Chemical Engineer External Manufacturing

  • Contract type Permanent and Temporary - until further notice
  • Place
  • Reference 132169-24-1
  • Start date 01.01.2021
  • Sector Chemistry & Life Sciences
  • Publication date 17.11.2020
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For our client - a leading pharmaceutical company situated in Lucerne - we are contracting a:

Chemical Engineer External Manufacturing

Your assignment

- Reports to External Manufacturing Vaccines Drug Substance Technology lead, and receives general direction on goals and objectives. Works closely with assigned site tech ops lead for day to day responsibilities
- Supports facility start-up and technical transfer to an EP for new products and/or provide global technical operations support for continuous commercial manufacturing at an EP for existing products
- Collaborates with Large Molecule External Manufacturing Operations, External Quality Operations and others on the Integrated product team (IPT) to support the product lifecycle
- Supports validation strategies for new and existing products
- Support internal and external changes to ensure compliant manufacture of products
- Performs reviews of external partner documents including but not limited to, change controls, batch records, validation studies and technical communications
- Troubleshoot manufacturing issues and support investigations through scientific problem solving approaches
- Understands regulatory requirements and partners with Operations, Quality, and the EP to develop more efficient ways to meet these requirements
- Partners with EP's to achieve business goals and to establish a common culture that benefits both Merck and EP
- Ensure the highest Quality, Compliance and Safety standards by participating and complying with our Manufacturing Division Quality Management System (QMS) requirements, including ownership, as relevant

Your profile

- Minimum Bachelors degree in chemical/biochemical engineering, pharmaceutical science or chemistry/biology or related disciplines
- Minimum of six months of experience supporting the areas of bulk biologics manufacturing, technical transfer, or have demonstrated experience in these areas: process validation, process scale up, process engineering
- Previous experience in External Manufacturing, Change Control Management, Deviation management, Validation and Statistical analysis is an advantage
- Able to multi-task and work within tight deadlines
- Flexibility and the ability to work independently, as well as excellent organizational skills
- Strong professional and interpersonal communication skills are also required
- Travel will be a requirement of this position at least 30% (primarily EU)


This multifaceted project provides the opportunity to apply and increase your expert knowledge in a renowned pharmaceutical company. Also the possibility of contract extension is given. To submit your complete CV including diplomas and references just use the button ‘Apply'. We are looking forward receiving your application today!

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