Director Oligo API Production

Director Oligo API Production

Bachem

Bubendorf, Switzerland

Bachem is extending its technology platform to include GMP compliant manufacturing of oligonucleotide based molecules such as double stranded RNAs, antisense gapmers, aptamers and others.

The position

This is a new, high-profile, senior role within Bachem’s production operation. The Department Head, Oligonucleotide API Production will be a key member of the Oligonucleotide management team and lead the design, installation and qualification of a large-scale manufacturing line for nucleic acid-based APIs at Bachem’s headquarters facility in Bubendorf, Switzerland. This individual will hire, form and lead an entire production team focusing on the efficient, GMP compliant and timely manufacturing of custom molecules. Functions and responsibilities of the role include:

  • Design, installation and qualification of a large-scale manufacturing line (up- and downstream) for nucleic acid-based APIs;
  • Recruitment and formation of a new department within Bachem’s Production Organization for oligonucleotide-based APIs;
  • Lead the large-scale manufacturing operations and take on responsibility for the timely and compliant custom project work of the department;
  • Liaise with the Department Head, Oligonucleotide Process R&D on custom project work and continuous improvement of manufacturing processes and processing innovations;
  • Support business development activities and technical interface in the communication with clients in global biotech and pharma;
  • Reports into Senior Operations and Business Management.

Your Profile

Interested candidates should be able to offer hands-on experience in the GMP-compliant production of large biomolecules, ideally nucleic acid based APIs. Your technical expertise includes chemical synthesis (solid phase) or biologics production, ion-exchange chromatography and ultrafiltration. In addition, we value the following skills and attributes:

  • Master or PhD in Biotechnology, Chemistry or Chemical Engineering;
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and readiness to work in a fast-paced environment;
  • Proven leadership skills and people management experience;
  • Experience in handling big CAPEX projects;
  • Working knowledge of SAP, SFDC, MS-Project applications;
  • Willingness to present at specialized trade shows;
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills in English and German;
  • Ability to travel occasionally to meetings with clients and specialized trade shows.

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