Process Engineer - VLF

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

Contact email:
Job ref: 12299
Published: 22 days ago

One of our biotechnology clients in Leiden has an opening for a Process Engineer for their Vaccine Launch Facility. We are looking for someone with a background in process engineering in biopharma. It regards an initial 1 year contract, but this is a long time position with lots of growth opportunity in the company.


  • Participates in comprehensive engineering activities to develop and implement effective, high quality processes using industry standard design methods to reduce production risk and increase manufacturability.
  • Executes moderately complex design reviews and supplies feedback for improvements in manufacturability.
  • Assesses equipment, material, and process performance to achieve the overall process yield goals.
  • Performs vendor searches and equipment evaluation to ensure adequate capability to produce quality products in required quantities at an effective cost.
  • Facilitates experiments and capability studies, develops process specifications, and supports design of process equipment.
  • Evaluates and advises on the selection of suitable equipment for optimized process performance


  • A minimum of a Bachelors
  • +2 years as a process engineer or similar
  • Pharmaceutical and/or bio processing principles typically used in Upstream and Downstream processing for vaccines manufacturing using disposable technologies (e.g. bioreactors & filtration systems)
  • Design experience and working knowledge of automatic bulk filling systems for pharmaceutical material in Grade A environments and/or closed filling systems.
  • Understanding of liquid freezing processes and its potential impact on vaccine storage and stability.
  • Understanding of regulatory requirements and industry guidelines specific for the pharmaceutical industry and maintenance & engineering (e.g. GMP, NEN3140, VCA, CE, etc.)

Project duration

12 months

Project start date

June, July or August 


If you’re interested in the above description, please apply with your CV and a letter of motivation by clicking on the ‘apply’ button below.

PS: Did you also know that we offer a generous referral scheme, because great people know other great people, right?

For further information, please contact Gemma Dozy at +31 (0)20 20 44 502 or by email at g.dozy