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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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Manager Analytical Development - 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!

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Senior Design Engineer -Single Use Technology

Based in Nivelles you will work in the R&D team and will collaborate with the Engineering team in the design and development of innovative bioprocessing products and equipment for Upstream and Downstream processing.   

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • You will provide technical guidance and expertise to new product development (NPD) as a lead technical contributor, with responsibility from concept generation to fully commercialized products  
  • You will be the team’s recognized technical expert in the areas of:
    • Design and development of single-use bioprocessing hardware, consumables, and sensing technologies
    • 3D CAD modeling analyses, and simulations
    • design of complex assemblies (plastic, metal, and electromechanical systems)
    • design of injection molded plastic components and subsequent assembly
    • thermoplastic welding, sensors, sensing, sterilization, connectivity, filters, filtration, aseptic processing 
  • You will promote and coordinate project internally within Design, Manufacturing, Documentation and Installation teams
  • You will review customer User Requirements Specifications (URS), prepare deviation lists and propose alternative technical solutions
  • You will contribute to realistic project plans, stage gate deliverables, and design reviews. You will also anticipate project roadblocks, delays, and risks and will find solutions without escalation
  • You will work from product specifications and requirements to develop component and assembly geometry, specify materials, and establish acceptable performance metrics. Performs complex calculations, analyses, and testing to verify assumptions
  • You will interface directly with manufacturing teams to clarify questions on drawings and designs. Assist Manufacturing in troubleshooting production issues on standard and special products
  • You will collaborate with Quality and Product Management to establish appropriate critical to quality (CTQ) metrics

YOUR QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

  • Master on Mechanical or Biomedical Engineering or related field
  • 7 - 10 years of experience and at least 3 years as lead mechanical design engineer in new product development environment
  • Experience with design and development of bioprocessing or food processing equipment
  • Knowledge and understanding of the current industry guidelines for designing, manufacturing, testing and documenting biopharmaceutical process equipment. (ASME BPE, GAMP, cGMP, ISPE, etc.)
  • Experience in qualification activities (FAT/SAT) for process equipment in the biopharmaceutical industry
  • Willing to work in a very dynamic and multicultural environment
  • Team player and not afraid of challenges
  • Driven by curiosity and eager to learn every day
  • 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 appealingto you? don't hesitate andapply now!

Apply here

Automation Engineer

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

Application Specialist EU/US

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

•   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 AND SKILLS

 

  • 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. 

    •     Interpersonal/communication skills and the 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? Are you passionate about processes and about providing the best support to the client? Do you want to work within a great and motivated team? 

    Don't hesitate, apply now!

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    Senior DSP Bioprocess Specialist - Vaccines

    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

    Technicien Engineernig

    Basé à Nivelles vous allez travailler avec notre équipe d’ingénieurs R&D et vous allez être responsable des tâches suivantes:

    • Fabrication et montage de nos différentes zones de tests dans le labo ENGINEERING
    • Design et fabrication de dispositifs d’expérimentation pour supporter nos phases de design (prototypage), nos essais, nos caractérisations, nos diagnostiques pour support technique
    • Assemblage/manufacturing de nos prototypes et pré-séries
    • Gestion de l’atelier (propreté, risques EHS, outillage, ordre)
    • Gestion du stock des pièces Engineering
    • Exécution des tests FAT de nos systèmes/équipements
    • Support technique ponctuel sur des équipements développés par UNIVERCELLS : vous allez participer activement au retour d’expérience et vous êtes capable de proposer des bonnes idées dans une optique de « continuous improvement Process »

    COMPETENCES

    • Mécanicien tout matériaux : fixation, montage, assemblage, découpe, collage,...
    • Plomberie : tuyauterie souple, flexible (multiskin), …accessoires, placement, pression, fluide liquide et gaz
    • Electricité : tirage de câble, distribution de puissance « domestique » (230V) et signaux (24V), réseau Ethernet, connectique, accessoires de poses et fixation
    • Informatique : connaissance de base / curiosité permettant de réaliser des tâches sur base de procédures : charger un PLC, installer un PC avec une SOP, exporter des données ..

    PROFIL

    • BAC+3 Ingénieur Mécanique ou A2 avec expérience
    • Débrouillard, autonome
    • Bricoleur inventif, orienté solutions
    • Précis et rigoureux, exigeant professionnellement, aime travailler avec differents outils
    • Le labo/atelier est son royaume…et il en fier
    • La connaissance de l’anglais est un plus

     

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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

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      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!

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      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!

       

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      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