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    ZUID-HOLLAND, Netherlands

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    Senior Scientist Virus Purification / Downstream Process Development

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The Company

Our client is a Biopharmaceutical Company dedicated to providing high quality biopharmaceuticals for proof-of-concept studies & clinical studies, as well as performing product development for all major classes of biotechnological products. The company focuses on the early stages of product development with technologies ranging from DNA cloning, mammalian cell line generation, upstream process development (mammalian and microbial cell platforms), purification development, assay development, and clinical manufacturing.


Role description

As a Sr. Scientist Virus Purification or Down-Stream Processing, you will supervise multiple programs having project oversight and direct and/or indirect report management responsibilities. You will be leading a team of  up to 6 motivated and highly trained individuals (BSc, MSc and PhD’s). This team works on product development ranging from purification development to clinical manufacturing. Also technology development projects in collaboration with non-for-profit organizations such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation are in scope. You will translate project goals in activities and deliverables, write study plans and reports, manage all DSP laboratory activities and provide project progress updates. Additionally, you have a pivotal role in project teams regarding deliverables and interacting with other departments and with clients. You monitor and evaluate the timely completion of tasks and projects. Hereto, strong organizational and communication skills are essential and flexibility is a must.


You will join a stimulating group of international researchers in a very collaborative environment. As part of this group, your personal as well as your scientific growth are encouraged and developed. This position reports to the Associate Director Downstream Process Development and indirect to the Project Manager.



  • A Master or PhD degree in life science, biotechnology, biochemical engineering or related subject;
  • At least five years’ experience in biotechnology or biopharmaceutical industry;
  • A minimum of 5 years of working experience in bioprocess development, specifically chromatography and ultrafiltration/diafiltration;
  • GMP experience and or technology transfer skills are preferred;
  • Good command of the English language (written and spoken).

The ideal candidate will show entrepreneurial spirit, independence and ability to take strategic, calculated risks to guarantee efficient progression of the projects. You are enthusiastic and comfortable in a dynamic environment. You can work both in a team (preferably also multidisciplinary skills to assist with other departments like USP or assay’s) and individually. You communicate clearly at all levels; you can get your thoughts, ideas and knowledge across in a helpful and clear way. You enjoy both hands-on and theoretical work. Your planning and organization skills allow you to have an overview of the necessary work and you are able to meet deadlines. You have a proven track record of managing and mentoring people.

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Staten Bolwerk 1
2011 MK Haarlem
The Netherlands
+31 (0) 20 658 9800


Keizersgracht 440A
1016 GD Amsterdam
+31 (0) 20 658 9804


Theatinerstraße 11
80333 München
+49 (0) 89 3803 8966