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Associate Scientist

Company: Hobson Prior
Location: Switzerland
Reference: CWi
Closing Date: 03 Aug 18
Type: Contract
Salary (£): On Application
Benefits: 75000CHF / year

Job Summary:

As part of a physical-chemical-analytical group within biologics technical development, you will be responsible for the analysis and characterization of biopharmaceuticals in early phase clinical development with focus on method development.

Requirements:

Basel

12 months

Associate Scientist

  • As part of a physical-chemical-analytical group within biologics technical development, you will be responsible for the analysis and characterization of biopharmaceuticals in early phase clinical development with focus on method development.
  • Besides routine analyses your main task will be the development of chromatographic or electrophoretic analytical methods.
  • This involves independently planning, performing and evaluation of analyses.
  • You will also be in charge of the technical organization of an analytical lab and reporting to the laboratory head.
  • You have experience in protein analytics and in instrumental analytics (e.g. chromatography, electrophoresis, or spectroscopy).
  • Applicants should have good organizational and team skills, and good knowledge of English

General Job description

  • Perform scientific experiments or pilot plant processes for the preparation and timely delivery of drug substances (DS), drug products (DP), processes and procedures in collaboration with a multifunctional project team coordinated by Project Leader.
  • Contribute to maintenance of lab instruments/infrastructure
  • Meet quality, quantity and timelines in all assigned projects.
  • Design, perform and document scientific experiments/plant activities in collaboration with experienced team members if necessary.
  • Seeks proactively for support and coaching from Project Leader or Scientific Expert/or other team members during the whole process if necessary.
  • Provide documentation of raw data, evaluation and contribute to interpretation of results. Provide input for the selection of next experiments.
  • Optimize existing methods (lab or plant) or contribute to new method development and reproduce published methods.
  • Actively support the transfer of analytical or manufacturing procedures to pilot plant or production, including process steering controls etc.
  • Provide raw data documentation, evaluation and results interpretation. Propose and provide input for the design of next experiments.
  • Communicate and address problems, perform safety and literature searches under guidance from more experienced team members.
  •  Address simple problems. Recognize and communicate complex problems within he project team or network if necessary together with the respective Project Leader, Network leader or Senior Scientific Expert or a relevant team member.
  • Actively perform simple safety and literature searches under direction of relevant and experienced team members.
  • Keep record of chemicals, intermediates, excipients and solvents within own area of responsibility.
  • Collaborate with other team members to facilitate deliveries of DS and/or DP.
  • Schedule and perform routine maintenance of lab instruments/equipment.
  • Contribute to lab procedures, reports and/or instructions and/or SOP’s.
  • Contribute to the evaluation of new lab equipment.
  •  Actively participate in project teams/meetings/networks.
  • Actively contributes to team goals.
  • Ensure all own activities are aligned with overall drug development process.
  • Work according to appropriate SOPs, GMP, GLP, QM, HSE, ISEC & Novartis Guidelines.
  • Strategic and scientific contribution to Networks, target achievements according to network charter and annual objectives Language Position Purpose

Major Accountabilities Key Performance Indicators

  • Minimum: Technician with continuing education (EU) or BS (US) or equivalent
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience as Technician (promotional pathway) or 0-4 years (for BS) or 0-2 years (for MS).
  • Awareness for safe handling of chemicals, potentially dangerous materials and equipment.
  • Adequate scientific or technical knowledge in a specific area (e.g. synthetic, analytical, galenical).
  • Basic knowledge in scientific/technical areas of collaboration.
  • Good knowledge of laboratory and/or technical tools.
  • Adequate knowledge of software and computer tools.
  • Basic presentation skills.
  • Adequate knowledge of English (oral and written).

 

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Contact Information:

Address:  Hobson Prior Europe GmbH
D4 Platz 3
6039 Root Längenbold
Luzern
Switzerland
CH-6039
Switzerland
Tel:  t: +41 (0)41 455 25 60
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