(Associate) Director - CMC Expert Proteins & Antibody Drug Conjugates


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(Associate) Director - CMC Expert Proteins & Antibody Drug Conjugates 


Your main responsibilities are:

  • Support the selection of CDMOs and related CROs, develop detailed CMC project plans for the development and manufacturing of protein-based therapeutics and antibody drug conjugates in close collaboration with the CDMOs/CROs
  • Represent protein (mAb) and ADC drug substance expertise in assigned 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 protein (mAb) and ADC drug substance 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 protein (mAb) and ADC drug substance development as well as data quality, through optimizing technologies, automation, and digitalization.



What you have to offer:

  • Master’s degree or preferably PhD, in Pharmacy, Chemistry, Biopharmaceuticals, Biochemistry, Biology, or a comparable field with at least 5 years of relevant professional experience in an international and highly regulated environment
  • Broad experience in protein (mAb) process development and manufacturing.
  • Experience in mAb linker-payload conjugation and purification technologies
  • 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 in generation of regulatory documents and regulatory filings for biologicals and/or ADCs (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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