Celgene Quality Control Analyst, Microbiology in Boudry, Switzerland


Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health. We value our passion for patients, ​quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries, and growing - we look for talented people to grow our business, advance our science and contribute to our unique culture.

  1. Competences

This position is responsible to perform microbiology testing that is required for environmental monitoring,

release of raw material and pharmaceutical products. He/she will participate in validating microbiology methods for new products.

The position may include additional activities such as testing of packaging material and visual inspections of pharmaceutical products.

As a QC team member, the person filling this position supports all activities to continuously maintain the

GMP status of the QC Laboratory and high EHS standards. He/she proposes and implements improvements to the lab’s processes, methods and 5S.

  1. Skills/Knowledge Required

· Federal Certificate of Capacity as Laboratory Technician in Microbiology or similar education.

· 2 – 3 years of work experience in a GMP environment.

· Solid knowledge of microbiology testing according to compendial harmonized methods.

· Knowledge of microbiology method validation.

· Knowledge of project management would be a plus.

· Good writing skills.

· Excellent team spirit.

· Good knowledge in English and French.

· Knowledge of most common office software.

  1. Duties and Responsibilities

a. Performs microbiology testing according to raw material and product release specifications.

b. Performs peer review of analytical raw data generated in the Microbiology Laboratory

c. Participates to validation activities in the Microbiology laboratory (redaction of protocols, execution of validation runs, and redaction of validation reports)

d. Performs environmental monitoring (air and surfaces, compressed air, purified water).

e. Manages supply of consumables for the Microbiology laboratory

f. Performs release of culture media and material used in the Microbiology laboratory

g. Performs analytical tests on purified waters, such as Total Organic Carbon, conductivity, nitrates)

h. Performs microbial identifications

i. Performs other basic analyses, such as incoming testing of packaging components, visual inspection of pharmaceutical products (AQL), etc.

j. Writes specific standard operations procedures (e.g. operation and maintenance of equipment).

k. Supports maintenance/calibration of equipment and keeps relationship with suppliers.

l. Trains other QC members or people from other departments to particular tasks.

m. Performs general laboratory tasks (sample management, waste disposal management, washing of lab glassware, cleaning of the labs etc.).

n. Takes part in special projects.


At Celgene, we seek to deliver truly innovative and life-changing drugs for our patients. Our vision as a company is to build a major global biopharmaceutical corporation while focusing on the discovery, the development, and the commercialization of products for the treatment of cancer and other severe, immune, inflammatory conditions.

“At Celgene, we seek to deliver truly innovative and life-changing drugs for our patients.”

There are more than 300 clinical trials at major medical centers using compounds from Celgene. Investigational compounds are being studied for patients with incurable hematological and solid tumor cancers, including multiple myeloma, myelodysplastic syndromes, chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL), triple-negative breast cancer and pancreatic cancer. As committed as we are to clinical accomplishment, we are equally committed to patient support, which is a guiding principle at Celgene. We believe all who can benefit from our discoveries should have the opportunity to do so. Celgene puts patients first with industry-leading programs that provide information, support and access to our innovative therapies.

Celgene is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Celgene complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must have authorization to work for Celgene in the U.S.COMMITTED TO IMPROVING THE LIVES OF PATIENTS WORLDWIDE