Our client is committed to developing first-in-class or best-in-class vaccines for some of the world's most life-threatening infectious diseases. They have built a dedicated, world-class, multi-functional team across a variety of disciplines to develop a promising vaccines pipeline. In Leiden, they have a workforce of 700 scientists and support staff, 45% of the employees has a nationality other than Dutch with over 20 nationalities represented. Our client partners with many of the world's leading experts, academic and clinical institutions and other pharmaceutical companies for the development of vaccines against, for example, COVID, Ebola and HIV.
In their organization entrepreneurial people are working in a dynamic culture in which innovation and a 'can do' state of mind are the central points. In order to strengthen the team we are continuously looking for enthusiastic, talented people who have the ambition to develop themselves and can be of value to the client.
The 'Down Stream Processing' (DSP) department forms part of the Drug Substance Development group and develops & characterizes processes for purifying and formulating recombinant viruses from harvest as a vaccine production platform. These processes must be safe, scalable and economically viable. They will be implemented in a GMP pilot plant facility for the production of clinical trial material and scaled-up for commercial production.
Process 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.
We are looking for a motivated Process Engineer/Scientist who can design studies and make sure that they can be executed.
You will represent DSP in multidisciplinary project team(s), being responsible for process development in that project, in close connection to all relevant stakeholders. In order to develop the process, you translate research goals into actions and accomplish the targets by delivering study designs and study plans, analyze data and write or coordinate scientific study reports, all in close connection with the customer.
You ensure a smooth tech transfer of new products in production (either the CTM pilot plant or production) and give for 2nd line support of running production. In addition, you identify possible improvements for increased robust manufacturing and translate this back to development studies.
- MSc in chemical engineering, microbiology, organic chemistry or similar life science related field with minimum of 5 years of hands-on operational DSP experience (lab, pilot and/or production scale), relevant DSP unit operations are Filtration, Chromatography and UF/DF.
- Experience with scale-up/scale-down of DSP processes
- Good communication skills
- Experience with cGMP requirements.
- Preferably experience with Lean/Process Excellence
- Enthusiasm to support production by hands-on presence during production (sometimes traveling required)
- Demonstrated communication capabilities and the ability to bridge between production and development
- Data-analysis & report writing
- Quality, efficiency, accuracy and reliability of work
What do we offer
- Contract via Kelly Services of period 40 hours per week, 1 year
- Start date: August 1st 2020
- An international environment where you can learn a lot in challenging projects
When interested please react through the application process with your English resume.
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