Senior Scientist

Reference Number: 896047-W
Type of placement: Contract

Introduction:

To assist a team of scientists responsible for the development and scale-up of purification processes and related technologies for GMP manufacturing of a wide diversity of protein pharmaceuticals.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Experienced in the development of separations (e.g. chromatography, filtration, ultrafiltration);
  • Defining and performing experiments to address problems arising in early-stage development projects;
  • Planning, designing and performing experiments to arrive at scientifically sound conclusions and well-supported recommendations to project teams, while making optimal use of available resources and time;
  • Evaluating and implementing innovative technologies to contribute to a cutting-edge process development environment;
  • Representing your work in CMC project teams, and supporting all deliverables for process development, qualification and transfer to manufacturing sites under adequate guidance.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • BSc, MSc or equivalent education in Biochemistry, Biochemical Engineering or a related discipline;
  • 3 – 5 years of related experience in industry, or equivalent exposure in academia;
  • Demonstrated ability in applying biochemistry and biochemical engineering principles to process development problems;
  • Practical experience in the development of unit operations for the purification of biopharmaceuticals (e.g. chromatography, filtration, ultrafiltration) in an industrial setting;
  • Experience in protein analytics and in instrumental analytics (e.g. HPLC), ideally in an industry setting, is advantageous;
  • Further requirements include: a team player with strong communication, presentation and scientific/technical writing skills, management skills with respect to planning, tracking, priority setting and adherence to project timelines;
  • Fluent in both written and spoken English;
  • Relevant working/residency permit or Swiss/EU-Citizenship required.

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