Analytical Op&QC Lab Manager (m/f/d)

Posted 15 Feb 2024

Corsier-sur-Vevey, Vaud - Switzerland

Req Id 271204


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An exciting new opportunity has risen at our State-Of-The-Art Biotech Development Facility in Switzerland.

Analytical Operations and QC Associate Lab Manager in Microbiology and Environmental Monitoring

The Biotech Development Center (BDC) is our Company's flagship biotech investment in line with the ambition to stay the Vibrant Science and Technology Company. The BDC is integrating analytical technologies of the future with high-tech automatized and digital laboratories, in a flexible, agile and highly collaborative environment.


Your role:

Reporting to the “Analytical Operations & Quality Control Head of Unit” in the Global Analytical Development organization, this role represents an opportunity to significantly contribute to the startup of high-tech GMP analytical laboratories in the BDC, by actively leading a team to set QC microbiological processes, contributing and executing procedural landscape for the analytical microbiology GMP laboratory and supporting the commissioning, qualification and validation for analytical systems. You liaise with peer QA and QC and production managers and you allow the QC testing labs to run smoothly whilst managing experienced collaborators eager to develop in a context of growth, simplification, and changes to ensure the delivery of our specialty innovator Biotech pipeline to patients.


Your key responsibilities in this role are:

  • To manage the QC Microbiology and Env Monitoring Lab and ensure that all related activities are performed in accordance with the cGMPs and regulatory requirements
  • To drive workflow’s definition for microbiological readiness in QC lab for both GMP and non-GMP activities (including environmental monitoring and management of microbiological raw materials used for testing)
  • To ensure the use of validated/qualified analytical methods and equipment
  • To ensure a consistent customer focused analytical service
  • To ensure the availability of a reliable and accurate documentation in the laboratory and support transfer or implementation of new analytical test methods
  • To foster people development and multiskilling in the laboratory
  • To ensure of the integrity of the data created in conformity with the “Data integrity rules”
  • To successfully present and/or defend Microbiology relevant topics in Inspection or Audit
  • To recommend improvements to existing systems, processes, techniques or programs with particular focus on state-of-the-art technologies and robotics


Who you are:

  • Graduate degree in Chemistry, Pharmacy, Biology, Microbiology or Biotechnology
  • 5+ years of experience in QC Microbiology activities in relation with Biotechnology/Aseptic processing in GMP environment
  • Proven experience as supervisor/manager with leadership skills and ability to develop team members
  • Advanced knowledge in part of the QC Microbiology activities and Aseptic processing scope
  • Previous successful experience in positions interacting with other departments/sites
  • Knowledge of GLP/GMP/Quality Systems requirements and international guidelines (e.g. ICH, Pharmacopeias) for biopharmaceuticals; knowledge of Data generation, Data processing, Data Quality principles.
  • Team player with advanced communication skills in English
  • Highly motivated and self-driven, and multi-task to support department and business objectives
  • Curiosity and open minded to new tools & technology


What we offer: We are curious minds that come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences. We celebrate all dimensions of diversity and believe that it drives excellence and innovation, strengthening our ability to lead in science and technology. We are committed to creating access and opportunities for all to develop and grow at your own pace. Join us in building a culture of inclusion and belonging that impacts millions and empowers everyone to work their magic and champion human progress!
Apply now and become a part of our diverse team!

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