Director* CMC Proteins

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The Director CMC Proteins will be part of the project team leading external development and manufacturing of therapeutic proteins. The Director CMC Proteins will support selection of Contract Development and Manufacturing Organizations (CDMO) and create project plans together with the CDMO. He/she will provide scientific and technical input to the CMC development in his/her field of expertise and be responsible for review and approval of external development documentation according to regulatory expectations. Based on the CMC development strategy, the Director CMC Proteins will provide strategic and scientific input in the assigned development programs being responsible for establishment and execution of the strategy in his/her field of expertise. In addition, the Director CMC Proteins will serve as a direct contact for CDMO partners related to the area of expertise.


Your main responsibilities are:

  • Represent development expertise (eg. cell line development, upstream/downstream process development, analytical development, formulation development) in assigned development projects
  • Create, review, and approve project documentation, including development reports, risk analysis, qualification/validation reports
  • Manage CMC timelines and budget; bring focus to risk management activities and implement processes to identify risks, maintain risk registry and proactively execute mitigation plans to help ensure effective program execution
  • Drive timely and data-driven decision making, and contribute to strategic discussions within CMC and with external partner
  • Drive continuous improvement of process and data quality, through streamlining and optimizing processes, automation, and digitalization as well as evaluation of new technologies


What you have to offer:

  • An Advanced Degree (MS/PhD) in Pharmacy, Chemistry, Biopharmaceuticals, Biochemistry or Biology with several years professional experience in an international, pharmaceutical environment
  • Sound knowledge of working in different scientific/technical CMC development functions (process development, pharmaceutical and/or analytical development, manufacturing). Documented experience in CMC regulatory affairs would be a plus
  • In depth CMC development knowledge in either early or late stage projects with sound understanding of all stages of drug development; Experience with regulatory filings for biologicals (IND/IMPD, BLA/MAA) is considered a plus
  • Leadership, seniority and assertiveness, capable of leading CMC teams and aligning with other functions on the program
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills and ability to clearly and concisely communicate complex technical matters to senior management; Experience defining and executing strategy is required


Benefits for you. 

  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Childcare
  • Jobticket
  • Company Bike
  • Leave Account
  • Fitness Courses
  • Mobile Office
  • Special Vacation

... and much more.

Have we kindled your pioneering spirit? 

Then apply now for our location Mainz 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).

Job-ID 3308 (please indicate for inquiries)

We look forward to your application!

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