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Job ID 200196BR Position Title Inhalation Formulation Expert (Principal Scientist/Fellow) Division Global Drug Development Business Unit TECHNICAL R & D GDD Country Switzerland Work Location Basel Company/Legal Entity Novartis Pharma AG Functional Area Research & Development Job Type Full Time Employment Type Regular Job Description Within the Inhalation Formulation and Process Research and Development Team, we develop inhalation dosage forms as part of major drug product programs. Project matrix teams work together to deliver key contributions to successfully develop drug product and supply clinical material.
The successful candidate must be able to work independently to design, plan, execute, interpret and report results of scientific experiments related to the development of inhaled drug products.
The candidate will be expected to lead and manage his assigned project work activities, to contribute to the overall project strategy and goals as a member of a multifunctional project team, working closely with colleagues in analytics, quality and pharmaceutical operations.
This comprises all development stages from laboratory scale activities to the transfer to pharmaceutical production. Specifically, the candidate must be able to demonstrate a practical understanding of drug development.
As formulation expert, the candidate needs to understand how drug substance quality attributes, drug product process parameters and device parameters influence the performance of inhaled product from early to late phase development.
The candidate should have proven experience in scaling up manufacturing processes.
A sound theoretical knowledge of analytical techniques used to assess the performance of inhalation drugs is required along with some experience in writing documentation for health authority submissions.
A good attention to details is expected to compile and analyse complex data. Some knowledge of statistical tools and multivariate data analysis is desirable.
The candidate must be able to demonstrate a good understanding of GMP practices specifically in the context of manufacturing and documentation. Manufacturing operations support for development work and clinical supplies could be required. Therefore, a good practical knowledge/experience would be a plus.
The candidate will be expected to work in a matrix organization as a member of multi-disciplinary teams where excellent communication skills both written and oral are essential.
The candidate must be a highly motivated individual. Collaboration plays an important part of the role, therefore a team oriented working style with a flexible mindset are expected.
The candidate should also be willing and demonstrate experience to provide hands-on support to execute laboratory experiments as well as on-site participation during campaign manufacturing.
In addition, the position offers the opportunity to work in global multidisciplinary teams, explore new delivery systems, processing technologies as well as the opportunity to oversee scientific projects. Minimum requirements Educatîon:
Master's degree in sciences or equivalent with a strong background in pharmaceutics
Advanced degree (PhD or equivalent) in chemistry, pharmaceutical sciences or related fields is preferred.
English excellent written and oral communication skill required.
Some knowledge of German desirable.
- At least 3 years experiences in the development of pharmaceutical formulations (ideally inhaled dosage form).
- Excellent knowledge of laboratory and/or technical tool (e.g. QbD, statistical software).
Please note that the final functional level (Principal Scientist or Fellow) will depend on the candidate's experience, seniority and educational background.