WuXi AppTec

  • Associate Director/Director/Sr. Director, Purification

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    Company introduction:

    WuXi Biologics is a world-class CMO with the most comprehensive capability and technology platform serving clients globally in the biopharmaceutical and health care industries from discovery to commercialization.  The company is publically listed in Hong Kong, with a market capital of $13 billion.  Our dream is to ensure “every drug can be made and every disease can be treated” to become a reality for both WuXi Biologics and our clients/strategic partners.  The company has sites/offices in China, US, EU, Asia and Israel.  The company currently has 4,000 employees, and are providing services to over 200+ clients globally, including 13 of the top 20 biopharmaceutical companies.


    With the rapid development of the business, WuXi Biologics China is looking for talent at all levels of experience.  We have positions which require from 0 – 20 years of experience and can be from Entry level Scientist to senior Director. These are great opportunities to join our company in China as we continue to build our capacity and technology platform so that “every drug can be made and every disease can be treated”.


    Job Description:


    The candidate will lead a group of 50+ people in the clinical/commercial downstream processing (DSP) area.  The individual will perform analysis of historical data to support process scale-up across facilities in clinical & commercial manufacturing. This will include troubleshooting observed process differences as well as deriving and improving current scaling techniques and tools. The position will also entail process characterization, hands-on purification using GE AKTA system at pilot/commercial scale along with the associated experimental planning, coordination, and report writing.  The candidate need to have experience in leading a team, a goal oriented mindset, and a can-do attitude.  The candidate will work with Upstream Processing (UPS), QA, QC, Engineering, Supply Chain, PD, Planning, Regulatory, Logistics, Project Management and Strategic Sourcing/Procurement.



    Technical:  The position requires a strong industry background with at least 10-15 years of experience. The ideal candidate will have proficiency in operating a drug substance pilot plant and/or a commercial facility in the downstream processing arena. Expertise and specific experiences modeling chromatography skids. Hands-on experience with various size columns. The candidate needs to understand the effects of DSP parameters on recovery and yield. The individual need to have good understanding in DQ, FAT, SAT, IQ, OQ, & PQ (commissioning and qualification).  The candidate must have experience in dealing with FDA, EMA and CFDA, and have a solid understanding of quality system in terms of deviation, investigation, CAPA and change control. The individual should have experience in CIP, SIP, clean room and water system (Purified Water, pure steam, and WFI).


    BS, MS or PhD in Chemical Engineering, Bioscience, or Biotechnology.

    Experience required: 10-15 years in biopharmaceutical manufacturing with extensive experience in downstream processing/purification.


    • The candidate must have the following attributes: Can do attitude, good organizational skill, attention to details, strong communication skill, team-oriented, leadership skill and work well with people. 
    • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written) and interpersonal skills are required. Fluent in English and Chinese.

    Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled


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