Cellular Biology Development Team Lead - Geneva

Location: Switzerland - Meyrin/Geneva

Division: Technical Operations

Company: OM Pharma

Seniority Level: Manager

Georgia Izzat

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About You

In view of our continued global growth we are to strengthening our OM Pharma team, and therefore are currently looking for a Cellular Biology Development Team Lead for our manufacturing plant in Geneva. In this function, you will facilitate the introduction and the development of new techniques that will support the development programs. You will report directly to the Head of Analytical Development. 


The team’s focus is to design, develop and validate new Immunology and Cell based assays as release tests and stability testing using up-to-date technologies and statistical approaches. It will also provide increasing technical and scientific support to the preclinical team by coordinating and facilitating analytical activities with external collaborations. The position will require interactions and successful collaboration with the main stakeholders (QA, QC, Regulatory affairs, and preclinical department) and include the management of a very experienced team dedicated to Biological assays development and validation in a GMP environment. Your tasks and responsibilities will include the following:

  • The management of the team 3-5 high qualified professionals

  • Validation of biochemical assays (e.g. cell-based assays, immunoassays) and determination of release and shelf-life specifications

  • Scientific management of technical projects

  • Develop, maintain and improve technical platform consisting of a broad portfolio of in-vitro cell-based assays designed to assess compounds and derived-compounds in development in collaboration/synergy with other team managers

  • Develop technologies and scientific expertise of the team

  • Coaching/development of unit members.

  • Ensure all activities under responsibility are performed in compliance ad-hoc quality level e.g. Quality Assurance (QA) guidelines, relevant regulations and internal policies

  • Actively participate to the writing and review of development, validation and study reports

  • Respect of the procedures and quality/security rules of OM Pharma

For this role, we are a looking for a strong technical and strategic professional, bringing the following profile: 

  • 5-10 years of experience in a managerial role within a laboratory is a requisite

  • Strong scientific and technical background in bioanalytical sciences for biologics

  • In depth knowledge of immunochemistry and cellular biology

  • Strong experience of work in GxP and knowledge of US/EU guidelines.

  • Strong biostatistical skills applied to methods validation and DoE.

  • Experience of HA interactions and regulatory dossiers submission would be a plus

  • Fluent French and very good level of English is required

You are a leader with strong competence in coaching and developing teams. You describe yourself as innovative, flexible and have an organised approach. Thanks to your communication skills, you easily develop new relationships and feel comfortable in a situation where you need to influence and convince others, internal and external stakeholders.  Furthermore, your strategic thinking enables you to examine and understand issues from multiple points of view and your scientific analytical skills allow you to identify challenges and hurdles.


About Us

OM Pharma is a global Geneva-based Biotech company. It is a leader in the prevention of recurrent respiratory and urinary tract infections and is also active in the treatment of vascular diseases.
It operates worldwide through a strong network of international partners and continues to invest into R&D to develop microbial derived immunotherapeutic products addressing acute and chronic immunological disorders resulting from infections and inflammation. OM Pharma is operating to highest Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) standards which rely on a high level of Biotech competencies and experienced teams.
The company strives to help patients around the world to live better lives by allowing access to a better management of infectious diseases and immunological imbalances.
For more information, please visit: ompharma.com.

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