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.

 

 

Technicien Engineering

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

Electrical Design Engineer

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 Electrical Design Engineer.


Your mission will be leading the selection, design, procurement, construction, commissioning and validation of our electrical instrumentation.

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


On a daily basis, you will carry out various engineering tasks, such as performing calculations (I calculation, ICC, IPxx, …), drawing, control, to ensure our systems meet the global safety standards and collaborating with technicians and Software engineers (PLC/SCADA) to produce and solve emerging issues and to develop our equipment product (fully automated PLC).


You will also 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.


TASKS and RESPONSIBILITIES


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

Your main responsibilities will be:

  • Oversee the development of electrical cabinet with our fully automated systems for use in a variety of biotechnology applications, including protective relaying, low/medium voltage equipment, programmable logic controllers, human-machine interfaces, field instrumentation, and industrial networking.
  • Perform detailed calculations to compute and establish manufacturing, construction, and installation standards and specifications.
  • 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 distribution of low voltage, instrument selection and development of electronics operating in a variety of applications, such as signal processing, industrial telecommunications/field devices, control engineering, instrumentation engineering, and power electronics.
  • Develop electrical products by studying customer requirements, researching and testing manufacturing and assembly methods and materials.
  • Definition of system and components capabilities and ensure the quality of the product by designing electrical testing methods, testing finished products and system capabilities (EAT) 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 electrical components taking into consideration operators' observations.
  • Ensure and maintain product safety by complying with all regulations, especially leading the CE compliance of our Scale-X or NevoLine products
  • Maintains product database by writing computer programs and performing data collection



REQUIREMENTS and QUALIFICATIONS


  • BSC or Master degree in electrical engineering
  • 2-5 years of experience in a similar position
  • Excellent knowledge - design and programming - of PLC and SCADA system
  • Good knowledge of applicable codes related to electronic engineering
  • Experience with Database Design, Electronic Testing Design and CE marking
  • Fluent in French and good English
  • 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!


Functional Business Analyst

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

As a Business Analyst, you will continuously analyze company organization and processes in order to (re)design technical systems and business models in line with defined mission and strategic objectives. 

You will facilitate interactions and communication across departments and projects, and you will play a central role in standardizing the approach towards the selection of most adequate solutions and effective planning of their implementation.


YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES    

Business Process Management and continuous improvement

  • You will help in defining document and catalog essential processes, propose relevant changes to facilitate and rationalize improvements. 
  • You will provide advice on how to optimize the use of existing tools and systems.

Business Analyst

  • You will actively listen to the voice of the business, analyze, clarify and translate their needs into business requirements and design of related processes.
  • You will support Univercells digital development and transformation. You will provide possible IT solutions compliant with the IT strategy.  Moreover, you will raise awareness of information technology innovations and potential value to a business by approaching problems with curiosity and an open mind. 
  • You will advise the business owners and the end-users in the implementation or configuration of the chosen solution. 
  • You will participate in the training and documentation of the selected solutions

Test and Project Management:

  • You understand and apply methodologies, tools, and processes to manage projects, optimizing costs and resource usage.
  • You will select and develop User Acceptance Test to ensure the system meets business requirements.
  • You will help and guide the business to execute UAT and identify open issues.
  • You will report and document test results.


YOUR QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

  • Minimum 2 years of experience as a Business Analyst, process / organizational design or continuous improvement.
  • You are a conceptual thinker with problem-solving capabilities and the pragmatic ability to get things done. 
  • Knowledge of modeling methodology (e.g. BPMN 2.0)
  • Knowledge of project management methodologies (Agile)
  • Knowledge of ERP (Odoo) applications and process flow
  • Strong communication skills, enthusiastic, eager to learn and to evolve in a fast-moving environment
  • Fluent in French and English


Test Engineer

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

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


Sales Manager

Based in our Brussel offices, (but working remotely could be an option) you will join a collaborative team full of passionate change-makers. You will provide direct support to the Head of Sales and will be part of a team of professionals helping us meet our customer's acquisition and revenue growth targets by keeping Univercells competitive and innovative.


RESPONSIBILITIES

  • You will be in charge of EMEA Sales and will have an innovative portfolio of products and solutions.
  • You will cover a whole range of tasks, from prospection of new customers, negotiation  key accounting of existing customers, Prospection and deals closing from initial contact through signed agreements, in a consultative selling process
  • You will model the financial business cases associated with each sales opportunity
  • You will 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. 
  • You will work closely with scientific/technology teams to sell and deploy biotech platforms and services


REQUIREMENTS / QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master degree in Biotech or Engineering field
  • At least 3 years of experience working in a sales role (pharmaceutical, medical device, life science/digital health domain)
  • Solid scientific background, with an in-depth understanding of biopharmaceuticals
  • Strong network in worldwide or regional life sciences sector
  • 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 SMEs
  • Fluent English, any other language is a plus


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!

IT Support Specialist

Mainly based in Nivelles and Brussels, you will join a collaborative team full of passionate change-makers. 

As IT Support Specialist, you are passionate about your job, and you are customer minded and pedagogue, continuously ahead of technological evolutions.
Your mission will be to provide user support and troubleshoot to your Univercell's colleagues in daily ICT problems and issues. Moreover, you will effectively maintain customer hardware/software. 

You are responsible for delivering timely and effective repairs to ensure optimal system performance and superior user satisfaction. The primary objective is to enable users to maximize their productivity through efficient use of ICT equipment or software applications.

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

User Support

  • Respond to user requests, identify and diagnose issues and problems
  • Identify root cause of incidents, provide solutions and support problem identification
  • Record relevant information in our ticketing system, monitor issue from start to resolution
  • Advise users on appropriate solution and course of action 
  • Escalates unresolved problems to higher levels of support 
  • Write and maintain user guidelines and documentation

Hardware and software support

  • Identify software and hardware problems and repair
  • Perform regular maintenance on hardware and software components
  • Install cables and configures hardware and software
  • Run diagnostic programs or use test equipment to locate the source of problems
  • Create and maintain operational and technical documentation
  • If needed, provide support for biotech specific hardware configuration

Infrastructure Support

  • Liaise with infrastructure and telecom suppliers to take proactive action to ensure stable and secure applications and infrastructure to avoid potential service disruptions
  • Optimize system or component performance

YOUR PROFILE

  • Degree in information technology or similar 
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in IT support function or a similar professional background
  • Keen to work in high technology and secure IT environment with innovative solutions
  • Very good knowledge of Windows Client OS (Windows 10)
  • Very good knowledge of Windows Server (2012 R2 and 2016), TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, WDS, …
  • Good knowledge of all-round IT: 
    • Office 365
    • Virtualization: Hyper-V
    • Voip (cloud solution)
    • Linux (Ubuntu server) and MacOs
    • Network solution: Cisco
    • Multiple applications: ERP, CRM, …
  • Knowledge of IT software for helpdesk ticketing, SLA management, and Asset management: TopDesk
  • Help people and find solutions is in your DNA
  • Communication and listening skills, enthusiastic and curious, stress-resistant. 
  • Fluent French and English


Project Manager (Pharma - Life Sciences)

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!

Sales Manager - U.S.

You will join a collaborative team full of passionate change-makers and you will provide direct support to the Head of Sales. You will work home based in the U.S. and, together with the Sales team you will contribute to new customer acquisition and to meet revenue growth targets by keeping Univercells competitive and innovative.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • You will be in charge of U.S. Sales and will have an innovative portfolio of products and solutions.
  • You will cover a whole range of tasks, from prospection of new customers, negotiation  key accounting of existing customers, Prospection and deals closing from initial contact through signed agreements, in a consultative selling process
  • You will model the financial business cases associated with each sales opportunity
  • You will 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. 
  • You will work closely with scientific/technology teams to sell and deploy biotech platforms and services

REQUIREMENTS / QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master degree in Biotech or Engineering field
  • At least 1 years of experience working in a sales role (pharmaceutical, medical device, life science/digital health domain)
  • Solid scientific background, with an in-depth understanding of biopharmaceuticals
  • Strong network in worldwide or regional life sciences sector
  • 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 SMEs
  • Fluent English, any other language is a plus

OFFER
We offer a long-term contract, a competitive salary package including health insurance and pension plan, and the possibility of evolution in an international, dynamic and fast-growing company.

Don't hesitate: apply now!

Financial Analyst

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

As an active member of the Corporate Finance department, you will work closely with the Accounting & Controlling team and you will interact in the full spectrum of financial activities in a young and dynamic environment (team of 6 colleagues in a growing organization of 140 people).

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Accounting & Controlling

  •  You will support the financial reporting to internal & external stakeholders (Board of Directors, potential investors, granting bodies, project managers, executive committee,…)

Financial Planning & Analysis

  • Assist in the business planning and budgeting process
  • Support treasury management 
  • Analyze financial performance and provide recommendations for improvement

Taxes & Administration

  • Support the implementation of tax strategy 
  • Involvement in banks & insurances relationships
  • Support corporate finance initiatives (M&A,…)

YOUR PROFILE

  • Master in Finance is required
  • 5 years of relevant experience
  • Master or specific training/experience in Taxes is considered as an asset
  • Good analytical skills & positive critical mind 
  • Ability to prioritize actions and goals
  • A high level of initiative, combined with interpersonal skills
  • Fluent in English

Application Specialist

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).

Lab Tech - Downstream 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 DSP processes including:

o  Preparation and filtration of buffers

o  Preparation of manifolds for execution of experimental work

o  Clarification and filtration of viral harvest

o  Ultrafiltration and diafiltration of viral harvest

o  Chromatography on viral harvest


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-3 labs.
  • Identification and reporting of deviations from standard operating procedures and of unexpected events through 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 5 years of experience in downstream process development and basic analytical methods.
  • Hands-on experience with Tangential flow filtration and Chromatography.
  • Experience with Akta purification or equivalent system.
  • 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).
  • Previous working experience with viral vaccines is an asset.


OFFER

We offer a long-term contract (CDI), a competitive salary package and the possibility of evolution in an international, dynamic and fast-growing company. 

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Are you a powerful thinker combined with an efficient doer?

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