Senior Scientific Associate

CHF70 - CHF73 per hour
  1. Interim/Contract
  1. Technical Operations

Hobson Prior are looking for Senior Scientific Associate (Analytical Development and Quality Control) to join a growing biopharmaceutical company in Switzerland who focus on discovering, developing and bringing more, pioneering medicines to patients.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Organization of laboratory activities (Follow the processes defined in Guidelines and SOP's).
  • Development, optimization and implementation of analytical methods, e.g., for purity-, stability-, cleaning verification/validation-, excipients-, content-, and potentially genotoxic impurity determinations.
  • Partaking in meetings at intra- and inter-departmental level (e.g., CMC).
  • Write-up of analytical methods for implementation.
  • Conduct of release, retest, stability studies, transfer and validation analyses.
  • Proper documentation of all analytical activities according to Good Documentation Practices through compilation of all analytical testing records (e.g. notebooks, raw data hardcopies).
  • Review, interpretation and documentation of analytical protocols and reports, e.g. for validation and stability studies.
  • Assurance of adequate maintenance and operation of analytical equipment according to GMP.
  • Drafting and review of COAs and/or Analytical results sheets.
  • Organization of GMP-(re)qualification and validation of analytical equipment with external companies.
  • Elaboration of qualification plans and review of qualification documents.
  • Training of Laboratory personnel on advanced tasks and GMP regulations.
  • Ensuring of cleanliness of laboratory and work space.

Key Skills:

  • High flexibility, advanced communication, time-management and team-working skills.
  • Good troubleshooting skills for analytical analyses.
  • Actively seek for technical solutions to improve quality and productivity.
  • Ability to work independently and to take initiative.


  • Apprenticeship-, College-, or university-degree or equivalent education in the field of chemistry, biology, biochemistry, pharmacy, or chemical engineering, apprenticeship.
  • You will have 6-10 years' experience with BS degree or 3-5 years' experience with MS degree.
  • Ability to efficiently plan, execute and document analytical experiments in a GMP- compliant pharmaceutical environment.
  • Good knowledge of analytical chemistry with advanced knowledge of sample preparation, HPLC and spectroscopic instrumentation.
  • Good knowledge of GMP.
  • Proficient in English.

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