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Downstream Process Transfer Engineer

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To strengthen our  Biotech Clinical Manufacturing team  in Braine-l’Alleud (Belgium), we are looking for a talented individual to fill the position of:  Downstream Process Transfer Engineer.

As a  Downstream Process Transfer Engineer ,  you are a member of the Global Biologics Manufacturing Sciences & Technology (MSAT) Tech Transfer team and report to the DSP Process Transfer Lead.

You contribute to downstream process tech transfer activities of late-stage and/or commercial biologics to enable launch of these molecules into both internal and external commercial scale facilities.

Key responsibilities are:

  • Supporting Tech Transfer of Downstream Processes (DSP) from Development to Internal Manufacturing and CMOs, and between commercial-scale facilities
  • Supporting the commercial-scale Process Validations for the Downstream Process in Drug Substance manufacturing
  • Providing routine (on-the-floor) support during manufacturing campaigns
  • Providing deviation and investigation support
  • Supporting Continuous Process Verification (CPV) activities
  • Supporting Lifecycle Management (LCM) activities by improving the understanding and robustness of commercial manufacturing processes
  • Supporting Regulatory inspections and filings
  • Acting as a Subject Matter Expert of late-stage and commercial biologics Downstream manufacturing processes
  • Acquiring and maintaining process understanding for late-stage and commercial products
  • More specifically, you will contribute   by:

  • Developing appropriate MSAT procedures and continuously improve upon to ensure rapid, efficient and accurate Process Transfers, LCM, CPV, …
  • Supporting DSP tech transfer and PPQ activities by contributing to process fit-gap assessments, supportive studies, process validation activities, …
  • Authoring technical protocols/reports and ensuring a high scientific and quality standard
  • Performing routine (on-the-floor) support during manufacturing campaigns
  • Providing deviation and investigation support to Manufacturing
  • Supporting CPV and LCM activities, as required
  • Supporting Regulatory inspections and submissions
  • Establishing and maintaining familiarity with contemporary industrial standards, policies, best practices and technologies
  • Interested? For this position you’ll need the following education, experience and skills:

  • Master’s Degree in Life Sciences or equivalent experience, in a relevant scientific discipline
  • Experience in the biopharmaceutical industry is a plus
  • Understanding of Downstream bioprocessing principles (chromatography column steps, ultrafiltration, diafiltration, …)
  • General understanding of biopharma operations and cGMP
  • Ability to communicate effectively and connect with peers from different functions (matrix organization) to ensure projects are delivered
  • Good analytical thinking and problem-solving mindset
  • Familiar with various statistical and data trending techniques
  • Good technical writing skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines with a high tolerance for ambiguity
  • Self-motivated, innovation mindset, can-do attitude, team player
  • Good knowledge of English, both oral and written; knowledge of French is a must.
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