Vice President Analytical Development

  • Mainz
  • Work experience
  • Research, development, teaching
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Vice President Analytical Development

As the Vice President Analytical Development, you will be an integral part of Research at BioNTech and will drive innovation in analytical development such as new or improved analytical technologies. You will lead the teams responsible for analytical development within BioNTech's preclinical and clinical programs. 
Your main responsibilities are:
  • Strategic development and further growth of the teams to meet the demand of our development pipeline
  • Ensuring the representation of Analytical Development within internal development teams and externally within collaborations
  • Responsible for interactions with authorities (EMA, FDA, PEI etc.) regarding analytical aspects
  • Responsible for strategy alignment with the GMP analytical/quality control teams
  • Identify critical issues in Analytical Development and proactively implement activities for their resolution
  • Responsible for the design and development of analytical control strategies for clinical stage programs (characterization, release testing, assay development)
  • Responsible for leading the activities of analytical assay development incl. transfer into GMP environment
  • Responsible for leading analytical services of the analytical teams for routine testing of samples within development

What you have to offer.

  • An advanced degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Pharmacy or similar with several years of professional experience in Quality Control and/or analytical development
  • Profound experience with line management responsibilities and with leading teams in matrix organizations
  • Extensive experience in interacting with multidisciplinary functions involved in drug development and manufacturing
  • Broad knowledge of analytical methods and technologies for biologics and nanoparticulate formulations. Experiences with DNA, RNA, peptides and antibodies are a plus
  • In depth understanding of analytical development strategies from preclinical to commercialization. Former assignment as SME for analytical aspects within a marketing authorization procedure is a plus.
  • Solid know-how of regulatory requirements for pharmaceutical development
  • Experience in leading technical discussions with EMA, FDA, and other authorities
  • Leadership, seniority and assertiveness
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills

Benefits for you.

  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Childcare
  • Jobticket
  • Company Bike
  • Leave Account
  • Fitness Courses
  • Mobile Office
  • Special Vacation
... and much more.

Have we kindled your pioneering spirit?

Then apply now for our location Mainz and simply send us your application documents using our online form.

If you have any further questions, our Talent Acquisition Team will be happy to answer them on + 49 (0) 6131-9084-1291 (monday-friday, from 12 noon to 4 pm).

Job-ID 7684 (please indicate for inquiries)

We look forward to your application!

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