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Senior Staff Engineer / Staff Engineer - Automation and Control

Company: Takeda Pharmaceutical
Location: Hackettstown
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Job Description:

By clicking the "Apply" button, I understand that my employment application process with Takeda will commence and that the information I provide in my application will be processed in line with Takeda's Privacy Notice and Terms of Use. I further attest that all information I submit in my employment application is true to the best of my knowledge.Job DescriptionAbout the role:At Takeda, we are a forward-looking, world-class R&D organization that unlocks innovation and delivers transformative therapies to patients. By focusing R&D efforts on four therapeutic areas and other targeted investments, we push the boundaries of what is possible in order to bring life-changing therapies to patients worldwide.Join Takeda as a Senior Staff Engineer / Staff Engineer- Automation and Control where you will design and build automated laboratory platforms to accelerate synthetic molecule process design and development. You will also develop end to end basic closed loop and advanced process control strategies and systems for Drug Substance (DS) synthetic molecule manufacturing processes. As part of the Process Chemistry Development team, you will report to the Director Process Chemistry Development and work with automation technology projects.How you will contribute:

  • You will be overall project and/or technical lead for interdisciplinary departmental and cross-functional workstreams.
  • You will stay current on emerging trends, new technologies, and external communities and consortia related to, e.g., Digital Lab, Advanced Automation, Process control, Robotics and Cobotics.
  • You will work on automation technology projects end to end: from project planning to implementation
  • Partners with Manufacturing, Process Engineers and PAT experts to develop solutions that are deployable across the global organization for the:
  • Automated and autonomous optimization of chemical reactions
  • Automated and autonomous analytical method development
  • Automation of continuous manufacturing processes
  • Automation and close loop control of high risk DS batch unit operations such as crystallization, filtration and drying
  • Develop end to end basic closed loop & advanced process control strategies & systems for DS synthetic molecule continuous manufacturing processes
  • Develop a modular plug & play process monitoring and control architecture
  • Integrate wide range of equipment, sensors, controllers and industrial systems of varying communication protocols
  • Develop wet- and dry-lab solutions in the context of Advanced & High-Throughput Automation, Robotics and Cobotics.
  • Independently design and execute experiments
  • Work with external partners to develop and deploy next generation automation & control solutions.
  • Assists with development of project strategy and communicates complex data/decisions within department and cross functionally as necessary
  • Build and maintain relationships with key vendors and assists with technical aspects of vendor negotiations
  • Responsible for authoring relevant sections of regulatory documents, reports and pier reviewed manuscripts.
  • Proactively analyses technical issues and coordinates potential resolution with team members.Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:
    • Bachelors degree in Mathematics, Chemometrics Chemical Engineering or related pharmaceutical science and 8+ years relevant industry experience
    • Masters degree in Mathematics, Chemometrics, Chemical Engineering or related pharmaceutical science 6+ years relevant industry experience
    • PhD in Chemical Engineering or related pharmaceutical science and 0+ years relevant industry experience
    • Strong knowledge and understanding of Automation Technologies and Platforms, Pharma 4.0 digital maturity models and systems
    • Experience with programming PLC, HMI SCADA systems such as DeltaV, Rockwell, Siemens, Wonderware and iFix
    • Experience with industrial communication protocols such as Ethernip/IP, Profibus, Modbus, etc
    • Experienced with communicating and data collection from systems such as sensors, controllers, and industrial systems
    • Experience with cloud platforms (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud)
    • Experience with Matlab/Python/Java/SQL/gPROMS/ ASPEN
    • Good knowledge of PAT a plus
    • Experience in multivariate analysis and/or statistical and/or mechanistic and/or deep learning methodologies a plus
    • Understanding of synthetic molecule process development activities a plus
    • Understanding of current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) a plus
    • May require approximately 5-10% travelWhat Takeda can offer you:
      • Comprehensive Healthcare: Medical, Dental, and Vision
      • Financial Planning & Stability: 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan
      • Health & Wellness programs including onsite flu shots and health screenings
      • Generous time off for vacation and the option to purchase additional vacation days
      • Community Outreach Programs and company match of charitable contributions
      • Family Planning Support
      • Flexible Work Paths
      • Tuition reimbursementMore about us:At Takeda, we are transforming patient care through the development of novel specialty pharmaceuticals and best in class patient support programs. Takeda is a patient-focused company that will inspire and empower you to grow through life-changing work.Certified as a Global Top Employer, Takeda offers stimulating careers, encourages innovation, and strives for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.In accordance with the CO Equal Pay Act, Colorado Applicants Are Not Permitted to Apply.EEO StatementTakeda is proud in its commitment to creating a diverse workforce and providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, genetic information or characteristics, marital status, status as a Vietnam era veteran, special disabled veteran, or other protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, and any other characteristic protected by law.LocationsBoston, MAWorker TypeEmployeeWorker Sub-TypeRegularTime TypeFull time

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