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Senior Process Engineer Downstream Processing
Leiden | Senior Process Engineer | Downstream Processing | Tech Transfer | Development to Production | GMP
Het bedrijf / The company
Our client is dedicated to bringing meaningful innovation to global health. Their teams focus on the discovery, development, manufacture and marketing of vaccines and antibodies to protect people worldwide from infectious diseases.
In the organization people work in a dynamic culture in which innovation and a 'can do' state of mind are the central points. In order to strengthen our team we are continuously looking for enthusiastic, talented people who have the ambition to develop themselves and can be of value.
De functie / The role
As Senior Process Engineer you will work in the Downstream Processing (DSP) department. The group focuses on the development and characterisation of 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.
In your role you will work at the interface between development and production. You ensure a smooth tech transfer of new products in 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.
Within the tech transfer team you are responsible for a smooth tech transfer between the development and the production. In order to see if the transfer is successful, you will be in the plant during the production. Afterwards, you analyse the data from the tests and report improvements to the development department. If the run is successful, you will be part of the team that trains the operators.
Het profiel / Your profile
You have a HBO/WO in Chemical Engineering, Microbiology, Chemistry or a related topic. In addition, you have gained several years of experience (5+) in operational downstream processing in a GMP environment. This is from lab, to pilot plant and a production environment. Experience with operations as filtration, chromatography and UF/DF is mandatory.
As a person, you can bind various departments together. You have good communication skills and can transfer your enthusiasm to others. You are pragmatic, strong in data-analysis and report writing and you operate accurately. Flexibility in working hours and travelling for work is required (f.e. towards production sites outside of the Netherlands.
Tenslotte ..... / Finally ....
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