Sr Expert Downstream Proc Dev & New Tech (80-100%*)

Aug 05, 2021

Job Description

105,000 unique individuals work at Novartis, all with different needs and aspirations, aligned to a single inspirational purpose: to Reimagine Medicine for millions of patients around the world!

As a senior expert for downstream process development and new technologies, you will be a key enabler for our technology advancement projects and contribute to our innovation strategy. You will act as subject matter expert for all DSP related questions in our Drug Substance Scientific Office and closely collaborate with experts within the Biologics community across functions and organizations.
Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

•Identify and lead New Technology projects in the DSP portfolio, which enables our diverse biologics pipeline towards our HDPB facility
•Act as a DSP subject matter expert and provide a scientific guidance and (strategic) direction on emerging trends and to team members
•Be responsible for designing and planning of complex experiments as well as interpreting and reporting of results
•Collaborate with other groups/functions and sites globally and actively drive knowledge exchange
•Be proactively identifying scientific, technological and operational challenges and proposing solutions and communicating key issues to internal customers and partners
•Align and collaborate with external vendors to establish and implement innovative development solutions
•Contribute to the establishment of in-silico models in accordance to our data & digital strategy

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse teams representative of the patients and communities we serve.

Minimum Requirements

What you'll bring to the role:
• A Master Degree in biotechnology, biochemical engineering, bioprocess technology or similar with at least 5 years strong relevant industry experience in downstream biologics processing or PhD in relevant field and at least 2-3 years relevant industry experience
• Excellent ability to build collaborative relationships and a can-do mind-set
• Strong communication and presentation skills
• Strong experience in (continuous / connected) downstream process development and scale-up for diverse Biologics formats
• Proven ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks

Desirable requirements:
• Curious mindset with a strong interest in new technologies
• Attitude to resolve challenges with the ability to accurately balance between efforts, risks and benefits
Why consider Novartis?

799 million. That’s how many lives our products touched in 2019. And while we’re proud of that fact, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this: how can we continue to improve and extend even more people’s lives?

We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment. Where you’re given opportunities to explore the power of digital and data. Where you’re empowered to risk failure by taking smart risks, and where you’re surrounded by people who share your determination to tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges.

Imagine what you could do at Novartis!

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:

Novartis embraces diversity, equal opportunity and inclusion. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to create an inclusive workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration, and empowers our people to unleash their full potential.

*Some restrictions on flexible working options may apply and will be discussed during interview if applicable.

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