Senior Technical Expert, APAC/ Life Science (Tokyo)

Posted 10 Jan 2023

Tokyo, Tokyo - Japan

Req Id 259873


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Job Title: Senior Technical Expert, APAC


  **This role will cover biotech/pharma companies in the Asia Pacific region (excluding China) **


Location: Tokyo

Department: Customer Applications, Contract Testing Services

Report to: Head of Customer Application APAC (in Singapore)

Direct report: 0

Org size: 50+ under CTS Commercial APAC (9 under Customer Application)

Focusing countries (APAC): Focusing on Japan as priority, the rest could be Korea, Singapore, India currently.


Your Role:


An exciting new opportunity has arisen to join the company as a Senior Technical Expert/ Specialist Biological Safety Testing within the Field Technology Management team. Based on a strong understanding of current and anticipating future customer, market and regulatory needs, the Senior Technical Expert/Specialist position is responsible for providing scientific excellence for the APAC (excluding China) customers in the biologics market. The candidate will serve as an experienced technical expert/ specialist in biological safety testing of biologics, vaccines and novel biotherapies for large pharma and biotechnology companies. For this expert-level technical position, it would be an advantage to have a solid working knowledge of biotechnology manufacturing principles and processes.


Who you are:

Minimum requirements:


  • Educated to Ph.D. level (Life Sciences or a relevant scientific field) or equivalent experience. M.Sc. degree will be considered for applicants with extensive experience in the pharma/biotechnology field
  • At least 3~5 years of relevant extensive experience in biologics and/or vaccines and/or novel biotherapies manufacturing and/or analytical assay development and applications
  • Must be familiar with Analytical, Immunological, Cell Culture and Molecular techniques
  • Prior experience of working in a R&D, Quality (QA, QC), CMC/Regulatory or manufacturing environment of vaccines/biologics. Or technical support/sales, customer facing technical specialist etc., (e.g. in testing service provider company) with above must to have industry and technology area.
  • Experience working within a regulated environment and ability to interact effectively with regulatory agencies
  • Advanced presentation skills and ability to effectively communicate complex technical/ scientific topics to customers
  • High business level verbal and written communication and presentation skills in both English and Japanese languages

Preferred requirements:

  • Strong interpersonal experience with a demonstrated ability to lead and influence teams and individuals
  • Ability to effectively communicate and build working relationships with internal teams/customers(external)
  • Willingness to travel in the APAC region on average 30% of the time. Some international travel required


Recruiting Contact: Fang Liu


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