Scientist Liquid Chromatography & Mass Spectrometry - Technical R&D

Site Name: Belgium-Rixensart
Posted Date: Oct 18 2019
The Belgian In-Process Analytics (IPA) team for Vaccine Drug Substance (VDS) is actively looking for a Scientist with a solid expertise in Immunoassays. The role of the In-Process Analytics team within the Drug Substance organization is three-fold:

1) To Develop fit for purpose methods/assays aimed to support process development activities and ultimately contribute to the process design selection/evaluation/characterization.
2) To Identify novel or consolidate analytical capabilities of the organization for vaccine development.
3) To Characterize/quantitate product antigens/Virus like particles or to identify and quantitate process-related impurities and develop assays to monitor process performance.

Our activities are covering a wide variety of processes (Fermentation, Cell culture, Viral production, purification, coupling) at different development stages (early to late development, Life Cycle).

Your Responsibilities:

  • As a Scientist within the IPA group, you will integrate with a multidisciplinary team and you will be in close contact with experts in various analytical technologies (HPLC, Flow Cytometry, Immunoassays, Spectrophotometry, Process Analytical).
  • Your mission will be focused on the development of Proteomics assays to support our Upstream/Downstream Process development colleagues in different research/development contexts (process development, process understanding, troubleshooting, Life cycle...).
  • In addition, you will contribute to the establishment of our new High Throughput cell based assay platform aimed to automate and reduce our development timelines.
  • You will contribute to the development and implementation of Proteomics assays (LC-MS label free, MALDI-Tof,...) to support VDS development activities.
  • You will write the documentation associated to the development activities (development reports, protocols)
  • You will train and supervise technicians/scientists in Proteomics.
  • You will represent IPA-VDS internally (Preclinical and Technical R&D) and collaborate proactively with our preclinical and/or analytical method development colleagues.
  • You will develop other analytical methods as needed.

Why you? Basic Qualifications:
We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:
  • PhD in life science or equivalent experience with a solid experience in Proteomics and its package of associated tools (BioTools, Mascot, Peaks, ...).
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • As the group is a multidisciplinary organization, the willingness to develop beyond the initial expertise is a prerequisite to apply to this position.
  • English & French are a must, other languages a plus.
  • Analytical mind-set.
Preferred Qualifications:
If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:
  • Experience in High Throughput technologies is an asset (eg. Liquid Handling systems such TECAN).
  • Be curious.
  • Be flexible and have the capacity to work with priorities.
  • Have the capacity to work and communicate transversally and not in a silo environment.

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