Careers

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!

Supply Chain Manager

Gosselies
Gosselies

Here, within the Biopark Charleroi Brussels South (Belgium), you will join a collaborative team full of passionate change-makers. You will be in charge of building and optimizing the Supply Chain function, in close interaction with Operations, Project Management and Finance.

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Define, implement and manage the company supply chain strategy, aligned with overall business objectives
  • Manage and/or execute procurement related functions (develop and implement contract management and procurement frameworks, sourcing strategies, negotiate agreements, draft and manage contracts, etc.)
  • Identify and manage risk and issues within the supply chain activities
  • Provide analytical support for projects, new business opportunities, and proposals
  • Interact closely with Operations, Project Management and Finance
  • Build and follow-up analytics
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Master Degree
  • 5 years’ relevant experience in a supply chain/buyer role, in a technical environment
  • Experience in fast-paced project environment
  • Natural negotiator
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • A previous experience in pharma or biotech and with ERP/purchasing systems (Open ERP) is a plus
  • High proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel
  • Self-motivation and interest for fast growing companies/SMEs
  • Fluent French-English (written and oral)
It is appealing to you?

Are you a passionate Supply Chain Manager, a powerful thinker combined with an efficient doer? Let’s meet!

Start your journey by dropping us an email at job@univercells.com

 

Talent Acquisition Specialist

Brussels
Brussels

Based in our Brussel offices (Belgium), you will join a collaborative team full of passionate change-makers. You will be responsible for the recruitment process and will ensure that we can count on the best talents to support our growth.

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Develop recruiting specifications and strategy with hiring managers
  • Actively leverage all channels (internet & social media, networking, schools, employee referrals, third party partners…) to identify candidates and build a strong talent pipeline
  • Maximize direct hiring
  • Manage candidates database and pipeline
  • Develop knowledge base of where to find the best candidates for each particular role
  • Counsel managers in interview process/skills
  • Implement candidate assessment toolbox to increase recruitment quality
  • Ensure compliance with global and local recruitment policies
  • Contribute to HR team’s development
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Master Degree
  • 3-5 years’ experience as researcher or recruiter, ideally in a technology/biotech related environment
  • Significant functional recruitment experience with a proven track record of delivering high quality hires with strong line manager and candidate satisfaction
  • Experience of applying a variety of sourcing techniques (direct sourcing, web tools…)
  • Affinity with technology and desire to learn/understand the business
  • Result and quality oriented, as well as motivated by challenges and a fast paced environment
  • Exceptional candidate relationship skills
  • Fluent English & French, any other languages is an asset
It is appealing to you?

Are you a powerful recruiter with technology affinities and a successful track record at finding the best candidates? Let’s meet!

Start your journey by dropping us an email at job@univercells.com

 

QC Scientist

Gosselies
Gosselies

Here, within the Biopark Charleroi Brussels South (Belgium), you will join a collaborative team full of passionate change-makers. You will be in charge of activities related to the development and validation of analytical methods and quality control essays.

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Development, qualification and validation of analytical method
  • Design and perform analytical testing using HPLC, Elisa and other required techniques
  • Define and execute quality control testing, including stability studies for biologics 
  • Reporting and validation
  • Controlling, qualification and maintenance of the environment (equipment and facilities)
  • Writing of analytical SOP’s and other documentation (protocols, reports, logbooks)
  • Contribute and support proactively multiple process development projects
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Master Degree in Biotechnology/Biology
  • 5 years’ experience focused on analytical methods for monoclonal antibodies, virus and recombinant proteins production
  • Knowledge and experience of QC analytical testing and the use/troubleshooting of contemporary analytical instrumentation
  • Extensive experience with chromatography and ELISA methods
  • Electrophoresis, spectrometry, FACS, endotoxin testing is a clear asset
  • Experience in analytical methods transfer and qualification
  • High level of numeracy and excellent attention to detail and “concern for quality”
  • Good knowledge of English (written and oral)
It is appealing to you?

Are you a powerful thinker combined with an efficient doer? Do you excel in QC method development? Let’s meet!

Start your journey by dropping us an email at job@univercells.com

 

Downstream Bioprocess Specialist

Gosselies
Gosselies

Here, within the Biopark Charleroi Brussels South (Belgium), 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, gene therapy and biosimilar 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 protein, antibody and/or 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 and knowledge of a foreign language is real asset (particularly Spanish or Arabic)
  • Self-motivation and interest for fast growing companies/SMEs
It is appealing to you?

Are you a powerful thinker combined with an efficient doer? Do you excel in bioproduction and downstream processes? Let’s meet!
Start your journey by dropping us an email at job@univercells.com

Business Development Associate

Brussels
Brussels

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 or PhD degree in Biology, Molecular Biology or Biochemistry
  • Additional MBA or equivalent business degree is a plus
  • 5 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 of biopharmaceuticals, biopharmaceutical drug development process, from R&D to Regulatory/Clinical to Market access
  • Strong network in 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
It is appealing to you?

Are you a passionate negotiator with excellent communication and strong business vision. You have a solid scientific background and a strong network in life science health domain? Let’s meet!

Start your journey by dropping us an email at job@univercells.com

Project/Program Manager

Gosselies
Gosselies

Here, within the Biopark Charleroi Brussels South (Belgium), you will join a collaborative team full of passionate change-makers. You will be in charge of leading a major project/program in vaccine or antibodies development, from start to end. You will be the link between our process development team, our engineers, the client and the management. In short, you make sure the project/program delivers its promises!

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Manage one of our project/program from start to end
  • Stimulate, align and coordinates all stakeholder’s contributions
  • Be the key interface with our client and partners
  • Develop and maintain the project plan, resources, budget, risk assessment for the project/program
  • Anticipate changes and take appropriate actions to mitigate impact on project’s success
  • Act as facilitator to integrate all technical contributions (bioprocess, engineering, external suppliers …)
  • Provide accurate and realistic reporting to client and management.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Master degree in Biology or Chemistry Engineer
  • Min. 10 years’ experience in pharmaceutical or biotech industries within different fields of activity (i.e.: process development, R&D, clinical trials, QC, production, scale up, tech transfer …)
  • Proven project/program management experience
  • Ability to lead and influence without hierarchical position
  • Second nature for organization, keeping 
  • Stress resistant and interest for fast growing companies/SMEs
  • Perfect fluent in English (French is a plus)
It is appealing to you?

Are you a powerful thinker combined with efficient organizer and leader? Let’s meet!

Start your journey by dropping us an email at job@univercells.com

Upstream Bioprocess Scientist/Engineer

Gosselies
Gosselies

Here, within the Biopark Charleroi Brussels South (Belgium), you will join a collaborative team full of passionate change-makers. You will be actor of the successful development of a smart and continues innovative upstream process. You will design and execute bioprocess development projects by selecting and implementing the most efficient technologies to simplify the upstream operations. You will work closely with the downstream, engineering teams and quality departments. You will also facilitate the integration of cell culture process into a completely disruptive continuous production line.

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Identify efficient upstream technologies for vaccine, r-protein and gene therapy application
  • Design and execute experimentation protocols and plan for various projects
  • Coordinate and organize team activities to reach milestones, deadlines and mitigate risks
  • Propose creative technical solutions to meet project’s goals
  • Exploit, report and present data to orientate the next steps of the project
  • Ensure good documentation reporting
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Master in Bioengineering/Biotechnology/Biology
  • Experience in upstream technologies
  • Understanding of the development, industrialization and scale-up of bioprocesses
  • Strong leadership with organizational and project management skills 
  • Solid data analysis capacity and troubleshooting mindset
  • Good communicator
  • Fluent English required
  • Driven by curiosity and desire to be impactful
  • Self-motivation and interest for fast growing companies/SMEs
It is appealing to you?

Are you driven by curiosity and desire to be impactful? Do you excel in bioproduction and upstream processes? Let’s meet!
Start your journey by dropping us an email at job@univercells.com

Electromechanical Engineer

Gosselies
Gosselies

Here, within the Biopark Charleroi Brussels South, you will join a collaborative team full of passionate change-makers. You will work together with our scientists to study and design single-use equipment and systems for the production of vaccines and/or antibodies. You build prototypes, run feasibility and performance tests in order to provide adhoc equipment to the bioprocess development team equipment and supplies to achieve their mission.

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Identify and select innovative technologies and equipment to support project and build adequate prototypes
  • Take an active part in mechanical, electrical and control design of new equipment
  • Manage and follow-up suppliers and sub-contractors
  • Design and build prototypes, run performances and functional tests
  • Write protocols, documentation, test and essays reports 
  • Resolve any arising problems or complaints in your field of responsibility 
  • Maintain a close collaborative relationship with the bioprocess team
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Industrial or Civil Engineer in Electro-Mechanics
  • 2 years’ professional experience, ideally in a design and testing role
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skill as well as strong interest to work in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Knowledge of CAD software and/or automation programming is a plus
  • Analytical, autonomous and proactive
  • Precision and rigor, but creative and solution- minded
  • Driven by curiosity and eager to learn every day
  • Fluent French and English
It is appealing to you?

Are you passionate about designing equipment, prototyping and learning new technologies? Let’s meet!

Start your journey by dropping us an email at job@univercells.com

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