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DSP operator Vaccine Pilot Plant [Assistant Scientist]

Would you like to be directly involved in the fight against global disease and pandemics? Then keep reading! ? ? - Minimum completed MBO (level 4) or (maximum) HBO degree, preferably in Microbiology/Life Sciences or equivalent; - 2 years (or more) experience with cGMP manufacturing is a requirement; - Able to converse and write effectively in technical English; - Experience as (process) technician or equivalent in life science or pilot plant operations in a cGMP environment is preferred; - Quality is always the main goal for you and efficiency a close second; - Initiative, you seek out potential solutions yourself; - You aim for full customer satisfaction. What is asked you deliver with the required quality within the agreed timeframe; - Persevering, you see projects to their end and can find your own way around obstacles; - Interpersonal skills, able to provide and receive feedback in a constructive way. You make yourself part of discussions and help transform these into positive actions.


Drug Substance Operations (DSO) has a GMP manufacturing facility at the Bioscience park in Leiden where they proudly produce groundbreaking medicines against diseases that have a global impact, such as vaccines against HIV, RSV and Ebola. DSO is the department where Clinical Trial Material (CTM) is produced for new cutting edge vaccines that are in clinical testing Phases 1 to 3. The DSO production process is at pilot scale (50L) and is executed by two main teams. Upstream processing is performed by the I-team and downstream processing by the D-team. Each team consists of about eleven persons led by a Supervisor. In this department a position is available for an Assistant Scientist (DSP operator) that will be trained to perform the production of batches of CTM vaccines.? It is good to note that though the function title ("scientist") implicates this is a research position, the daily operations do not include R&D aspects. The assistant 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; - Small improvements and innovative projects will be a stable part of your daily work package; - The team constantly strives for improvement using Process Excellence tools such as "Lean Manufacturing"; - You will also be tasked to do data management, acute problem solving, and many other small and diverse tasks.?


This is a responsible job with good employment conditions.