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.

 

 

Analytical Scientist Vaccines

Based in our Nivelles labs and offices, you will join a collaborative team full of passionate change-makers. 

You will be responsible for design, development implementation and execution of analytical methods supporting bioprocess development projects.
You will supervise and execute the planning/organization of the experiments and developments in your scope of activities.
You will be responsible for the reporting activities, as protocols and validation results.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Design of innovative analytical methods for vaccines 
  • Develop detailed experimentation protocols and plan.
  • End-to End responsible for the execution of experimentation plans in collaboration with the team of technicians and related data interpretation 
  • Follow-up on deadlines and project objectives within own scope 
  • Troubleshoot experimental works and equipment in support to lab technician 
  • Plan team organization with lab technicians and equipment availability (work planning, supervision of the hands-on plan)
  • Align and follow-up with management and program managers about project status, deadlines, budget, risks…
  • In the matrix organization, upon request of Analytical Lead will participate to Project Management meetings
  • Analyze results and write technical scientific reports 
  • Present results with scientific feedback during internal or external meetings
  • Development, writing and updating of quality documentation, including SOP, work instructions, checklist…
  • Responsible for following procedures according to quality systems within own field of activities Promote and enforce (bio)-safety practices 

TECHNICAL SKILLS

  • BL3 work (is a MUST)
  • ELISA (Dag / HCP)
  • TCID50
  • MALS/DLS/NTA, particle characterization
  • CE-SDS/SDS-PAGE/WesternBlot
  • Spectrophotometry
  • Liquid Chromatography and DNA by qPCR understanding are an asset

PROFILE 

  • Master degree or higher
  • Minimum 3 -year experience
  • First experience in analytical methods development (proteins, virus,…)
  • Experience with method transfer is an asset
  • Full understanding of compliance and GMP considerations.
  • Excellent communicator with the ability to transfer knowledge and give confidence to customers. 
  • Driven by curiosity and eager to learn more every day. 
  • Strong desire to be impactful. 
  • Fluent English mandatory

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

Product Manager

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

As Product Manager, your mission will be to help translate market trends into product specifications by collecting VoC and translating them into engineering specifications

You will work closely with the sales and marketing team and the product development team to scope the value proposition of new and existing products and services.

You will also be responsible for documenting key development milestones, throughout the product life-cycle and be the “go-to” person for information regarding the product(s) in question. 

Moreover, you will support the generation of initial conceptual designs of the new products, produce relevant marketing materials and promote our products through conferences, webinars, workshops, publications, etc.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work closely with the sales team to identify market trends as well as current and future needs and collect VoC 
  • Carry out competitive analyses to assess the technology gaps in the market and identify the “sweet spot” for our products 
  • Work with Marketing and Sales in order to assess different pricing strategies for new and existing products and generate marketing materials that promote our products/ services 
  • Carry out process economics analysis to help drive decisions in product development 
  • Perform bespoke cost modeling analysis to show the tangible benefits of our products for different customer-specific applications
  • Organize workshops with the product development team in order to translate the VoC into product requirements 
  • Lead the initial scoping of the key technical features of new products to be developed and write detailed URS documents
  • Ensure that our products are being developed with the correct features to meet the market needs and organize staff trainings to educate our sales and marketing team on the key features of our products and their value proposition
  • Participate in customer meetings to explain the value proposition and key technical features of our products 
  • Scope new technologies that could be integrated into our platforms 
  • Participate in new business initiatives by supporting the CTO and the CCO in “high level” conceptualization of new products/ services 

REQUIREMENTS / QUALIFICATIONS                                                         

  • Masters or PhD in biochemical engineering, chemical engineering or relevant engineering discipline is desired  
  • Experience in process economics modeling applied to biotechnology would be appreciated 
  • Solid scientific background, together with an understanding of biopharmaceuticals, gene therapy, and vaccines manufacture
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, ability to deliver key messages to internal and external audiences
  • Ability to creatively explain and present complex concepts in an easy to understand manner
  • Strong project management skills 
  • Ability to prioritize actions and goals and to successfully progress sales along the sales pipeline
  • A high level of initiative, combined with interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Fluent English, any other language considered as an asset


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!


IT Business Analyst

Based in Nivelles you will join a collaborative team full of passionate change-makers. As IT Business Analyst at Univercells, your mission will be to ensure proper use of existing business management software (Odoo, Zoho, …) by providing user support and troubleshoots IT problems and issues. You also participate in the selection and implementation of new IT solution.

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES    

Existing IT solutions (business management software)

  • Service support role for business management software: you maximize users’ productivity through efficient and secure use of IT software applications:e.g. ERP (Odoo), CRM (Zoho) 
  • Identify and diagnose issues and problems 
  • Categorize and record reported queries and provide solutions 
  • Support problem identification 
  • Advise users on appropriate course of action 
  • Monitor issues from start to resolution 
  • You advise the business owners and the end-users in the configuration and maintenance of IT solutions. 
  • You provide advice on how to optimize the use of existing software.


New IT solutions implementation:

  • You support the different phases of the implementation projects (development, test phases, roll-out, training, documentation).
  • You perform and document UAT.
  • You participate in the training and documentation of the selected solution.

YOUR QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

  • Degree in Computer Engineering, Business Administration or related field.
  • Knowledge of ERP applications (Odoo is an asset) and process flow.
  • Good knowledge of relational databases, SQL, etc.
  • Knowledge of programming languages (e.g., python) is a plus.
  • A first experience with visualization tools is a plus (Tableau, Qlik, etc.).
  • Systematic, precise, attention to detail.
  • Strong communication skills, enthusiastic, eager to learn and to evolve in a fast-moving environment.
  • Fluent in French and English.


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


Project Success Manager

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

You will be in charge of developing and supporting a key partnership project within the LATAM region. The role involves a strong combination of project management and business development.


RESPONSIBILITIES and TASKS

  • You are in charge of developing and maintaining strong relationships with key business partners, connecting with stakeholders and leaders to bring projects from conceptualization to fruition
  • You facilitate and coordinate all project aspects (execution, finance, planning, change…) and follow up with external partners and internal team to ensure that all milestones are met on time, quality and budget.
  • You effectively build and foster ongoing or potential business relationships.
  • You identify and screen business opportunities within (and outside) the project, identify and contact decision-makers and propose adequate plans to execute, increasing the value of the current project and/or offsetting potential risks and challenges.
  • Effectively facilitate discussions and meetings and communicate with customers and project stakeholders.
  • You liaise with cross-functional internal teams to improve quality from an operational point of view.
  • You solve day-to-day and practical problems efficiently, keeping an eye on the overall goal.
  • You provide extensive and to-the-point reporting to all stakeholders, facilitating decision-making
  • You are responsible for the different administrative tasks related to the project
  • This position may require occasional travel.

REQUIREMENTS and QUALIFICATIONS

  • You hold a master’s degree in business or technical (bioengineering, biology, engineering…) 
  • A project management certification (PMP, Prince 2,…) is a clear asset.
  • You can relate on 5 to 10 years’ experience in similar positions (or a combination thereof), where you have demonstrated outstanding client management skills and a flair for business development.
  • You like the challenges; you are a fast learner and you possess excellent communication skills
  • You are used to managing complex projects in a fast-paced environment, you are client-minded, and you enjoy solving problems and see the project move forward 
  • Fluent in Spanish and English. French is a plus


Supply Chain Planner

Based in Nivelles you will join a collaborative team full of passionate change-maker and you will strengthen the Supply Chain team composed of 12 skilled and professional colleagues. You will report to the Chief Supply Chain Officer.


TASKS and RESPONSIBILITIES

  • You will maintain contacts with internal and external suppliers/customers to ensure optimal cooperation & execution of activities;
  • You will define the weekly planning of production with operations;
  • You will monitor open orders, and manage backorders by ensuring proper proactive and corrective actions are taken;
  • You will coordinate stock and deliveries at the right conditions;
  • You will proactively communicate upstream and downstream with internal stakeholders to tackle possible constraints and ensure the best service level;
  • You will manage stakeholders as you are responsible to prepare the bi-monthly S&OP meeting;
  • You will ensure the role of product owner in the implementation of some functionalities related to supply chain in the ERP;
  • You will define, monitor and follow-up KPI’s (supplier performance, etc) on a monthly basis.


REQUIREMENTS and QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master degree in economics or supply chain management with a minimum of 2 years’ experience or proven experience in similar function;
  • Self-reliance, confident, entrepreneurial spirit and good at working in an autonomous way;
  • Knowledge of a major ERP system (ODOO will be an asset);
  • Demonstrated proficiency in using MS Excel in a business environment
  • Strong communications skills, oral and written, including presentation skills;
  • Fluent in English and French.

Senior Mechanical 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 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!