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LIMS Engineer, Biochemical Analytical Techniques Job

MSD Merck Sharp & Dohme

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LIMS Engineer, Biochemical Analytical Techniques Job

LIMS Engineer, Biochemical Analytical Techniques-BIO004577

Description

MSD is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company – one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us.

Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of an individual like you. To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. As part of our global team, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.

MSD is looking for an independent engineer/bench scientist with a strong technical background and hands-on experience in biochemical analytical methods to join our Biologics Analytical Department located in Lucerne/Schachen, Switzerland.

You will be part of a multidisciplinary team of research scientists and provide highly regulated technical support for the development of novel biopharmaceuticals. As an active member of our global bioanalytical development team, you will besides work with your counterparts at our US research sites to apply state-of-the-art technology to support biotechnology process development, using Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS).

The integrated Biologics Analytical Department provides support to the Biotechnology Department by performing raw-, starting material and in-process testing for biological drug substances as well as maintaining an environmental monitoring program. Furthermore, the department conducts stability and release testing of biological drug substances and is responsible for global outsourcing of analytics for biologics, followed by study and quality monitoring to guarantee adherence to regulatory requirements and internal guidelines.

Specifically, your main accountabilities include:

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Perform analytical testing according to GMP/GDP standards

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LIMS Management: set up specifications, perform release and stability studies in LIMS

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Collaborate actively within the global bioanalytical development team

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Organize and execute technical transfer of analytical methods across the global biotech organization

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Provide training and guidance to apprentices in biochemical analytical techniques

Qualifications

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Engineering degree or first degree (MSc/BSc) in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biological Sciences or another related discipline

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Some years of practical experience in a research laboratory in the Biotech/Pharmaceutical industry, ideally in a regulated GxP environment

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Applicants with a qualification as Lab Technician (apprenticeship/vocational training) will be considered but are expected to have gained additional years of relevant experience

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Proven hands-on experience with biochemical analytical methods, e.g. LC, CE and/or UV

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Basic understanding and willingness to expand knowledge of Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS)

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Highly structured work style with strong focus on precision and data integrity

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Pronounced costumer and solution orientation, eager to provide constant and high quality support

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Demonstrated ability to efficiently perform as part of cross-functional/cross-divisional teams

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Strong team player, demonstrating mutual respect

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Fluency in English with good oral and written communication skills

Preferred experience and skills:

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Advanced experience in protein biochemistry and/or biochemical analytical techniques, such as ELISA, PCR, LC-MS of proteins, or any biophysical methods

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Proven experience with Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) and data management systems

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Good knowledge of programming languages and relational databases is advantageous

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Basic technical expertise in cell-culture-based bioprocessing

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Additional German language skills to facilitate on-site communication

Our employees are the key to our company’s success. We demonstrate our commitment to our employees by offering a competitive and valuable rewards program. Our Company’s benefits are designed to support the wide range of goals, needs and lifestyles of our employees, and many of the people that matter the most in their lives.

Recruitment Agency / Search Firm representatives please note:
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Job: Biologics, Vaccines, Analytical Formulat Job Title:LIMS Engineer, Biochemical Analytical Techniques

Primary Location: EMEA-Switzerland-LU-Schachen

Employee Status: Regular

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Number of Openings: 1

External Job Board Posting: Switzerland - Jobs.ch

Company Trade Name:MSD

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