Senior Downstream Processing Scientist

Highly Competitive Salary
Oct 04, 2016
Nov 01, 2016
Chidozie Orji
Result Type
Position Type
Full Time

Our client, a global leading biotechnology company with a strong presence in the biosimilars field, is currently seeking to hire a Senior Downstream Scientist to be based in Switzerland.

Key responsibilities for this role include (but not limited to):

• Manage the scale-up of processes to phase III and commercial. Proceed to tech-transfer with manufacturing organizations with appropriate documentation. • Support manufacturing campaigns as subject matter expert.

• Manage the design and execution of process characterization/validation studies.

• Design and manage viral removal/inactivation studies.

• Support the scale-up of processes to phase I/II clinical development scale.

• Actively participate in the introduction and implementation of new technologies and process improvements, ensure compatibility of development and manufacturing systems.

• Actively participate in budget forecasts, planning and resource mapping

• Support for on-going process improvement of post- phase I manufacturing processes as part of the life cycle management.

• Provide active support for regulatory submissions

Experience of scale-up and/or process characterization/validation for Phase III and commercial processes is required.


The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following minimum criteria:

• Bachelors or Master's degree in chemical or biochemical engineering, or related discipline

• Relevant experience, preferably in an industrial setting • Hands-on experience in process development and process optimization

• Scientific curiosity along with active and independent problem solving capabilities

• Experience of scale-up and validation for Phase III and commercial processes is a plus

• Excellent organization and planning skills

• Experience in scale-up, troubleshooting and validation for Phase III and commercial processes is a plus


To Apply: Please click on the Apply button. Please include a short note outlining why you are interested in the role and why you think you are suitable.

In case you have difficulty in applying or if you have any questions, please call Chidozie Orji on +44 (0)207 4400 671 or upload your CV on our website .

Full job description available on request.

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