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Product Development Specialist

Company: SOFIE
Location: Sanford
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Title - Product Development Specialist Location - Open to any SOFIE locationsDepartment - Radiopharmaceutical Contract Manufacturing (RCM)Reports To - Director, Radiopharmaceutical Contract Manufacturing (RCM)OVERVIEWThe Product Development Specialist will lead the development, implementation, and validation of manufacturing and analytical methods of new diagnostic and therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals for SOFIE within the Radiopharmaceutical Contract Manufacturing Division. Working closely with SOFIE's pharmaceutical partners, they will ensure that these radiopharmaceuticals are in full compliance with all regulatory requirements (specifically, 21 CFR 211 and 212).ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESDevelop protocols for the production and analysis of clinical-grade radiopharmaceuticals, validate these methodologies against quality requirements, and implement them for regular production of radiopharmaceuticals for preclinical or clinical use according to cGMP standards.It is expected that the development of these protocols will involve both the application of scientific principles and rationales and adherence to regulatory requirements.Write clear Standard Operating Protocols (SOPs) for these protocols.Review existing SOPs and suggest logical modifications based on either scientific rationales and/or regulatory requirements.Provide technical support and/or training for production staff at SOFIE sites, either remotely or on-site.Write corporate exception reports and other regulatory documents, such as risk assessments, change controls, etc.Conduct production or quality control analytical tests for regular production of radiopharmaceuticals for preclinical or clinical use according to cGMP standards.Install, qualify, and maintain laboratory equipment on site.Validate existing production or analytical methods on existing or new equipment.Collaborate with other production radiochemists and quality control chemists as required to ensure successful protocol development and radiopharmaceutical production.Perform release testing, according to SOPs, on other materials (e.g. raw materials for radiopharmaceutical production).Maintain all qualification and validation requirements for entering ISO classified areas.Maintain a clean and safe working environment and perform radiation safety duties in compliance with safety and pharmaceutical regulations. Maintain accurate radiopharmaceutical production records and test/validation results.Write reports, presentations, and other documentation summarizing experimental/production data.Coordinate with the Radiopharmaceutical Contract Manufacturing team's activities to reach defined objectives.Liaise with our contract partners (e.g. biotech and pharma).Other duties as assigned.QUALIFICATIONSDegree in chemistry, engineering or natural sciences preferred but will entertain applicants with relevant education and work experience.3-years' experience in radiopharmaceutical manufacturing and QC in a GMP environment required.Expertise in laboratory procedures and analytical chemistry techniques required (thin layer chromatography, GC, HPLC, preparative HPLC, Radiometric Detectors, endotoxin, etc.). Experience with the use of automated synthesis modules and maintenance of automated modules is preferred.Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals required.Knowledge of cGMP requirements, aseptic process (cleanroom environment), and equipment qualification required.Efficient in the use of MS Office Suite required.Ability to be detail-oriented, accountable, patient, organized, and work in a team environment with minimum supervision required.Strong technical writing skills required.Excellent organizational skills required.Ability to work various shifts and weekends required.Travel: up to 40% domestically.PDN-993d610d-51c9-4e3a-bfbc-d84b7d7f210d

Keywords: SOFIE, Sanford , Product Development Specialist, Other , Sanford, Florida

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