Feb 17, 2022

Job Description

Drug Product Lead (DPL), Global Drug Development, Schaftenau, Austria

45+ curious and engaged scientists are developing together 15+ Biologics in the Drug Product Development Team in Schaftenau (Tirol/Austria)! We are seeking you to join our team as a passionate, experienced scientist, to lead a wide range of activities. Your missions range from formulation and process development to validation studies and submission support. Join an inspired, innovative, international environment where together, we bring medicines to the patients.
As Senior Expert (m/f/d) you will be part of an international team focused on the process development of therapeutical proteins. Apply now to contribute, design and create our mission “reimagine medicine”!

Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Drug Product Functional Lead is the scientific lead of the drug product technical development and is accountable for the scientific depth of the development program
• Designing, planning, performing, interpreting, and documenting scientific experiments for Biologics mainly proteins for drug product formulation development, pharmaceutical development; upscale of processes and process validations as well as registration of the medicines
• Coordinating the local drug product sub-team with technicians and scientists to deliver the respective development packages. Represents drug product development in the extended project teams
• Leading, managing and executing the technology transfers of drug product manufacturing processes from development sites and partners to internal/external manufacturing sites.
• Writing and reviewing of high-quality reports for submissions, review of regulatory documents as a scientific expert, creation of scientific papers and patents
• Contributing to health care authority audits as a subject matter expert
• Supporting the growth of junior team members and motivating them as appropriate by an encouraging and servant leadership
• Leading global initiatives and innovation programs regarding drug product development and process optimization

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:
• Ideally PhD or Master in pharmaceutical technology, biotechnology, chemical engineering or another relevant discipline.
• Experience (minimum 3 years) of work related to the pharmaceutical industry in relevant roles e.g. drug product project leader, biologics formulation or manufacturing processes development, technical transfer, validation and submission, data scientist, statistics, quality by design, analytical expertise
• Proficient in quality principles, statistics, quality by design and analytical know-how
• Understanding of GMP and regulatory aspects of the pharmaceutical industry
• Experience with working in interdisciplinary and cross-cultural teams
• Excellent scientific/technical writing and presentation skills
• English language is the basis for communication in our international environment (oral & written)
• Open, curios mindset ready to challenge the status quo as well as ready to deliver in time, growing mindset mentality, work in a team, as well as single contributor, able to highly focused work periods

We are looking for candidates with proficient scientific knowledge and organizational skills, team spirit, who are results-driven and open to new challenges in a global, cross-functional environment. These skills will make a difference by making medicines happen.

We offer a permanent contract, work in a dynamic environment, collaborate with different teams, knowledge, and experience sharing within the global Novartis system. You are kindly invited to submit your application, including your CV.

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 € 63.388,92/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 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, color, race, sexual orientation, nationality or disability.

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Global Drug Development
Research & Development
Full Time
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Drug Product Functional Lead, Global Drug Development, Austria

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