Sep 19, 2022

Job Description

365 days a year, our global manufacturing and supply network works to ensure our patients have the treatments they need to live longer, healthier lives.

An AS&T Analyst assists AS&T (Analytical Sciences & Technology) laboratory areas in the execution of analysis in the frame of the microbiological control of our production environment and products including project support, and project implementation and performs AS&T technical writing for updates to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

Your key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

- Evaluation, validation, introduction and transfer of new microbiological test procedures incl.
alternative methods.
- Optimization and validation of microbiological analytical methods and equipment as well as cooperation on pharmacopoeial issues.
- Evaluation of the efficacy of disinfectants and
disinfection procedures by means of suspension and microbe carrier tests.
- Support production departments regarding the qualification and re-qualification of H202-
treatment procedures (isolators, locks) as well as of E-beam decontamination procedures
in time and in accordance to cGMP rules, QMs and SOPs.
- Determination of standing times for liquid bulk for sterile drug products, holding
times for aqueous intermediates for non-sterile drug products and drug products after
- Support of the production department's in qualification and re-qualification of sterilizers
and stopper washing equipment by preparation and evaluation of Bi's and EPl's.
- Guarantee the maintenance of the QC MICROBIOLOGY culture collection (cryo cultures of official test strains and of in-house organisms).
- Assurance of GMP compliance in the laboratory.
- Adherence to the safety and ecology guidelines.
- Archiving documents of the team, according to the requirements of the relevant SOP.

Please not that this is a temporary position limited to 24 months.

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

- (Technical) university diploma or very experienced laboratory technician in biology, biochemistry or pharmacy or equivalent.
- Fluent in spoken and written German and good knowledge of English.
- Experience in biological/microbiological analytics or diagnostics and/or quality control in pharmaceutical industry or biotechnology.
- Experience in Equipment Qualification.
- Knowledge in pharmaceutical manufacturing, incl. preparation, use and production of sterile drug products.
- Skilled in communication to team members, peers as well as to customers.

Why consider 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!

Novartis is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons.

Join our Novartis Network: If this role is not suitable to your experience or career goals but you wish to stay connected to learn more about Novartis and our career opportunities, join the Novartis Network here: https://talentnetwork.novartis.com/network
Novartis Technical Operations
Stein (Säckingen)
Full Time
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AS&T Analyst (temp)

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