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Job Description Summary
Lead a team in the Phys-Chem Analytical Development group to provide analytical support to all projects in DPS
Key Responsibilities and duties
Manage analytical development tasks e.g. development and evaluation of analytical methods and technologies to support formulation development and DP testing (GMP and non-GMP, specifically including HPLC and CE purity methods, content by UV, color, clarity and opalescence, pH, osmolality, extractable volume, CCI, visual inspection), contribute to the design and setting up analytical development processes at DPS, alignment of concepts across the Lonza analytical network, all in close collaboration with the QC and other groups at DPS. Help establish DP analytical infrastructure and services for biologics, small molecule and peptide parenterals for clinical and commercial products
Supervise the installation, qualification and maintenance of instruments for DP phys-chem analytics in close alignment with current best practices and regulations
Develop and establish analytical methods and technologies to support formulation development and DP QC (specifically including HPLC and CE purity methods, content by UV, identity, color, clarity and opalescence, pH, osmolality, extractable volume, CCI, visual inspection, etc.
Manage a small team of lab scientists within the Phys-Chem AD group, also in a matrix organization across the entire Analytics organization. Ensure effective use of resources (time, personnel, equipment, material, rooms), maintenance of equipment, order and safety and health protection and following lab and safety instructions and guidance and all cGMP reguations.
Ensure the proper maintenance and qualification of equipment, safety and health protection following lab and safety instructions and all cGMP regulations
Enable innovation and technical strategy projects, generate IP and contribute to scientific publications and conference talks, evaluate and implement of new methods, as required
Perform other duties as assigned.
Required qualifications/ Skills
A degree in Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences or related field
> 2 years working experience in analytical development and quality control, preferably under cGMP regulations
Excellent working knowledge in all relevant analytical techniques
Excellent communication skills
Excellent reporting and scientific skills
Excellent ability to interpret complex analytical data
Excellent supervisory skills
Ability to work independently and in a team environment
Good inter-personal skills
Enthusiastic and open-minded
Willingness to learn and carry out new and complex tasks
Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English
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