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DSP Process Engineer

Apply Now Email Me Job ID SR0031362 Date posted 03/13/2019 Location:Neuchâtel, Canton of Neuchâtel

An exciting and challenging opportunity has become available at the Takeda Neuchâtel Plant (approx. 650 employees) for a high skilled DSP (Downstream Process) process engineer with validated experience in purification processes and recombinant protein, ensuring process performances for 2 recombinant API.

This is an exciting career opportunity for a dynamic, autonomous, continuous improvement minded and change agile professional to embrace a team-based culture and more specifically within the Process Developpment & Technical Services (PDTS) team within a world-class Biotech manufacturing environment.

Job summary

PDTS is owner of the process hence this team of SME’s (Subject Matter Experts) is a key player for all complex issues or projects involving the product. The jobholder will support Manufacturing and Quality departments regarding impact assessment, investigation and troubleshooting. The jobholder could also lead projects related to process improvement and technology transfer from or to other Takeda facilities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead investigations related to deviation/CAPA process
  • Perform product impact assessment for deviation
  • Lead process/ equipment improvement projects or activities (from User Requirements Specifications to Process Performance Qualification)
  • Develop and optimize process parameters
  • Ensure process performances through Quality by Design (QbD) and Continuous Process Verification (CPV) approaches
  • Act as an accountable partner and take into account the business objectives within a matrix organization
  • Identify business opportunities
  • Ensure communication and act proactively in case of performance trending
  • Support validation activities
  • Support or present topic during regulatory inspections
  • Support technology transfer

Education & Experience

  • Engineering or university degree (minimum MSc)
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in protein purification (DSP) ideally in process development/ manufacturing support
  • Extensive theoretical knowledge of proteins and chromatography/ UF (Ultrafiltration) process
  • Knowledge of current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) and quality requirements
  • Able to deal with statistics (six sigma experience)
  • Fluent in English and French
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to make data driven decisions promptly and appropriately on complex situations
  • Good training and communication skills

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