Lab Head Bioanalytics


Reference Number: 895757-W
Type of placement: Contract, 12 Months
Location: Switzerland, North West


Our client is a global pharmaceutical company currently looking for a Lab Head Bioanalytics.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Lead a laboratory with 2-3 associates within Biologics Technical Development and Manufacturing
  • Design, develop, validate and execute various bioanalytical assays to assess the biological activity (potency) and purity of biopharmaceuticals in clinical development
  • Supporting manufacturing process development
  • Release of drug substances and drug products for human use under GMP
  • Target binding assays, cell-based potency assays, immunoassays for various process-related impurities, and PCR-based assays for residual host-cell DNA
  • Contribute to the preparation of clinical trial applications and registration documents
  • Manages technical activities on site level for product transfers (process, technology, analytics, capacity, resources) 

Qualifications and Experience:

  • PhD and preferably postdoctoral experience in life sciences with strong background in cell biology and/or biochemistry
  • Experience in development of cell-based assays and immunoassays, preferably in an industrial setting
  • Knowledge and/or experience of working under GxP would be highly desirable
  • Excellent communication, team and leadership skills
  • Sound knowledge of English is required; knowledge of German is desirable
  • Relevant working/residency permit or Swiss/EU-Citizenship required