Associate Scientist - API

Location Leiden, Netherlands
Discipline: Biotechnology
Job type: Temporary/Freelance
Contact name: Gemma Dozy

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Job ref: 10424
Published: 15 days ago

At the moment I am looking for an associate scientist API for one of our biotech clients in Leiden. The department leads in the application of broad technical expertise to support both marketed and clinical products. You will participate in high calibre multi-functional teams to drive solutions to commercial manufacturing problems and to drive process improvement, technology transfer, and support process validation.

The candidate will provide technical leadership for early and late phase development projects, managing internal and external stakeholders to meet the project timelines. In general, this position will serve as a technical and scientific resource focusing on:
• Technology transfer projects for the generation of toxicological and / or clinical material,
• Investigating new and innovative technologies,
• The early development of manufacturing processes of new molecules,
• Life cycle management support for our commercial products.

• Typically, will have a Master’s or PhD degree with 5-6 years’ experience in Biotechnology, Bioprocess Engineering, Biochemistry, Biochemical engineering or related field.
• Relevant experience in R&D or Process Development and experience working within a cGMP manufacturing plant / pilot plant environment.
• Technical orientation and in depth understanding of API large molecule manufacturing
• Project management experience in matrix organization with multitude of stakeholders
• Personal characteristics: Highly results driven, with focus on customer satisfaction and on-time completion of projects.
• Excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills, both oral and written, to support working in an international environment with frequent contact in the United States, Ireland and Belgium as well as in Leiden.
• Familiarity with Process Excellence and Six Sigma techniques is a plus.
• Experience with statistical software packages (e.g. Minitab) and Multivariate analysis is a plus