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Senior Scientist - Process Development

Senior Scientist - Process Development

LocationLiege, Belgium
Business SectorBiotechnology
Contact emailk.mabena@panda-int.com
Job ref20724
Published5 months ago

Senior Scientist 

For a high-profile Cell Therapy CMO, I am seeking a talented Senior Scientist to join a highly motivated and fast-growing team.

In this role you will be responsible for the successful evaluation, development, and optimization of cryopreservation processes for starting material of both autologous and allogeneic cellular therapies.


  • Design, execute and analyze key experimental studies on cryopreservation processes for internal and customer projects, including reporting  protocols, technical and scientific reports
  • Generate scientific proposals to resolve key technical hurdles
  • Assess and identify cryopreservation Critical Process Parameters (CPPs)
  • Establish analytical approaches to employ during formulation screening, including but not limited to cell health, membrane integrity assays, molecular mechanism indicator assays, cell-specific functional assays, etc.
  • Lead or assist in presenting information at internal or external meetings
  • Assist in client interactions to understand their objectives and meet their needs.
  • Interact and collaborate effectively with multidisciplinary departments (Process Development, Analytical Development, Manufacturing, QA/QC, Regulatory, Business, etc)


  • PhD in Biology, Bioengineering, or Biomedical Engineering or related disciplines with min 1 year experience in Cell Therapy Industry
  • Industry experience is a must 
  • Strong experience in data management
  • Demonstrated exceptional scientific research skills with attention to detail
  • Experience in Flow cytometry, cell selection and cell purification
  • Experience in cryopreservation and cell culture and cellular assays (viability, functionality, …)
  • Strong understanding of cell biology
  • Experience with Quality Management System standards and systems
  • Clearly communication of results to stakeholders (written and oral presentation skills)
  • Works effectively in cross functional teams and projects
  • Fluent in English.


  • Permanent opportunity
  • Location: Liege
  • Onsite position
  • Must have a valid Belgium work permit or EU passport holder
  • Start date: ASAP

Sound interesting?
Send your CV to Khanyi Mabena at k.mabena@panda-int.com or contact her on +31 2020 44502.