Principal Process Engineer

Date:  Nov 20, 2023

Noblesville, IN, United States

About Curium

Curium is the world’s largest nuclear medicine company with more than a century of industry experience. We develop, manufacture and distribute world-class radiopharmaceutical products to help patients around the globe. Our proven heritage combined with a pioneering approach are the hallmarks to deliver innovation, excellence and unparalleled service.


With manufacturing facilities across Europe and the United States, Curium delivers SPECT, PET and therapeutic radiopharmaceutical solutions for life-threatening diseases to over 14 million patients annually. The name ‘Curium’ honors the legacy of pioneering radioactive researchers Marie and Pierre Curie, after whom the radioactive element curium was named and emphasizes our focus on nuclear medicine. The tagline ‘Life Forward’ represents our commitment to securing a brighter future for all those we serve: An enhanced quality of care for our patients. A trusted partner to our customers. A supportive employer to our valued team.


Summary of Position

The Principal Process Engineer will be a leader in a dynamic organization in the New Product Initiatives (NPI) team for North America. This role has the responsibility and accountability of implementing New Product projects in support of Curium’s growth strategy in the leading edge of radiopharmaceutical diagnostic and therapeutic sterile drug products designed for critical-to-life indications. This role will support activities associated with BD&L, M&A, PMO, and CMO activities. Projects can include technical transfer, new and generic drug development, conceptual design, scoping and estimation, integration, etc. Principal Process Engineer will work collaboratively in a cross-functional organization with R&D, Project Management Organization, Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Validation, and Manufacturing through all phases of projects from concept evaluation through commercial product launch.


Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm. Hours could be adjusted.

Essential Functions

  • Support large cross-functional projects and project teams through process evaluation, design, and implementation of robust processes.
  • Technical evaluation of new products relative to current site processes; process design for new products within existing or new manufacturing equipment.
  • Experience as product start-up manager responsible for coordinating product launch activities preferred.
  • Work collaboratively to quickly move projects from scoping to implementation.
  • Provide Aseptic Manufacturing expertise and guidance of evaluation and design of new processes.
  • Partner with Quality Leadership to ensure good quality and cGMP practices and their implementation in new product launch.
  • Provide input to forecast estimates for project related costs and general project task tracking for adherence to project milestone goals.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering preferred or related field such as Chemistry, Life Sciences, and Biotech.
  • Eight years or more of relevant experience while working in cGMP manufacturing environments. 
  • Significant experience in optimization of processes, including establishment of process KPI’s.
  • Experience in pharmaceuticals desired, however willing to consider other development areas such as medical devices experience.
  • Experience with medical isotopes preferred.
  • Strong project management and organizational skills, including ability to work independently as a team member.
  • Knowledge of aseptic technique, regulatory requirements, and validation activities needed for manufacturing parenteral products preferred.
  • Experience leading formal Root Cause Analysis and problem-solving methodologies.
  • Technical understanding of the pharmaceutical development process from concept to launch.
  • Proven collaborative experience within complex multi-discipline project teams in a highly regulated environment.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills with proven ability to communicate effectively at all levels in high pressure environments.
  • Agile approach and willingness to learn new things – ability to work “on the fly” in a dynamic setting.
  • Intermittent travel may be required up to 10% of the time.
  • Lean and/or Six Sigma certification preferred.


Working Conditions:

  • Must handle average to heavy weight materials by hand. Material handling devices (e.g., hand truck, fork truck, and conveyors) are used when possible and if needed, but use of proper lifting and movement techniques is necessary to prevent injury.
  • Must be able to physically negotiate stairs and evacuation ladders with or without accommodation, to wear and operate safety equipment, enter vessels, inspect equipment, drive forklifts.
  • Must be able to wear the required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as deemed necessary by EH&S, leadership team, corporate, or safety guidelines.
  • Willingness to work in a team based environment.
  • Close attention to detail required.
  • May be required to stand or sit for long periods of time while performing duties. Must be able to stand 8+ hours a day.
  • Willingness to work in plant producing radioactive materials and requiring all employees to participate in safety programs designed to minimize potential and/or actual exposure levels.
  • Responsibilities also include the ability to lift heavy objects (50 to 70 pounds), kneeling, crouching, twisting the upper body, walking, bending, stooping, pushing, pulling, and reach with or without accommodation.
  • Must possess good hand-eye coordination.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.


Equal Opportunity Employer

Curium is an equal opportunity employer and believes everyone deserves respect, dignity and equality.  All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.


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