-working, passionate about science, team player that can effectively collaborate in a dynamic, cross-functional matrix environment.


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