Job description

Our client is a leading global player in the pharmaceutical industry with global headquarters in Basel, Switzerland. They are undergoing a transformation with respect to culture and outside perception. The organisation focusses on novel therapies in oncology and ophthalmology and is also currently developing a world-leading pipeline in neuroscience and dermatology with one of the strongest pipelines of phase II/III studies in the world.

We are currently looking for a Lab Associate – QC cell substrate analytics to be based in Basel for a contract position.

Main responsibilities

  • Performs scientific experiments for the molecular characterization of cell banks used for the manufacturing of biopharmaceuticals;
  • Use molecular biological test methods (e.g. sequencing, northern blot, southern blot, qPCR) for the characterization of production cell lines and derived cell banks for release testing following cGMP requirements;
  • Author of GMP relevant documents (e.g. laboratory datasheets, SOPs or other working procedures, qualification reports for equipment, etc.);
  • Prepares analytical data packages to release materials as described in corresponding SOPs;
  • Participates to the qualification and maintenance of instruments under GMP according to company’s standards, approval of qualification documents as applicable;
  • Plan, organize, perform and document scientific experiments under moderate supervision;
  • Provide documentation of raw data, evaluate and interpret results obtained for advanced but established methods or procedures. Review and verify raw data generated by others;
  • Write protocols, reports or lab procedures based on templates under moderate supervision;
  • Contribute to development of new methods or optimize existing methods;
  • Recognize, communicate and provide input to the solution of complex problems; address and solve problems within own area of responsibility;
  • Manage operational aspects in lab: Take over responsibility for equipment; schedule and perform maintenance and qualification of instruments/equipment, keep record of chemicals, intermediates, standards or consumables;
  • Work according to appropriate standards as defined in quality manual, SOPs, ethical, health, safety, environment (HSE), and information security (ISEC) guidelines;
  • Perform information searches under moderate guidance, actively participate in knowledge exchange;
  • Work according to appropriate standards as defined in quality manual, SOPs, ethical, health, safety, environment (HSE), and information security (ISEC) guidelines;
  • Contribute to the evaluation of new lab equipment.

Qualifications and experience:

  • Relevant working/residency permit or swiss/EU-citizenship required;
  • Master or Bachelor of Science or technical education with 2 years relevant experience or apprenticeship with 4 years relevant experience in industry or equivalent;
  • Awareness for safe handling of chemicals, potentially dangerous materials and equipment,
  • Adequate theoretical and scientific knowledge in the relevant area (e.g. manufacturing, analytical, pharmaceutical);
  • Good practical knowledge of laboratory and/or technical tools, adequate knowledge of software and computer tools;
  • Fluent in German, adequate knowledge of English (oral and written).

Basel, Switzerland

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