Analytical Product Owner

Shire plc   •  

Lexington, MA

11 - 15 years

Posted 270 days ago

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The Analytical Product Owner is accountable for the technical continuum of analytical methods and strategies for several late phase and commercial products.

  • Act as an expert in analytical development of biologics, serving as the point of contact of the TOPT PDTS subteam  for analytical methods life cycle management and analytical support of commercial biotherapeutics
  • Contributes as part of a team of SMEs to define, prioritize and execute the analytical methods development projects throughout the product’s lifecycle.
  • Manages product specific analytical development plans and provide technical justification of product specification
  • Overview of analytical comparability studies for the products and coordination of the involved groups
  • Authoring/reviewing regulatory filing CMC analytical sections and responses to health authority questions.
  • Provide/coordinate SME support for PV strategies and major process and methods investigations.
  • Accountable for external lab management


Accountable for the analytical development plan for one or several commercial biologics

Point of contact for the TOPT PDTS subteam for analytical support of commercial bio therapeutics ensuring a seamless information flow between other functions (e.g. AD, local TS, CMC team, Regulatory, MFG, QC and Quality Management PQLs etc).


Support the analytical control strategy, change controls and risks assessments (including RACT / CQA assessments) for one or several commercial biologics

Provide/coordinate analytical SME support of major process and methods investigations

Contribute to the continuous improvement of methods based on analytical development plans, and regular review of methods robustness and IPC/CQA capabilities throughout the product life cycle of commercial biologics

Prepare justification of specifications section review and approve several analytical chapters in BLA/MAA

Support analytical method transfer plans and timelines, and PV strategy


Overview of analytical comparability studies for the products and coordination of the involved groups

Represents Shire Process development biologics and analytical development group at authority meetings and telecom for analytical questions

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Analytical development expert with extensive experiences on method development, characterization and CMC analytical strategy in biologics development, regulatory agency interaction experiences.
  • MS with 8 yrs relevant experience or BS with 10 yrs relevant experience will be considered
  • PhD with 5 yrs relevant experiencepreferred

Job Description Template

Shire’s Brave culture offers employees with diverse backgrounds the opportunity
to enable those with life altering conditions to lead better lives.

Key Skills, Abilities, and Competencies

The following items are essential:

o Direct experience with the analytical support of biologics process development and formulation development, in process testing and characterization
o Knowledge of complex and state-of-the-art methodology for biologics characterization and development of biologic products, including but not limited to, HPLC/UPLC, mass spectrometry, immunological methods, cell based assay, particulates characterization etc.
o Knowledge of ICH and other regulatory guidelines
o Knowledge and experience with product development and clinical supplies processes
o Experience in authoring analytical-related CMC sections of IND/IMPD and BLA/MAA regulatory submissions
o Experience working with Contract Research Laboratories
o Experience in support product life cycle and application of process analytical technology improvements

The following items are preferred:

  • Knowledge and experience with statistical applications for data evaluation
  • Knowledge in European, Japanese, Chinese and US CMC regulatory requirements for Biologics
  • Strong project management skills with ability to deliver results with effective communication with cross-functional stakeholders
  • Strong verbal, presentation, and written communication skills. Can concisely articulate and deliver effective presentations on complex technical issues to non-technical audience
  • Ability to create collaborative and trusting relationships internally and with external partners.

Complexity and Problem Solving

  • Demonstrates strategic leadership in the management of analytical development programs, including the in- and out-sourced activities.
  • Designs a rational analytical control strategy in keeping with QbD principles
  • Documents and reviews data as per established company guidelines and SOPs.
  • Authors documents such as protocols, memos, data summaries, reports and procedures and contributes to publications and relevant CMC sections of regulatory filings.
  • Presents issues and results at department and project team meetings. Presents at external meetings or publishes in peer-reviewed journals

Req ID: R0018803