CSL Behring is a leading global biotherapeutics company committed to its promise to save lives. The parent company, CSL Limited, is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia.
In May 2014, CSL selected Lengnau in the Canton of Bern in Switzerland as the location of a new manufacturing facility to support the commercial production of our promising novel therapies.
The CSL Behring Recombinant Facility (RCF) in Lengnau is part of CSL’s ongoing global expansion strategy to support the company’s long-term growth plans.
The new plant in Lengnau with its highly advanced facilities will manufacture innovative and promising therapeutics with the aim to enhance the quality of the patient’s lives. One of the main products will be a recombinant coagulation factor to treat hemophilia B patients. The Lengnau site project generates an investment of approximately a billion Swiss Francs and will create around 300 new jobs when it is fully operational in 2020.
Downstream Processing Production Specialist (F/M)
We are seeking talents with the desire to contribute actively to the construction of the new production site. The position is responsible for supporting the DSP managers in designing, qualifying and starting-up products purification lines in the Lengnau Recombinant Facility.
Main Responsibilities and Accountabilities:
During the Project Phase:
Supports the design, purchase and commissioning of purification areas including production in accordance with process requirements and compliant with applicable cGMP requirements.
Works closely with the Quality and Engineering organization to support the qualification of the purification production equipment.
Participate in purification facilities start-up, writing of procedures, automation recipes creation and training of operators
Supports the PPQ execution for purification processes.
Ensures that HSE requirements are integrated in all aspects of the project
Commercial Operations Phase:
Support the DSP manager for the coordination of daily operations in purification suites.
Participates in the manufacturing of recombinant coagulation factors
Performs and support manufacturing troubleshooting, process improvement initiatives and process development studies in collaboration with Process Experts and R&D. Contributes to resolution of deviations, change proposals and investigations.
Qualifications & Experience:
University degree (ETH or FH) in chemistry, pharmaceutical, biochemistry, technical or related field necessary or an apprenticeship certificate as laboratory / pharma technician or equivalent with more years of experience
3-5 years’ experience in biopharmaceuticals process development or in technical operations functions required. Experience with technology transfer from an R&D organization would be an advantage.
Good knowledge of recombinant protein production or related field required
Very good command of German and English
Proven ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment
Learn new processes and quickly engage in assignments to drive for action
Makes decisions in accordance with established policies and procedures
During the initial project phase, the position will require some travel to gain process knowledge and to support equipment testing, in suppliers facilities, before shipment to Lengnau (up to 20%). This will be substantially diminished after the commissioning phase.
Are you motivated to join this exciting journey and help us establish the best biopharma manufacturing facility in the world?
We are looking forward to receiving your online application. Applications must include a motivation letter and CV, as well as letters of references and copies of relevant transcripts and/or diplomas in the original language. Please include all these in one document together with the CV.
Offices are in Lengnau.
CSL Behring is committed to provide equal employment opportunity for all.