Aug 24, 2023

Fill-Finish Manager US-MD-Silver Spring (Walter Reed Army Institute of Research) PBF

  • CAMRIS International, LLC
  • US-MD-Silver Spring
Full-Time Biotech Defense Government Health Care Manufacturing Other Pharmaceutical Professional Services Program Management Science

Job Description


We are seeking a Fill-Finish Manager to support the Pilot Bio-Production Facility (PBF) at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) in Silver Spring, Maryland. PBF is a one-of-a-kind cGMP-compliant pharmaceutical manufacturing facility engaging in next-generation development for cutting-edge companies and government agencies. The professionals at PBF are engaging in trailblazing endeavors every day. Most exciting, the end products vary, so every year brings multiple opportunities for professional enrichment in original projects.  


CAMRIS International, LLC, is a dynamic medical research and development firm that achieves innovative solutions to health and development challenges through high-quality, cost-effective programs and research management services. We combine our proven systems with today’s most effective, evidence-based best practices. Our core practice areas include vaccine research, development, and production; microbiology and infectious disease research; biodefense; clinical research; global health security; and HIV/AIDS programs. 


Our employees enjoy a diverse, collegial environment where individual contributions matter at all levels. At CAMRIS, you will notably improve the lives of people at home and abroad.   


  • Responsible for managing/directing the Fill-Finish department. Directs the planning and scheduling of filling/lyophilization of desired products.
  • Interacts with clients/customers/Principal Investigators (PIs) on a regular basis.
  • Makes recommendations for filling/lyophilization methods for various vaccine materials based on experience, knowledge, and research data received from PIs. If necessary, will advise on further research to be conducted by appropriate personnel to refine/improve formulation/filling/lyophilization processes.
  • Apprves lyophilization cycles/processes using knowledge, experience, and data from laboratory and/or full-size lyophilizer runs.
  • Adheres to current Good Manufacturing Procedures (cGMP) guidelines and FDA regulations as they apply to all levels of work.
  • Executes preparation for and performance of both manual and automated filling processes with various types of equipment.
  • Executes full-scale lyophilization of vaccine lots, including monitoring cycle parameters while in process.
  • Procures labels for filling per QA procedures and oversees labeling of the final drug product.
  • Assists in maintenance and validation of all preparation, filling, lyophilization, and labeling equipment and processes, such as media fills, process qualifications, and troubleshooting.
  • Writes Standard Operating Procedures and Batch Production Records; designs data capture forms and any other documents that are required to maintain documentation and compliance with cGMP.
  • Interacts and coordinates with other facility staff to optimize production scheduling and sample testing.
  • Provides on-the-job training for department staff. Ensures that Fill/Finishing staff training requirements are kept up to date. Mentors staff to promote continuing compliance with approved procedures and cGMP requirements.
  • Interacts with clients, auditors, and regulators in topic areas related to aseptic filling, lyophilization, inspection, and labeling.
  • Provides assistance to personnel contractors for formulation/fill-related inquiries, projects, and technical reports. Maintains a safe and clean workplace, ensuring that self and employees are aware of and observe appropriate safety and occupational health rules and regulations. Required to attend safety training relative to his/her position and report any infractions of safety procedures to the facility Safety Officer.
  • Performs other related duties as required and assigned.
  • Supervises direct reports as assigned.     
  • Monitors direct reports’ job performance.


  • A bachelor’s degree and 12 years of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of credentials and experience.
  • Five or more years of experience in aseptic filling and lyophilization.
  • Able to coordinate activities among staff to properly execute filling operations compliant with cGMPs and PBF procedures.
  • Working knowledge of disposable manufacturing methodologies, such as using sterile bags with tubing and tubing welders, is a definite plus.
  • Knowledge of cGMP as applied to biological products, especially to the filling, lyophilization, inspection, and labeling of products.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Experience with aseptic gowning and aseptic processing, including aseptic final filtration; must have experience working in a cleanroom environment.
  • Professional knowledge of the principles and practices applicable to the lyophilization of vaccines and similar materials.
  • Knowledge and/or operation of automated filling machines, Restricted Access Barrier System (RABS), and labeling machines.
  • Must be able to work independently following a brief period of specific technical training.
  • Must be currently eligible to work in the United States without visa sponsorship and have lived in the United States for three of the past five years if a non-US citizen.

CAMRIS International, LLC, offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. Please submit your resume online at CAMRIS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by any applicable federal, state, or local law.


Full vaccination against COVID-19, defined as two doses of Moderna, two doses of Pfizer, or one dose of Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen, is required for this position.


 Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, a requirement for this position under an active federal contract. The background check process may include, but is not limited to the following: (1) contacting your professional references; (2) verification of previous employment, education and credentials; (3) a criminal background check; (4) use/abuse of federally-controlled substances; and (5) a department of motor vehicle check. Candidates must be prepared to fully-complete any required background check questionnaire during initial onboarding.


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