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.