My key client is seeking an experienced biotech professional with upstream (USP) experience to lead lab activities as a 'Team Leader for Upstream Production. They are looking for a confident individual with excellent communication, organizational and leadership skills to manage their well-established lab and production teams across multiple stages of drug development.
My client is a leading international-facing CDMO in biopharmaceuticals & biotechnology offering you the chance to be part of the ongoing fight against numerous rare/serious diseases. You would be working both in the lab on site and in office, as part of a diverse working environment and have access to world-class training facilities as well as development opportunities.
Managing and developing team members (e.g. lab assistants)
Successfully handling relevant projects in line with budget/resources/timelines and GMP framework
Following required health, safety and quality regulations
Working across different stages of change processes and organizational development
Data analysis & interpretation to obtain and implement applicable measures
Coordinating between and managing production and manufacturing teams
Representative for customer service activities related to production
Degree (Masters preferred) in the Natural Sciences e.g. Biology/Biotechnology or Biotech/Bioprocess Engineering
Strong experience in Upstream processes as well as Drug Production/Manufacturing in Biotechnology (Downstream may also be relevant)
Keen interest and successful track record in leading a team and successfully evolving/training members
Previous experience working with animal cell cultures and knowledge of bioreactor technologies as well process control
Experience in digitalised labs/automation is an advantage
Fluent German (C1 minimum) and English
Ability to work effectively in a team and take initiative on key departmental decisions