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Head of Analytical Development and Quality Control Analytics

CR/156132_1705510968
  • Negotiable
  • Allschwil, Basel-Country
  • Contract

Contract Opportunity: Head of Analytical Development and Quality Control Analytics

Location: Allschwil, Switzerland
Contract Duration: 12 months (Full-time, 100%)
Desired Start Date: 1 March 2024


About the Role:

A leading Contract Research Organisation in the field of drug discovery and development is offering a contract opportunity for an experienced professional to take on the role of Head of Analytical Development and Quality Control Analytics (ADQC). This is a crucial position, responsible for leading the scientific and technical efforts in analytical development for pharmaceutical small molecule manufacturing, with a focus on clinical, commercial, and lifecycle development programs.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Direct the ADQC Analytics department, comprising subteams in Analytical Projects, Lab Organisation, and Medical Device & Combination Products.
  • Spearhead analytical development/validation and method transfers, ensuring adherence to global regulatory standards.
  • Collaborate effectively with other departments and external partners to enhance product development.
  • Ensure departmental compliance with global standards in analytical methods and controls for regulatory submissions.
  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement and smart risk-taking within the department.
  • Oversee budget management, resource planning, and performance evaluations in a contract-based environment.



Key Requirements:

  • Advanced degree in Analytical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, or related field.
  • Extensive experience (12+ years with BS, 10+ years with MS, or 8+ years with Ph.D.) in analytical development within the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Proficiency in development and validation of test methods, regulatory compliance, and technology transfer.
  • Strong leadership skills with experience in managing technical teams and projects.
  • Excellent communication skills in English; knowledge of French and German is beneficial.



This contract offers the chance to lead significant projects and collaborate with top professionals in the field, while contributing to groundbreaking medical advancements.

If you are a seasoned professional in analytical development and quality control, ready for a challenging and impactful contract role, we welcome your application. For similar contract roles or for queries about this position please reach out directly.

Isobel Abernethy Associate Consultant, Quality Assurance

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