Head of Downstream Bioprocessing
Ferring Pharmaceuticals
Prex, St,Switzerland HQ
vor 3 Tg.

Job Description :

Based in Switzerland, close to Lausanne, we are looking for an :

Head of Downstream Bioprocessing

Your Mission :

As part of the Ferring strategy to strengthen its portfolio of Biologics, develop, implement and lead DSP development activities including cell-line development, DSP development, DSP characterization and validation, technology transfer and DSP scale-up.

Responsibilities and duties :

  • Design, produce and implement the Quality systems, the procedures and the instructions supporting IND / BLA submissions
  • Lead DSP Development in compliance with the Quality requirements (GLP / GMP) related to CMC development activities of biologics
  • Be part of Development projects. Design, implement and operate a lean Downstream development strategy delivering high quality, rapid and cost-effective biologics development programs
  • Within a defined budget, select the best equipment and instruments to support laboratory operations. This includes also all the digital supporting tools
  • Implement and sustain lean tools in the lab such as 5s at the bench, visual management systems, Kanban
  • Be accountable for lab area and equipment. Make sure that equipment are maintained and calibrated. Make sure that stock of chemicals / consumables is at right level
  • Coach and guide junior scientists or technicians in the planning and the execution of their work. (Direct management is not foreseen for the first 2 years.
  • Yet, this position can evolve into a managerial position if the function is growing)

    Required Experience & Competences :

  • Master’s degree or PhD in bioprocess sciences
  • At least 5 years of experience in DSP Development of Biologics
  • Experience with monoclonal antibody
  • Communicate orally and in writing fluently in English
  • Clear understanding of the Quality requirements (GLP / GMP) related to CMC development activities of biologics
  • Be an entrepreneur
  • Be a team player
  • Demonstrated ability to operate in a matrixial environment
  • Location :

    Switzerland HQ - St-Prex

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