Associate Principal Scientist, Analytical Development and QC

Highly Competitive
  1. Permanent
  2. Analytical Chemistry
  3. Switzerland
Vaud, Switzerland
Posting date: 15 Jan 2024

Proclinical are recruiting for an Associate Principal Scientist, Analytical Development and Quality Control to join a pharmaceutical organisation. This role is on a permanent basis and is located in Vaud.


  • You will plan stability studies and outline shelf-life of GMP products, review and characterise impurities etc.
  • Produce crucial data to assist protein characterisation and comparability studies.
  • Prepare, evaluate and file analytical CMC source documents for clinical trial application (quality section), serving as a support to CMC regulatory affairs.
  • Contribute to the selection of pertinent CDMOs/CROs by evaluating the suggested analytical packages.
  • Offer crucial knowledge within the development of the company.
  • Partake in the biotech programs method in a matrix setting with the view to speed time to clinic.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Key Skills and Requirements:

  • Educated to an advanced degree level in a biochemistry, analytical chemistry, or similar discipline with pertinent industry experience within biologics R&D.
  • Demonstrable experience within a biotech manufacturing organisation in numerous stages of project development, working within practical analytical development roles in multidisciplinary teams.
  • A background in development and validation of methods of analytical characterisation, mass spectrometry, bioassay of antibodies and ADCs.
  • Acquaintance with large molecule and protein characterisation.
  • Prior involvement with comparability studies.
  • Comprehension of the international development of biologicals from preclinical to late-stage clinical development.
  • Comprehension of the management of a network of CDMO's and CRO's.
  • Experience of regulatory and quality regulations suitable for investigational medicinal products and biologics.
  • A scientific curiosity, flexibility, and capable of identifying and solving multifaceted scientific issues.
  • A high attention to detail.
  • Interpersonal and communication skills both verbally and in writing.
  • Works well in a team.
  • Capable of distributing multifaceted goals under challenging timelines within a rapidly changing setting.
  • Fluency in the English language.

If you are having difficulty in applying or if you have any questions, please contact Patrick Turbidy at

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