CMC Analytics Lead NBE

Highly Competitive
  1. Permanent
  2. Analytical Chemistry
  3. Switzerland
Posting date: 02 May 2019

ProClinical is working with a clinical-stage Swiss Biotech company that is seeking a highly qualified Analytical Project Leader to support its CMC product development programs.

The candidate must possess a strong scientific background in Analytical Chemistry and must have drug development experience, preferably for monoclonal antibodies and within a CMC and QC setting. He/she must have a clear record of scientific accomplishments and ability to interact across functions within a dynamic matrix organization. Job description Analytical Project Leader (NBE)


  • Lead and manage the analytical-related activities (release, stability, characterization, method development/transfer/validation, specification setting, etc) of Drug Products, APIs and raw materials
  • Coordinate and/or perform the analytical-related activities to support Research and Manufacturing in house and at third parties
  • Depending on project needs and growth, supervise and coach technician(s)
  • Prepare, review and evaluate internal and third party scientific and technical protocols and reports as well as QC documents, including data consolidation and analysis
  • Support Analytical Development and QC department in designing and monitoring the strategy, timelines and budget for assigned projects
  • Support QA, Regulatory and Manufacturing departments in monitoring and evaluation of quality-related events (e.g. OOS, deviations, change controls)
  • Ensure high quality analytical documentation for submission to Health Authorities
  • Present data at international scientific conferences and publishing in scientific peer-reviewed journals

Skills and Requirements:

  • Ph.D. or equivalent in Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology or a related discipline applied to large molecules
  • Analytical, QC or research related expertise (≥ 5 years) in the pharmaceutical/biotech field of New Biological Entities, preferably interacting within multi-disciplinary teams
  • Successful industrial experience in physico-chemical methods, protein characterization and analytical project management for monoclonal antibodies
  • Excellent knowledge and hand-on expertise on a wide variety of physicochemical and bioanalytical techniques (eg HPLC/UPLC, LCMS, SEC, electrophoresis, MALDI, IR, CD, ELISA, etc)
  • Strong understanding of CMC analytical strategy for NBE (e.g. antibodies, therapeutic proteins and protein conjugates) at all clinical phases is an asset Analytical Project Leader (NBE)
  • Experience in Regulatory Affairs and Quality applied to analytics (i.e. Ph.Eur./USP monographs and chapters, and ICH/FDA guidelines) is a plus
  • High level of analytical troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
  • Proactive and flexible team player, with ability to manage parallel activities, within different projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Advanced communication (including scientific/technical) skills, both verbal and written
  • Fluency in English; French and a third language are assets

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