Director of Biological Process Development Facility

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Director of Biological Process Development Facility

The University of Nebraska – Lincoln (UNL) invites application for Director of Biological Process Development Facility (BPDF), a center of excellence in the College of Engineering. The director will engage as Director of BPDF reporting to the Dean of the College of Engineering and as Associate or Full Professor in the departmental affiliate(s). The director will have the opportunity to articulate and implement a translational roadmap in the area of bio-processing with resources available to hire faculty and staff to support her/his vision.

The Director is expected to manage an externally funded program that includes basic and applied research, process development, analytical methods development and qualification, quality assurance and quality control units, and cGMP production of recombinant proteins. The director should have experience in microbial expression systems, scale-up of upstream and downstream bioprocessing, and managing cGMP processes. Industrial experience is preferred but not required. A doctoral degree in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering or a closely related field is required. Must meet qualifications for appointment as a tenured professor.

The University of Nebraska – Lincoln Biological Process Development Facility (UNL BPDF) is a multidisciplinary “turn-key” facility focused on biopharmaceutical process research, development, and Phase I/II cGMP manufacturing of candidate vaccines and biotherapeutics. The UNL BPDF is recognized as one of the leading academic facilities with over 17 years of experience developing processes for cGMP manufacturing of recombinant biotherapeutic proteins, vaccines, and diagnostic reagents. The BPDF facility has 13,000 ft2 of cGMP space with 6,000 ft2 of clean room, and 12,000 ft2 of state-of-the-art process development and scale-up capabilities in molecular biology, fermentation, and purification. With a staff of about 30 people, the BPDF at UNL has a rich history of collaboration with government laboratories, medical schools, academic institutions, and biotech companies.

To apply, please go to and complete the Faculty/Administrative Information Form under Requisition #120371 and attached required documents: a detailed curriculum vitae, a statement of research, and contact information (Mailing address, phone number, and email address, if available) for three professional references. Review of applications will begin July 15, 2012 and will continue until the position has been filled.

The University of Nebraska has an active National Science Foundation ADVANCE gender equity program, and is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work-life balance, and dual careers.

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