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Senior Analytical Leader

ABG-83225 Emploi Sénior
27/02/2019 CDI > 55 et < 75 K€ brut annuel
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JacouELLIER - Occitanie - France
Santé, médecine humaine, vétérinaire
  • Chimie
Analytical, chemistry,
Recherche et Développement


MedinCell is owned and operated by our talented employees who have come together from around the world to achieve our mission of Better Medicine for All. Through purposeful innovation, we aim to improve the treatments available to patients. And we believe that everyone should have access to best-in-class medication, so we focus on making our products available regardless of local economic conditions. To ensure access, we work on both for-profit and non-profit projects, in collaboration with highly valued partners ranging from big pharmas to physicians, from biotech firms to academics and foundations. Most importantly, our partners share our values based on trust and transparency.

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Poste et missions


Analytical Development Strategy

  • Define the strategic analytical pathways and plans at each development step in close alignment with the Drug Product Development (DPDE), Non-Clinical Development and Regulatory Teams.   
  • Support and coach the different Analytical Lab Leaders within the Analytical Development Department with his/her expertise and leadership (design, review and approval of documents)  
  • Ensure that the operational process for Analytical Development, ICH Stability Studies and QC Testing DPs is aligned with the company Standard Operation Procedures (SOPs) and help improve current SOPs. 
  • Build and maintain a strong Analytical Development Team and a network of external collaborators and consulting experts for analytical techniques and competencies not available internally. 
  • Support the TPO Continuous Improvement Roadmap implementation, to get recognition as Analytical Centre of Expertise for MedinCell and external partners


Analytical Development Leadership


  • Develop and put in place best-in-class Analytical Development practices and team:
  • Incorporate expert knowledge and advice, scientific and regulatory considerations, as well as strategic business needs into the design and implementation of Analytical Development plans
  • Define and implement Analytical Develpment work plans including objectives, milestones and deliverables
  • Provide leadership for MedinCell in the planning and execution of all Analytical Method (AM) Development activities, in support of development Projects and the perspective of writing and submission of CMC parts of regulatory dossiers (IND, IMPD, NDA, MAA, etc…):
  • Collect analytical needs from DPDE Teams (API, DP)
  • Develp fit-for-purpose AM for all development steps, from Lead Formulation Selection to Clinical Phases (§Phase I to Phaser III)
  • Develop, validate, transfer AM to the DPDE Units and monitor their potential changes (change control, risk assessment, CAPA plans, etc…) during life cycle in the Units for DPDE activities
  • Perform AM validation with appropriate validation level at each stage of the projects (Lead Formulation Selection, Non-Clin. Dev., Phase I to Phase III)
  • Perform (in-house) and/or monitor (at contractors)  ICH Stability studies
  • Perform (in-house) and/or monitor (at contractors) Analytical QC of GMP in-coming materials, GMP DP batches at each level of Clinical Development stage
  • Develop and implement Quality by Design (QbD) approach for AM Development
  • Lead transfer f AM to manufacturing sites and development partners
  • Lead preparatin, review, and collection of AM Development documentation for regulatory submissions (CMC Parts of the dossiers, e.g. 3.P2, etc…); prvide critical review of all AM Development documentation supporting regulatory applications, including AM Validation, Stability Studies and Plans, DP Specifications, Shelf Life Allocation, in collaboration with Regulatory Affairs and Quality Departments
  • Provide AM data packages t develpment partners fr preparation of their own submissions
  • Serve as a cross functional leader and senior subject matter expert in Analytical Development:
    • Develop deep knowledge of our product portfolio
    • Maintain updated knwledge of current global guidelines and regulatory requirements governing drugs and biologics analytics and characterization in all phases of development
    • Lead Analytical Develpment involvement in related projects and variations, e.g. transfer, scale-up and process changes at manufacturing sites, specifications changes, process changes, etc.
    • Support Business Development activities
    • Serve as lead Analytical Develpment reviewer in due diligence for in-licensing opportunities

People Management

  • Recruit best talents for the Analytical Development Centre of Expertise (ACE) Team
  • Manage a team of up to 20 people working in the Analytical Development Department and secure smooth relationships across the organization to ensure efficacy
  • Develop project orientation of the ACE  Team in a matrix-based organization and allocate an appropriate ACE representative to each Project Development & Supply (PDS) Team.
  • Build, mentor, empower and develop a highly skilled team of professionals and instill high performance standards
  • Promote values of the Company within the ACE Team
  • Instill customer-orientation culture to the Analytical Development team to find appropriate solutions for implementation of Company strategy

Mobilité géographique :

Pas de déplacement

Prise de fonction :



  • Minimum eight (8) years of experience in Analytical Development in Pharmaceutical Industry with a significant experience in injectable Pharmaceutical Products
  • Ideally Pharm D or Engineer degree with a PhD  in Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Science, Analytical Sciences, …
  • Strong hands-on experience in all phases of Pharmaceutical Development from Early Stage to approvals and Post-Marketing variations
  • Experience in working in pharmaceutical development partnerships such as co-development agreements
  • Expert knowledge of drug development processes and regulations, especially for injectable Pharmaceutical Products
  • Experience in polymer-based drug delivery systems (DDS) is a plus


Knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Analytical Development skills:
    • Ability to define Analytical Development strategy and generate high quality documentation (protocols, reports)
    • Strong proficiency and abilities in preparing CMC parts of the regulatory dossiers and answering questions of Regulatory Authorities for various markets
    • Strong knowledge and practical experience in implementing GxP guidelines and regulatory requirements for various markets (FDA, EMA, RoW), especially for injectable Pharmaceutical Products
  • Leadership, organizational, and problem-solving skills:
    • Ability to mentor and coach colleagues to successfully achieve objectives
    • Ability to accurately estimate time for specific tasks
    • Ability to plan sequential and / or concurrent activities
    • Ability to develop and manage budgets
    • Ability to determine priorities within project plan
    • Ability to manage multiple priorities with tight deadlines
    • Ability to anticipate and resolve issues on a daily basis
    • Ability to work effectively across multiple project teams in a matrix environment to reach overall business goals
    • Ability to work in a diverse environment with different stakeholders
  • Strong interpersonal skills for:
    • Effectively listening t customers to collect their needs (PDS Teams, Assessment Teams, Contractors, Regulatory Affairs, Agencies, etc…)
    • Managing relatinships and communication exchanges internally and with co-development or manufacturing partners
    • Effectively leading meetings internally and with third-parties in English
    • Effective internatinal collaboration 
  • Communication:
    • Fluency in speaking and writing English
    • God understanding of spoken and written French
    • Demonstrated ability to produce high quality written documents that effectively communicate in a clear, organized and concise manner
  • Soft skills:
    • Highly cllaborative cross-functional approach
    • Results rientation with focus on timely delivery and sense of urgency
    • Effective functining in a rapidly evolving environment and adherence to the values, principles and mission of the company
    • High degree f autonomy
    • Strong listening skills
    • Openness and ability t adapt to changing situations
    • Active invlvement in Continuous Improvement  
    • Strong work ethic      
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