Lab Supervisor (d/f/m)


Job Description

2023 will potentially see Sandoz become a standalone organization! Already a global market leader in Generics and Biosimilar medicine, this is an exciting, once-in-a-career opportunity to set our own path forward as an independent, purpose-driven organization, and as the founders of a new Sandoz, this is a time of immense opportunity for us all, both professionally and personally!

Together we will shape the future of Sandoz… are you ready to make a difference?

600 million – that’s how many people suffer from asthma and COPD worldwide. Many of the innovative medicines are expensive. Sandoz is working hard to offer affordable generics for respiratory diseases.

AEROPHARM GmbH is an innovative pharmaceutical company of the internationally active Novartis AG based in Basel/Switzerland. At its site in Rudolstadt, Thuringia, AEROPHARM GmbH develops and produces cost-effective respiratory medicines for asthma and COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) with the aim of improving the quality of life of patients worldwide.

Your Key Responsibilities

• Management of approx. 15 laboratory technicians, including resource planning
• Strong collaboration with other Analytical Development Leadership Team, ensuring alignment on optimal resource distribution towards project need and priorities, reporting to Head Analytical Development
• Coordination of the available resources in cooperation with the lab coordinators and project team
• Management of the laboratory with regards to available equipment and maintenance of the infrastructure according to the rules and regulations
• Working and guiding laboratory work in compliance with SOPs, GMP regulations and HSE standards
•Ensuring all chemical, microbiological and physical-chemical laboratory work and data compilation for quality control purposes in accordance with the agreed timelines under GMP regulations
• Management of reference materials and related documentation
• Approval of GMP documents and ensuring the timely processing of OOX, deviations and changes
• Plan the implementation of tests according to the methods described as well as scientific experiments (e.g. validation work) as part of the development activities under supervision, and implement and document them in accordance with valid GMP requirements
• Driving for continues improvements of established processes, procedures and analytical methods

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

We are committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse teams representative of the patients and communities we serve.

Minimum Requirements

What you’ll bring to the role:

• Scientific BSc, MSc degree or higher, preferably analytical chemist; alternatively: experienced chemical laboratory technician with at least 5 years experience in respiratory product development and initial managerial experience
• Good understanding of instrumental analytical methods and technologies, preferably with respiratory product development
• Independent, well-organized way of working, team player
• Very good communication and leadership skills
• Good GMP knowledge and experience
• Good knowledge of English and fluent in German, both spoken and written

Why Sandoz?

500 million patients were touched by Sandoz generic and biosimilar medicines in 2021
and while we’re proud of this, we know there is more we could do to continue to help
pioneer access to medicines for people around the world.
How will we do this? We believe new insights, perspectives and ground-breaking
solutions can be found at the intersection of medical science and digital innovation. That
a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment inspires new ways of working.
We believe our potential can thrive and grow in an unbossed culture underpinned by
integrity, curiosity and f lexibility. And we can reinvent what’s possible, when we
collaborate with courage to aggressively and ambitiously tackle the world’s toughest
medical challenges. Because the greatest risk in life, is the risk of never trying!

Imagine what you could achieve here at Sandoz!

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
Hiring decisions are only based on the qualification for the position, regardless of gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, age and disability.

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