Senior R&D Material Scientist (m/w/d)

  • Cytiva
  • 1262 Eysins, VD, Switzerland
  • 26/02/2021
Full time Data Science Data Analytics Big Data Data Management Statistics

Job Description

Help us improve access to life-changing therapies that can transform human health
We are Cytiva, a global provider of technologies and services that advance and accelerate the development and manufacture of therapeutics. Formerly part of GE Healthcare, we have a rich heritage tracing back hundreds of years, and a fresh beginning since 2020.

Our customers undertake life-saving activities. These range from fundamental biological research to developing innovative vaccines, biologic drugs, and novel cell and gene therapies. Our job is to supply the tools and services - the pots, pans, soups and sauces - they need to work better, faster and safer, leading to better patient outcomes.

We are looking for a Senior Material Scientist (m/w/d) to work with our expert Cell and Gene Therapy Disposable R&D team of 20 employees across the world. Do you have a passion for Cell and Gene Therapy? Then we would love to hear from you.

What you’ll do

Manage various projects in the context of both Legacy Products and New Product Introduction (NPI) for Verification & Validation (V&V) and Validation Guide (VG) activities:

  • Biological Evaluation of all devices, including Biocompatibility and Extractable & Leachable (E&L) assessments.
  • Materials' regulatory compliance assessments, including: Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals (REACh), Animal Origin, BSE/TSE, Latex-free, Melamine-free, other material-related requirements (e.g. nitrosamine risk, PFOA, microplastic, etc…).
  • Sterilization and Shelf-Life assessments.

Lead cross-functional and multi-sites (e.g. USA, Europe, India sites) projects involving R&D functions (Applications, Biology), Regulatory Affairs (RA), Quality Assurance (QA), Manufacturing and Supply Chain.

Collaborate with Contract Manufacturing Organization - (CMOs) / Suppliers securing supporting documentation for materials and manufacturing processes to comply with standards, regulations and requirements.

Capitalize assessments and supporting documentation in our data management system.

Communicate and report on progresses, challenges and solutions.

Manage continuous improvement activities to standardize and develop processes and procedures to ultimately improve QMS.

Who you are

Master degree in Material/Polymer Science, Material/Polymer Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biology Engineering or equivalent professional experience.

Minimum 8-10 year experience in regulated industry (e.g. medical device and/or pharma).

Knowledge of polymer materials, chemistry and manufacturing processes associated with medical devices and/or biological applications.

Strong organizational and communication skills (min B2 level in French and min C1 level in English)

Highly motivated, independent, perseverant, detail-oriented and well-organized personality, with the ability to collaborate and operate in a multinational environment

Considered as an asset: Doctorate degree with relevant experience with Medical Device submission (Classes II, III) to authorities (FDA, CE marking), REACh, Latex-free, BSE/TSE and Melamine-free requirements. Prior experience with sterilization, aging/shelf-life and packaging validation.

Potential previous position, relevant for this role and responsibilities: Sr. Polymer Scientist, Sr. Material Engineer, Sr. Verification & Validation Engineer, Sr. RA Specialist.

Who we are

Whatever your role, we bring purpose and challenge into our everyday work. If you are driven to make the world a better place thanks to science and medicine, you’ll feel right at home here. If you’re flexible, curious and relentless, you’ll belong. If you are excited about a global culture, this can be the place to further your career.

Want to know more? Experience life at Cytiva on our Careers website , Instagram channel and LinkedIn page !

Cytiva is a global life sciences leader with over 7000 associates across 40 countries who are dedicated to our mission to advance and accelerate therapeutics. As a trusted partner to customers that range in scale and scope, Cytiva brings efficiencies to research and manufacturing workflows, ensuring the development, manufacture and delivery of transformative medicines to patients.

Cytiva is part of the Danaher family of life sciences companies, a global science and technology innovator committed to helping customers solve complex challenges and improving quality of life around the world. As part of a greater Life Sciences platform, you’ll redefine what it means to innovate every day. Pioneering the future of science, research, and medicine gives you unlimited opportunities to find the next breakthrough that will best serve scientists and medical professionals in the fight to save lives.

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