Senior Scientific Associate Metrology and Calibration (897260-MGP)

Canton of Basel-Stadt (CH)
19 Feb 2021
26 Feb 2021
Quality, GLP, GMP, R & D , Laboratory
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)

Providing Flexible Resourcing Solutions

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Senior Scientific Associate Metrology and Calibration (897260-MGP)



Our client, an innovative and dynamic bio-pharmaceutical company headquartered in Switzerland, covering multiple therapeutic areas, committed into delivering products on the market over the next 5 years, is looking a Senior Scientific Associate Metrology and Calibration for a permanent position based in the Basel area.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for metrological activities for Analytical Development and Quality Control Laboratories;
  • Supporting the development and evaluation of GMP analytical systems in ADQC labs, including: verifying that systems are working properly, organizes repair if needed prior to releasing to analyst, reviewing calibration certificates and investigating if failures occur;
  • Contacting and negotiating with vendors and contractors for the repair, calibration, preventive maintenance and qualification of analytical instruments;
  • Investigation and evaluation of the instruments if there is failure during analysis or testing;
  • Working with QA and the labs to develop corrective action and preventive action;
  • Being involved in qualification and validation activities, including generating user requirements and generating, reviews, and executes the IQ/OQ/PQ (installation, Operational and Performance Qualification) protocol for the new and existing instruments, writing the summary report and explains in writing with QA if there is any deviation;
  • Supporting procurement of instruments by evaluating compliance to regulations;
  • Coordinating Maintainance, repairs, calibrations, and qualifications from simple to moderate analytical instrumentations in both QC and A&D laboratories to ensure that all analytical instruments are in good working condition in compliance with cGMP;
  • Minimizing instrument downtime, reduces cost and maximizes availability by ensuring that instruments are repaired on time and calibrated / qualified in a timely manner to increase lab efficiency and productivity;
  • Generating respective documentation for new instrument purchases;
  • Generating Change Controls through Veeva system and the IT Change Management System to support instrument installs and relocations;
  • Reviewing qualification/validation protocols and ensures complete adherence to protocols during executions. Work with QA to obtain pre-approval of protocol and approval of reports;
  • Working closely with IT to implement new software technology and support upgrades for existing software;
  • Works closely with Engineering to coordinate site prep for new instrument installs or relo’s;
  • Maintaining SOP calibration, qualification and related records. Monitors industry sector trends to maintain compliance with FDA, USP and other industry recognized agencies;
  • Writing/revising SOPs and qualification protocols of new and existing instruments to mantain compliance;
  • Writing internal calibration procedures;
  • Establishing instrument ranges and tolerances;
  • Supporting QA and FDA walk-through Audit and provides responses to QA and FDA observations.



Qualifications and Experience:

  •   Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in chemistry, Biochemistry other relevant science discipline required with at least 4 years of experience working in a biotechnology or pharmaceutical company in a technical role;
  • Must have hands-on maintenance and calibration related experience for equipment used in QC and R&D Laboratories including but not limited to: HPLC,UPLC, GC, UV/Vis, FTIR, Particle Size Analyzers, and Dissolution systems. Working knowledge of Waters Empower Chromatography Data Acquisition Systems;
  • Knowledge in Analytical Equipment Qualification that includes IQ/OQ/PQ and qualification lifecycle;
  • Familiar with chromatographic data systems/databases, such as Waters Empower application software;
  • Good understanding of cGMP and FDA requirements (21 CFR Part 11 and part 211);
  • Able to troubleshoot and maintain simple to moderate analytical laboratory instruments such as HPLC, UV/Vis, GC, Dissolution Testers, and FTIR;
  • Working knowledge of Empower, Chromeleon, Veeva software;
  • Experience working with multidisciplinary teams in a matrix environment;
  • Broad understanding of biopharmaceutical analytical activities;
  • Experience with evaluating and implementing new and novel technologies;
  • A good understanding of cGMP, CSV and data integrity principles;
  • Good organization/time mgt skills; manage time effectively to complete assignments in expected time frame;
  • Relevant working/residency permit or Swiss/EU-Citizenship required.