Scientist in downstream biotech process development

Posted 25 Mar 2020

Corsier-sur-Vevey, Vaud - Switzerland

Req Id 205047


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Your role:


You will integrate the Biotech Process Sciences (BPS) department in charge of process development, characterization and scale up to GMP manufacturing scale operations. As such you will work in stage 1 process development of biopharmaceuticals and contribute to the establishment of a manufacturing process control strategy in compliance with regulatory and quality expectations. You will be responsible for the scientific management of purification operations from high throughput screening, lab and pilot scale experiments, up to technical transfer to GMP departments. You will be a key scientific representative for DSP activities inside CMC multidisciplinary project teams. As individual contributor, you will analyze the experimental data and establish high quality study protocols and reports. You will provide scientific support on demand and investigate unexpected events. Your writing skills will allow you to elaborate various documents such as investigations reports, SOPs, guidelines, regulatory support documents, publications and templates. 


Your profile

  • Advanced scientific degree: PhD or equivalent in biotechnology/life sciences
  • Experience in recombinant protein production and purification in the context of process development or process validation (5+ years)
  • Collaborative, innovative, strategic thinking skills
  • Ability to apply defined process development and validation strategies
  • Ability to deliver detailed reports and state-of-the-art regulatory support documents
  • Clear understanding of Quality by Design concepts
  • Familiar with statistical tools and scientific data management systems
  • Fluent in English (spoken & written), French language skills is a plus  

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