Lyophilisation Manufacturing Manager

Strasbourg, France
from €4 800/month (gross)
Closing date
29 Sep 2020

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Lyophilisation (freeze-drying) is an important technique for the EDQM and we are seeking a highly qualified manufacturing project co-ordinator with strong communication skills and in-depth experience of freeze-drying to join our Manufacturing team. The successful candidate will be our lead on freeze-drying manufacturing projects for chemical and biological reference standards, ensuring delivery of products that meet the required specifications, on-time and within budget. He/she will also be the EDQM's technical reference point for manufacturing staff and internal clients on freeze-drying and will play a key role in driving continuous improvement projects.

The main responsibilities of the job:

The Lyophilisation Manufacturing Manager will lead the development of freeze-drying cycles for the production of chemical and biological reference standards at the EDQM as well as co-ordinate manufacturing projects involving lyophilisation while keeping abreast of developments in technical equipment.


What we look for in someone to undertake this role effectively:

  • hold a higher education degree or qualification (equivalent to 1st cycle of the Bologna process framework of qualifications for European Higher Education) in process engineering, pharmacy, chemistry, food technology or a similar domain;
  • have a minimum of 3 years of experience in freeze-drying (e.g. the development of or routine running of cycles in production) acquired in the pharmaceutical, chemical or food industry;
  • have a very good knowledge of one of the Council of Europe’s two official languages (English or French) and good knowledge of the other.

What we offer:

  • the opportunity to contribute to the preparation of the reference standards of the European Pharmacopoeia using freeze-drying technology, demonstrating the EDQM’s internationally recognised manufacturing expertise;
  • the chance to work in an ISO 9001 certified, multinational/multicultural workplace – over 20 nationalities work at the main EDQM site which is situated in the European quarter of Strasbourg (a UNESCO World Heritage site);
  • a highly competitive, income tax-free salary, an attractive benefits package including health insurance, additional allowances such as family and expatriation allowances (as appropriate) and an annual training programme.


Applications must be submitted by 28/09/2020 (midnight French Time) using our online recruitment website.

For more information on how to apply, please click the “Apply” button.

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