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Senior Research Officer (Upstream Process Development) - Switzerland

Company: Just Pharma
Reference: MC-SROSWISS22/08
Closing Date: 27 Feb 17
Type: Full Time
Salary (£): Competitive
Benefits: Full Benefits

Job Summary:

JustPharma are now searching on behalf of a world leader in the discovery of new drug molecules for an experienced late phase upstream process development scientist to take up a role of Senior Research Officer in their NBE facility in Switzerland.


My client, a globally recognised pharmacuetical organisation are looking for someone with a demonstrated background in biologics to drive and support Late Upstream Processes. This is an excellent opportunity for a professional to step up into a Senior role within an expanding organisation.

This position will be working on a full-time, permanent basis in their office in Bern, and will be focused in an environment using mammalian cell culture to develop novel biological entities (NBEs) comprising monoclonal antibodies.


  • Support the technology transfer of Late Upstream Processes to my client's manufacturing team and external CMOs.
  • Process development/validation of new biologics for Phase I/II clinical trial production scale.
  • Continuous improvement of the Late Upstream Process.
  • Represent the Late Upstream Process Development team in a matrix organisation.
  • Providing input into the drafting of regulatory documents (IMPD/IND etc.).


  • MSc, PhD or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated background in mammalian cell culture and large scale disposable/stainless steel bioreactors (200L).
  • Scale up experience is a bonus.
  • Excellent planning/organisation/problem solving/communication skills are a must.
  • Must be available for International travel. 

For more information and a confidential discussion, please send all CVs to or call +44 1707 830123.


Monoclonal, Cell Culture, Antibodies, Antigen, Polyclonal, Mabs, Biologics, Biologicals, Bio-Pharma, Upstream, USP, Regulatory, Validation, Management, Manage, Manufacturing, Late Phase, GMP, CHO, Molecular Biology, Optimisation, Fermentation, Pain, Anti-inflammatories, Auto-immune, Research, R&D

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Contact Information:

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