Would you like to be directly involved in the fight against the global "Corona virus" (COVID-19) pandemic? Do you have a HBO/BSc with 2 years of proven expeirence in pharmaceutical/biotechnology? Then keep reading!


To strengthen the department we are looking for an Associate scientist / Senior manufacturing operator, to help us realize the upcoming COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing campaign.


The department DSO is an international team of about 40 people working on the manufacturing of cell banks, virus seeds and clinical batches (phase I to III) to support the development of new vaccine candidates. Manufacturing activities are performed under strict cGMP regulations and the process is established together with development departments, engineering & maintenance, QC, QA and warehouse. Our passion is to deliver high-quality results to our customers and to seek for opportunities for improvement: never a dull moment!

Within the department four teams operate, each with specific responsibilities: Preparations, Cell culture, Downstream processing and the Operations Support Team. The teams are responsible for their cGMP status by maintaining the documentation system, reporting quality issues and performing the resulting corrective actions, master batch documentation, training and inspection readiness.

Job description

  • The associate scientist is primarily responsible for the cGMP production of CTM material, as requested by the organisation;
  • Apart from production operations you will be updating documentation, be responsible for predefined process steps, and the state of related equipment;
  • Next to these core tasks small improvements and innovative projects will be a stable part of your daily work package;
  • You will also be tasked to do data management, acute problem solving, and many other small and diverse tasks;
  • As the job entails team work within a diverse and global organisation, we require good communications skills in English.

Functie eisen

  • HBO/BSc with 3 years of proven experience in pharmaceutical/biotechnology;
  • Expert in cell culture (USP), virus propagation and / or downstream processing (DSP);
  • Experience with change controls, non-conformances and CAPA records;
  • Experience with cGMP and EHSS standards is required;
  • Lean green belt certification is preferred;
  • You have quality always as main goal, efficiency second;
  • You aim for full customer satisfaction. What is asked you deliver with the required quality within the agreed timeframe;
  • You have a high degree of accuracy, initiative, and independence;
  • Flexible and stress-resistant and remains positive when priorities change;
  • You helps team members by giving advice and sharing feedback on technical and personal level;
  • You have great social and trainer skills, are able to provide and receive feedback in a constructive way. You make yourself part of discussions and help transform these into positive actions.


This is a responsible job with good employment conditions.

Sollicitatie Procedure

Contactpersoon voor deze functie is Joost Storms, bereikbaar op telefoonnummer 023 55 78 529 of via e-mail: joost@xdes.nl Kenmerk: 10715.

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Vacature: Associate scientist COVID-19 Vaccine production

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