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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!

Maintenance Technician

Nivelles, Gosselies
Nivelles, Gosselies

At Univercells, we are on a mission to make health equally accessible to all. We believe this can only happen by changing the rules. And by bringing out the best of technology innovations to make biologics available and affordable. We work every day to reinvent biomanufacturing processes and develop or integrate the next innovative technologies. We design structures to support sustainable production capacities in a cost-effective way.
This job is the perfect opportunity to feed the fire inside you and be impactful.

Here, within the Industrial park of Nivelles (Belgium), you will join a collaborative team full of passionate change-makers. You will be in charge of the daily maintenance of a new Warehouse Center with critical laboratories facilities.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Assure the daily maintenance of the warehouse center of Nivelles and Gosselies
• Performs work on electrical installations
• Assure the maintenance of specific machines from the laboratory
• Intervenes for specific jobs as : furniture assembly, repairs, water leak, paint work, etc.

 

QUALIFICATIONS
• 5 years’ experience as maintenance technician. Pharma or Biotech environment is a plus.
• Bachelor in electromechanical, knowledge in automation is a plus
• Experience with Microsoft Office suite (Emails, Word, Excel)
• Excellent quality and organization of work (autonomy, methodological approach, behaviour under pressure, rigour)
• Fluent in French, knowledge of English is considered an asset.

 

Is it appealing to you? Are you passionate about providing the best facilities support? Do you want to work within a great and motivated team? Let’s meet! Start your journey by dropping us an email at job@univercells.com

 

Logistics Specialist

Nivelles, Gosselies
Nivelles, Gosselies

At Univercells, we are on a mission to make health equally accessible to all. We believe this can only happen by changing the rules. And by bringing out the best of technology innovations to make biologics available and affordable. We work every day to reinvent biomanufacturing processes and develop or integrate the next innovative technologies. We design structures to support sustainable production capacities in a cost-effective way.
This job is the perfect opportunity to feed the fire inside you, and be impactful.

 

Here, within the Industrial park of Nivelles (Belgium), you will join a collaborative team full of passionate change-makers.

You will work on the development and implementation of a new Warehouse Center, working on the stock & inventory management as well as the processes for the picking and replenishment of lab and manufacturing items.

You are responsible for documenting logistics processes, KPI’s and the supervision of WMS transactions.

You will work together with our lab technicians and engineers, and production operators to insure they have the right equipment and supplies to achieve their mission.

You also take part in handling outbound shipments, ensuring Sales kit assembly, secondary packaging and transport organization. Additionally, you will support adequate supply of our lab facilities in the Biopark of Charleroi Brussels South.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Organize and monitor the reception, the storage and the distribution of equipment and supplies to maintain sufficient inventory levels of raw materials and consumables
• Ensure on-time delivery of components for production activities
• Keep track of stock levels, delivery times, and warehouse efficiency
• Place purchase orders and follow up with suppliers
• Process outbound shipments
• Resolve any arising problems or complaints in your field of responsibility

 

QUALIFICATIONS
• 5 years experience in Logistics or Supply chain. Pharma or Biotech environment is a plus.
• Experience with ERP / WMS systems (Open ERP/Odoo is a plus)
• Excellent communication skills and ability to document processes
• Enthusiastic and flexible enough to lead a multitasking role
• Excellent quality and organization of work (autonomy, methodological approach, behaviour under pressure, rigour)
• Driven by curiosity and eager to learn more every day.
• Strong desire to be impactful

 

Is it appealing to you? Are you passionate about providing the best logistics support? Do you want to work within a great and motivated team? Let’s meet! Start your journey by dropping us an email at job@univercells.com

 

ANALYTICAL SCIENTIST

Gosselies / Nivelles
Gosselies / Nivelles

 

Based within the Biopark Charleroi Brussels South (Belgium), you will join a collaborative team of passionate change-makers. 

In particular, our Analytical sciences team is a fast growing and energizing group of high-level professionals. Our role is to support the USP/DSP process development on Vaccine & recombinant projects. To strength the department we are looking for an Analytical Scientist with the following role :

 

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Development and validation of analytical methods (ELISA/ Capillary electrophoresis/BLI or SPR).
  • Design and perform analytical assay (ELISA/CE/BLI or SPR) and other required techniques (WB, PAGE,…).
  • Reporting of results and writing SOP and other documentation (protocols, reports, logbooks).
  • Contribute, report and supervise teamwork of several process development projects.
  • Contribute to the interaction with USP/DSP teams, PM & PI.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

  • BioAssay: ELISA/PAGE/WesternBlot/BLI or SPR
  • CE: CZE, CIEF, CGE
  • Subvisible particle characterization: LIGHT OBSCURATION/DLS/DSC/…
  • BL3 work (is a MUST)
  • Liquid Chromatography knowledge is an asset

YOUR PROFILE

  • At least 3 years of professional experience 
  •  Strong analytical experiences in recombinant project
  • Strong understanding of scientific principles underlying analytical methods
  • Practice in method qualification and validation (ELISA/ Capillary electrophoresis)
  • Proven knowledge and application of GLPs, ICH, FDA EMA Guidance
  • Experience in technology transfer of analytical methods
  • Strong analytical and strategic thinking
  • Able to multitask effectively and independently
  • Innovative
  • Team player
  • Fluent in English

Application Specialist Bioprocess – EU / US

Europe
Europe

 

Based in Europe, the Application Specialist acts both as an international consultant & trainer (mainly EU and US) to facilitate the implementation and the use of Univercells equipment at customer’s place.
– He/She helps develop and operate the equipment and carries out projects (from feasibility study to after-sales support).
– He/She provides expertise and knowledge, guides through the transfer of the technologies, answers queries and resolve technical issues both on the customer’s specific applications and Univercells’ technologies.
After assessing customer’s needs, he/she is also in charge of providing feedback, training and technical/scientific support to the Sales & Marketing team.

 

From on-site guidance to larger in-house projects, the Application Specialist helps take processes to the next level by adding technical insight into systems, helping develop customized solutions and integrating Univercells’ products into other technologies to cater for the fast-changing needs of the Life Sciences industry.

 

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

Equipment Deployment

  • • Equipment Deployment
    • Build adhoc experimental plans for each specific customer’s application.
    • Be responsible for off-loading/mechanical installation at customer site and connecting the unit to the utilities.
    • Be in charge of bioprocess transfers from/to customer.
    • Manage implementation and deployment projects in close cooperation with all stakeholders.
    • Perform SAT (Site Acceptance Test), IQ (Installation Qualification), OQ (Operations Qualification).
    • Train customers on installation and operation of equipment and perform demonstrations and trials.
    • Advise customer on bioprocess optimization & technology transfer/scale-up.
    • Check & coordinate the required equipment and raw materials.

Technical Support

  • • Actively participate in troubleshooting and solution finding (test, configuration, etc.) for potential issues experienced by customers.
    • Provide after-sales support services (preventative maintenance).
    • Maintain documentation and reporting on support actions.

Product Management & Sales Support

  • • Write and update user guides and the product documentation package (IQ/OQ protocol files, installation guides, startup checklists, product specifications, URS, etc.); as well as application procedures.
    • Provide technical input for the creation of quotations and experimental protocols.
    • Provide voice of customer & application feedback to Product Development teams & technical support/advise to the Sales team.
    • Provide application and product training and/or demo (internal & external).

 

YOUR QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Master or Ph.D. – in a Life Sciences or Engineering discipline – Bachelor in life sciences/engineering with strong experience.
  • 3 – 5 years’ experience as a Tech. Transfer or Application Specialist within a Biotech. equipment provider.
  • Excellent understating of bioprocesses: demonstrated experience in USP process is a MUST, experience in DSP is a plus.
  • Creative ability to explain and present complex concepts in an easy to understand manner.
  • A first experience in Project Management is a plus.

YOUR QUALITIES AND SKILLS 

  • Interpersonal/communication skills and ability to achieve excellent customer intimacy.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong commercial awareness. As the face of Univercells in front of customers, you instill trust.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel (worldwide).
  • Fluent in English, any other language is considered an asset.

 

Is this function appealing to you?  

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

Bioprocess Development Specialist (Upstream And Downstream)

Gosselies
Gosselies

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

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 innovative bioprocess.

You will select and implement the most efficient technologies enabling to simplify and optimize the upstream and clarification and capture operations. As part of the bioprocess development team, you will work on various projects in the framework of ‘service activities’ for Univercells customers and internal R&D activities. Working closely with the Univercells’ product pipeline development (vaccine, r-proteins and mAbs) and engineering teams, you will also facilitate the integration of the cell culture and purification bioprocess into a completely disruptive continuous production line.

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Design, plan and execute experiment plan for various projects
• Identify efficient upstream and downstream technologies for vaccines, recombinant proteins and monoclonal antibodies production
• Integrate innovative operations in a continuous production line chaining upstream and downstream processes
• Perform the analytical tests related to your experiments
• Exploit and present data to orientate the next steps of the project
• Be responsible for documentation and reach project objectives and deadlines

QUALIFICATIONS
• Master in Biotechnology/Bioengineering
• Minimum 5 years of professional experience in bioprocess development
• Experience in ‘service activities’ (CDO, CMO, etc.)
• Experience in upstream, downstream technologies and analytical methods
• Understanding of the development, scale-up and implementation of bioprocess upstream technologies
• Solid data analysis capacity
• Strong organizational skills and ability to manage different projects in parallel
• Fluency in English
• Autonomy, proactivity, flexibility team spirit

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

Analytical Technician – Vaccines –

Gosselies
Gosselies

Based within the Biopark Charleroi Brussels South (Belgium), you will join a collaborative group of highly professionals and passionate change-makers. 

You will be part of a growing and very dynamic Analytical sciences team. Our role is to support the USP/DSP process development on Vaccine & recombinant projects.

 

YOUR MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Development and validation of analytical methods (ELISA/ TCID50),
  • Design and perform analytical assay (ELISA) and other required techniques (WB, PAGE,…),
  • Reporting of results and writing of analytical SOPs and other documentation (protocols, reports, logbooks),
  • Controlling, qualification and maintenance of the environment (equipment and facilities),
  • Contribute, report and supervise teamwork of some process development projects

TECHNICAL SKILLS

  • TCID50/CCID50/Endpoint dilution
  • Cell culture
  • ELISA (D-Ag / HCP)
  • SDS-PAGE/Western-Blot
  • BL3 work / QC experiences are a must

 

REQUIREMENTS / QUALIFICATIONS

  • Analytical or QC experiences in vaccines.
  • Practice in method qualification and validation (ELISA)
  • Proven knowledge and application of GLPs
  • Troubleshooter thinking
  • Able to multitask effectively and independently
  • Innovative
  • Fluent in English and French

 

Business Development Manager

Brussels
Brussels

Based in our Brussel offices (Belgium), you will join a collaborative team full of passionate change-makers. You will provide direct support to the Chief Commercial Officer 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.

 

YOUR MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform lead generation to feed the sales process with qualified prospects.
  • Interact with current or potential customers to define project requirements and drive them from the identification to the signature of new contracts
  • Structure Define, Write and follow project proposal for R&D calls (Regional, National, EU, US) in order to raise non-dilutive capital
  • 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 complex 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
  • Work closely with scientific/technology teams to sell and deploy biotech platforms and consulting services
  • Represent our company in congresses or events

REQUIREMENTS

  • Master or Ph.D. degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Engineering, … MBA is a plus
  • +5 years professional experience in a business development role (pharmaceutical, medical device, life science/digital health domain)
  • 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 worldwide or regional life sciences sector (preferred)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, ability to deliver key messages to internal and external audiences
  • Ability to prioritize actions and goals and to successfully progress sales along the sales pipeline
  • Self-motivation and interest for start-up companies/SMEs
  • Fluent in English, any other language is a plus

NOTE: we will consider candidates willing to work remotely but regular traveling to the HQ will be required.

Upstream Bioprocess Scientist

Gosselies
Gosselies

Based in the Biopark Charleroi Brussels South (Belgium), you will join a collaborative team full of passionate change-makers. You will be the actor of the successful development of a smart and innovative upstream process. You will select and implement the most efficient technologies enabling to simplify and optimize the upstream operations. Working closely with the downstream and engineering teams, you will also facilitate the integration of the cell culture process into a completely disruptive continuous production line.

 

Responsibilities

  • Identify efficient upstream technologies for recombinant proteins and monoclonal antibodies production
  • Challenge candidate technologies to deliver value from R&D to manufacturing use
  • Design, plan and execute upstream experiments for various projects
  • Perform the analytical tests related to your experiments
  • Exploit and present data to orientate the next steps of the project
  • Write the documentation related to your experiments

Qualifications

  • Master in Biology/Biotechnology
  • Minimum 5 years of professional experience in a similar job
  • Experience in upstream technologies and analytical methods
  • Understanding of the development, scale-up, and implementation of bioprocess upstream technologies
  • Solid data analysis capacity
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage different projects in parallel
  • Fluency in English
  • Autonomy, proactivity, flexibility team spirit
  • Experience in recombinant proteins and monoclonal antibodies production is a strong asset

If this position is appealing to you, apply via LinkedIn!

And if you have a question drop us an email at job@univercells.com

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