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Functional Lead/ Lab Head, Basel



Basel, Switzerland 

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€60.40 - €61.40

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Position Purpose:
BDSS QC Bioanalytics is responsible for bioanalytical testing of Biopharmaceuticals for late-phase development projects and commercial products. Applied analytical techniques are mainly cell-based potency assays for bioactivity determination and ELISA /qPCR for the determination of process-related impurities (e.g. host-cell proteins (HCP), residual Protein A, residual DNA).

Major Accountabilities of the role as Functional Lead include:

• Supervision of routine QC testing activities, including line unit approval of analytical records and raw data, investigations of deviations, OOE/OOS, and analytical changes
• Full compliance with regulatory and cGMP guidelines within the field of responsibility
• Support of technical project teams as analytical expert
• Performance of method validations (full ICH validation) and transfers, author of validation- and transfer protocols / -reports
• Trending and evaluation of analytical data
• Method lifecycle management for commercial products including method updates, post-approval changes, or troubleshooting
• Management and coordination of internal and external customer interfaces (e.g. testing/resource requirements, setup of service level agreements)
• Support in health authority inspections as subject matter expert (e.g. routine GMP inspections, pre-approval inspections)
• System owner of laboratory equipment and computerized systems including initial qualification and periodic maintenance/functional testing


• PhD or equivalent education in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, or related discipline
• Several years of experience in analytics / quality control in a leadership role. Experience with Biopharmaceuticals desirable
• Thorough knowledge of GMP requirements
• Good knowledge of instrument qualification, quality metrics
• Experience in audits or inspections from HA
• Very good communication and presentation skills
• Fluent English required (oral & written); good skills in German and/or French as local site language (oral) desired

Michael Bailey International is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.
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Michael Bailey Associates
12 Brook House, Chapel Place
London, United Kingdom
Phone: 00442077392022
Web Site: http://www.michaelbaileyassociates.com
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