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Lab Equipment Qualification Specialist

  • Job Title Lab Equipment Qualification Specialist
  • Function Quality
  • Sub Function Quality Control
  • Category Lead Technician, Quality Control (S4)
  • Location Schaffhausen, Switzerland
  • Date Posted
  • Requisition Number 2406195749W
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The Cilag AG is an international manufacturing company of the Johnson & Johnson Group's Janssen pharmaceutical division and manufactures pharmaceutical products and medical devices as well as active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) for global markets at its production site in Schaffhausen. With its innovative products, processes, and technologies, Cilag AG is one of the leading pharmaceutical companies in Switzerland and at the same time a strategic location for product launches.

Within the Quality Control (QC) department, we are looking for a dedicated personality as Lab Equipment Qualification Specialist (m/w/d, 80-100%)
in Schaffhausen (Switzerland) to commence immediately or by agreement.

What you will be doing:

As a specialist in laboratory equipment qualification, you will be joining a team which is passionate about introducing new and improving currently deployed laboratory equipment. You will be part of the Lab Services department of Site Quality Control and as such responsible for the lifecycle management of the laboratory equipment.

What impact will you also have:

As part of the Equipment Lifecycle Management team, it will be your task to qualify laboratory equipment. In addition, you will be supporting the investigation of instrument related deviations and the implementation of corresponding corrective and preventive actions. You will be the first point of contact  for all questions concerning the laboratory systems.
If you are also enthusiastic to ensure patient safety by implementing new laboratory equipment and improve lab equipment qualification, we would like to meet you.

In your day-to-day job you will:

  • Planning and coordinating qualification activities for laboratory equipment in compliance with current GMP and regulatory requirements
  • Preparation and execution of change control records related to equipment lifecycle management
  • Creation of detailed, comprehensive, and well-structured qualification lifecycle documents (e.g., Impact & Risk Assessments, URS, IOPQ protocols and decommissioning documents)
  • Drafting of procedures (WIs, SOPs) related to equipment lifecycle management
  • Identification and documentation of relevant compendial requirements for analytical equipment
  • Operational support for the QC and R&D laboratories
  • Troubleshooting to diagnose and resolve problems
  • Supporting of investigations into deviations caused by non-conforming instruments and implement solutions (CAPA)
  • Liaise with vendors for problem resolution (e.g., technical support for manufacturer qualifications, maintenance & calibration, troubleshooting and investigations)


We would love to hear from you, if you have the following essential requirements:

You enjoy working in a team and have strong teamwork and communication skills. You approach challenges in a solution-oriented and systematic manner, can solve complex and multi-layered tasks and set the right priorities. In addition to your assertiveness, you are willing to take on responsibility and enjoy making a difference and advancing projects. In addition, you have the following qualifications:

  • MSc / BSc degree in Natural Sciences, Engineering, or alternatively comparable training with several years of professional experience
  • Experience with various analytical techniques, preferably in a regulated environment
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience in project management
  • Very good knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Fluent in English and German

Nice to have:

  • Experience working with pharmacopeia
  • Hands on experience with instrument qualification and documentation (e.g., qualification of production plants, laboratory equipment)
  • Excellent analytical skills and problem-solving attitude
  • Experience with TrackWise, SAP and TruVault is an advantage

What type of mark will you make?

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