BDC Associate Scientist - Formulation

Posté 08 déc. 2021

Corsier-sur-Vevey, Vaud - Switzerland

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A career at our company is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 58,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in Healthcare, Life Science and Electronics. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others.


United As One for Patients, our purpose in Healthcare is to help create, improve and prolong lives. We develop medicines, intelligent devices and innovative technologies in therapeutic areas such as Oncology, Neurology and Fertility. Our teams work together across 6 continents with passion and relentless curiosity in order to help patients at every stage of life. Joining our Healthcare team is becoming part of a diverse, inclusive and flexible working culture, presenting great opportunities for personal development and career advancement across the globe.


An exciting new opportunity has arisen at our State-Of-The-Art Biotech Development Center in Switzerland.


Formulation Associate Scientist – BDC

The Biotech Development Center (BDC) is the Company's next flagship biotech investment in line with the ambition to stay the Vibrant Science and Technology Company. The BDC is integrating new technologies in the field of biotech of the future with high-tech automatized and digital laboratories, in a flexible, agile and highly collaborative environment.


Your role:

Reporting to the Drug Product Development Team Lead in the Global Pharmaceutical Development (GPD) organization, this role represents an opportunity to significantly contribute to the startup of high-tech biologic formulation laboratories in BDC, by supporting commissioning activities of laboratory equipment, infrastructure and utilities for GPD areas. Once BDC is functional, this role will give you responsibilities in carry out formulation experiments and analytical testing aimed at developing stable formulation to ensure the delivery of our specialty innovator Biotech pipeline to patients.


Your key responsibilities in this role are for 2022:


Contribute to the startup of high-tech biologics formulation laboratories in the BDC as following:

  • Support to commissioning activities of laboratory equipment, infrastructure and utilities for GPD areas, including continuous support and interaction with the BDC CQV team.
  • Documentation preparation of equipment working instructions, operating procedures and local documentation and interaction with BDC QA function
  • Support to implementation of robotics workflows (formulation and analytics) as SME of analytical techniques for drug product development.
  • Contribute in assisting installation and implementation of analytical equipment


Once BDC is functional:


  • Preparation of formulation prototypes by using robotic platform.
  • Execute analytical technologies for drug product development by using robotic platform.
  • Perform high throughput screening (HTS) experiments (formulation compounding and analytics) for assigned projects and present results to the project lead (Scientist) or lab manager.
  • Perform analysis and resolve issues using critical thinking skills and problem solving techniques.
  • Contribute in the drawing up of study protocols and final reports for the formulation activities to be submitted to the supervisor for review and approval.
  • Support the formulation team and the project lead (Scientist) in the analytical activities to develop a stable formulation.  
  • Manage own workload and expands technical and scientific contribution by exchanging ideas and information effectively in a concise and logical way and collaborating with colleagues.
  • Recommend improvements to existing systems, processes, techniques.
  • Engage and execute on training program, with focus on performance and personal development.



Who you are: 


  • Graduate degree in Biotechnology, Chemistry, Pharmacy, Biology or related field.
  • 2+ years hands-on experience in analytical testing, in at least one of the following areas (chromatography, electrophoresis, spectrophotometry, generic tests).
  • Knowledge in HTS for NBEs Formulation Development is advantage.
  • Knowledge on international guidelines (e.g. ICH) for biopharmaceuticals.
  • knowledge of Data generation, Data processing, Data Quality principles is mandatory
  • knowledge on Quality by Design (e.g. DoE) is an advantage.
  • Preferred hands-on experience with laboratory information systems, digital tools and lean principles. 
  • Knowledge of protein structure and stability.
  • Highly motivated and self-driven, and multi-task to support department and business objectives.
  • Curiosity and open minded to new tools & technologies.
  • Fluent in English, French is an asset.


What we offer:  With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!


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