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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!

Buyer / Acheteur

Gosselies / Nivelles
Gosselies / Nivelles

 

You will be responsible for the setup, the implementation and management of the purchasing process across our 3 sites in Belgium (Labs in Gosselies, Offices in Brussels and Engineering and Technology in Nivelles)

Your goal will be to provide a solid structure and methodology to the department and to ensure smooth operations, cost saving and full control of the supply chain risks.

 

Responsibilities:

 

  • Identify, develop and implement standardized buying practices (SLA and T&C) to ensure consolidation and adequacy of supply chain. Educate internal customer to follow the same
  • Responsible for negotiation and contract drawing up as well as purchasing goods and services for the different categories for the 3 sites.
  • Set up a preferred supplier network, and develop and maintain a supply base that ensures the best value for quality, delivery, pricing, service, etc.
  • Proactive management of local suppliers including, anticipation, resolution and communication.
  • Engage with internal customers, communicate successfully in one-to-one or group in order to gain influence, ensure customer satisfaction and continuous improvement.
  • Work with sites to improve direct material stocks.
  • Assist in ad-hoc projects within Procurement & Logistics

 

Requirements

 

  • Minimum of 2 years experience of purchasing and supply chain preferably within an SMB
  • ERP and Procurement system experience is a plus
  • Autonomous and accountable
  • Strong interpersonal, analytical, influencing and negotiating skills
  • Ability to prioritise workload and manage multiple projects across several locations
  • Fluent in English and French

 

 

Marketing & Communication Assistant

Brussels
Brussels

For our Marketing Department based in Brussels, we are looking for a passionate young talent that will take over the position of Marketing & Communications Assistant.

You will be working in an exciting international and multicultural team of scientists and experts and you will assist in the implementation of marketing and communication strategies. This will include production of internal and external communications, media relations, social media management, events coordination, and overall support of marketing initiatives.

 

Your main responsibilities:

  • Marketing materials: create and design brochures, PowerPoint presentations, infographics, posters, e-communication….
  • Community management: maintain and develop our website, plan and implement social media communication and presence
  • Congresses and symposiums: coordinate Univercells members’ participation in external events, write and submit abstracts, prepare support material, assist with travel arrangement
  • Press conferences: communication, preparation of support document, organization, liaise with press…
  • Press releases and communication: be the point of contact with press officers (Belgian and international) and press, write or review articles with corporate or scientific content
  • Internal communication: participate in writing and implementing communication guidelines, set up intranet and newsletter process and content.

Requirements

Ideally, you will possess solid writing and editing skills as well as an analytical and synthetic thinking.

Very good understanding of social media communication is also very important.

Moreover, you are very well organized, proactive, detail oriented and team player.

French and English at mother tongue level Dutch is a plus

Knowledge of design tool (i.e. InDesign) is an asset

Last but not least: if you are interested in biotechnologies and global health issues, then you should definitely join us!

 

 

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

R&D Engineer – Product Development Leader

Nivelles
Nivelles

Based in our Nivelles division, you will join a collaborative team of passionate change-makers.
You are responsible for R&D development, customization and/or improvement projects of our bioreactor technologies with a focus on disposable and hardware devices. Working from early phase defining the functionalities based on customer requests or internal change requests through design up to supervision of the first installation and use in operation at the customer site.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Have a detailed understanding of our customer needs in the biotech industry (vaccine, and MAB’s manufacturer) and being able to translate them to your colleagues (mechanical and automation engineers) in technical terms;
  • Identify and define functional features to deliver for projects based on internal and external customer requirements;
  • Propose tactical organization and matching planning to reach expectations
  • Make the Product development planning alive and control the critical path permanently;
  • Lead technical and operational risk analysis, and related mitigation plan;
  • Specify functional and performance tests with protocols;
  • Write procedures, documentation and reports related to essays and tasks performed;
  • Define a compliance and validation plan of all the components of the design focusing on material toxicity, assembling, sterility level, …
  • Write all the report summary to maintain the certification level according to testing context;
  • Challenge the technical concepts of your colleagues;
  • Follow-up, check and challenge progress of subcontractors and suppliers;
  • Responsible for preparation of technical documentation of products and of the systems (mechanical and electrical drawings, technical specifications, FAT/IQ/OQ);
  • Provide practical and technical assistance to other engineers to help them to respect their milestones;
  • Resolve any arising problems or complaints in your field of responsibility;
  • Work in close collaboration with team members and other departments like internal sales, sourcing, quality;
  • Maintain a close collaborative relationship with the product management team.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree in electromechanical engineering;
  • 3 to 5 years of relevant professional experience;
  • Professional experience in an industry submit to compliance and quality requirements (certification, norms, standards) is a strong asset;
  • Professional experience in the biotech industry (vaccine, gene therapy or MAB’s manufacturer) is a strong asset;
  • Knowledge of 3D CAD modeling is a plus;
  • Knowledge of CE regulatory (machinery directive, LV, EMC) is a plus;
  • Fluency in written and spoken French & English (company language)
  • Be autonomous whilst being a team player;
  • Be solution driven and keep agile when the environment changes
  • Very good reporting skills (written and spoken), adjusted to your audience.

Is this appealing to you?

Apply online and if you have questions drop us an email at job@univercells.com

Analytical Scientist

Gosselies
Gosselies

Here, 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 :

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 drafting of analytical SOP’s and other documentation (protocols, reports, logbooks),
  • Controlling, qualification and maintenance of the environment (equipment and facilities),
  • Contribute, report and supervise teamwork of several process development projects.
TECHNICAL SKILLS
  • BL3 work (is a MUST)
  • ELISA (Dag / HCP)
  • TCID50
  • MALS/DLS/NTA, particle characterization
  • CE-SDS/SDS-PAGE/WesternBlot
  • Liquid Chromatography knowledge is an asset
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Strong analytical or QC experiences in vaccines
  • Strong understanding of scientific principles underlying analytical methods
  • Practice in method qualification and validation (ELISA)
  • 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 English
Is this appealing to you?

If you are a powerful thinker combined with an efficient doer and you excel in QC method development you should definitely get in contact with us!

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

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