Chemistry for Public Health: Join the EDQM Team as Scientific Programme Manager
The European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines &HealthCare (EDQM) is hiring Scientific Programme Managers! This exclusive webinar will give prospective candidates the chance to:
- discover our latest chemistry vacancies;
- hear from EDQM staff members currently performing this role across three different EDQM departments;
- discover the EDQM as an employer; and
- learn about the application process and ask questions.
Take a closer look at our job vacancy HERE.
The webinar took place on 30 November, from 14:00 to 15:00 (CET, Paris, France).
Andrea Melloni has a master’s degree in industrial pharmacy from the University of Ferrara, Italy.
Since 2020, he has been a Certification of Suitability (CEP) assessor in the Certification of Substances Department at the EDQM. The assessment of chemical and sterile CEP applications falls under the responsibility of his section.
His past work experience includes being a global regulatory affairs specialist in a facility producing chemical, biological and sterile active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and working in a quality control laboratory. He has over 10 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry, including submissions of drug master files worldwide. Andrea joined the Technical Advisory Board (TAB) for chemical substances in October 2023.
Amela Saračević graduated with a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from the University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, in 2005. This was followed by a master’s degree in 2013 and a further period of specialisation in the quality control of medicines, which she successfully defended in 2015. Amela joined the Agency for medicinal products and medical devices of Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2005, where she worked in the Official Medicines Control Laboratory (OMCL) as a senior advisor for physico-chemical and instrumental analysis. She began working at the EDQM in 2014, first in the Biological Standardisation, OMCL Network and Healthcare Department (DBO) before joining the European Pharmacopoeia Department (EPD) in 2017 as a scientific programme manager in the Chemically Defined Substances, Finished products, General Chapters & Herbals Division. Amela is responsible for the elaboration of monographs on APIs and medicinal products with chemically defined APIs and for the work programme of the group of experts dealing with inorganics. She is also involved in the work of the Analytical Quality by Design Working Party.
Jochen Pauwels holds master’s degrees in pharmaceutical sciences and industrial pharmacy, both of which were awarded by the University of Leuven, Belgium. In 2011, he obtained his PhD in pharmaceutical analysis from the same university, where his research focused on the application of capillary electrophoresis in drug and metabolite analysis. Subsequently, he became European project co-ordinator at the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Leuven, where he managed various European projects and grant applications. He joined the EDQM in 2012, first as a scientific programme officer in the EDQM Laboratory’s Analytical Chemistry Division, before becoming Head of the same division in April 2023.
Suzanne Henderson holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Kingston University, UK (1988). She became a Chartered Public Finance Accountant in 1992 whilst working in finance and accounting for a regional council in the UK. She subsequently worked for Ernst & Young as a senior consultant specialising in performance improvement. Suzanne also worked for a brief spell for another UK regional council in a Chief Executive’s Office, focussing on strategic development and performance improvement before joining the EDQM as a finance assistant in 2001. Since then, she has held several roles at the EDQM support teams and became Head of the Administration and Finance Division in 2007. This role included leading the human resources team, which resulted in Suzanne becoming an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development.
This webinar will be of interest both to prospective candidates for the role of Scientific Programme Manager at the EDQM and to all scientific professionals interested in joining the EDQM.
Participation is free of charge.