Production Supervisor, Downstream
vor 3 Tg.


Do you want to pursue a leadership role within manufacturing? You have either a strong biotech technical knowledge and some experience in management?

This opportunity might be for you.

We are building a new biological facility, anticipate to be operational early 2019. The new facility will employ over 400 employees.

Job Description

You will be offered the opportunity to bring leadership capabilities into play, use the interest for technical trouble-shooting and not least work in a highly successful and international workplace.

You will lead a team of 5-7 technicians, including coaching, developing and recruiting.

Some of your responsibilities :

  • Schedule and direct daily manufacturing activities in the large scale purification area
  • Technical responsibilities include, but not limited to, use of automated chromatography operations, ultrafiltration, viral filtration, depth filtration, and bulk drug substance dispensing
  • Perform manufacturing activities according to cGMP guidelines, ensuring batch execution, resolving issues, troubleshoot manufacturing equipment and make recommendations for resolution
  • Coordinate and draft revisions to automated batch documents
  • Hire and develop a well-functioning team - focusing on values and culture, including safety and cGMP requirements
  • Establishment of goals and development plans for employees
  • Supervise validation activities, ensuring proper and timely execution of validation protocols
  • Coordinate manufacturing activities with other departments such as Quality, Materials Management, Manufacturing science, Validation, and Process Engineering
  • Qualifications

  • At least 5 years of solid practical experience with similar tasks, preferably with pharmaceutical processing in manufacturing or process development environment -
  • within biotech, pharmaceutical or food production

  • Experience with startup of new facility would be beneficial
  • Practical knowledge with cGMP's and understanding of biotech / pharma production processes and unit operations
  • Moderate to advanced knowledge of most processing equipment
  • Solid knowledge of the engineering and scientific principles associated with their areas of responsibility
  • English fluent, German as a second language would be pan asset
  • We offer

  • The opportunity to join a world-class company and participate in commissioning and validation activities
  • An attractive salary package
  • A permanent contract with sustainable learning and development opportunities
  • About Biogen

    Biogen (NASDAQ : BIIB) is a biotechnology leader that discovers, develops and delivers innovative therapies to improve the lives of patients.

    As a company, Biogen recognizes that cutting-edge science and medicines can change the course of devastating diseases.


  • BSc degree in biotechnology, pharmaceutical or other relevant educational background from chemical industry, food industry, pharmaceutical or biotech industry
  • If you have any questions, feel free to give me a call : Katia Jean-Alexis, +41 75 434 31 45

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