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Sr Laboratory Specialist

Neuchâtel, Switzerland


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Sr Laboratory Specialist

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Job ID SR0050316 Date posted 06/24/2020 Location Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Takeda is an industry-leading, global pharmaceutical company with an unwavering dedication to putting patients at the center of everything we do. We live our values of Takeda-ism – Integrity, Fairness, Honesty, and Perseverance – and are united by our mission to strive towards Better Health and a Brighter Future for people worldwide through leading innovation in medicine.

Here, everyone matters, and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. At Takeda, you will make an impact on people’s lives – including your own.


An exciting opportunity has become available at the Takeda Neuchâtel Plant (approx. 620 employees) for a highly skilled laboratory specialist with validated experience in purification processes and recombinant protein, within the Manufacturing science department.

This is a challenging career opportunity for a dynamic, continuous improvement minded and change agile professional to embrace a team-based culture within a world-class Biotech manufacturing environment.

Your mission

Manufacturing Science department 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 laboratory team regarding protocol execution, troubleshooting and improvement projects at lab scale.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Execute small scale purification studies (chromatography, ultrafiltration)
  • Column packing (0.5 to 10cm diameter)
  • Execute protocols (development, investigation, process qualification)
  • Collects, summarizes, and analyzes data to prepare reports and presentations
  • Presents the data to a scientific audience (R&D and Manufacturing science partners)
  • Lead investigation link to lab deviation
  • Project management
  • Evaluates and implements innovations in the area of expertise to deliver better performing solutions. Develop and optimize process parameters
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Skills

  • Master in biochemistry, biotechnology or equivalent
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in pharmaceutical industry, ideally in process development
  • Good theoretical knowledge of recombinant protein purification (chromatography, ultrafiltration)
  • Good knowledges of Unicorn software
  • Knowledge of analytical tools for recombinant proteins (ELISA, SDS, HPLC…)
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge in cell culture and statistics is a plus
  • Knowledge of GMP rules
  • Good communication skills and team spirit
  • Fluent in French and good level of English (level B1/2)

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