WuXi AppTec

Supervisor, GMP Manufacturing/Cell & Gene Therapy

Job Locations US-PA-Philadelphia
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Responsible for providing direct oversight and leadership in the manufacture of Master and Working Cell Banks and performing activities within production facilities to support manufacture of Cell & Gene Therapy products, and final product fills according to current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs).


NOTE: Due to growth, we have multiple Supervisor Positions available.


  • Understands, oversees, trains, coaches, mentors and manages performance of others on basic aseptic operational techniques as well as, performing solution, material preparation, analyzing results and facility start-up engineering and mechanical knowledge.
  • Understands, teaches and coaches others on all operations, functions, capability of equipment and ancillary support to equipment and is able to perform complex troubleshooting
  • Reviews protocols and other technical transfer documents
  • Identifies and drives application of GMP concepts and is able to recommend and identify improvements as the process develops during phases of technical transfer
  • Executes in-house and offsite validation activities
  • Forecast and performs material procurement activities
  • Uses all support systems (e.g. LIMS) with demonstrated proficiency and able to act as an subject matter expert (SME) and/or Super user on a system
  • Acts a lead, member or Champion that helps to design the new system or of a systems improvement team
  • Trains, coaches mentors and manages performance of others on basic operations such as media preparation, thaw, passage and harvesting and specific unit operations and overall systems across assigned programs, in the manufacturing process
  • Collects, records, reviews, performs analysis, interprets, identifies trends of scientific and process data per good document practices
  • Communicates with internal and external stakeholders scientific and process data and recommends path for forward processing
  • Identifies, communicates, addresses and improves complex cGMP compliance and regulatory gaps and issues across assigned programs and site specific
  • Responsible for ensuring employees are trained on Batch record, SOPs, equipment, all unit operations and non-manufacturing SOPs and systems
  • Authors, reviews and approves technical documents such as non-conforming events and deviations
  • Accountable for schedule preparation, forecasting, adjustments and performance of work assignments for team to ensure adequate staffing across assigned and site specific program
  • Plans, monitors, and appraises direct reports including performance competencies, goals & job results


Job Requirements:

  • BS/BA in Science related field preferred; or combination of relevant Experience & Education
  • 5+  years relevant technical experience and min 2 years in a Lead/Leadership/Supervisory Role
  • Experience working with Cell lines either adherent or suspension
  • Experience with multiple forms of filtration; dead end, hollow fiber, and flat sheet
  • Ability to author critical documents including Batch Records, URS’, Sample plans, Schedules, and Investigations
  • Ability to support  project teams and delegation of tasks from Project teams.
  • Ability to troubleshoot on the fly and offer up suggestions for remediation to issues as they occur on the floor.
  • Ability to setup and manage an efficient shop floor with multiple activities happening simultaneously
  • Ability to accurately assess labor utilization and staffing needs on a per program basis




Our Values:


Integrity & Dedication, Working Together & Sharing Success; Do the Right Thing & Do it Right.


Our greatest asset is our people, WuXi is dedicated to providing opportunities for internal growth with direct access to a dedicated and accessible Human Resources team.


WuXi AppTec provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.


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