The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) (Senior) Manager, Scientific Affairs - Europe in Basel, Switzerland

(Senior) Manager, Scientific Affairs - Europe

Tracking Code

1291-679

Job Description

This role is responsible for supporting USP’s new scientific affairs function in the Europe region. This is the first position being hired for this new function and will be a part of a small global team of scientists responsible for scientific affairs. The incumbent will be responsible to protect and grow USP’s scientific reputation and influence to support market growth and utilization of USP standards in region and globally. The incumbent will work closely with USP’s customer engagement, marketing, scientific, and external affairs staff globally. The role is that of an individual contributor.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Field science including explaining the science behind USP’s monographs, general chapters, and reference materials to both scientific and non-scientific USP stakeholders and customers including the pharmaceutical industry, regulators, academics, and USP staff

  • Acting as a resource to customer engagement colleagues to assist in achieving goals

  • Establishing and maintaining relationships with key scientific thought leaders in pharmaceutical quality standards in region

  • Providing scientific affairs support to other geographies

  • Conduct training programs and do presentations in science forums

  • Channeling USP’s technical thought leadership in pharmaceutical quality standards and growing USP’s influence in the European science community including drafting technical white papers, presenting at technical conferences and formation of advisory boards

  • Developing contents for and delivering technical presentations and educational courses on USP quality standards and reference material science for pharmaceuticals

  • Reviewing promotional materials and scientific publications developed by colleagues in other departments

  • Collecting and disseminating insights on scientific and technical trends in pharmaceutical quality standards in Europe

Basic Qualifications

Senior Manager:

  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, Biochemistry or allied field with a minimum of 8 years, or M.S. and 10 years of relevant experience with tests and reference materials for pharmaceutical quality assurance

  • Minimum of 8 years of experience with techniques for quality assurance testing of chemical medicines including chromatography, mass spectrometry, wet chemistry, spectroscopy, titration, etc.

  • An equivalent combination of experience and education may be substituted

Manager:

  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, Biochemistry or allied field with a minimum of 5 years, or M.S. and 7 years or B.S. and 10 years of relevant experience with USP-NF tests and reference materials for chemical medicines

  • Minimum of 8 years of experience with techniques for quality assurance testing of chemical medicines including chromatography, mass spectrometry, wet chemistry, spectroscopy, titration, etc.

  • An equivalent combination of experience and education may be substituted

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge and experience with regulatory requirements and guidelines for pharmaceuticals (e.g. FDA, ICH, etc.)

  • Excellent interpersonal, listening, and communication skills are required

  • Ability to develop and deliver compelling technical papers and presentations for scientific and regulatory audiences

  • Able to establish and nurture relationships with individuals of varying backgrounds and learning styles

  • Self-motivated with ability to collaborate with colleagues in science and marketing and across geographies

  • Knowledge and experience with the process and science used to develop new and revise existing USP-NF monographs, general chapters, and reference materials

  • Established scientific network in Europe in the pharmaceutical quality community

  • Ability to travel internationally

Supervisory Responsibilities

None

Required Skills

Required Experience

Job Location

Basel, Switzerland

Position Type

Full-Time/Regular

Job Category Scientific