Accelerate biotechnology

Scientist Downstream Processing

Location: Leiden

Employment type: Full-time

About Batavia Biosciences

Batavia helps to optimize the route from drug discovery to clinic by being a thought partner for our customers. By leveraging the combination of our expert workforce, our broad, international academic and public network and our extensive range of high-end services, we design the optimal route for our customers to reach the one person that we all are 100% committed to: the patient.

To help us take biopharmaceutical development to the next level, our team would love to welcome you as our new Scientist Downstream Processing.

About the job

We are looking for an experienced Scientist Virus Purification / Downstream Process Development for our Headquarters in Leiden, The Netherlands.

As a Scientist Virus Purification or Downstream Processing, you will supervise multiple programs having project oversight and direct and/or indirect report management responsibilities. You will be leading a team of  up to 4 motivated and highly trained individuals (BSc, MSc and PhD’s). This team works on product development ranging from purification development to clinical manufacturing. Also technology development projects in collaboration with non-for-profit organizations such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation are in scope. You will translate project goals in activities and deliverables, write study plans and reports, manage all DSP laboratory activities and provide project progress updates. Additionally, you have a pivotal role in project teams regarding deliverables and interacting with other departments within Batavia Biosciences and with Batavia’s clients. You monitor and evaluate the timely completion of tasks and projects. Hereto, strong organizational and communication skills are essential and flexibility is a must.

You will join a stimulating group of international researchers in a very collaborative environment. As part of this group, your personal as well as your scientific growth are encouraged and developed. This position reports to the Associate Director Downstream Process Development and indirect to the Project Manager.

Your letter of motivation and CV should show that you have:

  • A Master or PhD degree in life science, biotechnology, biochemical engineering or related subject;
  • At least three years’ experience in biotechnology or biopharmaceutical industry;
  • A minimum of three years of working experience in bioprocess downstream development, specifically chromatography and ultrafiltration/diafiltration;
  • GMP experience and or technology transfer skills are preferred;
  • Experience with purification of viruses/viral vaccines is a preference;
  • Good command of the English language (written and spoken).

The ideal candidate will show entrepreneurial spirit, independence and ability to take strategic, calculated risks to guarantee efficient progression of the projects. You are enthusiastic and comfortable in a dynamic environment. You can work both in a team (preferably also multidisciplinary skills to assist with other departments like USP or assay’s) and individually. You communicate clearly at all levels; you can get your thoughts, ideas and knowledge across in a helpful and clear way. You enjoy both hands-on and theoretical work. Your planning and organization skills allow you to have an overview of the necessary work and you are able to meet deadlines. You have a proven track record of managing and mentoring people.

You can send your application to Mrs. Ingrid van Aarle, HR Manager, e-mail

Application by agency or recruiters is not appreciated and will be rejected.

Scientist Downstream Processing

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