Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Basel



Basel-City, Switzerland

Job ID: 201811-127813

The Position

Behind every presentation of each product sold by Roche is the involvement of Pharma Global Technical Operations (PT).

Starting with Phase I of the development process and continuing through to product maturity, PT makes medicines at sites around the world and includes more than 10 000 employees worldwide.

"Global Technical Development" (PTD) is an organization of over two thousand people globally that are integral for the mission of Roche to develop meaningful medicines for patients. Therefore, we actively collaborate and develop creative technical solutions to bridge early-stage, late-stage and commercial product needs. The mandate of the group is, to expertly deliver the pipeline and supply quality products to patients. The group excels in its work through innovation, teamwork, dedication, and mutual respect and contributes every single day, continuously improving what it does.

As the Analytical Lead you are part of the Pharma Technical - individualized NeoAntigen Specific Therapy team (iNeST). More specifically you will be part of a dedicated cross-functional team working on the development and manufacture of an mRNA based per patient therapy working very closely with our external partner BioNTech.

In this position you provide analytical oversight and expertise to ensure an appropriate control strategy and relevant analytical methods are defined, developed and implemented from early development through product licensure.

In this challenging role you will:

Drive scientific innovative effort to identify, implement and defend a novel control strategy for the overall PCV program to enable high quality control (QC) throughput and minimum turnaround time for product release

Be accountable for method selection, development and validation strategies and transfer

Develop, execute and defend phase appropriate strategies for method validation and specification setting

Develop and defend strategies for product submission and CQA assessments including development and selection of characterization assays

Provide technical and quality control input during the review and approval of applicable documents

Collaborate and/or author sections of documents to be reviewed by health authorities (e.g. Briefing Package, INDa, IMPDa, BLA, etc.)

Support QC sites during method related investigations/root cause analysis

Your Profile

You bring a PhD, Bachelor or Master degree (preferably in Life Science) and 10 to15 years relevant experience in the pharmaceutical industry within the analytical development and QC functions, preferably with experience in the field of RNA therapeutic product. Deep understanding of current industry practices and global regulatory guidelines and experience with health authority interactions is desired.

You bring the following qualifications and competencies:

Strong leadership and teamwork skills

Excellent influencing-without-authority and negotiating skills when interacting with internal and external stakeholders

High flexibility and strong problem solving capacities to meet business objectives and a ‘can-do’ attitude with the ability to deal with ambiguity and to “think out of the box” to challenge the status quo

Proven track record when it comes to strategic prioritization, innovative thinking, effective decision-making, and performance

Strong verbal and written communication skills including the ability to present scientific results and strategic objectives clearly and concisely

German language proficiencies (verbal and written) is a plus

This position requires up to 20% international travel and can be based out of Germany or Switzerland or the U.S.

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Who We Are

A member of the Roche Group, Genentech has been at the forefront of the biotechnology industry for more than 40 years, using human genetic information to develop novel medicines for serious and life-threatening diseases. Genentech has multiple therapies on the market for cancer & other serious illnesses. Please take this opportunity to learn about Genentech where we believe that our employees are our most important asset & are dedicated to remaining a great place to work.

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About the company

Genentech is a leading biotechnology company that discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes medicines to treat patients with serious or life-threatening medical conditions. We are among the world's leading biotech companies, with multiple products on the market and a promising development pipeline.

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