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Viral Safety (associate) Specialist - Netherlands  

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Posted on : 10 April 2017

Project Description

About Us:
  • Our company  is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. 
  • Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company – one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us. 
  • Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of an individual like you. 
  • To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. 
  • As part of our global team, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.

Center of Expertise-Viral Safety
  • The Adventitious Agent CoE is a growing functional unit serving global bio manufacturing at our company.
  • The CoE creates control strategies, drives harmonization, sets standards and determines best practices to overcome the risks for adventitious viral agent contamination. 
  • The CoE is also responsible for implementing new rapid molecular based techniques to become a global service test laboratory. 
  • To be a global leader, stakeholder alignment with R&D, process development departments and operational departments is required. 
  • Furthermore, collaboration with other pharma companies and authorities are included to maintain subject matter expertise in the field of viral safety of our biological products.

Job Profile
  • As team member of the Center of Expertise (CoE) for control of adventitious viral agents you will be responsible for setting up new approaches that mitigate risks. 
  • You will need to understand best practices of current biological products produced at manufacturing sites worldwide. 
  • You will stay connected to our R&D departments to align control strategies throughout the products life cycle management.
  •  You will need to understand international guidance and be aligned with the pharmaceutical and authorities best practice regarding control of viral safety. 
  • Therefore, you will participate in international Pharma working groups and conferences. 
  • Based on a Quality Risk Management strategy you will combine the information into new approaches for products and global quality guidelines.
  •  Analytical test development and testing is a responsibility of the CoE. 
  • Therefore, you are expected to provide strategic directions for state of the art detection methods. 
  • You will include your virological expertise throughout all steps in the risk mitigation approaches.

  • A master degree in life sciences and specialized in virology
  •  Work experience of at least 3 years in an industrial environment, preferable in pharmaceutical industry
  •  Demonstrable experience with analytical testing of biopharmaceutical products, preferable molecular testing
  •  Demonstrable experience with GMP or other quality system regulations
  •  Accurate, quality- and service-minded
  •  Teamplayer, independent, flexible and a pro-active attitude
  •  Outstanding command of the English language (in writing and speaking). Preference for Dutch speaking skills
  •  Excellent communication and presentation skills
  •   Willingness to travel on a regular base internationally (15%)
  •  Based in the Netherlands

A good place to work 
  • Our employees are the key to our company’s success. 
  • We demonstrate our commitment to our employees by offering a competitive and valuable rewards program. 
  • Our Company’s benefits are designed to support the wide range of goals, needs and lifestyles of our employees, and many of the people that matter the most in their lives.

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