Job no: 230607-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Management/Supervisory, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

The Waisman Center is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about human development, developmental disabilities, and neurodegenerative diseases throughout the lifespan. One of 14 centers of its kind in the United States, the Waisman Center encompasses laboratories for biomedical and behavioral research, a brain imaging center, and a clinical bio- manufacturing facility for the production of pharmaceuticals for early stage human clinical trials. In addition to its research efforts, the Center provides an array of services to people with developmental disabilities, offers numerous educational and outreach programs to young children and their families, and trains scientists and clinicians who will serve our nation in the future.

This position will work within the Waisman Biomanufacturing (WB) work unit. WB is a clinical manufacturing facility that produces biologics (gene therapeutics, cell therapeutics, recombinant proteins and vaccines) for Phase I and II Human Clinical Trials in compliance with current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) guidelines. WB's Operations team is responsible for process development, manufacturing, and the specialized equipment and facilities associated with biologics manufacturing. Operations works with Quality Control, Quality Assurance, and Business teams to execute projects for WB's academic and industry clients.

This position will serve as WB's Manager of Operations. The Manager of Operations will research and develop manufacturing processes, develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for manufacturing operations, oversee validation of manufacturing equipment and processes, train WB manufacturing personnel, and oversee scheduling and execution of operations activities. The Manager of Operations is responsible for oversight of production facilities, including cleaning, maintenance, and validation. After hours response to facilities and equipment alarms is required.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

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Degree and Area of Specialization:

A Master's or PhD in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Molecular Biology, Virology, Bacteriology, Biochemical Engineering or a related field is highly preferred. (Persons with a Bachelor's Degree in the aforementioned fields and a minimum of 10 years of relevant work experience may be considered.)

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Qualified candidates will have the following required experience:
- A minimum of four (PhD), seven (MS) or ten (BS) years of experience in manufacturing and/or manufacturing process development.
- At least two years of relevant management experience. Specifically, scheduling and monitoring projects, setting and adjusting priorities and training and supervising staff.
- Expertise in development, validation, execution and monitoring of biopharmaceutical manufacturing operations.
- Expertise in cGMPs and application to the manufacture of pharmaceuticals, biologics or medical devices.
- Expertise in one or more of the following areas required: fermentation, cell culture, virus production, liquid chromatography, filtration, aseptic fill operations, cell manipulation/expansion. Expertise in multiple areas is preferred.
- Expertise in specification, implementation, and validation of biopharmaceutical manufacturing equipment and facilities infrastructure.

Well-qualified candidates will also have the following preferred experience:
- Experience or training in monitoring and alarm management systems, especially Metasys and Rees.
- Experience with design or oversight of facilities construction and upgrade projects.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills as well as experience working in cross functional teams.
- Experience and desire to work in a highly collaborative, team-focused environment

Additional Information:

A Criminal Background Check will be performed.

Must complete HIPAA and receive certification within the first 5 days of employment and annually thereafter within 5 days of notification.

Reporting requirements must be completed in a timely manner, including but not limited to effort reporting and outside activities reporting.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $70,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

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Melissa Strupp
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Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

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Applications Open: May 28 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Jun 25 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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