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Danaher Corporation Team Manager - Upstream Process Development in Westborough, Massachusetts

Find what drives you on a team with a 70+ year history of being recognized for discovery, determination, and innovation. As a global leader in high-tech filtration, separation, and purification, Pall Corporation thrives on helping our customers protect people. Our portfolio is broad, so if your interests lie along the spectrum of Life Sciences to Industrial, you’ll find a rewarding role here. Our career opportunities are as diverse as our products and they are all focused on creating better lives and a better planet. At Pall, we believe that innovation is our legacy, our privilege, and our destiny. If that resonates with you, join us!

Pall products have played key development and manufacturing roles in life saving medicines that range from Ebola vaccines, cancer-curing monoclonal antibodies to rare diseases. Groundbreaking research demands high quality products that combine industry-leading efficiency with high performance without sacrificing safety.

Pall Corporation of Westborough, Massachusetts is hiring for a Team Manager, Upstream Process Development. This newly created position on our Process Development Team (PDS) will provide leadership and process development expertise for the development of gene therapy and biologics related processes.

The Accelerator Process Development group at Pall specializes in designing, optimizing and transferring scalable processes from pre-clinical to validated cGMP ready manufacturing. This individual will lead or contribute to various cross functional teams ensuring a smooth technical transfer process from/to external sites on the behalf of our customers. The talent we seek has experience with stired tanks, mammalian cell culture, viral vector or biologics production operations.

Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities

  • Oversees the local Process Development Services operations for the upstream laboratory.

  • Responsible for talent management to ensure the continued development of direct reports.

  • The primary technical point of contact within PDS, including: SOP Generation, investigations, and resolution of complex technical issues.

  • Ensure well-organized, clear and complete documentations of all activities across all areas of responsibility.

  • Set clearly defined goals/objectives to ensure delivery of high quality results.

  • You are passionate scientist focused on gene therapy or biologics-related upstream processes and equipment.

  • Experienced in tech transfer activities: ensuring sufficient quantities, quality, and timeliness of results are maintained.

  • The leader of technical investigations and risk assessments related with processes.

  • Generate SOPs, raw material specifications, master batch records and reports for tech transfer and development processes.

  • Perform independent data recording, analysis and troubleshooting.

  • Document development work in concise reports and provide project updates in written and oral presentations

  • Lead and execute continuous process improvement activities aimed at providing robustness, capacity and productivity.

  • Maintain a high level of interaction and collaboration with the downstream and analytics teams.

  • Provide technical support, training and audits to internal and external collaborators.

  • Perform occasional extended hours and weekends to support ongoing lab activities as needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field. Master’s Degree or Ph.D. in life science or Engineering preferred.


  • 10 years of experience in engineering, molecular biology, biochemistry, or related scientific or biopharmaceutical industry

  • 3 years in process development or clinical manufacturing laboratory setting with a focus on upstream process development, planning and execution of projects, tech transfer and mammalian cell culture processes (thaw to production).

  • Bioreactor experience includes: sired-tank bioreactors, fixed bed to several hundred liters.

  • Experience managing technical teams and ability to lead innovation, change and drive for results.

  • Experience working in a Biosafety Level 2, follow safe lab procedures and maintain good laboratory practice (GLP).

Pall Corporation is proud to be part of the Danaher global family of more than 20 operating companies, driving meaningful innovation in some of today’s most dynamic, growing industries. Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world-class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 71,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $19.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 5,200% over 25 years.

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