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Just imagine what we can do together! We know great things happen when talent and opportunity cross paths. We are looking to hire exceptional people who have demonstrated track records of success. Our greatest scientific solution is bringing talented people together who have a passion for advancing plant-based biologics for our customers and the world.

APPLY NOW: Email your resume to hiring@ibiocmo.com and indicate the position you're applying for.

iBio is a global leader in plant-based biologics manufacturing. Our FastPharmingTM System combines vertical farming, automated hydroponics, and glycan engineering technologies to rapidly deliver gram quantities of high quality monoclonal antibodies, vaccines, bioinks and other proteins. We accomplish all of this via our CGMP 130,000 square foot facility in Bryan, TX.  

Just imagine what we can do together!  We know great things happen when talent and opportunity cross paths. We are looking to hire exceptional people who have demonstrated track records of success.  Our greatest scientific solution is bringing talented people together who have a passion for advancing plant-based biologics for our customers and the world.

Apply now for our Agronomy Technician position!

MISSION OF THE POSITION

The Agronomy Technician performs a variety of hydroponic plant production tasks and experiments. This position will work closely with the Agronomy Production Supervisor, as well as, the production team in manufacturing activities. The technician will produce, transplant, and manage the plant materials and lifecycle.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITES

  • Produces hydroponic plant materials under controlled conditions in the Pilot Production Resource
  • Seeds, transplants, and manage plant lifecycle in pre-infiltration and post-infiltration environments
  • Assists with managing seed stock and seed bank
  • Maintains nutrient solution by preparing nutrient stocks and sample nutrient solution for proper fertility and pH levels
  • Directly monitors and maintains irrigation delivery system, including but not limited to plumbing, pumps, irrigation controllers, valves, emitters and makes repairs as needed
  • Performs tasks related to disease and pest prevention such as monitoring, sanitization, and data collection
  • Handles the disposal of pilot plant production waste materials, including BSL-1 waste from genetically modified plant materials
  • May perform support functions for the Agronomy Production Supervisor
  • Assists the Production team in manufacturing activities as necessary
  • Maintain effective working relationships with others
  • Other duties as required – be flexible

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES

  • Ability to learn new techniques/skills in proficiency
  • Working knowledge of hydroponics and plant nutrition and growth needs
  • Proficiency with compliance; adherence to standard operating procedures, and batch record
  • Must be skilled in keeping excellent scientific records/documentation practices
  • cGMP experience is a plus
  • Ability to work independently; creative problem-solving is a plus
  • Experience in automation, particularly greenhouse automation technologies is a plus.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • Associates degree with a minimum of two (2) years’ relevant greenhouse/ plant production experience; or
  • High School Diploma/GED with a minimum of four (4) years relevant greenhouse/plant production experience
  • Must be able to work in warm, humid conditions

iBio is a global leader in plant-based biologics manufacturing. Our FastPharming System combines vertical farming, automated hydroponics, and glycan engineering technologies to rapidly deliver gram quantities of high-quality monoclonal antibodies, vaccines, bioinks and other proteins. We accomplish all of this via our CGMP 130,000 square foot facility in Bryan, TX.  

Just imagine what we can do together!  We know great things happen when talent and opportunity cross paths. We are looking to hire exceptional people who have demonstrated track records of success.  Our greatest scientific solution is bringing talented people together who have a passion for advancing plant-based biologics for our customers and the world.

Apply now for our Associate Director, IT Business & Manufacturing Systems position!

MISSION OF THE POSITION

As the Associate Director, IT Business & Manufacturing Systems you will have responsibilities for all IT operations at iBio providing both strategic as well as operational leadership for information technology systems. This includes oversight to IT Operations & Desktop Services, Application Support & Delivery, and Computer system validation process. The role will also serve as the business relationship partner to Manufacturing, Engineering, Supply Chain, Quality, and Finance departments ensuring alignment, governance and prioritization of IT initiatives. 

POSITION SUMMARY

This position is responsible for the development, delivery, and support of IT Business & Manufacturing Systems solutions to support the strategic growth of iBio’s manufacturing capabilities. The Associate Director will lead, direct, and motivate the iBio IT Department, ensuring that the structure, skills, and competencies required adapt with business needs. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITES

  • Prioritize, oversee, and manage portfolio of IT projects in support of strategic business goals. Ensure delivery of projects within determined time and budgetary constraints
  • Senior point of contact for delivery of departmental services both operational and strategic.
  • As a member of the site leadership team (SLT), shares monthly performance through project reporting and key metrics to create awareness and highlight challenges and risks.
  • Use business relationship management and other site meetings to keep the business informed.
  • Interpret business requirements, identify & recommend opportunities for productivity improvements and implements.
  • Develop and maintain lean and efficient ways of working, policies, guidelines and procedures for the department to ensure consistency and quality.
  • Provide operational support and drive improvements for IT systems.
  • Ensure plans are in place for business continuity for all IT systems.
  • Develop strategic plans and budgets that meet the growth, scale and changing needs of the business
  • Working with Quality Assurance Validation, use risk-based approaches to assess compliance impacts & build computer systems validation processes into system implementation & change control activities where appropriate
  • Support and develop standard operating procedures for computer systems operating in a regulated environment ensuring 21 CFR Part 11 compliance.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES

  • Strong project and portfolio management skills; Ability to oversee multiple projects, activities and tasks simultaneously
  • Effective risk analysis, prioritization and stakeholder facilitation to reach timely decisions.
  • Excellent management skills with demonstrated organizational, administrative, interpersonal, communication and supervisory skills with the demonstrated ability to work with a wide variety of people including both internal and external resources.
  • Ability to influence across levels and functions, develop strategic plans and communicate strategy in a way that is easy to understand.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or other related field
  • 8-12 years IT and business/industry work experience including extensive knowledge and expertise in project/program management, systems lifecycle management and enterprise application planning. 8-10 years of relevant IT management experience.
  • Previous experience in the biotechnology / pharmaceutical industries and GMP Quality Systems.
  • Experience with key business solutions such as Kronos, SharePoint, CMMS, QMS, ERP, LIMS, MES, and BMS.
  • Experience with negotiating and managing vendor relationships and agreements, specifically for Laboratory and manufacturing solutions.

iBio is a global leader in plant-based biologics manufacturing. Our FastPharming System combines vertical farming, automated hydroponics, and glycan engineering technologies to rapidly deliver gram quantities of high-quality monoclonal antibodies, vaccines, bioinks and other proteins. We accomplish all of this via our CGMP 130,000 square foot facility in Bryan, TX.  

Just imagine what we can do together!  We know great things happen when talent and opportunity cross paths. We are looking to hire exceptional people who have demonstrated track records of success.  Our greatest scientific solution is bringing talented people together who have a passion for advancing plant-based biologics for our customers and the world.

Apply now for our Associate Director, Strategic Sourcing & Procurement position!

MISSION OF THE POSITION
We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join us as an Associate Director, Strategic Sourcing & Procurement. You will manage and drive programs and activities related to supplier excellence, including identifying and developing GMP material suppliers and service providers, and overseeing lifecycle management to support iBio’s objectives.

POSITION SUMMARY

This position will manage all aspects of sourcing, supplier relationship management, and procurement for iBio and evaluate market conditions to recommend appropriate sourcing solutions to the business in support of new product development, clinical, and commercial supply.  The Associate Director will work with representatives from Finance, Process Development, Quality Assurance, and Operations to facilitate, optimize, and implement effective sourcing solutions. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITES

  • Define, implement, and manage sourcing and supplier management processes, including business requirements, sourcing and risk management strategy, supplier selection and qualification, contracting, and performance management
  • Collaborate and build productive relationships with internal business partners and stakeholders to enable timely fulfillment of business requirements
  • Ensure supplier relationships are defined with performance measures and regular business reviews and reporting
  • Ensure timely establishment and administration of supply and quality agreements through close collaboration with Legal, Operations, and Quality units to assure agreements are in place and kept up to date
  • Collaborate with Supply Team to develop effective supply plan and ensure risk management plan is in place and kept up to date for critical supply and escalate business risks
  • Work closely with the Quality units on audit, investigation, complaints, change control and GMP systems monitoring, and follow through with action plan implementation
  • Lead the Supplier Risk Assessment Team, establish and facilitate integrated risk management life cycle in partnership with key functions (QA, QC, Process Development & Operations) - identification, assessment, mitigation planning and execution. Establish business cases for significant investments
  • Responsible for the Risk Assessment process, ensuring that risks are identified, prioritized and mitigated. Identify Critical Materials and High-Risk Suppliers, creates mitigation plans to reduce risk

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES

  • Knowledge of direct materials, including packaging, capital construction, warehousing and logistics is a plus.  
  • Experience with negotiating legal terms and working with Legal to reach final agreement highly valued.
  • Familiarity with QA/QC processes and Quality Agreements highly valued.
  • Strong background in biotechnology supply chain risk management, Supplier Relationship Management, Strategic Sourcing, outsourcing and contract negotiations.
  • Ability to develop strategic and collaborative relationships with suppliers and internal customers at all levels of an organization, including Finance, Manufacturing, Logistics, Quality, Supply Chain and Facilities
  • Problem solving skills with the ability to objectively evaluate and develop executive management-level recommendations
  • Strong leader with proven record of consistent high-performance delivering results, leading projects, and who is capable of managing complex relationships in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Technical experience with the supply and usage of API and Excipients for pharmaceutical manufacturing.
  • Familiar with raw material qualification, validation, and associated regulatory impacts.
  • Must be familiar with cGXP requirements, FDA, EMA, Health Canada regulations.
  • Ability to work in an entrepreneurial environment and function with a “roll up the sleeves” approach.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant Pharmaceutical Sciences or the equivalent required; MBA preferred
  • 10+ years of relevant technical experience relating to process chemistry and pharmaceutical manufacturing in a regulated industry (FDA/EMA)
  • 10+ years of experience in an operations role in the biotech/pharmaceutical industry, 5+ years management experience building and leading effective teams
  • Experience in Biotech/Pharma Supply Chain, GMP, CapEx (lab and bio-manufacturing equipment), and Scientific Services.

iBio is a global leader in plant-based biologics manufacturing. Our FastPharming™ System combines vertical farming, automated hydroponics, and glycan engineering technologies to rapidly deliver gram quantities of high-quality monoclonal antibodies, vaccines, bioinks and other proteins. We accomplish all of this via our CGMP 130,000 square foot facility in Bryan, TX.  

Just imagine what we can do together!  We know great things happen when talent and opportunity cross paths. We are looking to hire exceptional people who have demonstrated track records of success.  Our greatest scientific solution is bringing talented people together who have a passion for advancing plant-based biologics for our customers and the world.

Apply now for our Director of Manufacturing position!

MISSION OF THE POSITION

The Director of Manufacturing is based in Bryan, Texas and will oversee iBio’s management of the Upstream, Midstream, Downstream and Support Services to meet established production schedules.

 

POSITION SUMMARY

The Director of Manufacturing, as a member of the Site Leadership Team, will lead and coordinate the required internal resources to develop and execute the near and long-term site strategy to maximize manufacturing output, and proactively plan for new activities. This position requires collaboration across the organization to deliver on site and corporate goals.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITES

  • Oversight and management of the Upstream, Midstream, Downstream and Support Services functions to meet the site production schedule.
  • Responsible for participating and representing all manufacturing operations in pre-approval inspections, FDA audits and client audits.
  • Direct manufacturing staff to ensure conformance to schedule and right first-time execution of manufacturing operations.
  • Manage product life cycle from transfer of processes from pilot lab to manufacturing; includes but is not limited to process maps, risk assessment, safety review, generation of batch records and SOP’s, change controls, process controls, process validation.
  • Ensure maximum compliance with current GMP’s, GDP’s, OSHA, and USDA.
  • Accountable for project deliverables, adherence to the cost center (OPEX) budget and development and management of Capital expenditure for Manufacturing.
  • Participate as a key member of the site Senior Leadership Team (SLT) by proactively engaging cross functionally to achieve site goals and priorities. Ensure that reporting staff understand the shared accountabilities for goals and priorities.
  • Lead, develop, and mentor department management staff, emphasizing functional and cross-functional teamwork, planning, follow-up, and effective communication.
  • Directing and providing technical leadership for the overall manufacturing operations and Business Development staff.
  • Assist the Executive Leadership Team in establishing strategic directions for manufacturing resources and activities.
  • Ensure resources (staff, equipment, facilities) are in place to meet current and projected production requirements.
  • As required, author, review and verify the regulatory documentation related to the Manufacturing Process.
  • Develop and maintain performance metrics for site manufacturing activities. Proactively promote a positive safety and quality culture and GMP operating principles to achievement of long-term goals.
  • Create an environment of strong team spirit, timely and effective communications, sense of urgency, high motivation and inspire teams to achieve goals in the immediate and longer term.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES

  • Active and visible change agent, promoting flexible and open mindsets to new opportunities
  • Build a strong pipeline of talent and robust succession plans for key positions, focusing on developing employees
  • Embody lean leadership principles and methods while fostering a continuous improvement mindset
  • Must exhibit strong leadership skills, both with subordinates and peers, with emphasis on relationship development and implementation of company culture improvement initiatives
  • Must be able to influence with others in a fast-paced, cross-functional, and matrixed environment that emphasizes network and site needs as a priority
  • Strong attention to detail is required

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Life Science, Chemistry, or Engineering required; Master’s Degree preferred
  • 12+ years technical experience in a biological cGMP manufacturing environment including a minimum of 5 years in a Director level management capacity with demonstrated people leadership experience
  • Extensive experience with cell culture, bioreactor processes, and chromatography
  • Extensive experience with FDA audits and regulatory requirements for operating in a cGMP facility

iBio is a global leader in plant-based biologics manufacturing. Our FastPharming™ System combines vertical farming, automated hydroponics, and glycan engineering technologies to rapidly deliver gram quantities of high-quality monoclonal antibodies, vaccines, bioinks and other proteins. We accomplish all of this via our CGMP 130,000 square foot facility in Bryan, TX.  

Just imagine what we can do together!  We know great things happen when talent and opportunity cross paths. We are looking to hire exceptional people who have demonstrated track records of success.  Our greatest scientific solution is bringing talented people together who have a passion for advancing plant-based biologics for our customers and the world.

Apply now for our Lead Manufacturing Technician – Fill Finish position!

MISSION OF THE POSITION

Based in Bryan, Texas, this position will perform basic to complex activities on the fill finish line for production and will work in accordance with regulations, detailed protocols, batch records, SOPs, and work instructions. The Lead Manufacturing Technician – Fill Finish will be expected to be a subject matter expertise cGMP manufacturing.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Lead Manufacturing Technician focus will be to provide operational and technical support for all fill finish operations with adherence to cGMP compliance. This position requires proficiency in aseptic technique, and deliberate movements inside isolators. The candidate for this position will be working in close association with Process Development, Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Project Management, and Supply Chain to ensure conformance to the manufacturing schedule.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITES

  • Daily Aseptic processing within a controlled isolator environment and within a BSC.
  • Perform legible, clear, and concise data entry into batch records, logbooks, and all other controlled forms used in a cGMP process.
  • Follows verbal and written procedures in operating production equipment and performing processing steps.
  • Identifies, escalates and documents events and variances that deviate from normal operation; participate as needed in investigations.
  • Monitor assigned processes using automated production systems and controls with limited supervision.
  • Equipment preparation activities including, parts cleaning, autoclaving, and room clearance.
  • Demonstrates ability to troubleshoot basic mechanical operations.
  • Post-Fill tasks will include visual inspection, secondary packaging, and environmental monitoring.
  • Performs batch record review, procedure revisions, and work order generation.
  • Fulfills role of lead trainer on numerous operations and is an area SME.
  • Work in accordance with site and company EHS programs.
  • Prepare and process components, materials and equipment for aseptic fill finish activities, operate filling equipment and perform aseptic manipulations, able to inspect finished vials and perform labeling activities to support shipment.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES

  • A strong attention to detail
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Team Player
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to aseptically gown and/or sterile gown as needed.
  • Effectively utilizes Microsoft office applications.
  • Work towards solutions to given problems and operate under cGMP requirements.
  • Work cross-functionally with support groups such as Facilities, Supply Chain, Quality Control and Quality Assurance.
  • Qualify to work in aseptic environments to complete required production activities.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • BS – Chemistry, Biology or related field – preferred. A combination of education and experience will be considered.
  • 3+ years industry related experience of on-the-floor leadership or “subject matter expertise”.
  • Subject matter expertise in cGMP manufacturing.

Manager of Downstream Manufacturing

iBio is a global leader in plant-based biologics manufacturing. Our FastPharming System combines vertical farming, automated hydroponics, and glycan engineering technologies to rapidly deliver gram quantities of high quality monoclonal antibodies, vaccines, bioinks and other proteins. We accomplish all of this via our CGMP 130,000 square foot facility in Bryan, TX.  

Just imagine what we can do together!  We know great things happen when talent and opportunity cross paths. We are looking to hire exceptional people who have demonstrated track records of success.  Our greatest scientific solution is bringing talented people together who have a passion for advancing plant-based biologics for our customers and the world.

Apply now for our Manager of Downstream Manufacturing position!

MISSION OF THE POSITION

 

iBio is seeking a Manager of Downstream Manufacturing that will be responsible for organizing, managing, and continuously improving the manufacturing operations and process at the iBio. This individual will be responsible for leading a team focused on producing high quality protein therapeutics for evaluation in human clinical trials. They will possess working knowledge of cGMP guidelines and adhere to a Quality System that meets global regulatory expectations. They will be able to operate bioprocessing equipment and interact fluidly and cross-functionally with Quality Control, Quality Assurance, Process Development and Technology Transfer counterparts.

POSITION SUMMARY

This position is responsible for the day to day planning, scheduling and execution of all GMP grade downstream production operations, as well as, operation and maintenance of all related equipment and systems necessary for successful production. The Manager of Downstream Manufacturing will ensure manpower resources are adequate to complete operations and ensure documentation (Batch records and SOPs) are accurate and updated as required.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversight of safe, compliant and efficient operation of area processes, Good Documentation Practices, timely and effective written and oral communication of deviations, incidents, and/or safety concerns, and all relevant housekeeping duties to ensure the work areas are kept to a high level of cleanliness and inspection readiness.
  • Management of the changeover and cleaning, configuration and sanitization of equipment in a dynamic and fast-paced team environment.
  • Ensure follow through of established Standard Operating Procedures, Batch Records, and cGMPs.
  • Departmental representation as an SME (Subject Matter Expert) on cross-functional teams including Process Development, Quality Assurance and Control, Project Management, Facilities, and Supply Chain teams is required.
  • Knowledgeable in performing troubleshooting as necessary and driven to takes initiative in resolving issues related to equipment or operation.
  • Supports deviation investigations, corrective action implementation and change management initiation.
  • Participates in tours or information requests for all agency and internal audits of the manufacturing facilities/processes and respond to any observations received per procedure.
  • Provides monthly manufacturing metrics as determined by management.
  • Identifies and implements continuous improvement opportunities.
  • Leads and mentors staff. Writes performance reviews and annual goals.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES

  • Aseptic Processing experience required. In-depth knowledge of quality systems, validation principles, regulatory/ICH guidelines and multi-product controls required.
  • A thorough understanding of the separation/purification processes and involved unit operations, such as microfiltration, harvest, filtration, chromatography operations, and tangential flow filtration.
  • Practical knowledge of downstream related equipment such as Chromatography and UFDF skids, Chromatography columns, pH/conductivity meters, filter integrity testers, peristaltic pumps etc. is desired
  • Solid knowledge of FDA regulations and GMP systems.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (both verbal and technical).
  • Ability to motivate and mentor peers, staff, foster a culture of continuous improvement and operational excellence. Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Project management skill set with experience in strategic/tactical planning, team building, and meeting budgets.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • 6+ years of experience with MS degree in a relevant scientific discipline or 9+ years of experience with BS degree in relevant scientific discipline; Degree in Chemical/Biochemical Engineering, Biochemistry or a related scientific discipline strongly preferred.
  • A minimum of 8-10 years of experience in biopharmaceutical based GMP manufacturing operations including experience in cell culture, recovery, purification (TFF, chromatography), aseptic fill/finish
  • Experience with process scale up principles and involved tech transfer activities for clinical and commercial production scales is preferred. The individual should lead the technology transfer from process development to GMP manufacturing.

iBio is a global leader in plant-based biologics manufacturing. Our FastPharming System combines vertical farming, automated hydroponics, and glycan engineering technologies to rapidly deliver gram quantities of high quality monoclonal antibodies, vaccines, bioinks and other proteins. We accomplish all of this via our CGMP 130,000 square foot facility in Bryan, TX.  

Just imagine what we can do together!  We know great things happen when talent and opportunity cross paths. We are looking to hire exceptional people who have demonstrated track records of success.  Our greatest scientific solution is bringing talented people together who have a passion for advancing plant-based biologics for our customers and the world.

Apply now for our Manufacturing Technician position!

MISSION OF THE POSITION

The Manufacturing Technician will set-up and operate bioprocess equipment, while adhering to cGMPs, OSHA regulations, and company policies. This position will be expected to assist in various areas of the manufacturing process and correctly document activities clearly and accurately. The Manufacturing Technician will help lead/train entry-level technicians as they come on-board.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Manufacturing Technician will be responsible for producing high quality protein vaccines and therapeutics for evaluation in human clinical trials. They will possess working knowledge of cGMP guidelines and adhere to a Quality System that meets global regulatory expectations. They will be able to operate bioprocessing equipment and interact fluidly and cross-functionally with Quality Control, Quality Assurance, Process Development and Technology Transfer counterparts.                            

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ability to perform the following operations: Tangential Flow Filtration (TFF) Skid Operation, Setup of Hollow Fiber TFF Modules and Flowpaths, Akta Process Skid Operation, Proficiency with GE Unicorn Software (Unicorn 5 -7), Large-scale Chromatography Column Packing (Axichrom and BPG columns)
  • Inform downstream manufacturing lead on status of all projects, any deviation, and significant findings
  • Assist in writing and reviewing standard operating procedures and batch production records
  • Operate general production equipment such as Analytical Scales, pH/conductivity meters, etc.
  • Document manufacturing activities clearly, accurately, and within Good Documentation regulations put forth under cGMP guidelines
  • Monitor critical process parameters
  • Maintain room material inventory
  • Proficiency with compliance; adherence to standard operating procedures, batch record, and good documentation practices
  • Cleaning and sterilization of parts and equipment
  • Collect hazardous and non-hazardous waste in correctly labeled barrels or containers
  • Maintain effective working relationships with others

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES

  • Ability to understand, apply, and evaluate basic chemistry, biology, and scientific principles as appropriate for the position.
  • Broad knowledge of biotech manufacturing process and equipment including depth and tangential flow filtration, column chromatography, protein purification, formulation, aseptic technique, filter integrity testing, formulation, and sterile filtration
  • Strong verbal and written skills

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in related scientific field with 2-3 years of experience preferred
  • High school diploma/GED with 3-5 years of relevant experience
  • Prior cGMP manufacturing experience in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry required
  • Large scale purification experience preferred
  • ISO6 and ISO7 cleanroom work environment experience preferred

iBio is a global leader in plant-based biologics manufacturing. Our FastPharming System combines vertical farming, automated hydroponics, and glycan engineering technologies to rapidly deliver gram quantities of high-quality monoclonal antibodies, vaccines, bioinks and other proteins. We accomplish all of this via our CGMP 130,000 square foot facility in Bryan, TX.  

Just imagine what we can do together!  We know great things happen when talent and opportunity cross paths. We are looking to hire exceptional people who have demonstrated track records of success.  Our greatest scientific solution is bringing talented people together who have a passion for advancing plant-based biologics for our customers and the world.

Apply now for our Process Development Research Associate II position!

MISSION OF THE POSITION

The Process Development (PD) Research Associate II will follow protocols and execute experiments as delineated by senior personnel. These protocols may range from small-scale to at scale experiments for downstream protein purification and may include helping in the execution of characterization assays to meet or exceed internal and/or client expectations. Duties include buffer preparation, plant tissue homogenization, product extraction, tangential flow filtration, chromatographic purification, and sterile filtration.

 

POSITION SUMMARY

The successful candidate will be expected to work cross functionally with colleagues in other departments (Molecular Biology, Agronomy, Quality Control, Analytical Development). The employee is also responsible for training on, understanding, and following documented procedures that apply to his/her position. This position reports to  the Director of Downstream Process Development.  

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITES

  • Executes biomass homogenization and clarification, and assists in protein purification protocols
  • Performs buffer filtration, depth, micro-, and ultra- filtration
  • Provides support during protein purifications by helping set up buffers for column chromatography on FPLCs
  • Performs analyses such as: SDS-PAGE, concentration determination, Western blot, ELISA, assists on setting up HPLC
  • Operates centrifugation equipment with the supervision of senior personnel
  • Is expected to record data and maintain records of experiments performed in company provided laboratory notebooks. Maintains records of experiments performed
  • Assists with day to day maintenance and cleaning of the laboratory and its equipment, which include but is not limited to performing calibrations of laboratory equipment, autoclaving of glassware, and helps stock and order supplies
  • Should be able to provide research or information for use in presentations

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES

  • Collaborative team player
  • Attention to detail and organization
  • Must be able to communicate effectively (oral and written)
  • Ability to follow oral and written guidance
  • Computer skills must include proficiency in MS Office 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • BS/BA, associate degree in biomedical sciences and 2-4 years of research and/or biotech wet lab experience

iBio is a global leader in plant-based biologics manufacturing. Our FastPharming System combines vertical farming, automated hydroponics, and glycan engineering technologies to rapidly deliver gram quantities of high-quality monoclonal antibodies, vaccines, bioinks and other proteins. We accomplish all of this via our CGMP 130,000 square foot facility in Bryan, TX.  

Just imagine what we can do together!  We know great things happen when talent and opportunity cross paths. We are looking to hire exceptional people who have demonstrated track records of success.  Our greatest scientific solution is bringing talented people together who have a passion for advancing plant-based biologics for our customers and the world.

Apply now for our Process Development Research Associate III position!

MISSION OF THE POSITION

The Process Development (PD) Research Associate III will be responsible for the execution of small-scale and at-scale experiments assigned to them by senior personnel for downstream protein purification. He/She will also be responsible for the collection and processing of samples, as well as characterization assays to meet or exceed internal and/or client expectations. The PD Research Associate III will provide senior personnel with technical proficiency in the execution of protocols. 

POSITION SUMMARY

The successful candidate will be expected to effectively collaborate with colleagues in other departments (Molecular Biology, Agronomy, Quality Control, Analytical Development) and participate in discussion of data analysis and process development/improvement. The employee is also responsible for training on, understanding, and following documented procedures that apply to his/her position. This position reports to the Director of Downstream Process Development. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITES

  • Executes biomass homogenization, clarification, and protein purification
  • Operates filtration (depth, micro-, and ultra- filtration) and chromatographic systems (GE AKTA), and sterile filtration.
  • Operates centrifugation equipment
  • Performs analyses such as: SDS-PAGE, concentration determination, Western blot, ELISA, assists on setting up HPLC
  • Executes assays such endotoxin testing, protein concentration determination (BCA or Bradford method)
  • Authors reports detailing experimental work and summarizing results in company provided laboratory notebooks in a timely manner
  • Aids in the preparation of power point slides used for lab or client meetings
  • Helps troubleshoot challenging technical, experimental, and instrumental issues
  • Trains junior research associates in the execution of downstream processes

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES

  • Knowledge of protein chemistry and chromatography
  • Hands-on experience carrying out methods for protein purification and familiarity with related protocols (chromatography,SDS-PAGE, Western blotting, protein quantification); knowledge of AKTA systems and Unicorn software is a plus
  • Attention to detail and self-organizational skills
  • Must be able to communicate effectively (oral and written)
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative, fast-paced, cross-functional environment
  • Computer skills must include competency in MS Office

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • BS/BA in biomedical sciences or related field and 4-6 years in the biotechnology industry; OR
  • MS in biomedical sciences or related field and 2-3 years in the biotechnology industry; OR
  • PhD in biomedical sciences or related field and 0-1 year in the biotechnology industry

iBio is a global leader in plant-based biologics manufacturing. Our FastPharming System combines vertical farming, automated hydroponics, and glycan engineering technologies to rapidly deliver gram quantities of high-quality monoclonal antibodies, vaccines, bioinks and other proteins. We accomplish all of this via our CGMP 130,000 square foot facility in Bryan, TX.  

Just imagine what we can do together!  We know great things happen when talent and opportunity cross paths. We are looking to hire exceptional people who have demonstrated track records of success.  Our greatest scientific solution is bringing talented people together who have a passion for advancing plant-based biologics for our customers and the world.

Apply now for our Process Development Scientist position!

MISSION OF THE POSITION 

The Process Development (PD) Scientist will assist senior personnel in the development and optimization of scalable purification processes and will execute small-scale and at-scale experiments for downstream protein purification to meet or exceed internal and/or client expectations. He/She will be an expert in a range of purification technologies including filtration technologies (depth and TFF), chromatographic separations (including affinity, IEX, HIC, etc), and basic laboratory analytical techniques. The PD Scientist will be able to troubleshoot experimental and instrumental issues related to downstream protein purification.

POSITION SUMMARY 

The successful candidate will be expected to effectively collaborate with colleagues in other departments (Molecular Biology, Agronomy, Quality Control, Analytical Development) and participate in discussion of data analysis and process development/optimization. The employee is also responsible for training on, understanding, and following documented procedures that apply to his/her position. This position reports to the Director of Downstream Process Development.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITES

 

  • Assists in the development, optimization, and scale-up of purification protocols
  • May be assigned as a lead on individual projects
  • Executes biomass homogenization, clarification, and protein purification
  • Operates filtration (depth, micro-, and ultra- filtration) equipment
  • Expert operator of chromatographic systems (GE AKTA, and other Unicorn based equipment), which includes column packing experience
  • Operates HPLC equipment
  • Performs analyses such as: SDS-PAGE, concentration determination, Western blot, ELISA, assists on setting up HPLC
  • Authors reports detailing experimental work, summarizes and provides critical analysis of results and next steps that should be taken in company provided laboratory notebooks and does so in a timely manner
  • Troubleshoots challenging technical, experimental, and instrumental issues with little to no supervision
  • Trains junior staff (Research Associates I, II, and III) in the execution of downstream processes

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES 

 

  • Understanding of biochemical and biophysical principles involved in purification and analysis of biological macromolecules
  • Experience in downstream processing and process development in biopharmaceutical industry
  • Hands-on experience with preparative chromatography and membrane separations
  • Strong technical communication skills for creation of documents, articulation of ideas,
  • Experience in protein characterization (SDS-PAGE, Western blotting, protein quantification)
  • Strong work ethic, attention to detail, and ability to work within timelines
  • Must be able to communicate effectively (oral and written)
  • Ability to work both independently and in close coordination with others in a highly collaborative, fast-paced, cross-functional environment
  • Must be proficient in MS Office

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • BS/BA in biomedical sciences or related field and 7-8 years in the biotechnology industry; OR
  • MS in biomedical sciences or related field and 4-5 years in the biotechnology industry; OR
  • PhD in biomedical sciences or related field and 2-3 years in the biotechnology industry
  • Demonstrated and documented ability to perform all job requirements listed under duties and responsibilities

iBio is a global leader in plant-based biologics manufacturing. Our FastPharming System combines vertical farming, automated hydroponics, and glycan engineering technologies to rapidly deliver gram quantities of high-quality monoclonal antibodies, vaccines, bioinks and other proteins. We accomplish all of this via our CGMP 130,000 square foot facility in Bryan, TX.  

Just imagine what we can do together!  We know great things happen when talent and opportunity cross paths. We are looking to hire exceptional people who have demonstrated track records of success.  Our greatest scientific solution is bringing talented people together who have a passion for advancing plant-based biologics for our customers and the world.

Apply now for our PMO Director position!

MISSION OF THE POSITION

This position will be based in Bryan, Texas and will oversee iBio’s overall project management function, providing leadership, integration, and management of PMO process and functions to improve the consistency and efficiency of the company’s project delivery. 

POSITION SUMMARY

The PMO Director will be responsible for leading the development and execution of program/project plans for all company projects, including vaccine & therapeutic development, customer projects, R&D, etc. This position applies a combination of life sciences strategy, leadership, and managerial experience to identify opportunities and proactively identify and facilitate risks, mitigations, resolution and escalation of issues, and will track and communicate status to internal/external stakeholders.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITES

  • Assess, propose, and implement project management automation software
  • Develop strategy and operating model for the Project Management office
  • Define and execute the mission, vision, strategy and direction of the PMO in alignment with company goals
  • As a member of the leadership team, evaluate and prioritize capability and innovation initiatives
  • Lead the development of business plans, capital appropriation requests, and business cases for initiatives under the direction of PMO
  • Responsible for decisions regarding prioritization, resource allocation, and budget for the PMO
  • Anticipate obstacles and develop contingency plans to address them; taking necessary corrective actions to keep program on schedule
  • Represent the PMO confidently in interactions with key internal and external stakeholders
  • Identify and manage PMO team KPIs as well as KPIs for projects and programs under management; measure quality and opportunities for improvement
  • Standardize project management best practices to improve overall efficiency, accuracy, and compliance while overseeing multiple customer product portfolios
  • Ensure the generation and maintenance of integrated project plans (options development, opportunities identification, timing) that reflect the approved balance of scope, time, and resources
  • Act as the central liaison to clients, providing clear, concise, actionable messages that benefit all aspects of the project/program (technical, programmatic, regulatory, contractual, etc.)
  • Facilitate and manage productive team communication and collaboration, both internally and externally
  • Knowledgeable of changes with international guidance and regulation impacting PMO initiatives
  • Track workstream initiatives, develop reporting dashboards, standardize report configurations, and build executive briefings

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES

  • Demonstrated project management skills, with proven track record of leading broad, complex and/or strategic programs combined with the ability to execute at tactical project level activites and tasks
  • Experience successfully leading matrix teams of subject matter experts from diverse disciplines
  • Experience leading large-scale initiatives involving technology, business process, and change management in a pharmaceutical research and development setting
  • Demonstrated experience in US Government-supported contract management
  • Excellent leadership and negotiation skills to manage programs and develop new business
  • Strong creative, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal, leadership, and presentation skills for interacting with and influencing team members, clients, leaders, and subject matter experts
  • Strong written communication and presentation skills 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • Master’s level degree (or bachelor’s degree with relevant experience) in life sciences, business, or a combination of relevant education or professional experience
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification strongly preferred
  • Ten (10) – Fifteen (15) years of practical program/project management experience in biotechnology-related work, preferably a mix of industry and government contract experience
  • Experience working with automated project management tools, has implemented software automation systems in previous work experience

iBio is a global leader in plant-based biologics manufacturing. Our FastPharming™ System combines vertical farming, automated hydroponics, and glycan engineering technologies to rapidly deliver gram quantities of high-quality monoclonal antibodies, vaccines, bioinks and other proteins. We accomplish all of this via our CGMP 130,000 square foot facility in Bryan, TX.  

Just imagine what we can do together!  We know great things happen when talent and opportunity cross paths. We are looking to hire exceptional people who have demonstrated track records of success.  Our greatest scientific solution is bringing talented people together who have a passion for advancing plant-based biologics for our customers and the world.

Apply now for our Senior Facilities Technician position!

MISSION OF THE POSITION

The Senior Facilities Technician is responsible for assisting facilities in all aspects of iBio’s business. This position will focus on the execution of corrective and preventative maintenance, as well as assisting the Manufacturing groups. This position will also assist as needed with other aspects of operations.

 

POSITION SUMMARY

The Senior Facilities Technician will be responsible for maintaining and documenting specific facility, manufacturing, and R&D lab equipment maintenance from installation through decommissioning. This position will work to support manufacturing operations through troubleshooting of operational issues and preventive and corrective maintenance, qualification and calibration of all equipment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITES

  • Execute corrective and preventive maintenance for manufacturing equipment and qualified utilities.
  • Ensure that all paperwork accurately reflects all work performed and/or observations made and is completed in a timely manner in accordance with SOPs and Good Documentation Practices.
  • Provide technical support for troubleshooting, improving, or optimizing ongoing facility and manufacturing operations.
  • Assist with installation and modification of building equipment systems.
  • Work with vendors, suppliers, and contractors to effectively execute required maintenance, calibration and qualification activities.
  • Investigate opportunities for improvement and implement best practices.
  • Review/ approve vendor documentation to ensure that accurate, concise documentation is submitted and meets all the requirements of GMP's and internal SOP's.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES

  • Pro-active self-learner with strong troubleshooting and repair skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate without direct supervision.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience with operating EMS, BMS & CMMS systems.
  • Exposure to operations involving engineering disciplines including Electrical, Mechanical, Civil, Structural, Environmental, and Industrial.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • High School diploma and relevant trade certification required and/or some college/vocational training in engineering or facilities.
  • 5 plus years of maintenance experience in a biotech, nuclear, ISO, or military company.
  • Direct experience with GMP facility operation preferred, pharmaceutical GMP and GLP experience a plus.
  • Demonstrated hands-on experience with mechanical, plumbing, pneumatic, hydraulic, and electrical equipment, and tools.

iBio is a global leader in plant-based biologics manufacturing. Our FastPharming™ System combines vertical farming, automated hydroponics, and glycan engineering technologies to rapidly deliver gram quantities of high-quality monoclonal antibodies, vaccines, bioinks and other proteins. We accomplish all of this via our CGMP 130,000 square foot facility in Bryan, TX.  

Just imagine what we can do together!  We know great things happen when talent and opportunity cross paths. We are looking to hire exceptional people who have demonstrated track records of success.  Our greatest scientific solution is bringing talented people together who have a passion for advancing plant-based biologics for our customers and the world.

Apply now for our Senior Manager of Facilities and Maintenance position!

MISSION OF THE POSITION

The Senior Manager of Facilities and Maintenance will be based in Bryan, Texas. The position will have responsibility for ensuring all facilities and equipment are maintained to the highest standards and will support the design, development and installation for new and modified equipment and utilities to satisfy plant operational requirements.

 

POSITION SUMMARY

The Senior Manager of Facilities and Maintenance will utilize thorough organization and planning skills to strategically coordinate the activities of the equipment maintenance programs and assist with development of site capital plan. The position will specify and implement process control procedures and introduce new processes/practices to improve plant efficiencies, address energy inefficiencies, and resolve complex operational challenges and use proven problem-solving methodologies to provide technical support to Facilities.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITES

  • Lead, develop and guide the work of facility and maintenance technicians including contract staff.
  • Responsible for implementing/managing maintenance and spare parts programs and ensuring the reliability of site wide systems and equipment.
  • Drive reliability improvement initiatives for cGMP and non-cGMP equipment systems.
  • Support the overall design, development, construction, startup, optimization and operation of the company's manufacturing plant.
  • Develop and approve documents related to site SOP's, Work Plans, and Job Aides.
  • Ensure timely completion of all work activities including scheduled and emergency.
  • Develop and maintains PM and Reliability programs, as well as address short-term equipment operation issues.
  • Implement Predictive Maintenance Technologies.
  • Solve problems to root cause and implement effective corrective actions.
  • Utilize failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA) and root cause analysis (RCFA) to minimize risk and eliminate failures, perform criticality assessments of equipment and establish the best spare part strategy, educate staff on Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) and other Operational Excellence efforts centered on reliability.
  • Interface daily with multiple functions to identify/resolve problems, implement solutions including diagnosing, troubleshooting, and resolving equipment issues.
  • Author and drive Change Controls and GMP related investigations from creation through approval.
  • Oversee the functioning of building systems including mechanical, electrical, fire/life safety, and plumbing.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES

  • Excellent management skills with demonstrated organizational, administrative, interpersonal, communication and supervisory skills with the demonstrated ability to work with a wide variety of people
  • Ability to read and interpret architectural prints, job specifications
  • Pharmaceutical GMP and GLP expertise
  • Project Management skills
  • Knowledge of Facilities Management
  • Strong knowledge of HVAC balancing, mechanical and electrical systems.
  • Familiar with FDA and EU regulations and GMP standards.
  • Knowledge of OSHA guidelines, and other federal, state and local regulations

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering; Master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum of 10 years of pharmaceutical industry experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of managerial experience
  • Prior experience with agency filings and inspections a must
  • Experienced in the operations and management of facility and utility systems in a GMP and Laboratory environment
  • Extensive experience in troubleshooting temperature, air flow, differential pressure and humidity and dehumidification problems related to the HVAC system in ISO classified environments
  • Significant experience with Asset and Maintenance Management Systems
  • Must have experience in maintenance and construction projects and service vendor management
  • Strong experience implementing reliability and predictive maintenance programs
  • Experience with HVAC, electrical, plumbing and emergency power systems, clean water such as RO and WFI systems and preventive and predictive maintenance and technologies practices

iBio is a global leader in plant-based biologics manufacturing. Our FastPharming System combines vertical farming, automated hydroponics, and glycan engineering technologies to rapidly deliver gram quantities of high-quality monoclonal antibodies, vaccines, bioinks and other proteins. We accomplish all of this via our CGMP 130,000 square foot facility in Bryan, TX.  

Just imagine what we can do together!  We know great things happen when talent and opportunity cross paths. We are looking to hire exceptional people who have demonstrated track records of success.  Our greatest scientific solution is bringing talented people together who have a passion for advancing plant-based biologics for our customers and the world.

Apply now for our Senior Manager, Procurement position!

MISSION OF THE POSITION
The primary focus of the Senior Manager Procurement is to manage all procurement and purchasing activities for iBio and work closely with internal customers to purchase materials in a cost-effective manner. 

POSITION SUMMARY

The Senior Manager, Procurement will help establish the Procurement department and develop/implement procurement processes. This position will manage day-to-day operations for the procurement team, including: develop & implement a Purchase Request systems, ensure all necessary raw materials, equipment, supplies are procured on-time at the best possible prices, and champion the implementation of technology solutions to optimize the efficient procurement and management of materials.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITES

  • Be accountable for significant financial responsibility within the iBio organization, including:
    • Implement purchase approval matrix to effectively and efficiently manage procurement activities
    • Support development, monitoring and management of supply budget
    • Drive cost efficiencies by implementing operational efficiencies, including LEAN and JIT practices as appropriate
  • Develop Request For Proposals and negotiate contracts with suppliers and manage contracts
  • Partner with Finance team to ensure purchasing systems are well coordinated with Finance and meet all requirements from an audit/compliance standpoint
  • Evaluate alternate source/opportunities for active and in-active materials and packaging materials. Follow-up on open purchase orders. Act as a liaison between procurementand Finance – cost of goods, timely payments to the vendors etc. Continue to build strong business relationships with current and new suppliers. Assist with updating purchasing systems and procedures.
  • Review production schedules to evaluate the Raw Materials requirements required to support the schedule.
  • Negotiate with vendors and manufacturers (price, terms & conditions) to obtain the best prices and secure continuous supply of materials.
  • Obtain the necessary legal documents (CDA’s, supply agreements, Quality agreements etc.) by working with the legal department. Continuously review pricing to ensure that the best possible prices and terms are obtained.
  • Prepare and track annual budgets. Follow and confirm /release purchase orders. Conduct regular and/or spot check inventories of raw materials. Establish and implement vendor development programs to ensure continuous improvement
  • Follow up of claims arriving out of damaged goods. Arrange disposal of surplus / expired materials. Support R&D for the sourcing of materials and to obtain technical required documents for multiple locations.
  • Obtain all regulatory documentation required for the FDA submissions. Obtain from all material manufacturers the TSE/BSE and Allergen statements.
  • Provide suppliers with periodic forecasts especially when materials/components have long delivery lead times. Interact and support all upper management projects
  • Drive continuous improvement in all aspects of procurement through benchmarking to effectively manage COGs
  • Develop strong customer focused organization to provide exceptional service to the iBio organization. This includes developing relationships with internal stakeholders such as Development, Manufacturing, IT, Supply Chain, and Facilities to align project priorities, schedules, and resources
  • Provide analysis and strategy for competitive procurement, research, sourcing, risk mitigation, and contract management.
  • Develop key metrics to evaluate supplier performance; conduct post-contract management and facilitate supplier relationship management processes.
  • Ensure purchasing system is compliant with all necessary local, state and federal laws and regulations, including requirements associated with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and financial controls (e.g., SOX)

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES

  • Highly effective at initiating and working with cross functional teams by building internal and external relationships that create alignment and at operating and executing effectively in a dynamic, fast-paced environment with multiple priorities and challenging deadlines
  • Process-oriented with strong analytical skills and creative problem-solving capabilities
  • Demonstrates a sense of urgency and proactive approach that is results focused
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills to be able to engage and manage expectations of senior management, particularly Finance and Research & Development Operations

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • 8 years of experience in procurement, purchasing or Supply Chain Management
  • BA/BS in Business, Finance or Accounting.
  • Strong technical knowledge of procurement/sourcing, pharma/biotech industry, category markets, including well developed technical and commercial knowledge of stakeholder business areas

APPLY NOW: Email your resume to hiring@ibiocmo.com and indicate the position you're applying for.