(Associate) Director* CMC Expert Drug Conjugates and Linker Chemistry


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(Associate) Director* CMC Expert Drug Conjugates and Linker Chemistry 


Your main responsibilities are:

  • Support the selection of CDMOs and related CROs, develop detailed CMC project plans for the development and manufacturing of linker-payloads for antibody drug conjugates in close collaboration with the CDMOs/CROs
  • Represent linker-payload expertise in assigned ADC development programs
  • Create, review, and approve (external) project documentation, including development reports, risk analysis, and qualification/validation reports according to regulatory guidelines
  • Manage CMC timelines with respect to ADC related linker-payload development activities, oversee budget and implement risk management, including proactive mitigation plans to help ensure effective program execution
  • Drive timely and data-driven decision making, and contribute to strategic discussions within CMC as well as with other internal stakeholders and external partners
  • Drive continuous improvement of linker-payload development as well as data quality, through optimizing technologies, automation, and digitalization.



What you have to offer:

  • Master’s degree or preferably PhD in organic chemistry or similar with at least 5 years of relevant professional experience in an international and highly regulated environment
  • Deep expertise in pharmaceutical development & chemical process development
  • Sound knowledge in analytical technologies for chemical entities including technologies for physicochemical characterization (salt and polymorphism screening by XRPD, DSC, TGA, DVS etc.)
  • Experience with high potent drugs and antibody drug conjugates is considered a plus
  • Proven experience in CMC development of early- and/or late-stage projects, including strategy definition and strategy execution, with a sound understanding of all stages of the drug development process.
  • Experience with generation of regulatory documents and regulatory filings (IND/IMPD, BLA/MAA)
  • Leadership/management skills and assertiveness, capable of working in cross-functional CMC teams and with external stakeholders
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills as well as ability to communicate complex technical matters in a clear and concise way (e.g., to senior management)


Benefits for you:


  • Flexible Working Time
  • Mobile Office
  • Work from EU Countries
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Childcare
  • Jobticket
  • Company Bike
  • Leave Account
  • Fitness Courses

... and much more.


Have we kindled your pioneering spirit? 


Then apply now for our location Mainz Goldgrube and simply send us your application documents using our online form.

If you have any further questions, our Talent Acquisition Team will be happy to answer them on + 49 (0) 6131-9084-1291 (monday-friday, from 12 noon to 4 pm).

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We look forward to your application!

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