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Senior Manager - MSAT/MS&T - Biologics

Switzerland / Switzerland / Lausanne, Switzerland
19 Feb 2021
19 Mar 2021
John Spring
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
MS&T Senior Manager - Biologics

This position is a senior level role within one of the world's biggest biopharma companies with a global presence and ground-breaking technologies on the market and in development, treating a range of conditions in multiple therapy areas. There is clear career progression mapped out and the chance to make a tangible impact in a world-class biologics development and manufacturing facility.

Salary & Benefits:

Excellent salary and package on offer, full details on request. Base salary in the region of 160,000 CHF.

Role and responsibilities:

*Overall management of a significant team of people within the MSAT department - directly responsible for up to 30 people
*Strategic and operational oversight to the drug substance biotech manufacturing division
*Direction of tech transfer projects, process lifecycle and process validation strategies
*Development of lab scale models and driving continuous improvement initiatives from a quality and productivity perspective
*Leading of trouble shooting programmes and deliver product impact assessments
*Development of cleaning validation and process validation concepts in line with global standards
*Coordinate tech transfer activity both to and from manufacturing sites, delivering technical reports and writing validation documents which will help support with regulatory submission responses and inspections
*Maintain validation of small scale models at laboratory level to support manufacturing at large scale
*Leadership of innovation and solutions for best practices for drug substance manufacturing, collaborating with global production, process development and quality functions

Requires skills and qualifications:

*Degree in Life Science/Engineering required, with an advanced degree (Ph.D) in Life Science/Engineering
*At least 10 years' experience in the biopharmaceutical industry, including 5+ years' expertise in process development or manufacturing of drug substance
*Strong technical expertise in drug substance manufacturing of biologics including cell banking, upstream (fed-batch and perfusion processes) and downstream processing
*Knowledge of relevant regulatory guidelines, cGMP and validation practices
*Proven track records of building and leading teams of highly qualified engineers and scientists from development and manufacturing of biologics in a matrix environment
*Fluency in English (written and spoken). Additional languages beneficial, especially French

The position has a clear career path that will grow your experience and take you to the next level within 2-3 years and is offering the chance to be part of a global company but working on a local level where your impact will be tangible, measurable and rewarding.

To apply for this position and put yourself under immediate consideration, send your CV to or call +44 (0) 207 255 6650

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