• Viral Products Manager, Head

    Job Locations US-MD-Silver Spring
    # of Openings
    1
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    CAMRIS International is an medical research and development firm that realizes innovative solutions to health and development challenges through high-quality, cost-effective program and research management services. We combine our proven systems with today’s most effective, evidence-based best practices to improve the lives of people around the world. Our core practice areas include HIV/AIDS, microbiology and infectious disease research, vaccine research, development and production, global health security, biodefense, and clinical research.

     

    CAMRIS is seeking a Viral Products Manager who will lead the Viral Vaccine Section at a Bioproduction Facility in Silver Spring, MD. The virologist is responsible for the process development and manufacture of viral vaccines for human use.  Current vaccine projects include dengue, Japanese encephalitis, and HIV.  Vaccine candidates may be whole virus-inactivated, live-attenuated, recombinant sub-unit or live-vectored immunogens.

     

    *This is a forecasted position and it is contingent upon contract award. 

    Responsibilities

    • Responsible for all viral vaccine candidate development and production. Research discoveries will be implemented for this process. 
    • Optimize growth of virus in cell cultures and scale these processes to the desired level of production.
    • Prepare master and production seeds.
    • Develop any processes such as concentration and purification required for the desired product.
    • Write Standard Operating Procedures and Batch Production Records for full GMP documentation of production.
    • Direct the appropriate safety tests required for the product and provide documents for FDA submission.

    Qualifications

    • BS/MS in microbiology.
    • At least 10 years’ experience in virology and cell culture technology. Experience may substitute for formal education. 
    • Must have recent certification in GMP regulations.
    • Knowledge and implementation of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and manufacture of vaccines are desirable.
    • Specific knowledge and experience in cell culture husbandry, virus seed preparation, and aseptic procedures.
    • Experienced in the use of laboratory equipment including centrifuges, tangential flow filters, autoclaves, and other standard equipment.
    • Knowledge and use of viral plaque assays, hemagglutination, ELISA, and other standard viral assays.
    • All proposed personnel to perform services contractor must verify employment eligibility (E-Verify) and obtain a favorable National Agency Check (NACI).

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