Feb 28, 2024

About the Role

Location: Mengeš #LI-Hybrid

Manufacturing, Science, and Technology (MS&T) team in Biopharmaceuticals Mengeš ensures that the drug manufacturing processes are well-designed, robust, and capable of consistently producing high-quality products.

Our activities in MS&T Laboratory are executed under non-GMP (development practices). We support biological Drug Substance (DS) manufacturing – protein bioterapeutics and viral vectors.

Main activities are:

• Process development: designing and optimizing the manufacturing processes.
• Scale-up and process transfer.
• Process validation: Conducting studies to demonstrate that the manufacturing processes consistently produce products of the desired quality.
• Troubleshooting and continuous improvement of biotechnological process.

As a MS&T Scientist - senior USP
you will design, perform, interpret, report and implement scientific experiments to directly support upstream processes of biotherapeutics.

Key Responsibilities:
• Planning, execution and interpretation of USP experiments in laboratory at small-scale for identification of manufacturing process in a scope of development studies and process characterization.
• Use of basic statistical tools for planning and interpretation of scientific experiments (Design of Experiments, DOE, ANOVA, linear regression).
• Scale-down model qualification of different lab-scale bioreactors.
• Troubleshooting of manufacturing bioprocess.
• Drive innovation and continuous improvement to mammalian bioprocesses through new technologies, new equipment or approaches.
• Cross-collaboration through different divisions (development/ procurement/ manufacturing/ engineering)
• Support team resource planning, project management and prioritization decisions.

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

We are committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse teams representative of the patients and communities we serve.

Role Requirements

Essential Requirements:
• MSc degree in Life Sciences field with experience related to manufacturing or process development and experience in biotech industry.
• Experience in Upstream processes in manufacturing/ manufacturing science and technology/technical development/academy.
• Self-directed, self-motivated and good collaboration skills.
• Cross functional collaboration.

Desirable Requirements:
• PhD in Life Sciences is desired.
• Working understanding of regulatory requirements and GMP standards.
• Knowledge of analytical methods for characterization of biological molecules.
• Experience with the use of statistical data analysis, DOE design.

We offer permanent employment, with 6 months of probation period.

Why Novartis?
Our purpose is to reimagine medicine to improve and extend people’s lives and our vision is to become the most valued and trusted medicines company in the world. How can we achieve this? With our people. It is our associates that drive us each day to reach our ambitions. Be a part of this mission and join us! Learn morehere: https://www.novartis.com/about/strategy/people-and-culture

You’ll receive:
Competitive salary, Annual bonus, Flexible working schedule, tailored to your needs, possibility to work from home, Pension scheme, Employee Recognition Scheme, Expanded program for the promotion of health in the field of physical, mental and social well-being, Unlimited learning and development opportunities.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion:
Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse teams' representative of the patients and communities we serve.

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