Based in Gosselies, you will join a collaborative team full of passionate change-maker. You will support the Bioprocess Engineers of the downstream team in all operations associated with the optimization of proteinand viruses isolation and purification,and facilitate the scale-up from development to clinics. 

RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • In the lab, you will be overall responsible for the execution of operational work and you will carry out all activities associated with protein purification process as:
    • Preparation and filtration of solutions, and preparation of all the main and auxiliary consumables and equipment items related to experiments;
    • Conduct experiments for downstream process development under defined conditions to verify/reject various types of hypotheses using refined scientific methods at different scales;
    • Contribute to testing of innovative purification solutions to support development of continuous production process;
    • Monitor purification through applying different analytical methods 
  • You will also be in charge of lab and equipment supervision and monitoring the stock (consumables and reagent) and you will keep clean and safe the working area by following established housekeeping routines
  • Out of the lab you will edit the documentation related to downstream in line with good documentation and workflow practices
  • You will carefully follow the quality system tracking within the field of activities and SOPs in all the operational tasks
  • You will identify and report all deviations and/or unexpected events through initiation of related investigations, and you will support the corrective and preventive actions 

REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Biochemistry or Biomedical Sciences
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in downstream processes / biochemical methods 
  • Basic knowledge of biochemistry and protein / virus chemistry
  • Skills in analytic methods, knowledge of purification equipment as well as understanding of chromatography principles are assets 
  • Strong sense of observation and capability of troubleshooting
  • Resistance to stress and flexibility (adaptability to a changing and multi-tasked environment)
  • Enthusiasm and agility to work on a variety of projects and to learn more every day
  • Strong organizational skills, proactivity, scientific curiosity, desire to be impactful
  • Capability to work in a cross-functional and multi-cultural team
  • Good understanding of English (written and spoken) is mandatory