Seuss +

Scientist Process Development

Seuss +
16 Apr 2021
16 May 2021
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
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) by recognizing the sense of urgency in areas of high medical need.

Purpose of the role

The purpose of the role is to be a scientific contributor in downstream process (DSP) development.

Place in the Organization

The Process Development (PD) Innovation department consists of several (senior) scientists and (junior/senior) technicians, is a part of Global Process Development at the client. PD Innovation is responsible for development of innovative process technologies, process development for clinical and commercial manufacturing of AAV-based gene therapy products.

Key result areas (major duties, accountabilities, and responsibilities)
  • Performs development of innovative process technologies in the area of downstream processing or purification for manufacturing of AAV.
  • Designs / outlines (masterminds) experimental plan. Writes / reviews / approves plans, process descriptions and experimental protocols.
  • Line (people) manager for 0-2 (senior) technicians.
  • Coordinates / supervises the experiments in the lab and when necessary performs experiments her / himself.
  • Analyzes / reviews experimental results / data, writes / reviews reports (g. experimental report, overall development report).
  • Represents the department in cross-functional teams and acts as the point-of-contact for other departments.
  • Presents results in conferences, writes journal articles and scientific content of patent applications.

Qualifications & Skills
  • Holds a PhD (in Bioprocess Engineering or Downstream Processing or Protein Purification).
  • Possesses minimum 2 years of post-PhD work experience.
  • Possesses hands-on experience on primary recovery and purification of complex biologics, e.g. gene therapy, viral vaccines, or therapeutic proteins.
  • Highly skillful in theory and practical aspects of chromatography, tangential flow filtration, and dead-end filtration
  • Experienced in multiple areas from the followings: Process development, manufacturing process design, design of experiments (DoE), statistical data analysis, scale up / down, technology transfer, adeno associated virus (AAV), GMP manufacturing, pharmaceutical quality management systems, common technical documents (CTD).
  • Excellent scientific writing skill demonstrated by authored reports and publications.
  • Fluent in English

Core competences
  • High level of ownership of the assigned programs
  • Team player with an attitude to motivate team members
  • Strong scientific thinking (analytical) skill
  • Flexible to act in a highly dynamic and demanding environment
  • Strong communicator who can easily explain complex issues verbally and in writing, and understands what, when and whom to communicate.
This is a temporary job position (06 months contract).

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