Job description

Key Responsibilities:

  • Build an effective analytical development team at our Lengnau, Switzerland site to support our biologics business.
  • Hire scientists in different testing area including process and product purity/impurities, protein separation and potency assays.
  • Provide technical and people leadership by training and mentoring new team members.
  • Defining group structure, developing and empowering staff, putting staff in a position to achieve their career goals while also achieving department goals.
  • Lead high level design of major biologics analytical assays.
  • Ensure analytical methods are fit for purpose and support product development needs.
  • Work with Process Development and Manufacturing groups to trouble-shoot process challenges.
  • Establish department metrics for testing turnaround time, first-time right, and training completion.
  • Write, review and approve of department SOPs, analytical protocols, reports, test methods and other documentations.
  • Ensure and maintain safe laboratory environment and work practices.
  • Build and maintain department resource model based on project needs.
  • Act as the analytical technical lead on multiple programs, collaborate with internal and external team members to move client projects forward.
  • Collaborate with Program Management to ensure clear expectations and successful results.
  • Provide regular communication of analytical status to clients.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelors, Master's or PhD in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, or a related field with 10, 8, or 5 years of biotech industry experiences.
  • 3+ years of supervisory experience is strongly preferred.
  • Broad understanding of qPCR, ELISA, Liquid Chromatography, cell-based potency assays.
  • Ability to lead and influence.
  • Ability to foster collaboration and transparency. Strong timeline management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and communication skills.
  • Familiar with ICH requirements on analytical methods, stability, comparability and specification.
  • Knowledge of biologics CMC and IND/BLA submission is preferred.

Industriestrasse, Lengnau, Switzerland

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