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Downstream Technology Engineer, Next Gen Processing

MSD Merck Sharp & Dohme AG

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Downstream Technology Engineer, Next Gen Processing

Downstream Technology Engineer, Next Gen Processing-BIO004619


MSD is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company – one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us.
Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of an individual like you. To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. As part of our global team, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.


MSD in Switzerland is seeking a proficient Downstream Technology Engineer to join our biological drug product development and manufacturing site Werthenstein BioPharma located in the Greater Lucerne area. Werthenstein BioPharma employs a diverse group of highly skilled scientists, engineers, technicians and process specialists from more than 15 nations and provides an important contribution to MSD's endeavor to bring new innovative medicines to patients as fast as possible, while applying highest quality standards to all activities.

As active member of Drug Product, Downstream Technology and Automation group, you will be responsible for the evaluation and full implementation of novel equipment, innovative processing and the implementation of next generation technologies to keep MSD at the forefront of innovation in downstream development and clinical manufacturing of biologics.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Work with colleagues across the network in shaping and implementing next generation downstream processing technologies
  • Evaluate innovative equipment for optimizing manufacturing processes, preparing user requirements and capital funding requests
  • Collaborate across the network to implement various Lean Six Sigma techniques in the manufacturing floor to drive processing efficiencies.
  • Design, Qualification, Maintenance and operation of new equipment that supports 'Facility of the Future' technologies such as:
        Continuous Processing
        Multi-Column Chromatography
        Single Pass UF

  • Collaborate with Automation colleagues in linking various unit operations together into a continuous process



  • University degree (MSc/BSc) in Biology, Pharmacy, Process engineering, or another relevant discipline

Required Experience and Skills:

  • At least 5 years of work experience in the pharmaceutical or biotech industry
  • Familiarity with Downstream Unit Operations for mAb manufacturing
  • Competent in analyzing complex situations and show practical problem solving capabilities
  • Effective verbal or spoken communication skills
  • Good communication skills in German and English

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • At least 5 years of experience in Pharmaceutical or Biotech Industry (bulk manufacturing of pharmaceutical or biological components)
  • Commissioning and qualification experience
  • Six Sigma Green Belt or higher


Our employees are the key to our company’s success. We demonstrate our commitment to our employees by offering a competitive and valuable rewards program. Our Company’s benefits are designed to support the wide range of goals, needs and lifestyles of our employees, and many of the people that matter the most in their lives.


Recruitment Agency / Search Firm representatives please note:
MSD will not accept unsolicited CVs from recruitment agencies / search firms under any circumstances. In order to present CVs to MSD, your Recruitment Agency / Search Firm will have been invited to work on a specific vacancy and have Terms of Business signed and agreed with the relevant Recruitment and Staffing Regional Lead. Should you send CVs for a vacancy that you have not been specifically invited to work on to any employee at MSD (via email, post, internet, Taleo or any other method), these will be deemed the sole property of MSD. MSD will pay no introduction fee to the Recruitment Agency / Search Firm if a candidate is hired as a result of an agency introduction under these circumstances.



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Primary Location

: EMEA-Switzerland-LU-Schachen

Employee Status

: Regular


Number of Openings

: 1

External Job Board Posting: Switzerland - Jobs.ch
Company Trade Name:MSD