Principal Scientific Associate

  • Salary: Competitive
  • REF Number: 00051564
  • Consultant: Adrien Guimard
  • Contact: 0041 (0) 800 106 106
  • Date Published: 15.09.2021
  • Sector: Basel Area
  • Location: Pratteln, Experienced
  • Discipline: Science - Analytical Chemistry

QLS are recruiting for a Principal Scientific Associate to join an important project with an Innovative Pharmaceutical Company at their site based in Allschwil on a contract basis for one year.

Main responsibilities:

  • Organization of laboratoryactivities. 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
  • Write-up of analyticalmethods for implementation
  • Participation and collaboration in meetings at intra- and inter-departmental level(e.g., CMC)
  • Conduct of release, retest, stability studies, transfer and validation analyses
  • Proper documentation of all analytical activities according to Good Documentation Practices
  • Review, interpretation and documentation of analytical data
  • Write-up and review of analytical protocols, reports and specifications
  • Assurance of adequate maintenance and operation of analytical equipment according to GMP
  • Drafting and review of CoAs and Analytical results sheets, specs ,SOPs, GUIs, TPLs and FRMs
  • Organization of GMP-(re)qualification and validation of analytical equipment with external companies
  • Elaboration ofqualification plans and review of qualification documents
  • Training of Laboratory personnel on advanced tasks and GMP regulations
  • Independently designs and executes projects or experiments with hands on involvement
  • Independently reviews scientific work in project related activities

Further responsibilities include:

  • Ensures availability of adequate lab materials and justifies acquisition of new materials or equipment
  • Ensuring of cleanliness of laboratory and workspace
  • Contact for 3rd parties, e.g., CMOs and CROs for defined analytical tasks
  • Independent evaluation and development of novel analytical techniques and instrumentation
  • Leverages workload of respective project members to assure timelines and budget are met
  • Review CMC sections for INDP/IMPD and NDA/MAA filings
  • Design and perform laboratory work to support product or process troubleshooting, special investigations, CAPA and product complaints with minimal supervision
  • Set and accomplishproduct development timelines working closely with formulation scientist

Candidate’s Requirements:

  • Apprenticeship-, College-, or university-degree or equivalent education in the field of chemistry, biology, biochemistry, pharmacy, or chemicalengineering
  • Apprenticeship 11+ years, BS 9+ years or MS 6+ years or PHD 0-2 years ‘experience
  • Ability to efficiently plan and effectively 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 trouble-shooting skills for analytical analyses
  • Good knowledge of GMP
  • Ability to work independently and to take initiative
  • Should actively seek for technical solutions to improve quality and productivity
  • Proficient in English

For more information or to apply for this position, please contact Adrien on 0041 (0) 800 106 106 or email Please could you send any correspondence in English. Please quote reference 51564 in all correspondence.

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