Bioassay Expert Science and Technology

  • Bioassays
  • GMP
  • Method Validation

This is a temporary contractor opportunity at Novartis

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Description of the Business Unit:
Analytical Operations (AO) is in charge of release and stability analyses for Novartis’ biopharmaceuticals pipeline. The entire unit is operating under cGMP guidelines. The offered role is associated with the AO Bioassays group, which is handling cell-based and cell-free potency and identity assays for biologics in development. The group’s responsibilities include method validation, routine analytics, as well as method transfers to contract laboratories and commercial release testing sites. The AO Bioassays team is looking for a lab associate with prior experience in cell-based analytics; experience in a GMP-regulated environment is a plus but not mandatory.

Job Purpose

  • Perform and document GMP potency analyses for Novartis Biologics’ development drugs.

Major Accountabilities:

  • Plan, perform, and interpret GMP potency analyses for the timely delivery of Novartis Biologics drug substances (DS), drug products (DP)
  • Take over new potency assay methods from Novartis internal partners and existing methods.
  • Maintain and qualify analytical.
  • Document your experiments and related activities; check and review your peer’s documentation.
  • Contribute to reports and method documents intended for internal and external partners.
  • Ensure compliance to cGMP and to Health, Safety & Environmental rules.

Education & qualification
Minimum: Technician with continuing education or Bachelor/Master degree at relevant scientific discipline or equivalent
Desirable: Advanced degree in a technical, scientific or relevant discipline (MS or equivalent).

Fluent in English (oral and written)
Basic skills in German are an advantage

Apprenticeship in related discipline and some years of experience in related field
BS + 2-5 years industry experience
MS + 0-2 years industry experience

Position type: Onsite
Workload: 40 hours/week

Why Novartis: Our purpose is to reimagine medicine to improve and extend people’s lives and our vision is to become the most valued and trusted medicines company in the world. How can we achieve this? With our people. It is our associates that drive us each day to reach our ambitions. Be a part of this mission and join us! Learn more here:

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion / EEO: Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse teams representative of the patients and communities we serve.

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Accommodation: If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to Magnit at or 1.862.778.5441

  • Work Authorization : Other valid work visa
  • Preferred years of experience : 2+ Years
  • Travel Required : No travel required
  • Shift timings: 9 AM to 5 PM
Job Location
Basel, Basel-Stadt
CHF 53.00 - CHF 70.00 Per Hour
18 month(s)
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