Alkermes plc (Nasdaq: ALKS) is a fully integrated, global biopharmaceutical company developing innovative medicines for the treatment of central nervous system (CNS) diseases and immuno-oncology. The company has a diversified commercial product portfolio and a substantial clinical pipeline of product candidates for diseases that include schizophrenia, depression, addiction, multiple sclerosis and cancer. Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, Alkermes plc has an R&D center in Waltham, Massachusetts; a research and manufacturing facility in Athlone, Ireland; and a manufacturing facility in Wilmington, Ohio.
The contract engineer will provide technical support in the development, scale-up and optimization of pharmaceutical process at various phases ranging from R&D to Commercial manufacturing. Specific areas of focus include material processability characterization, 1st and 2nd principle modeling knowledge. The role is expected to have a strong lab presence with the ability to design and execute experiments, interpret the data to improve process understanding. To be successful candidate in this role the candidate needs a good understanding in material characterization and statistical modeling is required. Previous experience in powder characterization and statistical modeling is a pre-requisite.
Preferred Educational Experience:
Bachelors' degree in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Bio-Medical Engineering or related technical disciplines.
Knowledge/ Skills Needed:
Background in powder characterization
Background in pharmaceutical unit operations
Background in computer programming and scripting
Demonstrated ability to apply scientific principles to design, execute and interpret experiments.
Team player with good interpersonal skills.
Good written and oral communication
Preferred Advanced Competencies:
Personal Attributes Needed:
Positive, adaptable, can-do attitude
Ability to work independently
Ability to travel and work flexible hours is required
Functional ability to work in pilot plant and commercial facilities.
Alkermes, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression and identity, national origin, ancestry, age, mental and physical disability, genetic information, any veteran status, military status or application for military service, or membership in any other category protected under applicable law.