Sr Process Chemist -Manufacturing, Science & Technology (MS&T)

AAA Statement Advanced Accelerator Applications, a Novartis company, is an innovative medicines company focused on the development of products for targeted radioligand therapy and precision radioligand imaging. We are committed to transforming patients’ lives by leading innovation in nuclear medicine.
AAA offers professionals the opportunity to face new challenges and pursue a career in a fast growing, technology driven healthcare company. We are passionate about improving patient health by leading innovation in nuclear medicine. We are looking for people who share our commitment to help us achieve this goal. Advanced Accelerator Applications is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).


Job Description

769 million. That’s how many lives are touched by Novartis products globally.

The Sr. Process Chemist owns the process knowledge of the product(s) assigned throughout the commercial lifecycle, maintains the oversight on process capability, through data trending and statistical analysis of critical variables, ensuring process(es) are robust, in continued state of validation and continuously improving. Ensures seamless flow of knowledge and information across functions, and with other Sites when applicable, with focus on the assigned product(s).

Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Maintain the oversight and knowledge for entire manufacturing process performed on site throughout the entire commercial lifecycle, act as SPOC.
• Responsible for ensuring the continued state of validation (process, cleaning, ongoing verification etc.). Create Process Validation protocols and generate reports.
• Monitor critical variables and key variables as appropriate using statistical analysis and conducting regular product specific data trending.
• Lead/support root cause investigation of process failures, initiate and lead product improvement projects, involving cross-functional teams.
• Assess impact of technical changes, assess their technical feasibility and determine scope / design of technical batches, challenge technical risk and business benefit of technical changes proposed.
• Operation of the MS&T Laboratory.
• Ensure an appropriate process control strategy based on CQA and where necessary on CPP, CMA is in place, support improving the control strategy where applicable.
• Provide SME expertise to perform process characterization of pharmaceutical processes to increase robustness and sustainability.

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EEO Statement
The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to create an inclusive workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration and empowers our people to unleash their full potential.

Minimum requirements

What you'll bring to the role:
• BSc. in Radiochemistry, Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Technology, or equivalent scientific degree. MSc., or PhD a plus.
• Experience in Radioactive Parenteral Products manufacturing
• 8 years’ experience in process support, e.g. Process Expert
role on the shop floor of pharmaceutical manufacturing and/or QA/QC
• Proven process understanding (Pharma, GMP, Validation and Regulatory aspects)
• Strong understanding of risk assessment and risk management fundamentals/tools
• Excellent problem solving and decision-making skills
• Sound experience of data handling and applied statistics and strong in defining and implementing productivity improvement measures

You’ll receive:
Competitive salary, annual bonus, long term incentive (LTI) for select levels, health insurance, paid vacation/holidays, potential flexible working arrangements and employee recognition scheme.

At Advanced Accelerator Applications, we believe the answers are found when highly agile and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment. Where you are given opportunities to explore transformative innovation. Where you are empowered to push boundaries/build innovation/challenge assumptions by taking smart risks, and where you’re surrounded by people who share your determination to seek the world’s toughest medical challenges.

Imagine what you could do at AAA! Start your career conversation today.

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