Associate Scientist

Highly Competitive
  1. Contract
  2. Laboratory Technician
  3. Switzerland
Basel, Switzerland
Posting date: 10 Dec 2019
This vacancy has now expired

A job vacancy for an Associate Scientist position has arisen at a leading biopharmaceuticals company. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a company that is leading in the pharmaceutical industry.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Using molecular biological test methods (e.g. Sequencing, Northern Blot, Southern Blot, qPCR) for the characterization of production cell lines and derived cell banks for release testing following cGMP requirements.
  • Author of relevant documents (e.g. Laboratory datasheets, SOPs or other Working Procedures, qualification reports for equipment, etc.)
  • Preparing analytical data packages to release materials as described in corresponding SOPs.
  • Participating qualifications and maintaining instruments according to standards and the approval of qualification documents as applicable.
  • Planning, organising, performing and document scientific experiments under moderate supervision.
  • Utilising special equipment or specialized facilities under moderate supervision.
  • Working according to appropriate standards as defined in Quality Manual, SOPs, ethical, health, safety, environment (HSE), and information security (ISEC) guidelines.
  • Providing documentation of raw data, evaluate and interpret results obtained for advanced but established methods or procedures. Review and verify raw data generated by others.
  • Writing protocols, reports or lab procedures based on templates under moderate supervision.
  • Contributing to the development of new methods or optimize existing methods.
  • Recognising, communicating and providing input to the solution of complex problems (e.g. deviations and unexpected results from experiments); address and solve problems within own area of responsibility.
  • Managing operational aspects in lab:

o Taking over responsibility for complex equipment; schedule and perform maintenance and qualification of instruments/equipment.
o Keeping record of chemicals, intermediates, standards or consumables.

  • Performing information searches under moderate guidance. Actively participate in knowledge exchange. Train and coach technicians, temporary employees and employees under training/education.
  • Contributing to the evaluation of new lab equipment.

Skills and Requirements:

  • Master or Bachelor of Science or Technical education with 2 years relevant experience or Apprenticeship with 4 years relevant experience in industry or equivalent.
  • Awareness for safe handling of chemicals, potentially dangerous materials and equipment.
  • Adequate theoretical and scientific knowledge in the relevant area (e.g. manufacturing, analytical, pharmaceutical).
  • Good practical knowledge of laboratory and/or technical tools.
  • Adequate knowledge of software and computer tools.
  • Fluent in local site-language. Adequate knowledge of English (oral and written).
  • Good documentation skills.
  • Basic presentation skills.
  • Demonstrable multitasking, project management, and execution skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills, including communication, presentation, persuasion, and influence.
  • Good organisational skills, including efficiency, punctuality, and collaboration in a team environment.
  • Proficiency with computer skills, such as MS Office.

To Apply:

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