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Associate Scientist (Ref. Nr.: EW2636)

Posted on Oct 7, 2019 by BRINE SA

Basel, Switzerland
1 Nov 2019
Annual Salary

We are offering a position to a candidate with following experience:

Job description:

Perform scientific experiments or pilot plant processes for the preparation and timely delivery of drug substances (DS), drug products (DP), processes and procedures in collaboration with a multifunctional project team coordinated by Project Leader. Contribute to maintenance of lab instruments/infrastructure.

Main Tasks:

  • Work under DQP (no GMP) to support viral vector development projects
  • Work in a BL-2 laboratory (HepB vaccination required)
  • Execution of viral titration methods (qPCR and ELISA based)
  • Support of implementation of HPLC-based methods as required
  • Documentation of analyses in electronic lab notebook
  • Organization of equipment (eg pipette) maintenance and calibration

1. Meet quality, quantity and timelines in all assigned projects. (I)
1. Design, perform and document scientific experiments/plant activities in collaboration with experienced team members if necessary. Seeks proactively for support and coaching from Project Leader or Scientific Expert/or other team members during the whole process if necessary. (I)
2. Provide documentation of raw data, evaluation and contribute to interpretation of results. Provide input for the selection of next experiments. (I)
3. Optimize existing methods (lab or plant) or contribute to new method development and reproduce published methods. (I)
4. Actively support the transfer of analytical or manufacturing procedures to pilot plant or production, including process steering controls etc. (I)
5. Provide raw data documentation, evaluation and results interpretation. Propose and provide input for the design of next experiments. (I)
6. Communicate and address problems, perform safety and literature searches under guidance from more experienced team members. (I)
7. Address simple problems. Recognize and communicate complex problems within the projects team or network if necessary together with the respective Project Leader, Network leader or Senior Scientific Expert or a relevant team member. (I)
8. Actively perform simple safety and literature searches under direction of relevant and experienced team members. (I)
9. Keep record of chemicals, intermediates, excipients and solvents within own area of responsibility. (I)
10. Collaborate with other team members to facilitate deliveries of DS and/or DP. (I)
11. Schedule and perform routine maintenance of lab instruments/equipment. (I)
12. Contribute to lab procedures, reports and/or instructions and/or SOP's. (I, N)
13. Contribute to the evaluation of new lab equipment. (I)
14. Actively participate in project teams/meetings/networks. (I)
15. Actively contributes to team goals. (I)
16. Ensure all own activities are aligned with overall drug development process. (B)
17. Work according to appropriate SOPs, GMP, GLP, QM, HSE, ISEC (N)
18. Strategic and scientific contribution to Networks, target achievements according to net-work charter and annual objectives


Minimum: Technician with continuing education (EU) or BS (US) or equivalent

Languages: Fluent in site-language German. Adequate knowledge of English (oral and written).


  • Minimum of 3 years' experience as Technician (promotional Pathway) or 0-4 years (for BS) or 0-2 years (for MS).
  • Awareness for safe handling of chemicals, potentially dangerous materials and equipment.
  • Adequate scientific or technical knowledge in a spe-cific area (eg synthetic, analytical, galenical).
  • Basic knowledge in scientific/technical areas of col-laboration.
  • Good knowledge of laboratory and/or technical tools.
  • Adequate knowledge of software and computer tools.
  • Basic presentation skills.; Having worked in teams

To learn more about this opportunity please send your CV ASAP in Word format to Brine SA.

Work location: Basel

Start: 01.11.2019

Duration: 30.04.2020

Workload: 100%

Salary: To be discussed

Permit: EU permits

Language: German, English

Ref. Nr.: EW2636

BRINE SA has been providing its IT- and SAP specialists for short-, mid- and long-term projects in Switzerland since 1985, with customers primarily active in the following market sectors:

Financial services sector, especially banks and insurance companies

Pharmaceutical industry

Government and services sectors

BRINE SA is a stable, financially independent, Swiss enterprise with its head office in Zurich. Our services cover the entire IT spectrum, as well as interfaces to the various business sectors, and range from management- and IT-consulting through to software development and project implementation.

IT - Resources

We offer our top consultants, computer Profi's and SAP experts to our customers as external specialists for limited assignments and as well for permanent positions. BRINE SA is especially distinguished by its renowned characteristic strengths:

Short reaction time - rapid selection and supply of consultant's CVs, with skills matched to customer requirements.

Quality - we take quality very seriously, both for internal and external-facing processes, thereby convincing many customers to maintain a long-standing business relationship with BRINE SA

Coaching - BRINE SA coaches and supports its consultants throughout the entire duration of the customer assignment.

BRINE SA is ISO 9001:2008 certified since 2014

Reference: 768703900

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