Director Of Downstream Operations
January 2014 to September 2017
Director, Head of Bioreactor Operations
March 2016 to September 2017
Lexington and Alewife
December 2008 to February 2012
January 2003 to September 2004
WuXi Advanced Therapies
Director Of Manufacturing
September 2017 to November 2019
Greater Philadelphia Area
Associate Director Upstream Process Development
January 2007 to November 2008
June 2001 to December 2002
Associate Director - HPV Fermentation & Purification IPT
June 2012 to January 2014
Manager - HPV Purification IPT
February 2012 to November 2012
West Point, PA
Manager (Cell Culture) Mfg
November 2005 to December 2006
Supervisor (Cell Culture) Mfg
September 2004 to October 2005
What company does Mark Semanick work for?
Mark Semanick works for Shire Pharmaceuticals
What is Mark Semanick's role at Shire Pharmaceuticals?
Mark Semanick is Director Of Downstream Operations
What industry does Mark Semanick work in?
Mark Semanick works in the Biotechnology industry.
💼 Past Experience
Upstream Process Development Manager - Gene Therapy at WuXi Advanced Therapies from January 2007 to November 2008 (1 year 11 months). Mark was responsible for developing and managing the upstream process for the company’s gene therapy products. at GSK from June 2001 to December 2002 (1 year 7 months). He was responsible for the cell culture and fermentation processes for RHB Fermentation. He also worked with Roche Diagnostics, Novartis, AstraZeneca, and Merck to develop and manage the vaccine and disease vectors production lines at Merck.
Mark Semanick’s educational background and work readiness is based largely on his education and experiences at Saint Francis University. Semanick’s B.S. in Chemistry from Saint Francis University was awarded in 1997. After completing his undergraduate education, Semanick worked as a research chemist at Pfizer until his 2010 exit from the company. Prior to his work with Pfizer, Semanick spent two years, from 2004-2005, as an undergraduate research associate at Iowa State University.Semanick has held a number of academic leadership roles at Saint Francis University. He has been the Assistant Director of Research for the Chemistry and Chemical Biology Department since 2011 and also serves as the Dean’s Fellow for the Graduate School of Science and Engineering. Additionally, Semanick has been a member of the Saint Francis University Board of Directors since 2007.Semanick has an extensive work experience in the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Industry. He hasheld a number of executive-level positions in five different companies spanning the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Industry. Semanick’s largest role at these companies was as the Vice President of Research and Development for one of these companies. He also held a number of other leadership roles in the company, most notably as the Vice President of Marketing. In addition, Semanick has been a lecturer at Saint Francis University since 2007.Semanick has also been involved in a number of leadership roles in Rhode Island. He has been the President of the Rhode Island Chapter of the American Chemical Society and has also been a member of the Board of Directors of the Rhode Island Chapter of the American Association of University Women.
💡 Technical & Interpersonal Skills
Mark Semanick has over 20 years of experience in the Pharmaceutical and Biotech Industry. He has worked in a number of positions at some of the world's leading companies, including Shire Pharmaceuticals, Merck & Co., Schering Plough, Legend Biotech, and WuXi Advanced Therapies. In his current role as Director of Downstream Operations at Shire, he is responsible for all aspects of the drug manufacture process from development to final product. He also has a significant role in the development of new drug products, both in the laboratory and in the field.Previously, Mark was Director of Bioreactor Operations at Shire, where he led a team of scientists responsible for the development and optimization of bioreactors worldwide. He also held a role as Area Head at Merck, where he directed the manufacturing process for products including vaccines, flavors, and antibodies. At Merck, Mark also responsibility for the development of new chemical products and for the waste management of chemical products.Mark is also a notable member of the technical community, having been a member of the technical staff at Shire, Merck & Co., Schering Plough, Legend Biotech, and WuXi Advanced Therapies. He has developed andharnessed a wealth of experience in yeast fermentation and purification, as well as in HPV fermentation and purification. In his previous roles, he has been instrumental in helping to create new products that are highly effective and popular with consumers.
Extraversion (E), Intuition (N), Feeling (F), Judging (J)
1 year(s), 10 month(s)
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