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Head of Analytical Development & Technologies Drug Substance & Drug Product

CR/156134_1706030308
  • Negotiable
  • Allschwil, Basel-Country
  • Contract

Contract Role: Head of Analytical Development & Technologies Drug Substance & Drug Product (12 Months)

A prestigious player in the pharmaceutical industry, based in Allschwil, Switzerland, is offering an exciting 12-month, full-time contract opportunity for a Head of Analytical Development & Technologies Drug Substance & Drug Product. This role is pivotal in driving innovation and excellence in their patient-focused drug development initiatives.


Your Role: Head of Analytical Development & Technologies Drug Substance & Drug Product

In this contract position, you will:

  • Spearhead strategic and innovative analytical development for preclinical programmes, enhancing methodologies and execution.
  • Lead method verification, transfer activities, and analytical troubleshooting for API releases in early-stage development.
  • Manage a skilled team of scientists, focusing on analytical method development for APIs and technical transfer challenges.
  • Conduct thorough reviews of analytical data and methods, aligning with early-stage clinical programme standards.
  • Author and oversee the development of method reports, ensuring robust method qualification and validation processes.
  • Act as a central figure in cross-departmental collaborations, driving key deliverables in line with organisational goals.
  • Foster scientific advancement within the department, mentoring scientific and management staff.



Experience and Qualifications: Head of Analytical Development & Technologies Contract Role

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Expertise in Analytical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, or a related scientific discipline, with substantial experience in a pharmaceutical setting.
  • Strong background in analytical development and validation, especially for small molecule drug substances.
  • Familiarity with cGMPs/GLPs, ICH guidelines, FDA, and CMC regulatory standards.
  • Proven ability to lead and manage technical teams effectively, with a focus on staff development and team dynamics.
  • Excellent communication skills, with proficiency in English.
  • A strategic approach to drug development, showcasing innovation and problem-solving skills.



This contract role offers the chance to make a significant impact in a leading pharmaceutical organisation. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply for consideration. For those looking for similar opportunities in the life sciences sector, please reach out directly.

Isobel Abernethy Associate Consultant, Quality Assurance

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