Analytical Project Leader (Fellow)

Novartis Pharmaceuticals East Hanover , NJ 07936

Posted 2 months ago

Posting Title :

Analytical Project Leader (Fellow)

Job Description :

817 million. That's how many lives our products touched in 2018. And while we're proud of that, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this: how can we continue to improve and extend even more people's lives?

We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous and collaborative people like you are empowered to ask new questions, make bolder decisions and take smarter risks.

We are Novartis. Join us and help reimagine medicine.

The position is within the Global Technical R&D (TRD) department of Global Drug Development. Analytical R&D (ARD) plays an essential role in the development of small molecules drug substances and drug products. ARD is responsible for the development of analytical control strategies throughout development until the transfer to commercial production.

We are looking for a highly motivated, experienced Analytical Project Leader (Fellow).

As a Analytical Project Leader (Fellow) your role is critical to:

Develop and drive the overall analytical project strategy (API and formulated drug product, mainly small molecules)

Lead and manage all analytical activities within a global project team (e. g. specification setting, method development and validation, stability and release testing)

Accountable to meet quality, timelines and budget for assigned projects

Manage interactions with internal and external stakeholders, including outsourced activities

Proactively identify scientific, technological and GMP issues, propose creative solutions and communicate key issues to the appropriate management level

Provide input into CMC documents to support regulatory submission

Ensures the distribution of lessons learned and scientific know-how within and across units

Strong contribution to advance science, technology and innovation within ARD

Lead and manage all project/network activities and apply scientific/technical expertise to address complex R&D issues for the preparation and timely delivery of drug sub-stances (DS), drug products (DP), processes and procedures; coach team members, participate in teams and contribute to overall TRD strategies and goals.

What you will bring to the position:

MS or equivalent Desirable

Advanced degree in a scientific or relevant discipline preferred (Ph.D. or equivalent).

Successfully demonstrated several years (minimum of 3 years) of directly related experience as principal scientist or equivalent.

Proven leadership experience in managing projects ideally in a global matrix environment

Strong quality focus, experience in a GMP environment

Profound scientific knowledge in analytical development

Strong communication skills.

Strong presentation skills and scientific/technical writing skills.

Thorough understanding of development processes in TRD and good understanding of development activities in some functions external to TRD

Ability to work in and/or lead interdisciplinary and/or cross-cultural teams

Ability to perform in a highly dynamic environment


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