Packaging Development Associate Principal Engineer
We have an open position for a Packaging Development Associate Principal Engineer based in our Pharmaceutical Technology and Development (PT&D) department. This role will support the entire PT&D portfolio. PT&D is the bridge, which turns brilliant science into actual medicines that help millions of people. We work across the entire value chain, designing and delivering active ingredients, formulations, and devices required to support new medicines – from supplies for use in early toxicology studies and clinical trials to developing the technology to ensure drugs can be scaled up for commercial manufacture.
Make a positive impact, in a team where it means more. In Operations, we have a big ambition. to deliver more medicines to patients, quicker and more affordable. Backed by investment, leadership, and a clear plan to get there, we bring personal dedication and out-of-the-box thinking.
What you will do:
We will rely on you to bring a strong packaging perspective to the department, delivering our packaging strategy in a diverse, multi-skilled area, and supporting our packaging activities on development projects from Phase 1 to the transfer to Commercial Manufacture. You will work with Development and Operations packaging colleagues across the company.
Lead the development, testing, and validation of all packaging presentations for medical device and combination products to achieve project targets in a timely fashion.
Accountable for developing innovative, creative, and cost-competitive packaging solutions that meet the needs and requirements of our patients, our sustainability objectives, and our quality standards.
Generate and review regulatory submission documents, plans, protocols, and reports ensuring that the project objectives are met (Design History File documentation)
Contribute and support relevant information to the Design transfer team to enable successful packaging transfer to AZ manufacturing operations and/or contract laboratories
Ensure that work is performed in accordance with appropriate safety (SHE), quality and compliance standards.
Influence understanding and interpretation of packaging regulations
Represent specialist packaging area (SME) on Device Project Teams, ensuring the provision of appropriate data (technical, resource & budgetary)
Understand and Influence developments within the industry
Contribute to the training and development of packaging colleagues by acting as coach/mentor as appropriate
BSc/PhD level education in a relevant Engineering field (Packaging Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Chemical Engineering), or in Pharmaceutical Sciences with related experience in the device and biopharmaceutical industry.
Minimum 7 years experience
Knowledge and application of cGMP requirements, Device and Combination Product requirements, in major pharmaceutical markets (USFDA, EMA..)
Strong technical and scientific skills with proven experience in the development of packaging solutions for parenteral and/or Inhalation products.
Strong experience with medical device or combination product commercialization, operations support, and materials/components.
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt or higher certification with strong problem-solving skills
Demonstrated ability to simultaneously handle multiple projects of variable complexity.
Strong operational relationships with customers
Experience of leading cross-disciplinary delivery teams
When we put unexpected teams in the same room, we unleash bold thinking with the power to inspire life-changing medicines. In-person working gives us the platform we need to connect, work at pace, and challenge perceptions. That’s why we work, on average, a minimum of three days per week from the office. But that doesn't mean we’re not flexible. We balance the expectation of being in the office while respecting individual flexibility. Join us in our unique and ambitious world.
Be part of shaping the future of Operations here at AstraZeneca. Be part of shaping the next phase of Operations' journey towards the 2025 strategy. Build on our foundations of high performance through agility, responsiveness, reliability and efficiency to deliver our new modalities and complex pipeline to market at speed. Backed by a supportive team, be part of accelerating our operational excellence with innovations in cutting-edge science, Lean ways of working, and fast-changing digital technologies.
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AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements.