Seuss Consulting

Technician (2021) Process Development

18 Feb 2021
20 Mar 2021
R & D
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
Technician Process Development

Our client is dedicated to bringing innovative therapies or unmet medical needs to patients. In doing so each function is directly or indirectly responsible for the lives of patients. This responsibility should be part of our day-to-day working life by (i) living up to high quality standards and (ii) recognizing the sense of urgency in areas of high medical need.

Purpose of the role
The purpose of the role is to contribute to upstream process (USP) and downstream process (DSP) characterization; production of non-clinical material; and implementation of novel bioprocess technologies.

Place in the Organization
The Process Development (PD) department in Amsterdam is responsible for process development towards Phase I/II clinical testing. In addition, the department supports the US team PD in process development for Phase Ill and MAA, with scaling-up, process characterization and process validation. Both PD departments support the various stages of process development from research to GMP manufacturing.
The technician will work within a team of PD technicians and scientists where he/she is responsible for planning, performing and documenting USP and DSP for research and development purposes.

Key result areas (major duties, accountabilities, and responsibilities)
  • Performs small to large scale USP and DSP of AAV.
  • Properly collects, manages, analyses and documents experimental data.
  • Communicates the work and results to the direct supervisor and in group meetings.
  • Responsibility for laboratory, safety, and equipment maintenance.
  • Plans and executes experimental work in connection with timelines.
  • Strengthens the team in daily operations and troubleshooting DSP.
Qualifications & Skills
  • BSc., Ms. or MLO education in life sciences or equivalent.
  • Work experience in a comparable position is preferred.
  • Practical experience with cell culture and USP. Preferably experience in working with bioreactors
  • Practical experience with protein or virus purification: filtration, chromatography (FPLC, preferably experience with GE Äkta platform).
  • Experience or willing to with working with GMO’s at ML-2 level.
  • Experience in planning and organization.
  • Basic understanding of molecular biology and virology
  • Good verbal and written English communication skills.

Core competencies
  • High level of ownership, energy, hands-on mentality, and personal drive
  • Team player and attitude to motivate teams.
  • Good communication capabilities (effectively describing and conveying complex issues through reporting and presentations)
  • Flexibility, to act in a fast changing and demanding environment.
  • Analytical thinking

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