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Associate Director Upstream Process Development, Leiden (The Netherlands) Leiden Netherlands,  

BATAVIA Biosciences (company)

Posted on : 29 August 2017

Project Description

Batavia Biosciences is a Biopharmaceutical Company dedicated to providing high quality biopharmaceuticals for proof-of-concept studies & clinical trials, as well as performing product development for all major classes of biotechnological products. The company focuses on the early stages of product development with services ranging from DNA cloning, mammalian cell line generation, upstream process development (mammalian and microbial cell platforms), purification development, assay development, and clinical manufacturing. Headquartered in Leiden, The Netherlands, Batavia Biosciences is privileged to have strong strategic partners in both the Netherlands and the United States of America.

We are looking for a Associate Director Upstream Process Development for our R&D department in Leiden, The Netherlands. We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced individual to play a leadership role in cell technology and cell culture process development.

You will be leading a team of 15-20 motivated and highly trained individuals (BSc, MSc and PhD s). The team performs project activities ranging from DNA cloning, mammalian cell line generation and upstream process development, to development of microbial platforms. The majority of the projects is related to viral-, viral vector- or bacterial vaccine development and is funded by biopharmaceutical companies or ngo s, such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The team collaborates with the down-stream processing and assay team in a number of large process development projects which are executed according to aggressive timelines. The team performs all R&D laboratory activities, but is also responsible for cell culture activities in Batavia s GMP pilot production facility.

The Associate Director USP is responsible for leading the team in all above mentioned activities. He/she assures R&D activities are planned / performed and are of sufficient quality, GMP documentation is written and productions of clinical trial materials are performed. Where applicable, you coach and train staff, provide recommendations for equipment to use for e.g. scale-up and direct experiments to troubleshoot and/or support process development. You will report and present results internally and externally, and you will participate in regular meetings with clients. Additionally, you will act as the Subject Matter Expert for all cell technology activities, assuring that the team delivers scientifically sound proposals for mammalian or microbial development projects.


Leiden The Netherlands

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