BrightOwl Loader Loading

Subject Matter Expert Mass Spectrometry - Netherlands  

MSD (company)


Posted on : 22 April 2017

Project Description

About Us:
  • Our company  is working to help the world be well.
  • Through our medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies and animal health products, we work in more than 140 countries to deliver innovative health solutions to patients and animals. 
  • We also demonstrate our commitment to increasing access to health care through far-reaching programs that donate and deliver our products to the people who need them. 
  • Our company has a workforce of almost 4500 in the Netherlands at three main sites.
  • Our company  Animal Health develops and produces vaccines and pharmaceutical specialties for livestock, companion animals and fish. 
  • We have offices in more than 50 countries, sell our products in over 140 markets and operate in a network of manufacturing sites and research and development facilities around the world. 
  • We are always seeking innovative talents that focus on constant improvement of our products and the way we work. We’re looking for new colleagues who are entrepreneurs and result driven. 
  • But not only results matter; how you achieve these results is crucial to be successful within company Animal Health as well. 
  • Our company  Animal Health leads the way in veterinary pharmaceuticals.

The department
  • The Global Vaccines and Biologics Commercialization (GVBC) supports the commercialization of vaccines and biotechnological derived pipeline products. 
  • Furthermore, GVBC has a crucial role in supporting vaccines and biologics Lines of Business (LoB) and the Quality Organization.
  • These teams are regionally responsible for support to LoB and Quality and introducing new processes and analytical methods into the commercial operations space.

The position
  • Reporting into the Team Lead SME’s the Subject Matter Expert Mass Spectrometry holds a Subject Matter Expert (SME) role for mass spectrometry analysis.
  •  The individual oversees all mass spectrometry efforts from a scientific perspective and is able to translate current thinking and new advances into our analytical portfolio.
  •  In that role the person establishes and maintains an internal and external network of mass spectrometry experts. 
  • Furthermore he or she indirectly guides all mass spectrometry related activities in the department and provides significant input into regulatory documents and response to questions. 
  • This position does not have direct reports.

Roles and responsibilities include:
Scientific and Technical leadership (60% of average time spent)
  • Analytical SME, with deep scientific understanding of all mass spectrometry methods used for characterizing biotechnological products;
  •  Responsible for best scientific practices within the lab space and supports from an extended characterization perspective troubleshooting, process support and life cycle management activities;
  •  Writes complex technical documentation used for regulatory filings (e.g. Justification of specifications, process characterization summaries);
  •  Recruitment and supervision of MSc-level students.
  • Project leadership (40% of average time spent)
  •  Participates in cross-functional/global CMC project teams and leads derived subteams (e.g. working groups responsible for analytical or drug substance development workstreams);
  •  Participates as SME in solving technical problems at an international level;
  •  Root Cause Analysis lead for significant investigations (regional).

  • PhD in biological sciences, biochemistry, or biochemical engineering or equivalent through experience;
  •  Minimum of 5-10 years relevant experience in protein analytics;
  •  Significant experience in analytical methodologies for quality control of biotechnological products;
  •  Strong project management skills & proven ability to manage complex projects;
  •  Knowledge of regulatory and quality guidelines, and knowledge on CTD format for IND/ BLA/ MAA submissions preferred;
  •  Excellent analytical and technical skills;
  •  Demonstrated initiative, and innovative process-oriented thinking within a team environment;
  •  Strong oral and written communication skills in English (required), Dutch or willing to learn Dutch is a plus.

  • Our employees are the key to our company’s success.  
  • We demonstrate our commitment to our employees by offering a competitive and valuable rewards program.  
  • Our Company’s benefits are designed to support the wide range of goals, needs and lifestyles of our employees, and many of the people that matter the most in their lives.

A good place to work
  • Our company  is an attractive employer offering interesting opportunities in Research & Development, production and staff departments for an enormous range of disciplines such as biologists, chemists, process engineers, technicians, mechatronic engineers, pharmacists and operators. 
  • Our company  always seeks ‘best-in-class’ employees at all levels. 
  • We expect a lot from our people and company  has a lot to offer them as well. 
  • Team spirit, entrepreneurship, integrity, leadership and cross-border communication skills are what company values and rewards most.
  •  If you enjoy being challenged, over and over again, our company  will be a good place for you to work.
  •  We have an excellent fringe benefit program, and we invest heavily in the development of our people. 
  • Our company gives you plenty of opportunities for individual initiative and responsibility.

Job Segment:  Biochemistry, Biotech, Law, Project Manager, Animal Health, Science, Legal, Technology, Veterinary