Senior System Life-Cycle Engineer

  • Salary: Up to 90 CHF per hour, all incl
  • REF Number: 00053973
  • Consultant: Jocelyn Blackham
  • Contact: 0041 (0) 800 106 106
  • Date Published: 29.06.2022
  • Sector: Vaccines
  • Location: Bern, Bern Area
  • Discipline: Science - Biochemistry

Jocelyn Blackham is recruiting for a Senior System Life-Cycle Engineer to join a top global pharmaceutical company at their the newly built System Life-Cycle team based at their site in Bern. This position is offered on a contract basis until the endof 2022, with the possibility of extension.

Senior System Life-Cycle Engineer Role:

  • Working closely with other departments ensure the system functionality in routine (GMP operations during batch manufacturing) and extra-routine phases (periodic qualification and validation, maintenance shut-down),
  • Being domain expert for new and existing system related to DSP (Downstream Process) manufacturing of biotech products in the site
  • Preparation, reviewal and approval of technical and GMPrelated documentation (URS, FMEA, impact/risk assessment) in collaboration with internal partners and system Suppliers

Key duties will include:

  • Compilation of costs for CAPEX application (supplier quotations, and internal workload estimation)- Supporting inspection readiness, requests from internal and external audits / inspections, and follow-up performing assigned actions,
  • Applying critical decision making, project management skills

In order to be considered for this role, you will be required to have the following qualifications, skills and experience:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in an Engineering or Scientific field is required. An Advanced Degree in a related field is an asset
  • Previous experience in pharmaceutical development or pharmaceutical manufacturing
  • Previous experience related to DSP equipment (ÄKTA / AxiChrom purification systems, centrifuges)
  • Knowledge of activities related to equipment qualification and process validation
  • Proficiency in English. Knowledge of German is desirable This is a great opportunity to develop your experience within a global, leading biopharmaceutical company.

For more information or to apply for this position, please contact Jocelyn Blackham on 0041 (0) 800 106 106or email Please could you send any correspondence in English. Please quote reference 53973 in all correspondence.

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