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!

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

 

 

Project Manager – Vaccine Development

Brussels
Brussels

Based in our Brussel offices (Belgium), you will join a collaborative team of passionate change-makers. You will act as Project Manager for one or more vaccine development projects, with primary responsibility on the establishment of vaccine development plans, including Target Product Profiles, Regulatory plans, CMC, Clinical Development Plans.

RESPONSIBILITIES
VACCINE DEVELOPMENT PLAN
  • Define product profile target, pre-clinical + chemical plan, and regulatory strategy
  • Plan coordination with Product development, QC, Formulation…, RA, External CRO, Manufacturing of CTM
  • Define and implement supply chain strategy
  • Contribute to the completion of pre-clinical studies, and subsequent assistance with the submission of a successful IMPD dossier
  • Contribute to regular project management reviews and scientific advisory committee meetings providing project status reports and addressing ongoing project priorities
CMC 
  • Provide in-depth technical reviews of manufacturing and support CMC regulatory submissions.
  • Write, review and approve CMC portions of study reports, and manufacturing process documentation for compliance with cGMP and other appropriate regulations and guidelines. Prepare technical reports in support of planned regulatory submissions
 PROJECT MANAGEMENT 
  • Provide leadership in defining project strategy and decision points
  • Develop integrated and interdepartmental project schedules
  • Support operational budgets cost controls and resource planning to meet corporate strategic objectives.
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

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

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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