Director Global Pathogen Safety

  • Company:
    CSL Behring
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    16 hours ago
  • Category:

With operations in 35+ nations and ~ 20,000 employees worldwide, CSL is driven to develop and deliver a broad range of lifesaving therapies to treat disorders such as hemophilia and primary immune deficiencies, and vaccines to prevent influenza. Our therapies are also used in cardiac surgery, organ transplantation and burn treatment.

CSL is the parent company of CSL Behring and Seqirus. CSL Behring at is a global leader in the protein biotherapeutics industry, focused on bringing to market biotherapies used to treat serious and often rare conditions. CSL Behring operates CSL Plasma at , one of the world’s largest collectors of human plasma, which is used to create CSL’s therapies. Seqirus is the second largest influenza vaccine company in the world and is a transcontinental partner in pandemic preparedness and a major contributor to the prevention and control of influenza globally.

We invite you to take a look at the many career possibilities available around the globe and consider building your promising future at CSL by becoming a member of our team!



**The Opportunity:**

We have an opportunity available for a Director of Global Pathogen Safety (GPS) to join our team based in Broadmeadows. In this position, you will lead the GPS laboratory unit to provide pathogen safety (PS) support for CSL Behring’s plasma-derived, recombinant and gene therapy products.

**Reporting into the Senior Director Global Pathogen Safety, it will be your responsibility to:**

Lead the GPS Broadmeadows laboratory, which is in charge of:

+ Co-development of pathogen reduction steps using a Quality by Design approach in collaboration with Process Development for clinical and licensed CSL products

+ Development and qualification of relevant scale-down models for pathogen reduction steps

+ Validation of virus reduction capacity of pathogen reduction steps to GLP standards and to guidance of all relevant global regulators

+ Development and maintenance of supporting systems ensuring availability of high-quality, well-characterized internal reagents (virus and cell banks) and fit-for-purpose assays

+ Maintenance of GLP accreditation and high safety standards

+ Support research and innovation activities for GPS

+ Perform studies supporting product safety relating to emerging viruses

Be part of the global GPS leadership team at CSL:

+ Partner with GPS laboratory leads to act as one resource for any pathogen safety laboratory activities

+ Interface with the Lead of the non-laboratory GPS support team to ensure targeted delivery of PS data packages

+ Represent GPS leadership in global projects or initiatives within CSL

+ Support GPS leadership in the maintenance of relationships with regional regulators and stakeholders on PS-related topics as well as in enhancing visibility of CSL as a leader in Pathogen Safety

**To be successful in this position, you will have:**

+ Ph.D., Masters, or BSc (or equivalent) in Virology, Biochemistry, Biology or related field

+ Minimum 10 years of experience in biologicals R&D, Quality Management, or similar.

+ Experience in GLP preferred

+ Strong leadership skills to lead teams in a global setting, understand needs of customers/stakeholders, use proactive approaches to meet their needs in an effective and timely manner, and to build and maintain effective working relationships

+ Excellent communication skills, capable of building collaborative working atmosphere, with cross-cultural sensitivity and flexibility to work in global teams (including willingness to participate regularly in global teleconference meetings outside local business hours)

+ Results-orientation in combination with attention to detail and quality

**To Apply:**

We are looking forward to receiving your online application. Applications must address the selection criteria above and include a current CV and covering letter.

**Applications close 21 June, 2020**

Employment screening, including criminal history, medical assessment, confirmation of experience and stated qualifications, Australian working rights and other relevant checks form part of the candidate suitability

_CSL Behring is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all._


Worker Type:


Worker Sub Type:



CSL makes all employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, pregnancy, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military status, protected veteran status (specifically status as a disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, armed forces service medal veteran, or active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran) or other classification protected by applicable US federal, state or local law. CSL complies with all applicable employment laws, including but not limited to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and the Immigration Reform and Control Act.