Senior Scientist or Principal Scientist


Reference Number: 895763-W
Type of placement: Contract, 12 Months
Location: Switzerland, North West


Our client is a global pharmaceutical company currently looking for a Senior Scientist or Principal Scientist.

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.
  • 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.
  • Strategic and scientific contribution to teams/Networks, target team achievements and annual objectives.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Successfully demonstrated several years (minimum of 3 years) of directly related experience as scientist or Ph.D. (0 years’ experience) 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
  • Relevant working/residency permit or Swiss/EU-Citizenship required