Project leader Packaging & Device Development

BaselTemporaryChemistry, Pharma, Biotech2019-01-30Bachelor / University of Applied Sciences
For our client, a world leading pharmaceutical company with its headquarters in Basel we are accepting applications from highly motivated and qualified candidates for the role of

Project leader Packaging & Device Development

Your challenges

Job Purpose :

Lead and manage technical activities and apply expertise to address complex design, development, operational issues for the preparation and timely delivery of Primary and Secondary Packaging for combination products, processes and procedures. Compile Design Control documentation and contributing to a high quality Design History File (DHF). Author and Review of DHF relevant documents. Ensure quality and compliance to applicable regulations of the DHF elements of the assigned projects. Consult on the development and/or optimization manufacturing processes for medical devices and combination products.

Main Responsibilities:
  • Coordinate packaging development activities with the project team members for assigned projects
  • Maintain knowledge, review qualification and validation files in the areas of materials (glass, polymers, rubbers, silicone/lubricants, sterile barrier systems, adhesives) and manufacturing (injection moulding, glass converting, rubber moulding, assembly, fill&finish, transport validation)
  • Develop packaging concepts to support early phase development
  • Conduct feasibility assessments on new technology/ packaging concepts
  • Develop early and late phase packaging prototypes using rapid prototyping, machined and/or soft tooling
  • Conduct design for manufacture assessments
  • Conduct tolerance stack analyses
  • Maintain technical drawings and models
  • Contribute to risk analyses
  • Develop Design Input Requirements

Your skills

Education (minimum/desirable): Minimum: BS/MS or equivalent

Desirable: Advanced degree in a scientific or relevant discipline (Ph.D. or equivalent).

Languages: Good knowledge of English (oral and written). Desirable knowledge of German.

Experience/Professional requirement:
  • Successfully demonstrated several years (3-6 years) of directly related experience as principal scientist or equivalent.
  • Recognized expertise in a specific area.
  • Thorough knowledge of state-of-art technology/equipment/regulation as appropriate for the role.
  • Thorough understanding of packaging and medical devices development processes.
  • Ability to work in and/or lead interdisciplinary and/or cross-cultural teams.
  • Proven leadership skills.
  • Strong communication skills. Strong presentation skills and scientific/technical writing skills. Advanced coaching skills.

Your horizons

Startdate - ASAP
Work Location - Basel
Duration - 6 months with extension possibility based on good performance)

Your contact

Herr Phill Rogers, Recruitment Consultant, looks forward to answer your questions by phone +41 58 233 2100.

To apply please send your CV + cover letter and references to

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