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Working at Univercells

At Univercells, we are on a mission to make health equally accessible to all.
We work every day to reinvent biomanufacturing processes, and develop or integrate the next innovative technologies.
Through the combination of process development and engineering expertise, we create synergies to deliver game-changing production capacities to achieve our mission: Biologics available and affordable to all!

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Vaccines Process Development Lead

Based in the South of Brussels Region (Belgium), you will join a collaborative team of passionate change-makers.
YOUR MISSION: Provide oversight for upstream and downstream process development activities. In addition, the candidate will drive the development and optimization of an in-house upstream platform process. The position requires in-depth knowledge of mammalian cell culture process development and downstream techniques. The successful candidate shall be an accomplished technical leader with a proven track record, who can operate in a multidisciplinary, collaborative, fast-paced environment.

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • You will lead the development of a vaccine process development team. Activities include developing, optimizing and transferring the upstream and downstream
  • You will manage a team of Scientists and Technicians (around 10)
  • You will provide technical oversight on all process development related activities including process development, process transfer and GMP manufacturing
  • You will set effective development and manufacturing strategies using current state of the art biomanufacturing technologies and approaches
  • You will be the author and will review protocols, technical reports, batch records, SOPs and CMC sections of regulatory submissions
  • You will conduct root cause investigations and identify solutions to resolve process related issues
  • You will lead cross-functional project teams and you will take a lead role in strategic decisions for development programs;
  • You will manage and guide members of the development team, to ensure delivery of technical objectives, effective collaboration and career development for each group member
  • You will work together with Regulatory, CMCFormulation and Analytical Development areas, including providing data and materials to support efforts in, Formulation and Analytical development

YOUR QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

  • Master or PhD in Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology or other relevant life science disciplines
  • + 8 years’ relevant industry experience, particularly in Vaccine process development
  • Demonstrated technical proficiency, scientific creativity, collaboration with others, and independent thought. Solid knowledge of scientific principles and concepts.
  • Experience participating in and leading cross-functional teams such as CMC teams
  • Proven ability to manage others, assign and schedule work, and conduct performance evaluations.
  • People management experience
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, to multitask and manage multiple projects
  • Ability to independently and rapidly make decisions based on data, scientific knowledge and sound judgment
  • Fluent in English

OFFER
We offer a long-term contract (CDI), a competitive salary package (health insurance, company car, pension plan, meal vouchers…) and the possibility of evolution in an international, dynamic and fast-growing company.

 

     

    Is this function appealing to you? 

    Apply via LinkedIn and if you have a question drop us an email at job@univercells.com

    Apply here

    Analytical Development Lead - Vaccines

    At Univercells, we are on a mission to make health equally accessible to all. We work every day to reinvent biomanufacturing processes and develop or integrate the next innovative technologies. 

    Through the combination of process development and engineering expertise, we create synergies to deliver game-changing production capacities to achieve our mission: Biologics available and affordable to all!! 

    Based in Nivelles you will join a collaborative team of passionate change-makers.

    In particular, our Analytical sciences team is a fast growing and energizing group of multinational and high-level professionals. Your role is to lead the Vaccines analytical science team, to support the USP/DSP process development and to supervise the execution of in-process control on Vaccine & Application Projects. 

    Your goal, together with the team, will be also the implementation of analytical laboratory facilities for vaccines development pipeline.

    Responsibilities

    • You will supervise the teamwork and you are able to provide guidance and expertise to advance specific projects and evaluate and propose new technologies and concepts in support of multiple projects;
    • You will plan and conduct scientific/laboratory experiments and evaluate and interpret data and supervise the development and validation of analytical methods (ELISA/ TCID50). You will also design and supervise in process control;
    • You will report results and/or activities and you will write analytical SOP’s and other documentation (protocols, reports, logbooks);
    • You will prepare technical reports and you are able to independently communicate results, presents and defends own work at meetings. You will also deliver updates to senior level management in the context of overall project goals;
    • You will comply with all applicable regulations and will ensure that work performed in the area of responsibility is conducted in a safe and compliant manner. You will also maintain proper records in accordance with SOPs and policies.

    Qualifications                

    • Master or PhD in Biochemistry or Biotechnologies  
    • At least 5 years of experience, Analytical or QC, in vaccine development or vaccines production environment
    • Strong critical thinking, excellent communication and problem-solving skills
    • Ability to design, organize, and coordinate scientific research projects
    • Act as a leader in absence of supervisor and used to provide training and guidance to laboratory personnel
    • Proven knowledge and application of GLPs, ICH, FDA EMA Guidance
    • Experience in technology transfer of analytical methods
    • Able to multitask effectively and independently
    • Innovative and Team player
    • Fluent English

    Technical skills

    • BL3 work (is a MUST)
    • ELISA (D-Ag / HCP)
    • TCID50/CCID50
    • MALS/DLS/NTA, particle characterization
    • Others: CE-SDS/SDS-PAGE/WesternBlot/Total Protein

    OFFER
    We offer a long-term contract (CDI), a competitive salary package (health insurance, company car, pension plan, meal vouchers…) and the possibility of evolution in an international, dynamic and fast-growing company.

    Don't hesitate: apply now!

    Apply here

    Automation Engineer Software -Nevoline

    Based in Nivelles you will work with a team of design engineers and you will be responsible  for design, specification, programming, simulation and testing of automated controls systems (mostly software) 

      YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

    • You will ensure that project documentation is in line with the internal procedures and it follows good automation manufacturing practice (ISPE GAMP).
    • You will develop PLC & SCADA application, meeting external and internal customer specifications and functional requirements (software & architecture).
    • You will be responsible for software standard designs and templates able to be reusable on future projects.
    • You will interface with suppliers, projects and product managers and will integrate your planning of development, testing and commissioning of software applications
    • You will prepare specifications for purchase of software licenses and computer devices.
    • You will write functional specifications, performance requirements, users instructions, installation and maintenance manuals & reports.

    YOUR QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

    • Master degree in Automation or industrial engineering
    • 3-5 years’ experience, possibly in process manufacturing (pharma, food, chemical, biotech…) and in a quality-oriented environment
    • Proven experience with PLC (Siemens TIA Portal) and SCADA programming (e.g. Wonderware Archestra…)
    • Good knowledge of Visual Basic .NET (VB.Net) framework and SQL Database
    • Knowledge of industrial electricity and instrumentation is an asset.
    • You are willing to work in a very dynamic and multicultural environment
    • You are a team player and not afraid of challenges
    • You are driven by curiosity and eager to learn every day
    • You have an analytical mindset and you are autonomous, proactive and solution minded
    • Fluent in English. Knowledge of French is an asset

    OFFER

    We offer a long-term contract (CDI), a competitive salary package (health insurance, company car, pension plan, meal vouchers…) and the possibility of evolution in an international, dynamic and fast-growing company.

    Is this function appealing to you? Are you passionate about automation software application? Do you want to work within a great and motivated team? 

    Don't hesitate and apply!

    Apply here

    Scientist DSP - Application Development

    This job is the perfect opportunity to contribute to our mission and be impactful.

    Based in Nivelles, you will join a collaborative team full of passionate change-makers. You will be responsible for the successful development of a smart and continuous innovative downstream process. You will be the one to select and implement the most efficient technologies enabling to simplify and optimize the clarification and capture operations. Working closely with the Upstream Specialist and the Design Engineer, you will also facilitate the integration of the purification process into a completely disruptive continuous production line.

    Responsibilities

    • Lead the design and execution of innovative downstream process programs for vaccine, applications 
    • Screen, select and implement the most efficient single-use technologies that deliver value from R&D to clinics 
    • Integrate innovative clarification and capture operations in a continuous production line chaining upstream and downstream processes
    • Build-up and manage an effective team specializing in purification processes
    • Be responsible for documentation and reach project objectives and deadlines

    Qualifications

    • Master  Degree with a minimum of 5 years of industrial experience in virus purification processes
    • Full understanding of compliance and cGMP considerations 
    • Strong leadership combined with organizational planning and project management skills     
    • Excellent communicator with the ability to transfer knowledge and give confidence to customers
    • Driven by curiosity and eager to learn more every day. With a strong desire to be impactful
    • Fluent English required 
    • Self-motivation and interest for fast-growing companies/SMEs

    OFFER
    We offer a long-term contract (CDI), a competitive salary package (health insurance, company car, pension plan, meal vouchers…) and the possibility of evolution in an international, dynamic and fast-growing company. 

    Is it appealing to you? Are you a powerful thinker combined with an efficient doer? Do you excel in bioproduction and downstream processes?  Apply now 

    Apply here

    Business Development Associate

     

    This job is the perfect opportunity to contribute to our mission and be impactful.

    Based in our Brussels offices (Belgium), you will join a collaborative team full of passionate change-makers. You will provide direct support to the Director of Business Development and will be part of a team of professionals helping us to define our product strategy and expand the company’s scope and revenue growth targets by keeping Univercells competitive and innovative.

     

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Prospecting, performing market intelligence and market analysis, evaluate and prioritize market opportunities, defining pricing strategy and value proposition to build a strong product portfolio
    • Define, write and follow project proposal for R&D calls (Regional, National, EU, US) in order to raise non-dilutive capital
    • Perform lead generation, interact with potential customers to define project requirements to feed the sales process with qualified prospects
    • Model the financial business case associated with market opportunities
    • Interact with providers and technology provides to negotiate in-licensing of critical technologies and components
    • Structure and negotiate agreements with partners, conduct due diligence, formulate partnership strategies and present recommendations to the management team, as well as manage transactional and execution steps to close the agreement
    • Work closely with scientific/technology teams to define innovative and effective products and services
    • Represent our company in congresses or events

     

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Master degree in Biology, Molecular Biology or Biochemistry
    • Additional MBA or equivalent business degree
    • 2 year’s professional experience in a pharmaceutical/biotech development or in a business development role (pharmaceutical / biotech)
    • Solid scientific background, with an in-depth understanding of biopharmaceuticals, biopharmaceutical drug development process, from R&D to Regulatory/Clinical to Market access
    • Strong network in the worldwide life sciences sector is preferred
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, ability to deliver key messages to internal and external audiences including the C-Suite
    • Ability to prioritize actions and goals and to successfully progress sales along the business development pipeline
    • Self-motivation and interest for fast-growing companies/SMEs
    • Fluent English, any other language is a plus

     

    Is it appealing to you? Are you an excellent communicator with a strong business vision. If you have a solid scientific background and a strong network in life science health domain, don't hesitate and apply now!

    Apply here

    Strategy Execution Manager

    Based in Brussels you will be part of the EPMO (Enterprise Portfolio Management Office) and you will support the whole organization for the delivery of various Strategic and/or Corporate projects.

    You will drive a 5Y strategic planning exercise and you will translate it into clear objectives and business actions plan. Your outstanding analytical/strategic-thinking and leadership will support Univercells in his growth and valuable goal creation.

    Moreover, you will lead all aspects of project management from “start to finish” ensuring top quality level of service, deliverables and interactions towards internal and external parties (partners, consortium, clients, …).

    The role is a challenging position that offers broad exposure to strategy development and implementation in a highly entrepreneurial and industrial environment, focused on the latest Life Sciences & Healthcare sector trends driving innovation and disruption in biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical devices, …

      ?RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Work with business/market owners to identify key business opportunities and issues.
    • Develop analytical frameworks, approach and methodology best practices to analyze strategy opportunities and issues.
    • Design and execute analytics for studying business issues (market research, scenario planning, forecasting, market share, profitability, etc.).
    • Develop technical content (competitive intelligence, market trend analysis).
    • Create documents that inform critical strategic issues and decisions.
    • Apply the right analytical framework, develop solutions and recommendations, represent findings to stakeholders and own the outcome.
    • Support development and present formal recommendations to Univercells’ management.

    QUALIFICATIONS                          

    • Master degree with at least 5 years of experience as management or strategic consultant, in top-tier professional services firms, within Life Sciences, Healthcare & Pharmaceutical Industry.
    • Experience of working with global, multi-cultural, diverse, cross-functional project teams, with demanding timelines and complex deliverables, focused on the research, development, and commercialization of a product, including Regulatory Affairs, Safety, Medical Affairs, Manufacturing and Access.
    • MBA and Project Management Certification or Qualification (PMP, Prince 2, Agile …) are an asset.
    • Demonstrated experience in budget and financial management.
    • Excellent oral, written and verbal communication skills.
    • High level of critical and creative thinking.
    • Flexible, resilient and comfortable with ambiguity.
    • Able to simplify complex ideas for non-experts to comprehend.
    • Possesses high business acumen to build and sustain effective relationships.
    • Providing all support to the team using a servant leadership style whenever possible and leading by example.
    • Fluent English

    OFFER
    We offer a long-term contract (CDI), a competitive salary package (health insurance, company car, pension plan, meal vouchers…) and the possibility of evolution in an international, dynamic and fast-growing company.

    If you are a strategic & entrepreneurial thinker, a team player with a high level of self-motivation and ability to set and meet goals, willing to have an impactful job in a fast-paced and growing company, do not hesitate and apply now!

     

    Apply here

    Drug Product Development Engineer

    Based in Gosselies (near Charleroi Airport), you will join a collaborative team full of passionate change-makers. 

    You will be responsible for managing the development of drug products for biotherapeutics pipeline via internal or external (outsourced) resources.

    You will work together with the process development and the analytical team as well as with our biotherapeutics development lead.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    Process Development

    • You will set-up and take ownership of drug product development within the biotherapeutics process development department
    • You will design drug product development experiments for biotherapeutics pipeline
    • You will identify suitable resources for the execution of experiments, including the management of contract development organizations
    • You will also plan, execute and interpret the studies

    Project Management / Quality

    • You will ensure that drug product deliverables fit within overall biotherapeutics development plan and budget;
    • You will contribute to financial planning and monitoring within your responsibility scope
    • You will coordinate the work between internal and external stakeholders 
    • Ensure that all deliverables are documented according to the internal standard of Univercells
    • You will finally ensure that deliverables are compliant with applicable regulatory standards

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • Master degree in life sciences (e.g. bioengineering, biochemistry, biophysics, pharmacy, biology)
    • At least 5 years’ of relevant experience that would include project and technical management;
    • Detailed understanding of biologics drug product development, technology transfer, and manufacturing
    • Experience in formulation is an asset
    • Strong communication and coordination skills
    • Willing to work in a fast-paced environment 
    • Fluent English

    OFFER
    We offer a long-term contract (CDI), a competitive salary package (health insurance, company car, pension plan, meal vouchers…) and the possibility of evolution in an international, dynamic and fast-growing company.

    Is it appealing to you? Are you a powerful thinker combined with an efficient doer? Don't hesitate and apply now

     

    Apply here

    Logistic Lead

     

    Based in Nivelles you will join a collaborative team full of passionate change-makers. You will lead the development of our new Warehouse Center, supporting our labs & manufacturing activities.

    You will ensure our lab technicians, engineers and production operators have the right equipment and supplies to achieve their mission. The position serves as a liaison for the operations when it relates to supply of consumables, components, semi and finished goods.

    Additionally, you will guarantee the adequate supply of our lab facilities in the Biopark of Charleroi Brussels South.

    You will also oversee outbound shipments, ensuring Sales kit assembly, secondary packaging, transport organization and follow-up.

    This position reports to the Supply Chain Manager. You will be responsible for the efficient operation of the Logistics department across our two sites in Nivelles & Gosselies.

    Your responsibilities

    • You will provide direct leadership and coaching to logistics operators to achieve department objectives and exceed customer and corporate requirements.
    • You will set challenging but realistic SMART goals within areas of accountability. 
    • You will partner with and assist Operations, Quality, Supply Planning & Sales in order to promote a high standard of customer service, proactively identifying and resolving quality and service issues relating to logistics operations. 
    • You will oversee and take part in logistics activities including inventory control, warehousing, transportation, logistics planning, order processing and internal customer service, with focus on best practice and continuous improvement.  You will also support the documentation of logistics processes and work instructions. 
    • You will Supervise WMS (Warehouse Management System) transactions & cycle counts to maintain accurate inventory and reporting systems for finished products, components, packaging and consumables.
    • You will lead logistics projects to drive warehouse efficiency and improvements.
    • You will define, monitor and communicate KPIs & metrics

    Qualifications                

    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with 5 years of experience in Logistics or Operations. Pharma or Biotech environment is a plus. 
    • Good working knowledge of warehouse & distribution operations, as well as information systems, transportation and inventory management. 
    • Ability to facilitate projects/focus groups in a team environment while providing team leadership. 
    • Ability to organize change, build relationships, and make good use of available resources.
    • Ability to confront problems and handle conflict.
    • Ability to problem solve and set priorities, generating new ideas and improved ways of working while maintaining effective control.
    • Excellent quality and organization of work (autonomy, methodological approach, behavior under pressure, rigor).
    • Excellent communication (verbal/written) and presentation skills.
    • Working knowledge of Lean Supply Chain (Continuous Improvement Methodology, Kaizen, 5S,…). 
    • Experience with ERP / WMS systems (Odoo is a plus).
    • Working knowledge of Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
    • Enthusiastic and flexible to lead a multitasking role.
    • Strong desire to be impactful.
    • Fluent in English and French

    OFFER
    We offer a long-term contract (CDI), a competitive salary package (health insurance, company car, pension plan, meal vouchers…) and the possibility of evolution in an international, dynamic and fast-growing company.

    Don't hesitate: apply now!

    Apply here

    QA Specialist - Manufacturing Technologies

    At Univercells, we are on a mission to make health equally accessible to all. We work every day to reinvent biomanufacturing processes and develop or integrate the next innovative technologies. 

    Through the combination of process development and engineering expertise, we create synergies to deliver game-changing production capacities to achieve our mission: Biologics available and affordable to all!

    Based in Nivelles (Belgium), you will join a collaborative team of passionate change-makers.

    YOUR MISSION:

    You will implement, maintain and continuously improve the quality management system for the development and production of Univercells’ biologicals manufacturing platform. You will report to the Chief Quality Officer.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    • You will oversee the quality activities for the development and production of the company’s manufacturing platform, regularly monitor the production and machinery to ensure quality on the floor;
    • You will lead, coach and develop your partners in the organisation on the quality requirements for production of equipment for use in the (bio)pharmaceutical industry;
    • You will develop and maintain a comprehensive Quality Management System and tools for the specified operations by setting standards and ensuring continuous improvement of the activities;
    • You will maintain development, product and processes quality by enforcing quality assurance policies and procedures;
    • You will also evaluate and improve the current processes and provide training and knowledge transfer to your business partners;
    • You will ensure appropriateness and compliance to quality standards of supplied goods and manufactured products in line with defined specifications (QA review of incoming material files, batch record review);
    • As a member of the QA team, you will collaborate with your business partners to disseminate quality mindset throughout the operations;
    • As a member of the QA team, you will lead contribute to corporate QA and QMS projects;
    • You will participate in customer audits and ensure appropriate quality actions are being developed;
    • You will perform supplier audits and certifications;
    • You will provide adequate QA/QMS reporting.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • BSc in Life Sciences or (Bio) Engineering
    • Experience in the development of biomanufacturing technologies is considered an asset
    • Experience in the qualification of pharmaceutical equipment is considered an asset
    • Strong technical understanding of large and complex projects in (bio)pharmaceutical or biomedical device is an asset
    • Understanding of GxP requirements for (bio)pharmaceutical manufacturing
    • Experience with audit and certifications
    • Technical writing skills
    • Strong in communication and team player
    • Good influential and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to work in fast-paced environments and to combine helicopter view and tactical actions
    • Fluent in French and English.

    OFFER
    We offer a long-term contract (CDI or Freelance), a competitive salary package (health insurance, company car, pension plan, meal vouchers…) and the possibility of evolution in an international, dynamic and fast-growing company. 

    Is it appealing to you? Are you a powerful thinker combined with an efficient doer? Apply now!

     

    Apply here

    QA Specialist - Development (Bioprocess)

    At Univercells, we are on a mission to make health equally accessible to all. We work every day to reinvent biomanufacturing processes and develop or integrate the next innovative technologies.

    Through the combination of process development and engineering expertise, we create synergies to deliver game-changing production capacities to achieve our mission: Biologics available and affordable to all!

    Based in Gosselies or Nivelles (Belgium), you will join a collaborative team of passionate change-makers.

    YOUR MISSION:

    You will implement, maintain and continuously improve the quality management system for the pharmaceutical process development of vaccines and biotherapeutics.

    You will report to the Chief Quality Officer.

     

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • You will oversee the quality activities for the pharmaceutical development activities in two domains: biotherapeutics and vaccines;
    • You will lead, coach and develop your partners in the organisation on the quality requirements for the development of pharmaceutical products;
    • You will develop and maintain a comprehensive Quality Management System and tools for the specified operations. Setting up the QMS will be the major focus at the beginning of your mission;
    • You will also evaluate and improve the current process and provide training when necessary.
    • You will maintain development, product and processes quality by enforcing quality assurance policies and procedures;
    • As a member of the QA team, you will collaborate with your business partners to disseminate quality mindset throughout the operations;
    • As a member of the QA team, you will contribute to corporate QA and QMS projects;
    • You will participate in health authority inspections and/or customer audits and ensure appropriate quality actions are being developed;
    • You will perform supplier audits and certifications;
    • You will provide adequate QA/QMS reporting.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • MSc in Life Sciences, Bio-Engineering or related field
    • Experience in development of (bio)pharmaceutical processes is considered an asset
    • Experience in setting up a quality system is considered an asset.
    • Experience with inspections, audits, and certifications
    • Technical writing skills
    • Strong in communication and team player
    • Good influential skills
    • Ability to work in fast-paced environments and to combine helicopter view and tactical actions
    • Fluent in French and English.

    OFFER
    We offer a long-term contract (CDI or Freelance), a competitive salary package (health insurance, company car, pension plan, meal vouchers…) and the possibility of evolution in an international, dynamic and fast-growing company. 

    Is it appealing to you? Are you a powerful thinker combined with an efficient doer? Apply now!

     

    Apply here