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Senior Research Officer - Quality Control
Location Switzerland - La Chaux-de-Fonds - Neuchatel
Type of contract Permanent
Employment rate Full-time
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Senior Research Officer

Quality Control

 

Job Description

 

 

POSITION OVERVIEW:

We are looking for highly motivated people who thrive on being challenged and working in an agile, collaborative, and multicultural environment to join our multidisciplinary Quality Control team and play a key role in conducting rigorous, cutting-edge science.

To partake in execution and enrichment of our ambitious pipeline of projects, this Senior research officer position is to be filled by an analytical scientist with a thorough understanding of GMP principles.

She or he will work together with the QC team on the development of analytical methods for the analysis and characterization of biologics.

 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Plan and execute routine analytical testing (iCE, cGE, HLPC/UPLC, UV Vis, Solo VPE, ELISA small Physico-chemical and/or immunological testing) for batch release, stability testing and product characterization.
  • Comply with GMP requirements and apply all QC procedures, participate in laboratory audits and maintain lab in constant audit readiness.
  • Provide support and execute method troubleshooting.
  • Identify and facilitate/lead problem-solving and improvement projects, write, review and coordinate laboratory investigations, change control, non-conformances, perform root cause analysis and implement CAPA.
  • Contribute to writing and review of departmental procedures.
  • Perform data analysis and trending.  
  • Adherence to data integrity principles at all time. Writing and completion of documents: analytical reports, method validation protocols and reports.
  • Stock management of consumables, reagents, raw materials, controls and reference standard.  
  • Manage day to day laboratory activities and participate in the laboratory housekeeping and maintenance.
  • Perform other relevant duties as required.

 

EDUCATION AND DESIRED EXPERIENCE:

  • MSc or engineering degree in analytical sciences, biochemistry, biology or biotechnology with 1-2 years’ relevant experience or BSc with 3-5 year’s relevant experience.
  • Biotechnology industry experience is preferred.
  • Hands on experience with protein characterization using liquid chromatography (RP-HPLC, SEC, ion exchange, etc.) and capillary electrophoresis as well as ELISA and cell-based assays.
  • Must have a solid experience in GMP pharmaceutical industry, including documentation practice, method troubleshooting, carrying GMP laboratory investigation, writing of deviation, CMO experience is a plus.
  • Experience with the Empower software and statistical tools is a plus.
  • Prior experience in analytical method pre-validation/validation is a plus.
  • Strong sense of discipline, good communication and exceptional organization skills and hands-on approach.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Ability to achieve and maintain high standards with meticulous attention to details.
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal; French is a plus

 

LOCATION:

You will join us, in a picturesque city of La Chaux-de-Fonds, Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

This is a rare opportunity to join our growing scientific team at the very start of something special. You will become a part of the foundation of a new company imprint…

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