Jun 21, 2022

Job Description

More than 380! That’s the number of associates in our Singapore Large Molecules division to support the making of medicines for our patients worldwide.

This job role in our Biotechnology Drug Substance Site will be responsible for providing to the Site the specialist knowledge and expertise, as Subject Matter Expert (SME), of Cell Culture (UpStream Process).
Oversees processes and standards to maintain / improve existing and to implement new innovative manufacturing technologies.

Key Responsibilities
• Act as the SPOC for the interface with global MS&T network and with technical development organization, for the corresponding global activities, to define and implement new technical standards for existing and new technologies and equipment
• Participate in the definition and selection of pharmaceutical equipment, through providing input to User Requirements
• Collaborate with technical development, other sites and global MS&T network to facilitate transfer of technical knowledge
• Provide technical expertise and advice for manufacturing unit personnel with relations to process and product related deviations, and multi-site product transfer projects
• Assure that the necessary benchmark is done internally in Novartis, and externally in the scientific and academic environment, in order to stimulate and to extend the knowledge, increasing the know-how of the associates and expanding it to the rest of the organization.
• Be a recognized scientific expert internally and externally by reporting and presenting scientific/technical work at internal/external meetings/conferences and publish in peer reviewed international scientific journals including patents. Maintain their work in inspection readiness level.
• Support Product Stewards in creation of Quality Risk Assessment and Process Description.

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

• BSc. in Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Technology, Chemistry or equivalent scientific degree
• Minimum 8-year experience in GMP manufacturing relevant to the specialist area of expertise
• Experience in biotechnology, technical transfer and Cell Culture
• Exposure in Mammalian cell culture will be an added advantage
• Shown process understanding of upstream technologies
• Must have expertise in the Upstream process support, GMP, deviation and change control
• Consistent record in leading interdisciplinary teams, project management skills as well as communication skills

Why consider Novartis?
766 million lives were touched by Novartis medicines in 2021, 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 at Novartis!

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