Apr 04, 2023

Job Description

200+! This is the current number of programs in clinical development at Novartis. Many of these projects, which include new molecular entities as well as additional indications and different formulations for marketed products, are for medicines that could significantly advance treatment standards for patients worldwide.

As an experienced technical laboratory expert in the field of dry and wet milling processes you will perform scientific experiments with active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) to support the development of drug substance (DS) and certain drug product (DP) processes. You will be responsible for the set-up, cleaning and maintenance of the lab equipment and will perform various analytical analyses to collect and interpret experimental results. Applying your professional experience, you will also coach peers and support the transfer of milling processes to pilot or production sites.

Key Responsibilities
• Plans, performs and documents scientific experiments in the field of dry milling/sieving and wet media milling.
• Support the growth of associates (peers) in the areas of milling and sieving through coaching to increase the technical skill base within a Materials Science team
• Performs analytical measurements with different instruments (e.g. analytical centrifugation, rheometry)
• Provides documentation of raw data, evaluation and interpretation of results.
• Supports transfer of processes developed in the laboratory to pilot scale or production facilities

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

Ideal Requirements

• Technical education in appropriate or related discipline (e.g. ‘Chemie- und Pharmatechnologe’)
• Practical experience in operating diverse milling technologies (e.g. wet media milling, pin milling, jet milling)
• Practical experience in the set-up, cleaning and maintenance of relevant equipment, including thorough awareness of HSE requirements
• Practical experience in executing appropriate powder analytical methods (e.g. particle size, rheology)
• Industrial experience working in a pharmaceutical development or pharmaceutical manufacturing environment is desirable
• Good collaboration and communication skills. Able to plan and prioritise work schedule.
• Fluent in English and/or German

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!

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Global Drug Development
Research & Development
Full Time
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Laboratory Expert in Milling Technologies and Powder Science

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