Role DescriptionProcess development consists of a USP and a DSP department and is responsible for the development of scalable, pharmaceutical-grade production processes for viral vaccines using mammalian cell lines as a production platform. Novel technologies are used to make sure that the processes are safe, reliable, scalable and cost-effective, so that the vaccines can be produced in large quantities at low costs. The developed production processes are transferred into GMP production facilities for the production of clinical batches and scaled-up for commercial production. All activities are performed in close collaboration with other departments.
ResponsibilitiesThey are looking for a motivated Senior Associated Scientist within the field of upstream process development. You will plan, coordinate scientific studies to support process development projects. You will perform data analysis and write scientific reports. At one end, you will work close together with the technical staff on the lab to perform the experimental work. At the other, you work closely together with the other scientists to translate the results of the development work into production processes. You may also represent USP in a multi-disciplinary project team and will support the transfer of the developed process in the production environment.
Requirements- M.Sc. or PDeng in a relevant discipline in biopharmaceutical sciences/engineering, biotechnology or virology - 3 or 4 years of experience in the industry or a relevant PhD that was carried out in collaboration with the industry - Experience with mammalian cell culture - Strong affinity with upstream processes development preferably with hands-on experience with bioreactors - Experience in production, technology transfer and knowledge of GMP is an advantage - Excellent team player with excellent communication skills, who is flexible, has a can-do attitude and a pro-active mindset.
Other informationThis is a full time position (40 hours), do you have 3 or 4 years experience in the industry or a PhD level with industry exposure and a practical can do mindset?
Are you interested and do want to apply for this role, please fill out your application via the apply button below and contact Hélène de Vries.