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!

Spontaneous application

Internship

At Univercells we are always happy to offer internship opportunities to bright and passionate students from bachelor to master degree.

If you are interested in biotechnologies combined with innovation and meaningful values and mission, do not hesitate to send us your application.

We welcome students with different background:

Biotechnology, Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy

or

Engineering (mechanical, electromechanical and automation)

and also

Business Administration, Finance, Supply Chain ...

Do not hesitate and apply now and, please remember to specify in your motivation letter the dates and the duration of the internships.

 

 

Test Engineer - Univercells Technologies

Based in Nivelles you will join a collaborative team full of passionate change-makers.

Univercells is developing a new generation of biotech equipment (Scale-X and Nevoline) and in order to move forward with the development of our innovative products we are looking for a Test Engineer.

Your mission will be to inspect and report on the quality of products through the entire production cycle. Depending on the product, you may use different criteria to check the quality, such as functionality, durability, safety, and speed.

You will work closely with the development team to deliver the best product for our customers.


TASKS and RESPONSIBILITIES

On a daily basis, your main responsibilities will be:

  • Test all the aspects and features of the products developed by Univercells and communicate the results to the manufacturing engineer’s team
  • Compare studies and benchmark our products with existing competitors’ products, and make sure we meet high-quality standards 
  • Conduct tests on materials used in manufacturing and ensure the safety rules and procedures
  • Deliver completely unbiased reports and mark out the shortcomings of the products for quality improvements
  • Ensure good coordination with the manufacturing engineer’s team 
  • Create a test environment and test cases for all mechanical and electrical systems
  • Establish all the protocols and reports for the products in respect of the deadlines 
  • Analyze test results to detect issues and track root causes
  • Gather product requirements (e.g. functionalities, speed, safety standards), inspect raw materials and machinery to identify defects and bugs
  • Monitor all production stages and ensure that the safety procedures are followed 
  • Run quality controls on components and final products and suggest fixes and improvements 
  • Document technical issues and solutions


REQUIREMENTS and QUALIFICATIONS 

  • You hold an Engineering Master’s degree or a Bachelor degree with a few years of experience in a similar role
  • You have a sound knowledge of SW and HW  technologies
  • You are resourceful, autonomous, detail oriented, but also curious
  • You are a real team player with very good communication skills
  • You are pragmatic and very well organized 
  • Your English is Fluent. French is a clear asset



Quality Control Inspector - Manufacturing Equipment - Univercells Technologies

Based in Nivelles you will join a collaborative team full of passionate change-maker. 

As Quality Control Inspector, you will be part of the QA department and you will collaborate with the manufacturing and supply chain teams. 

Your mission will be to implement, maintain and continuously improve the quality oversight activities for monitoring of incoming materials and final consumables for single-use equipment.

To ensure this you will perform inspections on entry materials (mainly plastic components), document testing and review of assembly records, handle non-conformities and issue certificates.


RESPONSIBILITIES

Quality Management System for incoming and end-inspection of materials

  • You will establish, implement, maintain and continuously improve the specific quality procedures and documentation for performing incoming and end-inspection of materials to set up quality conformity (maintenance of specifications, testing documentation, testing methods, equipment)
  • You will evaluate and improve the current processes.

Monitoring of incoming materials & consumables

  • You will perform testing of incoming materials/single-use consumables as per established specifications
  • You will document testing of incoming materials/single-use consumables, including the issuance of certificates as appropriate
  • You will issue and handle non-conformity reports
  • You will perform reporting on testing (KPI, periodic reviews)
  • You will conduct internal and supplier quality audits when required



REQUIREMENTS / QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant science field desirable, or high school diploma and equivalent industry work experience
  • Previous Quality Control /Quality Assurance experience is a must
  • You have excellent communication skills and you are stress-resistant 
  • Overall: you strive for excellence and focus on high-quality products, you are a driven team player and you feel at ease in the challenging and fast-paced biotech universe!
  • Fluent in French and English


Process Engineer - Univercells Technologies

At Univercells Tech, our mission is 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!! 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.

Univercells is developing a new generation of biotech equipment (Scale-X and Nevoline) and in order to move forward with the development of our innovative products we are looking for a Process Engineer.

 

Your mission will be to translate requirements from the customer and their specific vaccine manufacturing process (URS) to requirements of the technical experts (FDS). As a process owner, you will coordinate technical inputs from different experts of the development team, develop testing strategy and investigate in case of potential failure of the system (equipment and bioreactor).

 

Based on your experience of the vaccine manufacturing process, you will participate from the design to the validation of single-use manifolds and associated equipment. You will manage PI&D, bill of materials, and develop manufacturing procedures.

 

On a daily basis, you will carry out various engineering tasks, such as develop Design of experiment on new designs, risk analysis, define the quality of products through the entire production cycle to ensure our systems meet the global standards.


RESPONSIBILITIES 

Design new systems or part of system

  • Write Functional Specifications based on URS
  • Develop Design of Experiment
  • Write or review testing protocol
  • Execute testing protocol
  • Analyze data on a statistical point of view
  • Write or review report
  • Participate to Design Review

Owner of the investigation process

Quality documentation

  • Risk Assessment
  • Definition of critical parameters and associated tests
  • Gather product requirements (e.g. functionalities, speed, safety standards)

Last but not least: Ensure good coordination with the manufacturing engineer’s, quality and logistic teams


QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS

  • BSC or Master degree SUS, mechanical or bioengineering
  • 2-5 years of experience in vaccine manufacturing or biopharmaceutical environment
  • Knowledge of SINGLE-USE SYSTEMS and equipment associated with vaccine manufacturing process knowledge
  • Proven time management, organizational, and oral & written communication skills
  • Familiar with Lean-SixSigma tools – Green belt is a must
  • Excellent knowledge with root cause analysis
  • Fluent English (Dutch and/or French are an asset)

Project Manager (Pharma - Life Sciences) - Univercells Technologies

ROLE

You will support the whole organization on the delivery of various internal and external projects.

You will be the integrator of product-specific transversal development activities and will deliver one integrated project plan covering all activities. You will focus on tactics and execution.

You will provide essential support to several projects, working with the Development Lead and other team members to achieve project delivery. You will care about the team functionality and you will increase team efficiency.

You will act as a champion for Project Management methodologies (Lean), techniques (Prince2), processes (Stages Gates), tools & ways of working, educating colleagues in these areas and sharing best practices across the organization (both for traditional Waterfall projects and for Agile projects).

The role value for the organization is to engage & align all Univercells people in order that all their efforts & contribution converge towards timely & reliable projects’ delivery.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Framing Project Goals and Objectives in a project charter or similar.             
  • Designing Project Strategies:
    • Use Critical Thinking to design optimal project strategies and scenarios through identifying, developing and employing the right methods and frameworks based on clear goals, benefits and business cases.
    • Inform timely, facilitate quality decision-making and avoid misunderstanding.
    • This includes ongoing strategic alignment, scenario planning as well as ensuring dependencies and interfaces are fully considered.
  • Project Planning, Scheduling, Resourcing:
    • Act as the single point of contact for the overall project budget, planning information, progress tracking and reporting.
    • Partner with Finance to ensure that the team is reviewing the budgets, implementing changes and tracking variances.
    • Manage project activities, budget, resource allocation, critical path, milestones and schedules as required.
    • Closely follow the project schedule, monitoring deadlines for each project task. Check regularly that every deadline is still possible and report any potential delays to the Development Lead.
  • Acting as the guardian of the processes for execution:
    • Deliver projects according to the New Product Development & Introduction Integrated (NPDI2) plan (for vaccines, biotherapeutics and manufacturing technologies). Manage the transitioning to the next stage gate.
    • Deliver projects according to the Product Life-Cycle Change Control (PLC3) process.
  • Organize Project Meetings:
    • Arrange regular meetings with the members of the project: appropriate meeting rooms, materials, calendar invitation, agenda, pre-read information, write & circulate minutes.
  • Maintain Documents:
    • Organize, write and/or track preparation of supporting documents & evidence according to the processes for execution.
    • Maintain and archive crucial project documents that track change progress & approval.
    • File all project documents in an appropriate database or library and ensure that all documents are accurate and have been circulated, reviewed & approved by the Development Lead and Team Members.
  • Risks, Issues and Opportunities Management:
    • Proactively identifies and mitigates issues and risks that could impact the progression of the project while exploring and maximizing opportunities during all stages of the project lifecycle.
  • Measuring Project Performance:
    • Setting and monitoring project quality and performance including KPIs, feedback-based project reviews and identifies opportunities for improvement.
  • Communicating Project Information:
    • Managing the project communication plan to identify the key messages, audiences, interfaces, timings and mechanisms for effective & transparent communication at all levels including externally to the organization.
    • Monitor and summarize project progresses. Prepare reports for upper management regarding the project status.
    • Partners with sponsors, stakeholders, and teams to establish a safe, collaborative environment for effective project communications and manages change by motivating towards common goals while championing conflict resolution.
  • Project Management Center of Expertise - Training
    • Drive best in industry practices by contributing lessons learned, challenges, solutions and involvement in process improvement projects.
    • Train colleagues on Project Management Best practices and processes as needed.

PROFILE

We are looking for an analytical thinker with solid organizational and problem-solving skills. The successful Project Manager can multi-task in a high volume, fast-paced work environment and is a team player with a high level of self-motivation and ability to set and meet goals.

In addition, the ideal candidate will also possess the following skills:

  • Master degree and at least 7 years of experience in a Global Project Management Role, or related function, within the Pharmaceutical Industry or its providers.
  • Experience of working with global, multi-cultural and 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.
  • Project Management Certification or Qualification is an asset (PMP, Prince 2, Agile …).
  • Thorough familiarity with word processing, spreadsheet, and project scheduling computer applications.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities under pressure, troubleshoot, and to meet short- and long-term deadlines.
  • Demonstrated experience in budget and financial management.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Critical and creative thinking.
  • Ability to build a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or being judged, with an emphasis on conflicts and problem-solving.
  • Providing all support to the team using a servant leadership style whenever possible and leading by example.

OFFER
We offer a long-term contract, 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? Apply now!

Application Specialist - Univercells Technologies

Based in Europe (preferably Belgium)you will provide global support and facilitate the implementation and the use of Univercells equipment at customer’s place.

You will help develop and operate the equipment and carries out projects (from feasibility study to after-sales support).

You will provide expertise and knowledge, answer queries and resolve technical issues both on the customer’s specific applications and Univercells’ technologies.

You will also be in charge of providing feedback, training and technical/scientific support to the Sales & Marketing team.

From on-site guidance to larger in-house projects, you will contribute to taking processes to the next level by adding technical insight into systems, helping develop customized solutions and integrating Univercells’ products into other technologies to cater to the fast-changing needs of the Life Science industry.


RESPONSIBILITIES
 

Equipment Deployment

  • Build experimental plans for each specific customer’s application and perform demonstrations and trials.
  • Responsible for off-loading/mechanical installation at the customer site and connecting the unit to the utilities and for training customers on installation and operation of equipment.
  • Perform SAT (Site Acceptance Test), IQ (Installation Qualification), OQ (Operations Qualification).
  • Advise customers on bioprocess optimization & technology transfer/scale-up.
  • Responsible for bioprocess transfers from/to customers.
  • Manage implementation and deployment projects in close cooperation with all stakeholders.·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 clients.
  • Provide after-sales support services.
  • Maintain documentation and reporting on support actions.

Product Management & Sales Support

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


REQUIREMENTS / QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master or Ph.D. – in a Life Sciences or Engineering discipline - Bachelor in life sciences/engineering with strong experience.
  • 1 – 3 years’ s experience as a Tech. Transfer or Application Specialist within a Biotech. equipment provider.
  • Excellent understating of bioprocesses: demonstrated experience in USP/DSP process.
  • 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.
  • Commercial awareness.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel (worldwide).
  • Fluent English, any other language is considered as an asset.


Lab Tech - Upstream Process Development

Based in Nivelles you will join the Vaccine Process Development team. Our ambition is to position Univercells as a key player and a reference in the development of new technologies for vaccine production by proposing solutions breaking the barriers to bioproduction and making vaccines available and affordable to all.

In collaboration with the scientist, you will participate in the design, the optimization and the scale-up of processes and you will contribute to developing the new processes in alignment with the vaccine project objectives and milestones.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Lab Operations

  • Management of lab and equipment used for operational work, monitoring of consumables and reagents, maintenance of a clean and safe working area, housekeeping routines.
  • Execution of operations associated with cell culture and viral production processes in BSL-2 and BSL-3:
    • Preparation and filtration of solutions (media and feeds).
    • Preparation of cell banks and virus seeds
    • Execution of sterility tests.
    • Preparation of assemblies for execution of experiments.
    • Setting up, operation, dismantling, cleaning, and sterilization of bioreactors and other process equipment.
    • Conducting experiments for upstream process development following defined conditions.
    • Cell culture monitoring with basic analytical methods.

Reporting

  • Writing and management of documentation related to experiments.
  • Data and result collection and record in defined forms with accuracy.
  • Results analysis and report writing.

Quality Safety and continuous improvement

  • Adherence to standard operating procedures in all the operational tasks executed with a special emphasis on compliance with biosafety procedures for BSL-2 and BSL-3 labs.
  • Identification and reporting of deviations from standard operating procedures and of unexpected events through the initiation of related investigations.
  • Support for corrective and preventive actions related to deviations and unexpected events.
  • Generation of process quality documentation for vaccines platform (procedures, work instructions, templates, etc.).

REQUIREMENTS / QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Biochemistry or Biomedical Sciences.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in cell culture and viral production processes, aseptic practices and basic analytical methods.
  • Knowledge of bioreactor setup and operation is an asset
  • Work experience in a BSL2 or BSL3 labs.
  • Integrity and transparency.
  • Strong sense of observation, inventive & critical mindset, scientific curiosity, and problem-solving skills.
  • Proactivity, flexibility, work organizational skills.
  • Enthusiasm and agility to work on a variety of projects.
  • Capability to leverage know-how in order to participate in the development of the new generation solutions.
  • Capability to work in a cross-functional and multi-cultural team.
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken).

Design Engineer Single Use (SUT) - Univercells Technologies

Based in Nivelles you will join a collaborative team full of passionate change-makers.

Univercells is developing a new generation of biotech equipment (Scale-X and Nevoline) and to move forward with the development of our innovative products we are looking for an experienced Single Use Design Engineer. 

As a design engineer, your mission will be leading the selection, design, procurement, construction, commissioning and validation of our single-use components and to ensure that our systems meet the global standards. You will also collaborate with customers and operators to solve emerging issues and to develop our equipment product.

You will also research manufacturing processes and analyze data and trends to create new products and strong relationships with key suppliers. Ultimately, you will improve our company’s products and processes and contribute to its growth.

You will work with the development team to deliver the best product for our customers.


TASKS and RESPONSIBILITIES

Based on your single-use knowledge, you will evaluate systems, components, and applications by designing and manufacturing our equipment products (vessel, bags, tubing, manifold, connectors, piping, instruments, probes, filtration, chromatography, clarification, connectors, …).

Your main responsibilities will be:

  • Execute the design and development of complex electro-mechanical biotechnology equipment using Single-Use Systems (SUS)to bring major improvement to our biopharmaceutical equipment such as reduced cross-contamination risks, lower capital investment, elimination of cleaning and sterilization operations, reduced turnaround times, and the ability to scale an operation up or down with limited additional investment.
  • Select and develop all SUS to ease/improve Biocompatibility, TSE/BSE, extractable and leachable study, chemical compatibility, endotoxin management, low bioburden or sterilization (heat or gamma irradiation), container closure integrity,...
  • Develop Good Engineering Practices and standards.
  • Provide guidance on standard selection/definition and validation protocol to support the team.
  • Build and maintain a database collection of parts and assemblies that may be used in our consumable products.
  • Create and perform DOE to develop a first understanding of key variables.
  • Develop SUS by studying customer requirements, researching and testing manufacturing and assembly methods and materials.
    • Define system and components capabilities and ensure the quality of the product by designing SUS testing methods, testing finished products and system capabilities and properties. 
    • Inspect completed installations and observe operations, to ensure conformity to design, equipment specifications and compliance with operational and safety standards.
    • Develop manufacturing processes by designing and modifying equipment for building and assembling SUS taking into consideration operators' observations.


REQUIREMENTS / QUALIFICATIONS

  • BSC or Master degree in mechanical or bioengineering
  • 3-5 years of experience in a Pharma or Biotech sector 
  • Proven skills in time management and excellent oral & written communication skills
  • Experience in Biotech and/or pharmaceutical equipment design, particularly benchtop system using SUS is a plus 
  • Fluent in English. French is an asset
  • Overall: you strive for excellence and focus on high-quality products, you are a driven team player and you feel at ease in the challenging and fast-paced biotech universe!


QA Manager - Univercells Technologies

Based in Nivelles (Belgium), you will join a collaborative team of passionate change-makers. 

YOUR MISSION: you will define and implement the QA strategy and tactical execution for Univercells Technologies. You will report directly to the COO of Univercells Technologies and maintain a dotted line reporting relationship to the Chief Quality Officer of Univercells, the holding organization.


RESPONSIBILITIES

  • You will oversee all quality activities in the Univercells Technologies organization 
  • You will build, lead, coach and develop the QA team and organization. You will also evaluate and improve the current QA process and provide training when necessary
  • You will continue to develop and maintain a comprehensive Quality Management System and tools and you will lead, develop and implement global quality strategies to ensure that R&D and production activities (drugs or equipment) will comply with all quality requirements in key markets
  • You will maintain development, product and processes quality by enforcing quality assurance policies and procedures 
  • You will collaborate with other members of management to disseminate quality mindset throughout the company.
  • You will help balance the quality needs of our customers and partners with the needs of the business using a pragmatic problem solving approach.
  • You will participate in inspections, audits and certifications
  • You will manage the Univercells Quality budget
  • You will provide adequate QA/QMS reporting

QUALIFICATIONS

  • MSc in Life Sciences or (Bio) Engineering
  • Minimum 8 years combined experience in QA in Pharma/Biotech, preferably from the supply base to bio-pharma producers (such as equipment, consumables)
  • Strong management and leadership, as well as influential skills. 
  • Proven track record in Quality Management System implementation
  • GxP knowledge
  • Experience with audit and certifications
  • Strong in communication skills and team player
  • Ability to work in fast paced environments and to combine helicopter view and tactical actions
  • Fluent English, French is an asset.

Mechanical Engineer - Univercells Technologies

Based in Nivelles you will join a collaborative team full of passionate change-makers.

Univercells is developing a new generation of biotech equipment (Scale-X and Nevoline) and to move forward with the development of our innovative products we are looking for an experienced Mechanical Design Engineer.

As a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer, your mission will be to lead the selection, design, procurement, but also the construction, commissioning and validation of our mechanical equipment (biosafety cabinet, isolator, bioreactor controller, benchtop…). You will also collaborate with operators and customers to solve emerging issues and to develop our equipment.

You will research manufacturing processes and analyze data and trends to create new products and strong relationships with key contractors. Ultimately, you will improve our company’s products and processes and contribute to its growth.

You will work closely with the development team to deliver the best product for our customers.


TASKS and RESPONSIBILITIES

Based on your mechanical knowledge, you evaluate mechanical systems, components, and applications by designing and manufacturing our equipment products.

Your main responsibilities will be to:

  • Carry out various engineering tasks, such as mechanical design (isolator, operator bench, bioreactor controller, other equipment, cobot, …) 3D Design and detail drawing to ensure our systems meet the global safety standards.
  • Execute the design and development of complex electro-mechanical biotechnology equipment (mainly stainless steel and or plastic molding).
  • Oversee the development of all mechanical components for use in a variety of biotechnology applications including ergonomic assessment, air/water tightness, rotation equipment’s, shaft, process equipment like probes & sensor assembly within our biosafety/isolators/bench,
  • Deliver prototype’s experimentation employing hand calculations, physical prototypes, empirical testing.
  • Operate simulation tools to develop components, machines, mechanisms, and test equipment which push our ability to characterize, test, iterate & produce critical systems for biotechnology equipment.
  • Create and perform DOE to develop a first understanding of key variables.
  • Perform detailed calculations to compute and establish manufacturing, construction, and installation standards and specifications.
  • Develop 3D models from conceptual to detailed design and evaluate operator’s accessibility during each phase of the project.
  • Lead a small team of technical contractors to ensure the design and application of equipment and processes used in the biotechnology/lab environment. This includes tightness, cleanability of our equipment, rugosity, welding process, pickling and passivation treatment, structure, and stability of mechanical construction.
  • Develop mechanical products by studying customer requirements, researching and testing manufacturing and assembly methods and materials.
  • Define system and components capabilities and ensure the quality of the product by designing mechanical testing methods, testing finished products and system capabilities and properties. 
  • Establish specifications for the purchase of materials and equipment.
  • Inspect completed installations and observe operations, to ensure conformity to design and equipment specifications and compliance with operational and safety standards.
  • Develop manufacturing processes by designing and modifying equipment for building and assembling mechanical components taking into consideration operators' observations.


REQUIREMENTS / QUALIFICATIONS


  • BSC or Master degree mechanical or electromechanical engineering
  • 2 - 5 years of experience in a similar position
  • Excellent knowledge in drawing & design 
  • Expert in CAD software and 3D drawing system, Solidworks knowledge is a plus.
  • Proven experience in 3D printing, injection molding, machining, stainless steel equipment but also in composite design & manufacturing techniques
  • Excellent oral & written communication skills
  • Very good organizational and time management skills
  • Fluent in English, French is an asset
  • Experience in Biotech and/or pharmaceutical equipment design. Experience in a benchtop system using single-use component is a plus
  • Overall: you strive for excellence and focus on high-quality products, you are a driven team player and you feel at ease in the challenging and fast-paced biotech universe!

Technical Sales Manager - Univercells Technologies

Based in Brussels and Nivellesyou will join a collaborative team full of passionate change-maker. 

As Technical Sales Manager you will be responsible for the technical information within the Sales & Marketing Department.

You will support business discussions and clarify the technical deliverables related to the potential new project in coordination with our Project Leaders, Sales Managers and Business Support Team.


RESPONSIBILITIES

Your main responsibility will be to provide pre-sales and post-sales scientific guidance and support

In pre-sales you will:

  • Participate in client meetings to support discussion from a technical & scientific standpoint
  • Develop experimental plans in coordination with the sales owner & application development team.
  • Define project timelines & budget
  • Defend proposal in front of customers

In post-sales you will:

  • Manage customer projects (from a feasibility study to full process development and integration in NevoLine)
  • Act as Point of Contact with our Application Development Team and the customer
  • Manage scope, timeline, budget
  • Provide scientific guidance

During the full process, you will manage customer interactions from a scientific standpoint


REQUIREMENTS / QUALIFICATIONS


  • Master degree in Life sciences and strong bioprocess expertise, (fixed-bed bioreactor is a plus)
  • Previous experience in Project Management, budget planning
  • Excellent communication & presentation skills
  • Helicopter view and strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to build solid customer relationship and customer intimacy
  • Driven by self-motivation, precision, and continuous improvement
  • Fluent English is mandatory



Bioprocess Engineer - DSP

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 vaccines 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 in fast-growing companies/SMEs

Export Specialist - Logistic

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! 

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

Within the Industrial park of Nivelles (Belgium), you will join a collaborative team full of passionate change-makers, and you will bring your knowledge of customs/trade compliance and share it with the team. 

You will work together with the sales and planning team, to anticipate the needs of new customers, to inform on shipping date possibilities in line with the issues/solutions of the team or territory. Additionally, you will find solutions on how to import material from our customers or to export materials to a new territory.

You will also take part in handling outbound shipments, ensuring Sales kit assembly, secondary packaging, and transport organization. 


RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Prepare export orders and related shipping documentation.
  • Communicate needs to Freight Forwarder to ensure accurate and timely document legalization from foreign consulate when needed.
  • Communicate to customers' shipping arrangements and provides shipment documents for each order as required.
  • Work closely with the appropriate Customer Service group to ensure the customer’s needs and expectations are met.
  • When applicable in the assigned region, collaborate with department manager and/or supervisor to meet requirements of foreign governments as specified in tenders, letters of credit, and orders.
  • Maintain country profile in coordination with the Freight Forwarder with information airfreight shipment to all assigned countries.  Keep records and update the list of details of all duties functions in relation to the preparation of preliminary export orders such as commercial invoices, shipping documents, and special forms needed for processing of air freight or ocean freight shipments to all countries.
  • Closely follow-up of our shipments and solve any arising problem or complaint in your field of responsibility
  • Responsible for documenting logistics export/import processes, KPI’s and the supervision of WMS (Warehouse Management System) transactions.
  • Participate in training sessions, seminars, meetings, etc. associated with export compliance.


QUALIFICATIONS

  • Good knowledge of Logistics or Supply chain. 
  • Experience with ERP / WMS systems (Open ERP/Odoo is a plus)
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to document processes
  • Knowledge of US Customs / Department of Commerce export regulatory law 
  • Being a Univercells Customs Systems key user (Customs / Excises / Export control)
  • Enthusiastic and flexible enough to lead a multitasking role
  • Excellent quality and organization of work (autonomy, methodological approach, behavior under pressure, rigor)
  • Driven by curiosity and eager to learn more every day
  • Strong desire to be impactful
  • Fluent in English and French


Project Manager - CDMO

Ready to jump into the next step of your career? 

Exothera, one of Univercells subsidiaries, is a newly launched contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) that aims at supporting cell and gene therapy developers with process development and production of viral vectors. 

Exothera is uniquely positioned to create bespoke bioproduction support programs for manufacturers to achieve successful market entry. 

At Exothera and Univercells, our mission is to make health equally accessible to all. 

Exothera is now integrating new projects and is willing to move forward with the expansion of its Project Management team. In this scope, we are looking for a Project Manager, who will be based in Jumet, Belgium. You will join an enthusiastic and energetic team of Project Managers and you will directly report to the Senior Project Manager.


 THE ROLE

  • Perform project management functions for assigned projects, ensure the effectiveness and completion of the project life-cycle, with particular attention to the management of the baselines (scope, timelines, and budget), and change management to avoid scope creeps 
  • Main point of customer contact for project-related activities, and management of customer’s requirements execution as per an agreed-upon program of activities
  • Collaborate with other teams and stakeholders in a matrix environment manner to identify and treat project risks and issues. Develop action, mitigation and resolution plans 
  • Establish and maintain effective communication channels to allow accurate information flow throughout the project progression. Ensure meeting minutes, agendas, timelines, trackers and other tools are utilized to the benefit of the customer project
  • Follow and apply Project Management methodologies, techniques, and best practices. The Project Manager will also educate colleagues in these areas and share best practices across the organization


ABOUT YOU

Exothera is looking for a customer-oriented individual with solid structural and organizational skills. The successful Project Management Resource can multi-task in a high volume, fast-paced work environment. He is a team player with a high level of self-motivation and ability to set and meet goals.

In addition to these general skills and personality traits, Exothera is seeking candidates with the following background and competencies:

  • Master or Ph.D. in life sciences is preferred
  • 3-5 years related experience in a Project Management Role, with deep knowledge and experience of multidisciplinary and matrix/cross-functional team management. Prior experience in CRO/CMO/CDMO evolving in the field of Cell/Gene Therapy, and/or Vaccines manufacturing is highly desirable.
  • Proven experience working in a fast-paced environment with competing priorities
  • Formal project management training or certification (PMP, Prince 2 or equivalent) preferred 
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and to meet short- and long-term deadlines

Personal/interpersonal skills:

  • Ability to motivate, influence and negotiate. Decision making, problem-solving as well as Political and Cultural Awareness are additional essential assets to succeed in this role
  • Adaptability: Able to adapt to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Communication: Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Assertive and positive criticism
  • Ability to build a trusting and safe environment where problems can arise, with an emphasis on problem-solving and treatment of conflicts.
  • Providing all support to the team using a servant leadership style whenever possible and leading by example
  • Thorough familiarity with pack office, especially with word processing, spreadsheet, and project scheduling computer applications

 

OFFER

We offer a long-term contract, 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? Apply now!

Product Testing Engineer - Biotech Applications

Based in Nivelles you will join a collaborative team full of passionate change-makers.

Univercells is developing a new generation of biotech equipment (Scale-X and Nevoline) and in order to move forward with the development of our innovative products we are looking for a Product Testing Engineer.

Your mission will be to inspect and report on the quality of products through the entire development cycle. Depending on the product, they may use different criteria to check the quality, such as functionality, durability, safety, and speed.

You will be part of the product development team and will contribute to delivering the best product for our customers.


TASKS and RESPONSIBILITIES

On a daily basis, your main responsibilities will be:

  • Test all the aspects, features, and performances of the products developed by Univercells and communicate the results to your colleagues of the development team and manufacturing engineer’s team. These features and performances have a broad scope, both physicochemical and mechanical ones (heat transfer, gas transfer, fluid dynamic, sterility, shelf-life, pressure resistance, and many more).
  • Compare studies and benchmark our products with existing competitors’ products, and make sure we meet high-quality standards 
  • Conduct tests on materials used in manufacturing and ensure the safety rules and procedures
  • Deliver completely unbiased reports and mark out the shortcomings of the products for quality improvements
  • Ensure good coordination with the product development team 
  • Create a test environment and test cases for all bioreactors and related mechanical and electrical systems
  • Establish all the protocols and reports for the products in respect of the deadlines 
  • Analyze test results to detect issues, track root causes and identify potential solutions
  • Propose product improvements based on your experience as an early user of our products under development
  • Contribute to the creation of new product design as a support to our design engineers
  • Gather product requirements (e.g. functionalities, speed, safety standards), inspect raw materials and machinery to identify defects and bugs

REQUIREMENTS and QUALIFICATIONS 

  • You hold an Engineering Master’s degree or a Bachelor degree (bioengineering, chemistry, biochemistry, biology ...) with a few years of experience in a similar role
  • You are resourceful, autonomous, detail-oriented, but also curious
  • You are a real team player with very good communication skills
  • You are pragmatic and very well organized 
  • Your English is Fluent. French is a clear asset