Don't be afraid to swim upstream
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Yacht Life Sciences has a vacancy for a Senior Associate Scientist.
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 Sr. 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.
- You have a M.Sc. or PDeng in a relevant discipline in biopharmaceutical sciences/engineering, biotechnology or virology with 3-4 years of experience in industry, or you did a relevant PhD that was carried out in collaboration with industry
- You have experience with mammalian cell culture, and a 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
- You are an excellent team player with excellent communication skills, who is flexible, has a can-do attitude, and a pro-active mindset
We will offer a competitive benefits package in line with the seniority of the position. You will become a member of a strong professional network who shares your education, ambitions and competencies. This will enable you to interact with your colleagues and become a member of the YACHT network, which stretches the Life Science industry. You will be challenged by your peers and will be able to follow courses and training via our Yacht Academy and keep your knowledge and skills up-to-date: boosting your career through personal and scientific growth. The vacancy is initially for a one-year period.
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 their employees has a nationality other than Dutch with over 20 nationalities represented. They partner with many of the world’s leading experts, academic and clinical institutions and other pharmaceutical companies for the development of vaccines against, for example, 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 their team we are continuously looking for enthusiastic, talented people who have the ambition to develop themselves and can be of value to the company.
Voor meer informatie neem je contact op met Edwin Parlevliet via telefoonnummer 06-12387998
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