Accelerate biotechnology

Scientist UpStream Processing

Location: Leiden

Employment type: Fulltime

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 UpStream Processing.

About the job

We are looking for a Scientist UpStream Processing for our UpStream Processing department in Leiden, The Netherlands.  As a Scientist you will be leading a team of up to 6 technicians. This team works on vaccine development and activities include DNA cloning, upstream process development (both mammalian and microbial), medium development and clinical manufacturing in our GMP facility. Platforms used for adherent cells are t-flasks, cell stacks, microcarriers and fixed bed bioreactor systems (both commercial and new platforms). For suspension cells, platforms used are shake flasks, 10 liter Bioreactor up to 50 liter Bioreactor systems. The Scientist is responsible for planning the work, drafting study plans & reports and coaching Technicians. Additionally, the Scientist has a pivotal role in project teams regarding deliverables and interacting with other departments within Batavia Biosciences. Hereto, strong organizational skills are essential and flexibility is a must. The majority of work is executed under BSL2 and BSL3 conditions.

You will join an enthusiastic 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 UpStream Processing.

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

  • A Master or PhD degree in life science, biotechnology, pharmacy or related subject;
  • At least 3 years of hands-on experience with cell culture and viral process development;
  • Relevant experience in a biotechnology or biopharmaceutical industry environment involving organizational aspects.
  • Experience with different bioreactor systems is highly desirable;
  • GMP experience and pharmaceutical technology transfer skills are favorable;
  • Good command of the English language (written and spoken).

The candidate we are looking for is:

You are enthusiastic and comfortable in a dynamic environment. You can work both in a team 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 can send your application to our HR Manager, Mrs. Ingrid van Aarle, by email

Acquisition regarding this position is not appreciated.

Scientist UpStream Processing

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