R&D Director in Lugano

Barbara Sorce, Basel Professionals Health Care & Life Sciences
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Lugano, Tessin
Life Sciences
Barbara Sorce, Basel Professionals Health Care & Life Sciences
058 201 55 50
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For  our client, a specialist in the manufacturing and development of APIs, we are looking for a:

R&D Director

Location: Ticino

Contract: permanent

Profile level: senior


  • Lead the R&D department (chemistry and biology)

  • Plan the R&D projects according to the priority defined with the COO

  • Team management: assign the tasks and individual objectives according to the team/company goals,  support colleagues, manage the performance review, promote the development of the team

  • Contribute to the maintenance and implementation of the scientific level of the company in line with the sector trends

  • Manage and promote the department investment in collaboration with the COO

  • Update the COO with monthly reports on the project’s evolution

  • Assist the production and QA to optimize the processes and change controls

  • Manage the development of future products of the company

  • Support the technology transfer of the production and quality control

  • Manage the consultant service for patents

  • Evaluate the cost for projects with third parties. Support M&S and BD to prepare the offer for the clients

  • Collaborate with external partners or clients for the technology transfer of the processes

  • Implement synthesis methods for API and manage the synthesis projects

  • Manage the safety of the laboratory

  • Develop R&D reports, MF and SOPs

Additional responsibilities:

  • Manage in efficient way the department budgets (financial and human)

  • Promote the project management

  • Respect and promote the values of the company, and have an open and collaborative interaction with the colleagues

  • Respect the company rules and the internal procedures

  • Achieve the objectives

Skills and Competencies:

  • Education:

    • MSC in Chemistry or Biotechnology with PhD and secondary education in Management

  • Professional experience:

    • 10 years of experience in pharma/biotech company in a similar position

    • Good knowledge of chemical-pharma industrial processes

    • Experience in biology /biotechnology (process and analytic)

    • Experience in project management in R&D environment

    • Good organization skills

    • Good knowledge of GMP and ICH

    • Fluent in English and Italian,French is a plus

    • Experience in technology transfer

    • Knowledge of industrial costing

    • Good problem solving and decision making

    • Good management of stakeholders and good leadership ability

  • Profile:

    • Good knowledge of chemistry company and scale up of the processes

    • Open and positive personality

    • Good communication

    • Team player and proactive

    • Good knowledge of project management

    • Experience in working with third parties or managed collaborations with clients in USA