Process Science Lead (monoclonal antibody)

Highly Competitive
  1. Permanent
  2. Bioprocessing
  3. Switzerland
Posting date: 11 Feb 2020
This vacancy has now expired

A leading and global biopharmaceutical company is currently hiring a Process Science Lead to join their team. This is an exciting opportunity to bring expertise and skills to an established and in-demand company which specialises in precision medicine for neurodegenerative diseases.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the development of cell culture (Upstream - USP) and purification (downstream - DSP) manufacturing processes for the company Monoclonal Antibodies pipeline.
  • Providing technical guidance and direction to rapidly moving Antibodies into clinical stage.
  • Direct studies to define optimal USP/DSP process development aimed at delivering highly productive / high quality processes.
  • Working in collaboration with the selected CMO to designs robust and scalable USP/DSP processes using scientific and engineering concepts.
  • Working in close collaboration with the Antibody engineering team, with cell line development, analytical & formulations development and strive for CMC team success.
  • Evaluating/interpreting data and communicate results to management and the CMC team as required
  • Contributing to the introduction of scientifically/quality driven approaches such as QbD or DoE (Design of Experiments).
  • Ensuring product supply from the Research grade materials to the Tox batches.
  • Interact directly with the selected CMO for planning and tasks execution.
  • Ensuring transition of Research manufacturing processes into Development.
  • Establishing solid scientific approach in the development of DS manufacturing processes.
  • Define USP and DSP process development roadmap in collaboration with the CMO.
  • Developing suitable and scalable DS manufacturing process(es).
  • Identifying and manage allocated budget and resources requirements.
  • Taking responsibility for production and supply of Research grade material
  • Be responsible for production and supply of Tox material.

Skills and Requirements:

  • Doctorate (Ph.D.) degree in cell biology, chemical engineering, bioengineering, or a related field.
  • At least 10 years of experience, preferably in early stage Product Development.
  • Expertise in cell culture process development and scale up.
  • Hands on experience with protein purification.
  • Must be forward-thinking and be able to lead and contribute to scientific/technical discussions.
  • Strong communication skills including verbal, written, and scientific data presentation.
  • Good understanding of biochemistry and bioprocess engineering concepts.
  • Strategic thinking and working collaboratively within and outside of the group.
  • Demonstrated effective leadership in industrial setting is preferred.

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