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  • Recruiter: Anil Dahiya

Technical Project Lead – (DP/DS) – 5732 ADA


Our client, an innovative and dynamic bio-pharmaceutical company headquartered in Switzerland, covering multiple therapeutic areas, committed into delivering products on the market over the next 5 years, is looking a Technical Project Lead (DP/DS) for a 12-month contract (with high possibility of extension) in Basel, Switzerland.


Main Responsibilities:

  • As a Technical Project Lead:
    • Lead and manage development, analysis, production and timely deliveries of drug substances (API): plan, organize and administer the different aspects of the technical activities required for development, scale-up, and manufacturing of an active ingredient from preclinical development to late-stage clinical development in collaboration with functions of the technical operations team including Global Supply Chain, Discovery Chemistry, Project and Life Cycle Management.
  • As Product Leader:
    • Lead and manage all technical development and commercial manufacturing activities for both drug substance and drug product for assigned projects by developing and executing the overall CMC/ Product Team strategies considering all cross functional aspects and by ensuring the compliant implementation of the approved strategy within the Life Cycle Team and with involved third parties.


Qualifications and Experience:

  • Relevant Swiss working/residency permit and/or Swiss/EU-Citizenship required.
  • Chemist or Chemical Engineer with PhD
  • Minimum 7 years of relevant experience in the pharmaceutical or chemical industry with at least 2 years of successful performance in the role of leading cross-functional teams in pharmaceutical development and/or commercial projects
  • Scientific expertise in the drug substance (API) development and manufacturing
  • Profound knowledge of GMP, quality control and regulations governing pharmaceutical development and production
  • Experience in the API development from Phase 1 to commercial.
  • Experience in QbD, process validation and registration.
  • Excellent know-how of the pharmaceutical custom manufacturing market (CMO)
  • Ability to negotiate, plan, and coordinate technical development and manufacturing activities.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to adapt to rapidly changing environment.
  • Excellent leadership and open personality with proven team spirit as to motivate and convince people without line authority.
  • Excellent English required (oral and written)
  • Ability to deliver against challenging time and quality goals