Senior Scientist Development Lead Microbial Cell Banks
Kundl, Austria
vor 2 Tg.

Job Description

40 years of expertise in biotech production and cutting-edge process development and a growing product portfolio including protein, pDNA and mRNA molecule formats including molecules relevant in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The highly diverse development pipeline creates unique opportunities within our process development teams to solve scientific and technical challenges in innovative drug substance and cell and gene therapy technical development programmes.

As Senior Scientist (f / m / d) Development Lead Microbial Cell Banks you will be part of a young, cross-functional R&D organization for development of microbial manufacturing processes covering the full spectrum of Novartis biologics and cell and gene therapy pipeline.

Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to :

  • You will act as functional expert for cell bank manufacturing and testing of development cell banks including GMP cell banks for clinical manufacturing;
  • lead the CB sub-team for the assigned project(s) for nucleic acids, biosimilars and / or new biological entities in alignment with interface functions (e.

    g. USP, DSP, analytical development, QA)

  • Design, plan, perform, interpret and document scientific experiments for the development of microbial cell bank manufacturing and testing processes for recombinant proteins and nucleic acids according to appropriate standards
  • Oversee internal and external GMP cell bank manufacturing and testing for assigned projects; ensure GMP compliance with minimal supervision
  • Support the growth of microbial cell bank / USP team members and motivate them as appropriate by an encouraging and servant leadership
  • Proactive identification of scientific, technological and operational challenges, propose creative solutions and communicate key issues to internal and external customers and stakeholders
  • Key member of the microbial Cell bank and Upstream process development team participating in strategic and operational decision making processes
  • Minimum requirements

    What you’ll bring to the role :

  • Master Degree or PhD in biotechnology, biochemical engineering, biology, chemistry, biochemistry or similar
  • If Master Degree : Experience in biopharmaceutical industry : Minimum 2 years
  • Thorough understanding of classical and modern microbiology and molecular biology tools and procedures (e.g. cultivation, cloning and sequencing);
  • Theoretical and scientific knowledge in the relevant area of expertise including proficiency with technical equipment
  • Scientific project management and leadership skills as well as presentation skills
  • Excellent command of spoken and written English language skills
  • Desirable requirements :

  • Good organizational skills, team player, agile and dedicated personality
  • Experience with working in a GMP environment
  • Excellent problem solving mind-set, attitude to resolve challenges, interdisciplinary thinking.
  • Ability of properly balancing between efforts, risks and benefits
  • Why Novartis?

    million lives were touched by Novartis medicines in , 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!

    In addition to a market-competitive base salary, we offer an attractive incentive program, a modern company pension scheme, childcare facilities, learning and development options as well as worldwide career opportunities within the Novartis group.

    In accordance with Austrian law, we are obliged to disclose the minimum salary as stated in the collective bargaining agreement.

    For this position the minimum salary is € 46,.00 / year (on a full time basis). In most cases, the actual salary will be higher, as we strive to maintain a competitive position in the market and consider your previous experience, qualifications and individual competencies.

    Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion :

    Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse team’s representative of the patients and communities we serve.

    Our recruitment decisions are based on selecting the best person for the job, regardless of gender, religion, age, colour, race, sexual orientation, nationality or disability.

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