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Senior Manager, Contamination Control

Bluebird Bio

This is a Full-time position in Cambridge, MA posted June 9, 2021.

On January 11, 2021, we announced our intent to separate our severe genetic disease and oncology businesses into differentiated and independent publicly traded companies.

We will retain focus on severe genetic disease (SGD) and will launch our oncology business (“Oncology Newco”) as a new entity, with the completed transition expected by the end of 2021.
About The Nest
At bluebird, only two things matter
– patients and our people.

When you join the nest, you’re not just landing a new gig, you become a part of a flock that’s soaring to new heights.

We’re 1100+ doers, thinkers and collaborators across the globe with a strong sense of our values and our purpose.

Our innovation and sustainability are rooted in the diversity of our teams and results are achieved through cooperation and the incorporation of multiple points of view.

This is personal and we approach every challenge with radical care.

The time is now to rise up and recode the science, the systems, and the status quo.
About The Flock
Join bluebird bio’s enthusiastic and collaborative Quality Assurance team to contribute to the overall success of our novel gene therapy approach.

We seek a Senior Manager, Contamination Control position within our External Manufacturing QA team to support the organization by ensuring conformance to aseptic and sterile processes conducted at our external contract manufacturing organizations (CMO’s) manufacturing bluebird bio product.

In this position you will be responsible to provide contamination control expertise and oversight.

You will work collaboratively with external CMO’s in addition to working with bluebird bio Manufacturing, Quality Control, Manufacturing Sciences and Technology (MSAT), QA Operations, and other departments to ensure deliverables are met to meet and support aseptic and sterile manufacturing processes.
The Senior Manager, Microbiology, will provide Microbiology and contamination control expertise and oversight to bluebird bio contract manufacturing organizations (CMO) for lentiviral vector (LVV) and drug product.

The Senior Manager will develop, document and manage microbial control strategies for lentiviral vector and drug product production processes; perform microbial risk assessments; serve as SME on tech transfer teams; ensure sterility assurance of low bioburden and sterile manufactured products, harmonize microbiology requirements and testing approaches across CMO’s; work with QC method development teams at bbb for support of microbial methods; provide microbiological expertise for the drafting and review of cGMP documents.

Additionally, the Senior Manager will support the organization by ensuring conformance to established quality processes and standards while actively working to continuously improve them.
How You’ll Fly
As a Quality Assurance bird, you’ll help to bring more patients their bluebird days by:
Demonstrate knowledge of cGMP/ICH/FDA/EU compliance regulations and USP, EP and JP monographs for microbiology Strong knowledge of microbiological and sterility testing, media fills, environmental monitoring, clean room qualification and management, quality control endotoxin testing and microbiological control strategy required Experience with risk assessments; Experience with oversight of aseptic processing and the associated international aseptic processing regulations are required Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, team oriented, independent work skills and a strong work ethic Ability to interface and communicate directly with CMO/CTOs Ability to travel to domestic and international CMO/CTOs 30% Highly collaborative team player who fosters open communication and facilitates mutual understanding and cooperation between all stakeholders
What You’ll Bring
You’re the bird we’re looking for if you:
BS or MS in Microbiology, Biology or other related field 10
– 15+ years of related experience within the biopharmaceutical industry with direct, relevant Microbiology experience 5+ years of supervisory experience desired Demonstrate a strong initiative and scientific leadership Excellent attention to detail, project and time management skills; ability to manage multiple competing priorities with aggressive timelines
All our birds embrace the principles of the bluebird bio culture: b colorful, b cooperative, b yourself.
bluebird bio is deeply committed to fostering an environment where diversity and inclusion are not only valued, but prioritized.

We believe a diverse and inclusive community empowers us to act courageously, care deeply, and dream boldly to impact people in big ways.

Diverse viewpoints bring diverse capabilities which strengthen our focus and fuel our growth.

bluebird is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, seeking to create a welcoming and diverse environment.

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or any other applicable legally protected characteristics.