(Associate) Director, Technical Project Lead CMC

Highly Competitive
  1. Permanent
  2. Project Engineering
  3. Switzerland
Basel, Switzerland
Posting date: 14 Jun 2024

Proclinical is seeking a dedicated and experienced Technical Project Lead CMC for an (Associate) Director role. This role is an exciting opportunity to contribute to a fast-growing biotechnology enterprise. The successful candidate will be a motivated team player with strong organizational skills, ready to deliver tailored Chemistry, Manufacturing, and Control (CMC) packages supporting early development projects.


  • Collaborate closely with the head of the Pharmaceutical Development Organization.
  • Identify and participate in the selection of Contract Manufacturing Organizations (CMOs) for process optimization, formulation work, GMP manufacture, and supply of large molecules.
  • Negotiate CDMOs Master Service Agreements.
  • Act as the primary contact for third-party CMC vendors for drug product and delivery device development and manufacture.
  • Develop CMC plans for all projects.
  • Facilitate cross-functional planning of CMC activities across departments and disciplines.
  • Provide strong technical leadership and activity management to CDMOs to ensure compliance with cGMP and regulatory requirements.
  • Manage efficient flow of information and requests between the program team and the CMC team.
  • Conduct regular budget monitoring and contract and vendor management in collaboration with the Project Manager.
  • Support the vendor selection process and establishment of contractual frameworks.
  • Responsible for supply planning and forecasting procedures for clinical programs.
  • Contribute to the compilation of regulatory dossiers in accordance with the overall regulatory strategy.

Key Skills and Requirements:

  • MS, PharmD or PhD in biochemistry, biochemical engineering, chemistry, or other discipline within pharmaceutical / biotechnology sciences.
  • Experience in pharmaceutical product development, with a focus on managing CMC activities.
  • Background in the development of New Biological Entities (NBEs); experience with bio-conjugation, antibody drug conjugates (ACDs) or New Chemical Entities (NCEs) is a significant plus.
  • Experience with establishing service contracts and managing external CMOs and contract labs for development work.
  • Excellent understanding of CMC processes and insights to early-stage R&D activities.
  • Comprehensive understanding of US and EU pharmaceutical regulations and Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs).
  • Team player spirit and a resourceful and fast learning mindset.
  • Excellent networking skills.
  • Strategic thinker and strategy developer.

Interested or know someone who might be? Reach out to Antoine Mortiaux using the following:

✉️ a.mortiax@proclinical.com

📞 +33 188 888 168

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