QA and Laboratory Manager

Posted 11 August 2023
Job type Permanent
Discipline Quality
Contact NameGeorgette Shiels

Job description

BioTalent are partnered with a ground-breaking biotechnology company based in southern Switzerland, specialising in biophysics research for the discovery of novel therapeutics against intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs). We are supporting them with their search for a Quality Assurance and Laboratory Manager responsible for creating a smooth lab operation all while complying with GLP standards and local health & safety regulations. The company promotes an innovative environment and an excellent work and team culture.

You will be responsible for:

  • Educating laboratory personnel on GLP documentation practices, overseeing lab documentation, and retraining personnel as necessary.
  • Maintaining and calibrating analytical equipment accurately and routinely apply system suitability tests to ensure instrument quality.
  • Understanding the regulations and business processes required to maintain laboratory data integrity.
  • Ensure management is kept informed of system failures regularly to ensure corrective/preventive action is taken where required.
  • Actively organize the organic implementation of new instruments in the lab
  • Manage Lab team towards achieving day-to-day and long-term goals of establishing quality standards and provide the training/support necessary to ensure this.
  • Provide leadership and clear direction for employees by prioritizing safety and meeting all Environment, Health and Safety requirements.

You will bring the following:
  • BS, MS or PhD in biotechnology, pharmaceutics, chemistry or a related field.
  • 5 years (for a PhD) to 10 years (for a BSc) of biotechnology and/or pharmaceutical industry experience is required.
  • Experience in big pharma/biotech; experience in a “start-up” biopharma company is a plus.
  • In-depth knowledge of QC, QA, GRP and GLP principles, concepts, industry practices, and standards.
  • Several years of hands-on experience working within a GLP and/or GMP regulated environment.
  • Familiarity with ELN and LIMS systems.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English is mandatory. Italian is a plus.

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