Bacthera is a leading contract development and manufacturing partner (CDMO) for biotech and pharma customers. We enable our customers to bring life-changing treatments to patients. We operate from our headquarters in Basel (CH) and have production facilities in Denmark and Switzerland. We bring together best-in-class, complementary capabilities and we are the first CDMO globally to provide a full supply chain that offers manufacturing of live bacteria strains for therapeutic use.


MSAT Engineer (f/m/d) 100%

Act as an MSAT Engineer with the Bacthera end-to-end MSAT organization from preclinical development to commercial production. Contribution to successful transfer, scale up, process monitoring and optimization of Live Biotherapeutic Product (LBP) processes in the MC4a facility in Visp.

My main tasks will be…

  • Planning and execution of MSAT activities to ensure successful process transfer into the manufacturing plants according to overall project timelines
  • Set up and maintenance of GMP Process transfer documentation and risk assessments. Deliver process know-how, scientific expertise as well as operational excellence into LBP-production and continuous improvement
  • Support trouble shooting, deviation- and change-management. Anticipate, respond and permanently resolve issues that arise during production. Will consult and work with SMEs from other departments
  • Lead or contribution to production performance monitoring
  • Contribution to the development and implementation of standardized MSAT procedures and processes
  • Driving continuous improvements in performing and ensuring alignment to current industry guidance and practices
  • Represents MSAT during regulatory inspections and customer audits as SME
  • Work closely with manufacturing department and quality organization
  • Ensure a good information exchange and issue escalation throughout all organizational levels and functions. Potential collaboration with Lonza MSAT organization
  • Live and contribute to the Bacthera culture via openness for change and new ideas, cooperative teamwork and continuous improvement even outside the own area of responsibility
  • Implements a vision as service provider and customer focus in the organization

I bring with me…

  • Master or PhD degree in a relevant life science or engineering field or similar
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in the GMP regulated pharmaceutical industry, preferably in microbiologic sector
  • Experienced and comfortable with Health Authority GMP inspections (e.g. Swissmedic, US-FDA) and customer audits
  • Strong leadership skills in a matrix organization
  • Excellent collaboration and communication skills
  • Open-minded for new ideas in a fast-changing environment
  • Strong business understanding
  • Proactive and solution-oriented team player
  • Very good knowledge of written and spoken English, German would be an advantage

My reasons for choosing Bacthera…

  • Innovative and fast-growing start-up company with short decision-making processes
  • Flexible working hours (possibility of Home Office)
  • Motivated, agile and multinational team
  • Very good pension fund and attractive salary
  • Fringe benefits (e.g. Lunch card, deduction at different stores, Job ticket for public transport)
  • Interesting and diversified tasks

This is the opportunity to be part of a fast-growing start-up company, where decisions are taken fast and where you can actively participate in shaping our future. If this sounds exciting to you, we are looking forward to learning more about you.

Please send all your documents (motivation letter, CV, letter of references, diplomas, etc.) to Ms. Céline Künzi, HR Business Partner

I am looking forward to your application!

Céline Künzi
HR Business Partner