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Materials Science Specialist

Switzerland   •  CHF35 - CHF45 per hour  •  Contract/Temporary, Full time

Materials Science Specialist  ? (German Speaking)
Contract ? 12 months
Location ? Basel
Business unit ? Particle Engineering
Rate CHF 35.94 - 45 per hour
Perform scientific studies to support the appropriate selection, development and characterization of new salt and polymorphic forms for active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs).

  • Performs scientific small scale screening studies for the selection of new salt and polymorphic forms.
  • Characterize products with wet chemistry and solid-state analytical methods.
  • Document experimental procedure and observations and provide raw data evaluation and interpretation of routine analytical results.
  • Optimize existing methods and procedures, reproduce, and follow published and established methods.
  • Operate / utilize special equipment in screening, lab automation, scale-up technologies, and analytics.
  • Schedule and perform routine maintenance of instruments/equipment if feasible.
  • Actively supports the transfer of procedures within the department.
  • Recognizes and communicates experimental issues. Provides input on deviations and unexpected results from experiments.
  • Actively performs simple safety and literature searches under direction of relevant and experienced team members.
  • Keeps record of lab chemicals, intermediates, excipients, and solvents within own area of responsibility.
  • Collaborates with other team members to facilitate deliverables.
  • Participates in knowledge exchange.
  • Ensures all own activities are aligned with overall drug development process.
  • Works according to appropriate SOPs, GMP, GLP, QM, HSE, ISEC & Novartis Guidelines.


  •  Lab Technician with experience or equivalent educational background e.g. HTL or FH in the field of Analytics, Chemistry, Physical Chemistry.


  • Fluent in site-language German.
  • Basic knowledge of English (oral and written) desirable.

Experience/Professional requirement:

  • Exact and efficient laboratory work.
  • Deep understanding of HSE requirements and safe and conscious work in laboratory environment.
  • Experience in modern analytical techniques
  • Experience in solid state analytics or crystallisation of solids desirable.
  • Experience with handling of ?highly active? compounds as well as qualification of analytical equipment desirable.
  • Motivated to work in project teams and with colleagues from other functions and disciplines.
  • Knowledge in Data and Digital aspects desirable

Key Competencies

  • Timely, exact and adequate documentation of experiments and observations.
  • Efficient planning of experiments and analytical activities.
  • Timely delivery of results.
  • No HSE incident.
  • All experiments finalized (signed) in eln within given timeframe after completion.
  • Adhere to agreed upon experimental parameters.

For further details, please contact Rudo Urayayi on +44(0)1727 817 616 or email a copy of your CV to rurayayi@achieva.co.uk

  • Agency: Achieva Group Limited
  • Reference: RU-170
  • Posted: 12th September 2023
  • Expires: 10th October 2023

Achieva Group Limited

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