Fermentation Technician (M/F)

October 15th 2020

Based in Nivelles and Gosselies, the Vaccine Process Development team has the ambition to position Univercells as a key player and a reference in the development of new technologies for vaccine production by proposing solutions breaking the barriers to bioproduction and making vaccines available and affordable to all.

Mission Description

Labs operations

Management of lab and equipment used for operational work.
Monitoring and management of stocks of consumables and reagents specific to the project.
Maintenance of a clean and safe working area by following established housekeeping routines.
Execution of lab environment monitoring.
Execution of all operations associated with fermentation processes in BSL-1, BSL-2 and BSL-3 : 
Preparation and filtration of solutions (media and feeds).
Preparation of seeds.
Execution of sterility tests.
Preparation of assemblies for execution of experiments.
Setting up, operation, dismantling, cleaning and sterilization of bioreactors and other process equipment.
Conducting experiments for fermentation process development following defined conditions.
Culture monitoring with basic analytical methods.
Contribution to the selection and implementation of the most efficient technologies for the development of an innovative continuous production line.

Writing and management of documentation related to experiments.
Data and result collection and record in defined forms with accuracy.
Results analysis and report writing.
Quality, Safety & continuous improvement

Adherence to standard operating procedures in all the operational tasks executed with a special emphasis on the compliance with biosafety procedures for BSL-1, BSL-2 and BSL-3 labs.
Correct use and implementation of quality management system within the field of activities (procedures/checklist/working instructions, etc.).
Identification and reporting of deviations from standard operating procedures and of unexpected events through initiation of related investigations.
Support of corrective and preventive actions related to deviations and unexpected events.
Contribution to general lab activities (housekeeping and maintenance).
Generation of process quality documentation for vaccines platform (procedures, work instructions, templates, etc.).

Candidate profile

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Biochemistry or Industrial Microbiology.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in fermentation processes, aseptic practices and basic analytical methods.
  • Knowledge of bioreactor setup and operation.
  • Work experience in a BSL2 or BSL3 labs.
  • Integrity and transparency.
  • Strong sense of observation, inventive & critical mindset, scientific curiosity and problem-solving skills.
  • Proactivity, flexibility, work organizational skills
  • Enthusiasm and agility to work on a variety of projects.
  • Capability to leverage know-how in order to participate in the development of the new generation solutions.
  • Capability to work in a cross-functional and multi-cultural team.
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken).



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