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Job DescriptionJOB PURPOSE : Biogen is building a new Drug Substance Biologics Manufacturing Facility in Solothurn. It will initially house eight 18’000 liters bioreactors.
The team is looking for an experienced Upstream Scientist or Engineer. In this role you will implement mechanisms and tools enabling successful Technology Transfer activities under a highly automated state-of-the-art biologics manufacturing facility and drive Process Transfer activities for large-scale manufacturing bioprocesses.
Post-Tech Transfer, you will provide technical process and product expertise during manufacturing campaigns as upstream process SME, including leading complex process investigations and implementing process improvements.
The position reports to the senior manager of the Tech Transfer group and will lead a matrixed Tech Transfer team consisting of Operations, Engineering, Process, Automation, Development, QC and QA.
MAIN ACCOUNTABILITIES : Lead Technology Transfer and Upstream Process Transfer by driving matrixed, cross-functional team to ensure successful production campaigns (clinical, validation and commercial campaign)Develop projects plans, coordinate project execution, build and improve Tech Transfer project management toolsProvide Subject Matter Expert process support to operations during campaigns.
Lead process related investigations. Provide SME impact assessment to other investigations (operational or equipment deviations)Lead technical projects towards improved facility capabilities, efficient systems, improved technical competency, or increased process / scale-up understandingCommunicate effectively and proactively to department and site leadership and within external forumsKey words : DRUG SUBSTANCE, UPSTREAM, BIO-PROCESSING, BIOPROCESS, TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER, TT, TECH TRANSFER, BIO PHARMA, GMP, UPSTREAM PROCESS TRANSFER, UPSTREAM SCIENTIST, UPSTREAM ENGINEERQualificationsMaster or PhD degree in Bioprocess Engineering, Biochemistry, BiologyRelevant and proven experience in Project Management and Technology Transfer is a mustExperience on manufacturing execution system in automated facility is desirableSolid understanding of upstream bioprocessing (bioreactors, perfusion system, complex feeding strategies, PAT, centrifugation and depth filtration), preferably at large-scaleExcellent collaborative skills for partnering within matrixed environmentAbility to define and lead tech transfer deliverables, increase process robustness, drive complex process investigations and implement process improvementsMS with minimum 6 years of experience in Upstream process, or PhD with minimum 2 years of experience in upstream processSummaryType : Full-timeFunction : Manufacturing