Shire Manufacturing Scientist in Los Angeles, California

Executing process development projects, process improvement projects, contract manufacturing, technology transfer projects, and support daily operations in the Fractionation Department.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design appropriate experiments to achieve process improvements with minimal supervision.

  • Work independently or with other Technical Services personnel to execute experiments.

  • Plan and conduct bench scale and pilot scale experiments.

  • Assessment of new technology and application to our existing processes.

  • Utilize robust statistical analysis to draw appropriate conclusions from the data.

  • Develop new or improved techniques and procedures around specific tasks with minimal supervision.

  • Write SOPs and batch records, and develop research outlines for scientific projects.


  • Knowledge of protein purification techniques.

  • Experience in protein process development.

  • Knowledge of analytical tools for analysis of proteins.

  • Experience with DOE (design of experiments), six sigma, and lean manufacturing a plus.

  • Knowledge of GMPs.

  • Good interpersonal skills, good verbal and written communication skills.

  • Able to work in cold environment.

Education and/or experience.

  • Typically requires bachelors' degree in science, engineering or other related technical field. 3+ years of related experience.

Physical Demands

  • Must be able to push/pull 50 lbs. and lift/carry up to 25 lbs.

  • In general, the position requires a combination of sedentary work and walking around observing conditions in the facility.

Working Environment

  • Must be able to work in controlled environments requiring special gowning. Will be required to follow gowning requirements and wear protective clothing over the head, face, hands, feet and body.

  • No make-up, jewelry, contact lenses, nail polish or artificial fingernails may be worn in the manufacturing environment.

  • Will work in a cold, wet environment.

  • Must be able to work multiple shifts, including weekends.

  • May be required to work in a confined area.

  • Some Clean Room and cool/hot storage conditions.

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Shire is the leading global biotechnology company focused on serving people with rare diseases and other highly specialized conditions. We strive to develop best-in-class products, many of which are available in more than 100 countries, across core therapeutic areas including Hematology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Ophthalmics, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Gastrointestinal/Internal Medicine/Endocrine and Hereditary Angioedema; and a growing franchise in Oncology.

Our employees come to work every day with a shared mission: to develop and deliver breakthrough therapies for the hundreds of millions of people in the world affected by rare diseases and other high-need conditions, and who lack effective therapies to live their lives to the fullest.