· Job facts
Behind every presentation of each product sold by Roche is the involvement of Pharma Global Technical Operations (PT). Starting with Phase I of the development process and continuing through to product maturity, PT makes medicines at sites around the world and includes more than 10 000 employees worldwide.
"Global Technical Development" (PTD) is an organization of over two thousand people globally that are integral for the mission of Roche to develop meaningful medicines for patients. Therefore, PTD actively collaborates and develops innovative technical solutions to bridge early-stage, late-stage and commercial product needs. The mandate of the group is, to reliably deliver the pipeline and supply quality products to patients. The group excels in its work through innovation, teamwork, dedication, and mutual respect and contributes every day, continuously improving what it does.
“Small Molecules Technical Development” (PTDC) brings a broad range of experience across drug substance (DS), drug product (DP), analytical sciences and manufacturing S&T, and collaborates closely with key partners in the departments Research and Early Development (pRED / gRED), Small Molecules (PTC) and PTD. PTDC is responsible for late stage technical development of our small molecules pipeline, manufacture of DS and DP for clinical studies and Manufacturing Science and Technology (MSAT) across our small molecules manufacturing network.
Within “Small Molecules Technical Development” our Process Analytical Technology (PAT) section is responsible for the implementation of PAT tools to support drug substance and drug product development, scale-up and clinical supply. Roche/Genentech PTD is currently implementing continuous drug substance and drug product manufacturing, where online-analytical methods play a vital role for process monitoring and control.
Good team working skills, a “can do” attitude, a strong customer focus and close collaboration with our internal partners (DS/DP development, clinical manufacturing, analytical development, quality and regulatory functions) is key to our success.
As a PAT Expert, you will contribute to the development, validation and implementation of state-of-the-art PAT methods in R&D, clinical and commercial manufacturing. These PAT solutions can be used for different purpose: to enable process monitoring, to use PAT for process control for batch and continuous manufacturing processes and also for product release (e.g. real-time-release testing). You will report to the Head of Process Analytical Technology.
Main responsibilities are :
You will develop, optimize and validate PAT methods incl chemometric models (with support from senior PAT experts)
Hands-on setup of PAT tools in lab and production environment and running experiments in the team or independently
You will evaluate and implement new analytical technologies
You will participate in cross-functional teams
Writing of technical reports, method validation reports and regulatory documents
As the ideal candidate, you will hold a PhD or MSc in Natural Science or Engineering and will have the following skills and qualifications:
Expertise in spectroscopy (e.g. NIR, Raman) and analytical techniques for on-line process monitoring,
Chemometric skills and/or experience with multivariate data analysis (especially PLS regression and PCA)
In particular we are looking for a candidate who brings additional skills or experience in the following areas: Matlab/Python/R/C++ programming skills, data science, digitalization, process automation, continuous manufacturing
High level of motivation and ability to implement pragmatic solutions
Good team working skills and a “can do” attitude
Excellent communication skills in English and /or German (ideally both)
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· Who we are
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Roche is an equal opportunity employer.