Senior Scientist/ Principal Scientist

Inactive

Reference Number: 895556-W
Type of placement: Contract, 3+ months contract, extension possibility till end of 2018
Location: Switzerland, North West

Introduction:

Design, plan, perform, interpret and report results of scientific experiments for the preparation and timely delivery of drug substances (DS), drug products (DP), processes and procedures. Lead and manage all project/local network activities, support/coach team members, participate in sub-teams and contribute to overall strategies and goals.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Meet quality, quantity and timelines in all assigned projects
  • Design, plan and perform scientific experiments activities and plan, perform and contribute to project related scientific/technical activities under minimal guidance from more experienced team member (e.g., interpret and report results, generate and evaluate data, draw relevant conclusions, write reports)
  • Provide scientific and technical guidance. Coach team members as needed
  • Contributes to the setup and optimization of infrastructure or specialized facilities e.g. cell culture or biosafety labs as an expert
  • Generate scientific documents to hand over to internal and/or external partners (e.g., TechOps, authorities, external companies) and support generation of international registration documents under adequate guidance from more experienced team members
  • Contribute to risk analyses and/or peer review and project challenge meetings
  • Interact/collaborate with other groups/functions to facilitate validations, transfer of knowledge/analytical procedures and deliveries of DS and/or DP
  • Give guidance to team members and work according to appropriate SOP’s,  GMP, OQM, HSE, ISEC and company guidelines
  • Evaluate/qualify new lab equipment and prepare Capital Appropriation Request (CAR) and USR if applicable
  • Report and present scientific results internally and contribute to presentations
  • Contribute to maintenance of infrastructure/equipment
  • Actively contributes to team goals
  • Ensure all own activities are aligned with overall drug development/QC process
  • Work according to appropriate SOPs, GMP, QM, HSE, ISEC and Company  Guidelines.
  • Strategic and scientific contribution to teams/Networks, target team achievements and annual objectives

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Technician with continuing education (EU) or BS/MS or equivalent
  • Advanced degree in a scientific or relevant discipline (Ph.D. or equivalent).would be preferred
  • Minimum 3 years of directly related experience as scientist or Ph.D. or equivalent
  • Solid knowledge of cGMP
  • Broad scientific or technical knowledge in a specific area
  • Adequate understanding of development/QC processes in own function
  • Advanced knowledge of laboratory and/or technical tools
  • Good knowledge of software and computer tools
  • Good presentation skills and scientific/technical writing skills
  • Good communication skills, basic coaching skills
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Relevant working/residency permit or Swiss/EU-Citizenship required

 

 

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