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Scientist Upstream Processing

Date of placement: 30/12/2021
Valid through: 28/03/2022
Organization: Batavia Biosciences
Employment type: Full-time
Job location type: Office located
Location: Leiden
Identifier: 21
Identifier value: 21
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 USP department in Leiden, The Netherlands.  As a Scientist Upstream Processing, 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 and Bioreactor systems up to 50 liter.

The Scientist is responsible for the direction of the projects, 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 a energetic group of international researchers in a 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 USP and indirect to the Project Manager.

Your profile
  • 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).
In the interview it will be clear that:

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.

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

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

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