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Technical Project Leader Drug Substance

Actelion Pharma Schweiz AG

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Technical Project Leader Drug Substance

Technical Project Leader Drug Substance - (160000ID)


About the Company


Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd. is a leading biopharmaceutical company employing over 2,500 dedicated professionals covering all key markets around the world – including Europe, the US, Japan, China, Russia and Mexico. Headquartered in Allschwil, near Basel, Switzerland, our functional, award-winning Actelion Center is a symbol of our innovative spirit and culture.


We are searching for breakthrough medicines for high unmet medical needs and this inspires and motivates all of us to work towards achieving our overriding mission: to treat more patients with groundbreaking therapies.


Besides highly competitive compensation and tangible benefits, would you like to have a noticeable impact and enjoy our culture of innovation, trust and teamwork? Do you want to grow in a different kind of company with an enthusiastic, stimulating environment fostered by open communication and a results-driven approach? Then we welcome your application to join our team in the role of Technical Project Leader Drug Substance, based in Allschwil.

Job Responsibility

  • Lead the technical development and manufacturing activities of small molecules drug substances for several of Actelion's clinical candidates and/or market products 
  • Lead of drug substance expert teams and CMC teams (including respective quality functions) 
  • Supply chain responsibility and representation of supply functions in Actelion's life cycle teams 
  • Budget and business responsibility for technical development and manufacturing activities with external partners in assigned projects 
  • Management of all outsourcing activities (contractor selection, price negotiations, contract negotiations, purchase orders) for assigned drug substances 


Candidate Requirements

  • Master degree (university or HTL/FH) in chemistry or chemical engineering (PhD in synthetic chemistry would be an asset) 
  • At least 6 years professional experience in pharma environment in chemical process R&D, process optimization, upscaling, piloting and manufacturing under cGMP 
  • Open minded personality with team spirit and displayed competencies in motivating and convincing people 
  • Ability to lead inter functional technical CMC project teams (project leader experience) 
  • Ability to negotiate, plan, and coordinate technical development and pharma supply chain activities 
  • Experience in external supplier management (CROs and CMOs)
  • Experience in working in an international environment E
  • Excellent communication, negotiation and leadership skills 
  • Fluency in English required (oral and written), German and/or French would be an asset 
  • Willingness to travel


What Actelion Offers

  • A competitive salary and generous social benefits
  • The possibility for development and advancement within our dynamic organization
  • The innovative and stimulating atmosphere of a multicultural environment


The research facilities are located in Allschwil, Switzerland, a suburb of Basel on the borders of France and Germany.



Primary Location

: CH-BL-Allschwil


: Technical Operations


: Full-time

Job Type

: Standard

Job Posting

: Oct 6, 2016