Principal Scientist (m/f/x) Biologics Analytical Operations

Jul 05, 2021

Job Description

Principal Scientist (m/f/x) Biologics Analytical Operations, Schaftenau, Austria

26! You will be part of a team of 26 people developing Biosimilars and new Biologic drugs. Our team is responsible to release the products for clinical trials and defining the shelf life of the product. You as a Principal Scientist (m/f/x) will be supportive to the release of the products as well as supporting the team lead of the analytical laboratory.

Your key responsibilities:
Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Independently plan, organize, perform and document scientific experiments activities. Propose and provide input for the design of next experiments. Provide solutions on deviations and unexpected results from experiments.
• Deputize Lab Head by approving GMP documents and test records as well as investigating quality events within the lab (e.g. deviations, changes).
• Optimize or troubleshoot existing methods, processes, address and solve problems of complexity
• Write protocols, scientific reports, lab procedures or process related SOPs; write scientific documents intended for external partners (e.g. other line units, authorities, and external companies) and support generation of registration documents; interact with authorities where appropriate complex analytical tasks

Minimum Requirements

What you’ll bring to the role:
• Master Degree in biotechnology, biochemical engineering, biology, chemistry, biochemistry or similar with at least 4 years strong relevant industry experience or PhD in relevant field or equivalent
• 2+ years of work experience within the pharmaceutical industry
• Proficiency in English and German is beneficial
• Good knowledge of sound technical & scientific of pharmaceutical, chemical analytics, QC or equivalent
• Proven experience within GMP environment
• Good theoretical and scientific knowledge in the area of expertise (like HPLC, CE)

Desirable requirements:
• A personality with a can-do mind-set and the ability to adopt to change with strong communication across organizational interfaces and presentation skills
• Ability to work and lead (a cross-functional team) in a matrix environment

Why Novartis?

769 million lives were touched by Novartis medicines in 2020, and while we’re proud of this, we know there is so much more we could do to help improve and extend people’s lives.

We believe new insights, perspectives and ground-breaking solutions can be found at the intersection of medical science and digital innovation. That a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment inspires new ways of working.

We believe our potential can thrive and grow in an unbossed culture underpinned by integrity, curiosity and flexibility. And we can reinvent what's possible, when we collaborate with courage to aggressively and ambitiously tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges. Because the greatest risk in life, is the risk of never trying!

Imagine what you could do here at Novartis!

In addition to a market-competitive base salary, we offer an attractive incentive program, a modern company pension scheme, childcare facilities, learning and development options as well as worldwide career opportunities within the Novartis group. In accordance with Austrian law, we are obliged to disclose the minimum salary as stated in the collective bargaining agreement. For this position the minimum salary is € 51,180.50/year (on a full time basis). In most cases, the actual salary will be higher, as we strive to maintain a competitive position in the market and consider your previous experience, qualifications and individual competencies.

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse team’s representative of the patients and communities we serve.
Our recruitment decisions are based on selecting the best person for the job, regardless of gender, religion, age, colour, race, sexual orientation, nationality or disability.

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