Scientist - Planner Downstream Processing

Location Diegem, Belgium
Discipline: Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical
Job type: Permanent
Contact name: Cherish Becker

Contact email: c.becker@panda-int.com
Job ref: 10765
Published: 20 days ago
You are responsible for the planning of different activities within the DSP team. In this context, you also follow-up and provide technical/scientific support during generic Nanobody® purifications. In addition, you coordinate, follow-up and report on assigned line and project activities.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Together with Upstream processing (USP) planner and using knowledge and skills of chromatography and filtration (depth and tangential flow filtration) techniques, plan in the different DSP activities in a realistic and timely manner so that requested timelines and quantities are achieved by the different operators
  • Keep the different administrative workflows (LIMS; Biorepository; Electronic workbook for QC overviews) associated with the DSP planning up to date, assuring that operators can perform purifications in a timely and organized manner
  • Be the central point of contact to solve technical and planning issues for these activities. If needed, interact with the DSP responsible of the project to define strategy to move forward
  • Discuss weekly DSP planning with the different stakeholders and present planning during weekly DSP planning meeting and to the requestors
  • Act as liaison between the production & purification requestor and the Analytics department to ensure that the quality of the Nanobody batches meet the requirements for in vitro or in vivo applications
  • Drive recruitment of (senior) research associates
  • Be responsible for training, development, coaching and performance management of your direct reports
  • Act as DSP representative in project team meetings to follow-up and coordinate DSP-related activities
  • Strongly interact with the CMC PD&T Upstream and Analytics sub-teams to streamline these different activities and keep a holistic view in successfully progressing the different purifications and project(s)
  • Report about the results and progress to the line manager, project team, project leader and/or external parties in a clear and concise manner. Provide strategic and technical guidance where needed. Prepare high level plans, reports, summaries, manuscripts and other documents as appropriate during the different activities and workflow.
YOUR PROFILE:
  • Master or PhD in Life sciences (such as Biology, Bio-engineering, Industrial Sciences, Biotechnology, (Bio)Chemistry, Pharmaceutical or equivalent)
  • Minimum of 5+ years of relevant technical and scientific experience in purification (chromatography and filtration techniques) of biologicals
  • Proven planning, organizational and coordination skills
  • Excellent writing, presentation and communication skills (fluent in English, written and spoken)
  • Excellent MS office skills (especially excel)
  • Proven leadership, people management and managerial skills
  • Sense for initiative, quality, accuracy and detail
  • Ability, desire and flexibility to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Be a team player, enthusiastic and flexible, able to build bridges between groups and departments
  • Knowledge on using visual basics as a programming tool in excel is a plus
INTERESTED?
For more information please contact me at:  +31 (0)20 20 44 502 or c.becker@panda-int.com.