Head of Upstream Bioprocessing

Head of Upstream Bioprocessing

Ferring Pharmaceuticals

St-Prex, Switzerland

Your Mission:

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

Responsibilities and duties:

  • Design, produce and implement the Quality systems, the procedures and the instructions supporting IND/BLA submissions;
  • Lead USP Development in compliance with the Quality requirements (GLP/GMP) related to CMC development activities of biologics;
  • Design and implement a lean upstream 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 USP Development of Biologics;
  • Experience with monoclonal antibody and CHO cells;
  • 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.

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