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Director of MS&T

Reference Number: 3036
Location: Mid-Atlantic

Our client is a leading pharmaceutical company.  They have asked us to assist them in their search for a Director of MS&T.

Major tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • Leads a group of scientists, engineers, and technical specialists in support of cell culture operations.
  • Sets, implements, and monitors goals for staff development, safety, quality, compliance, efficiency, continuous improvements, and customer service.
  • Serves as a key conduit to our client’s partner organizations and will be responsible for maintaining strong relationships with their customers to enable their success while ensuring MS&T staff focuses on the technical challenges that make the best use of their strengths.
  • Represents MS&T across the company’s network and externally through interfaces at all levels from front-line to senior management.

We seek candidates with the following qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in a technical or engineering discipline with 15+ years of experience in the biopharmaceutical industry.
  • Knowledge of large scale biotechnology unit operations, principles of SIP and CIP, and principles of biochemical engineering, and process data analysis.
  • Comprehensive understanding of cGMP requirements for clinical and commercial biopharmaceutical manufacturing and the ability to implement best practices to ensure multi-product drug manufacturing operations are cGMP compliant.
  • Industry experience as a technical professional supporting approved commercial products.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, detail oriented, and ability to work productively in an interdisciplinary team environment.
  • Recognized in the scientific and engineering community through a record of publications, presentations and/or patents.
  • Ability to see beyond own function to understand business issues and implement best practices and proven track record in leading teams with cross-functional scope.
  • Ability to influence others without direct authority, operate in matrix environment and communicate with all levels of the organization.
  • This leadership position requires a strong technical background coupled with a dedication to mentoring, developing, and inspiring a team of talented technical leaders and individuals.


Do you have the skills and experience we seek and want to advance your career with one of the world’s leading companies? If so, please email your resume as a Word attachment to us, reference 3036. No calls or faxes, please. Include your daytime phone number and we will contact you confidentially or reply to your email.