Job description

A day in the Life:

  • Leads the Manufacturing Science and Technology department and is responsible for process-related activities enabling Drug Substance manufacturing of Biologics.
  • Is responsible for facility fit assessment, tech transfer activities, coordination of process start-up activities including Engineering Runs, GMP/clinical, PPQ and routine commercial runs, and resulting risk mitigation activities.
  • Coordinates the process and cleaning validation strategy, including risk assessments (ex. Extractables and Leachables)
  • Supports manufacturing activities with data trending and continuous process verification, deviations resolution, process improvements and scientific expertise in the Drug Substance field



  • Responsible for inbound technology transfer, facility and process gap assessments, process start-up, validation strategy and process risk mitigation activities, while maintaining schedule and cost objectives.
  • Coordinates scientifically and/or technically based process improvements of clinical and commercial manufacturing processes, and facilitates the resolution of manufacturing non-conformances.
  • Actively liaises with external customers and internal partners to facilitate execution of customer projects.
  • Coordinates with global stakeholders to advance the standardization of technology platforms, validation strategies and site readiness for new commercial trends.



Minimally MSc in in biotechnology, cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry or related field
Language: Fluency in English, German knowledge preferable
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • ≥8 yrs experience in process development, at-scale manufacturing, and/or product stewardship.
  • Broad experience in all process areas (USP, DSP, buffer and media preparation) and ancillary processes (CIP, SIP).
  • Proficiency in working with multicultural and cross-disciplinary project teams
  • Good GMP knowledge and Customer-centric mindset
  • Experience in leading teams
  • Excellent organization, planning, problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Excellent writing, communication and presentation skills
  • Energy and drive (action oriented, drive for results)

Industriestrasse, Lengnau, Switzerland

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