Nov 03, 2022

Job Description

Cell Processing Specialist CGT (Temporary) Novartis, Stein, Switzerland

10 ! days - that is how long we in Cell & Gene Therapy treat a patient’s T-cells, before returning them with the potential to save a patient’s life. This is a unique and novel personalized treatment where we work with the patient’s own cells during our production process. Not only are re imagining medicine but we are also impacting on, saving and improving quality of life.

As a Cell Processing Specialist you will play an important role in this process by being responsible for operations on Day 0, cell washing and harvest processing and for verifying cell processing associates on intermediate processing days of patient derived clinical and commercial cellular immunotherapy products. You will also managed formulation and verification of all media lots. Due to the nature of the starting material (patient cells) this role requires high level of proficiency and ownership of the process and media formulation.

Your key responsibilities:

Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Ownership for the processing of the assigned patient starting material in the clean room environment.
• Ability to gown aseptically and work in a clean room environment (ISO 8, 7 and ISO 5) areas for extended periods of time.
• Day 0, cell washing and Harvest processing with the ability to work with automated equipment such as the CS5 and Sepax
• Verification of intermediate process days which include expertise with the wave bioreactor, NC-200 and in process environmental monitoring
• Maintains and prepares equipment/environment for use
• Proficient in the use of production related IT systems such as SAP, LIMS and MES
• Documents all steps in the assigned Batch record in line with GMP requirements
• Conduct all necessary processing/verification steps for the assigned lot with highest skill level of aseptic technique.

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:

• Minimum of 1-2 years experience in cGMP or academic or lab setting with aseptic or cell culture experience required
• Apprenticeship or Bachelor's Degree in relevant Engineering or Scientific discipline (e.g. Biology or Laboratory Assistant)
• Ability to perform complex calculations and an understanding of scientific notations
• Fluent in writing and speaking in English & German

You’ll receive:

Breakdown of benefits received in this role. Include flexible working, learning and development opportunities as well.

Why 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 here at Novartis!

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.

Accessibility and accommodation

Novartis group is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to all individuals. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the recruitment process, or in order to receive more detailed information about the essential functions of a position, please send an e-mail to [email protected] and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Please include the job requisition number in your message. 

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Stein (Säckingen)
Technical Operations
Full Time
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Cell Processing Specialist CGT (Temporary) Novartis, Stein

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