Feb 22, 2022

Job Description

>40 years of expertise in biotech production and cutting-edge process development and a growing product portfolio including protein, pDNA and mRNA molecule formats including molecules relevant in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The highly diverse development pipeline creates unique opportunities within our process development teams to solve scientific and technical challenges in innovative drug substance and cell and gene therapy technical development programmes.

As Senior Biologics and CGT Drug Substance Development Lead (f/m/d) you will be part of a young, cross-functional R&D organization for development of microbial manufacturing processes covering the full spectrum of Novartis biologics and cell and gene therapy pipeline.

Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Actively implement line unit strategies by leading cross-functional teams or scientific programs for nucleic acids, biosimilars and/or new biological entities programs
• Actively contribute to budget and resource planning
• Lead the assigned drug substance process development teams in a matrix organization and provide scientific guidance to ensure efficient development of scaleable and robust isolation and purification process steps for recombinant proteins and nucleic acids
• Act as recognized expert in the Novartis networks and international scientific community with excellent leadership skills
• Set priorities for the team; coach DS team members and helping them to grow and motivate them as appropriate by an encouraging and servant leadership
• Proactively communicate overall project strategy and resource demand. Adapt project strategy and prioritize project activities, according to agreed upon timelines
• Key member of the Cell and viral vector development’s drug substance development organization participating in strategic and operational decision-making processes

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:
• PhD in biotechnology, biochemical engineering, biology, chemistry, biochemistry or similar
• >6-8 years of industry experience in biopharmaceutical industry, being a recognized expert in the scientific community
• Excellent understanding of either or both USP and DSP process development for proteins and nucleic acids
• Excellent theoretical and scientific knowledge in the relevant area of expertise including proficiency with technical equipment
• Excellent command of spoken and written English language skills
• Scientific project management and leadership skills as well as presentation skills
• Excellent understanding of regulatory expectations

Desirable requirements:
• Excellent organizational skills, team player, agile and dedicated personality
• Excellent problem solving mind-set for complex tasks and topics of strategic relevance, attitude to resolve challenges, interdisciplinary thinking.
• Ability of properly balancing between efforts, risks and benefits
• Demonstrate strategic agility and a comprehensive picture on interactions of different functions with a deep understanding of the business

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 € 62,146/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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Global Drug Development
Research & Development
Full Time
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Drug Substance Biologics and CGT Development Lead (f/m/d)

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