Mar 16, 2022

Job Description

8 biosimilars across immunology, oncology and endocrinology are already on the market, and Sandoz Biopharmaceuticals has a leading biosimilars pipeline with additional molecules in various stages of development. As a Principle Scientist you are responsible for providing high quality analytical data and expertise to contribute to the future success of our biosimilars development.

Your key responsibilities:
Your responsibilities include, but not limited to:
• Design, plan, perform/supervise and monitor all activities of assigned teams/ projects; handle several activities at a time; understand and meet customer needs
• Work according to appropriate standards as defined in Quality Manual, SOPs, ethical, health, safety, environment (HSE), and information security (ISEC) guidelines; lead initiatives to proactively ensure compliance and continuous improvement; advise team members and ensure all own and team activities are aligned with overall clinical development process
• Interpret results, evaluate data, and draw relevant conclusions; supervise project related scientific/technical activities; perform complex tasks without having established procedures. Review and approve raw data generated by others
• Write documents, e.g. protocols, scientific reports, lab procedures or SOPs; write scientific documents intended for external partners (e.g., other line units, authorities, external companies) or for generation of registration documents under minimal supervision; interact with authorities where appropriate
• Communicate, address and solve problems (e.g. deviations and unexpected results from experiments) within own and broader area of responsibility; communicate effectively across organizational interfaces within BCD; lead the transfer of know-how or procedures to other departments or external contractors, including troubleshooting and on-site training; may require up to 5% travel
• Develop complex methods; lead the optimization of project related scientific/technical activities or processes, co-ordinate local team(s); drive development and implementation of new technologies
• Provide scientific and technical guidance; perform information and literature searches; actively drive knowledge exchange. Develop, mentor and coach other scientific associates; present scientific/technical results and contribute to publications, and presentations

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:
• Science degree with completed PhD and 2 years relevant experience
• or Master of Science with 6 years of relevant experience
• or Bachelor of Science or equivalent technical education with 12 years relevant experience in industry
or equivalent
• Excellent theoretical and scientific knowledge in the following areas: Immunoassay, Immunogenicity, Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics
• Strong scientific project management and leadership skills
• Good knowledge on regulatory guidelines on Clinical Studies and good understanding of regulatory expectations. Knowledge on biosimilar drugs is a plus
• Proficient with laboratory and/or technical tools
• Proficient scientific/technical writing skill
Fluent in English (oral and written)
• Basic skills in local site-language, as required for the position

Key Performance Indicators:
• Successful and effective execution of assigned tasks within given timelines at expected quality; right the first time & on time, demonstrate initiative and strive for high level of quality

Why Sandoz?
500 million patients were touched by Sandoz generic and biosimilar medicines in 2020 and while we’re proud of this, we know there is more we could do to continue to help pioneer access to medicines for people around the world.

How will we do this? 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 Sandoz!

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
Sandoz is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse team’s representative of the patients and communities we serve.

Hiring decisions are only based on the qualification for the position, regardless of gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, age and disability.

The law provides for severely disabled / equal applicants the opportunity to involve the local representative body for disabled employees (SBV) in the application process. If you would like to request this, please let us know in advance as a note on your CV.

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BioPharma SZ
Oberhaching (near Munich)
Research & Development
Full Time
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Principal Scientist (d/f/m) - limited until November 2023

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