Senior Scientist

  • Contract type Temporary Assignment - bis auf weiteres
  • Place
  • Reference 127516-277-1
  • Assignment start date 01.02.2020
  • Sector Chemistry & Life Sciences
  • Publication date 15.01.2020
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You have a university degree in life sciences topic? You have gathered some experience in pharmaceutical industry? For our client, a leading pharmaceutical company situated in Basel, we are contracting a:

Senior Scientist

Your assignment

Expert in Analytical documentation and processes within the Cell Substrate Analytics team responsible for the molecular characterization and viral safety of Cell Banks used for the manufacturing of Biopharmaceuticals. Coordinates lab activities related to molecular biological test methods for the characterization of production cell lines and derived cell banks and subsequent release testing following cGMP requirements. Coordinates adventitious agents testing of production cell banks and bulk harvests at contract laboratories. Author and reviewer of GMP relevant documents (e.g. analytical methods, validation protocols/reports, SOPs, specification sheets). Administrative support for review of analytical data and batch records according to SOPs; Harmonization of GMP documentation across projects and processes.

Major activities:
-Support specific projects and establish target dates and priorities for lab activities. Prepares lab documentation for Molecular Characterization of Biologics cell banks. Meet quality, quantity and timelines in all projects.
-Design, plan, perform and monitor all activities assigned. Evaluate data, draw relevant conclusions and write reports for respective molecular characterization and/or viral safety testing.
-Coordinates adventitious agents testing of production cell banks and bulk harvests at contract laboratories to ensure viral safety of production cell banks.
-Proactively communicate key issues and any other critical topics in a timely manner to the appropriate management level and/or to any other relevant project team member(s).
-Contribute to optimization of project related scientific/technical activities and processes within the line function.
-Provide efficient and robust processes for the testing of production Cell Banks and Bulk Harvest intermediates.
-Participates to initiatives in the team e.g. harmonization of GMP documentation.
-Interact/collaborate with development teams and/or other functions to facilitate transfer of knowledge and deliveries of samples.
-Generate and select most appropriate scientific documents to hand over to internal and / or external partners (subcontractors, authorities).
-Work according to appropriate SOP?s, GLP, GMP, HSE, ISEC and Novartis guidelines.
- Report and present scientific/technical results internally.

Your profile

-MS, PhD or equivalent in Molecular and Cell Biology or related sciences.
-Good knowledge in English and German (oral and written).
-Relevant hands-on experience in a Quality Control or Analytical Development environment is required.
-Knowledge in virology and viral safety is a plus.
-Further requirements include established presentation and scientific/technical writing skills, good documentation management, planning, tracking, priority setting and adherence to project timelines.


This multifaceted project provides the opportunity to apply and increase your expert knowledge in one of the largest pharmaceutical companies worldwide. 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!

About Manpower
Manpower Switzerland offers its customers more than 55 years of experience in the recruitment, selection and placement of permanent and temporary staff, as well as in HR solutions. Its network of 50 branches active in all linguistic regions, 20,000 temporary staff, 1,500 permanent placements and over 5,000 clients – including small, medium and large companies – in all sectors of industry make Manpower one of Switzerland’s leading providers of workforce management solutions.
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Your Manpower consultant
Christopher Schefer

Life Sciences Competence Center
Picassoplatz 4
4052 Basle

T: +41 58 307 2441

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