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Senior Expert (m/f/d) - Mass spectrometry

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Sep 19, 2023

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2023 will potentially see Sandoz become a standalone organization! Already a global market leader in Generics and Biosimilar medicine, this is an exciting, once-in-a-career opportunity to set our own path forward as an independent, purpose-driven organization, and as the founders of a new Sandoz, this is a time of immense opportunity for us all, both professionally and personally!

Together we will shape the future of Sandoz... are you ready to make a difference?

Your key responsibilities:
Your responsibilities include, but not limited to:

•Independently lead/manage mass spectrometric related project activities and contribute to technical discussions and investigations within the analytical group in order to support project-related strategic decisions. Interpret results, evaluate data, and draw relevant conclusions; ensure integrity of data; review and approve raw data generated by others.

•Design and execute mass spectrometry assays (e.g. ESI-MS, MALDI-MS, ion mobility MS, CE-MS etc. for intact and peptide mapping analysis); coordinate qualification and tech transfer of developed methods. Contribute to implementation of new technologies for characterization of biosimilars (e.g. IgGs, ADCs, etc).

•Author development reports, study protocols, SOPs, qualification/pre-validation reports and analytical assay tech transfer documents. In particular: drafting individual chapters of regulatory documents and interacting directly with authorities as appropriate in topics related to mass spectrometry. Act as a technical expert in audits and inspections as needed.

•Provide scientific and technical guidance; perform information and literature searches; actively drive knowledge exchange. Train and coach other scientific associates; present scientific/technical results internally and externally, contribute to publications, presentations and patents.

•Ensure good documentation practices.

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

We are committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse teams representative of the patients and communities we serve.

Minimum Requirements

What you’ll bring to the role:

•Minimum: Degree with ideally PhD in Bioanalytical, Chemistry or other natural sciences and with 2 years of relevant experience in the biopharmaceutical industry; or Master of Science with 6 years / Bachelor of Science or equivalent technical education with 12 years relevant experience in the area of mass spectrometry.

•Excellent knowledge in analytical characterization of biopharmaceutical products (proteins, peptides, oligonucleotides, etc.) using mass spectrometry and ideally experienced on characterization of ADCs and/or N-/O-glycoproteins.

•Excellent knowledge of relevant MS and chromatography software and computer tools. Ideally experience working with Chromeleon and Refiner MS.

•Excellent communication and presentation skills; willingness to work in interdisciplinary, international teams, strong record of creativity, problem solving and productivity in projects.

•Business fluent language skills in English

•The job will be based in Holzkirchen and requires to be present on site (in the lab) for most of the days.

Why Sandoz?
Almost 500 million patients were touched by Sandoz generic and biosimilar medicines in 2022 and while we’re proud of this, we know there is more we could do to continue to help pioneer access to medicines for people around the world.

We are at a pivotal moment in our history giving us the freedom to invest in our future so we can continue to help millions of people access affordable high-quality medicines. Together we will shape the future of Sandoz, building an organization from the ground up and in return, experience an ambitious environment with impactful, flexible-hybrid careers, where diversity is welcomed and where personal growth is encouraged!

The future is ours to shape!

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
Sandoz is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse team’s representative of the patients and communities we serve.

Hiring decisions are only based on the qualification for the position, regardless of gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, age and disability.

The law provides for severely disabled / equal applicants the opportunity to involve the local representative body for disabled employees (SBV) in the application process. If you would like to request this, please let us know in advance as a note on your CV.

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