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15 SEP '23: This Leiden-based organisation comprises a state-of-the-art facility and expert knowledge on the development, production, and commercialisation of Cell and Gene Therapies. They help academic and industrial developers enter the clinical stage by combining the required expertise in a brand-new development & GMP manufacturing facility. They enable the next generation of therapies by translating research programs into actionable health solutions for patients.




Leiden - Netherlands

40 hours per week

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This is how you will make the difference

As a Specialist Viral Vector you will be responsible for supporting the process development and/or manufacturing of Cell- and Gene Therapy products. You drive development (sub-) projects forward independently and contribute to maintaining the functionality, safety, and efficiency of laboratories and cleanrooms. Your tasks will include: Supporting CDMO activities (both GMP and non-GMP level); Hands-on work in the development laboratory and cleanroom to support process development and analytics of Cell- and Gene Therapy products; Co-design of process development (sub-)projects based on customer specifications; Writing and maintaining SOPs and other manufacturing related documentation; Maintenance and generation of cell lines, cell banks, virus seed stocks and plasmids; Collaborate with Analytics and QC to support assay development and validation.

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What you bring

Being this strong Specialist you will recognise yourself in the following:
  • MSc, BSc or HLO in Biotechnology, Bioprocessing, Bioengineering, Life Sciences, or related discipline; 
  • Work experience in the field of viral vectors or virus based vaccines: 4 years with BSc or HLO, 2 years with MSc;
  • Basic knowledge of GMP standards or experience in working with viral vectors in a Good Manufacturing Process (GMP) environment is preferred;
  • Experience with viral vectors based on for example Adenovirus (Ad), Adeno-Associated Virus (AAV), or Lentivirus (LV);
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English.
With the competencies:
  • Pro-active attitude; 
  • Thorough;
  • Self-organised;
  • Detail-oriented;
  • Problem-solving;
  • Co-operative;
  • Good record-keeping skills.

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What's in it for you

You will receive a competitive salary and an excellent pension plan. Not to mention the many opportunities and exciting dynamics of a scale-up environment and GMP training by our expert team. A standard full-time position at this organisation is 36 hours. In addition to your salary, you will receive:
  • A 13th-month payment and an 8% holiday allowance;
  • The unique opportunity to co-define the organisation and contribute to the organisation's establishment.

Your expertise is critical for their successful launch, meaning you will enjoy a lot of responsibility and impact regarding key decisions.

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