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Cell culture Technician, Services & Innovation (M/F)

December 11th 2020

Ncardia is an established, globally operating, stem cell-based drug discovery & cell therapy company. At Ncardia, we believe that stem technology will help get better therapies to patients faster. The goal of the company is to be the supportive and trusted partner for scientists operating within the human induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSC) drug discovery and cell therapy fields, and in particular, in the cardiovascular and neurology space. Ncardia develops, produces, and commercializes highly predictive human cardiovascular and neurological cellular assay systems. In addition, Ncardia develops and provides its customers with a broad portfolio of services from cardiovascular and neuronal disease modeling to target discovery and validation, primary or secondary drug screening, hit to lead and lead optimization, safety assessment, and pre-clinical patient stratification. We are an enthusiastic, skilled, and committed international team in which everyone has the opportunity to make a decisive contribution. Within our “Services and Innovation” team in Gosselies (Belgium) there is a position immediately available for a Cell Culture Technician, who will report to the Director Manufacturing Technology.

Mission Description

The Cell culture technician will be involved in all aspects of client projects for process development, custom manufacturing and characterization of iPSC-derived cells.
In addition, he/she will be involved in internal innovation projects for process improvement and process development, under supervision of the Project Leaders.
Activities include advanced stem cell culture, state of the art differentiation processes, down-stream processing and being co-responsible of laboratories activities during week-ends and public holidays.
Tasks and Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Perform state of the art cell culture techniques in the field of human stem cell maintenance
  • Perform custom production (adherent culture or bioreactor-based) and cryopreservation of functional iPSC-derived cell types
  • Execute studies for the development of novel iPSC-derived cell types
  • Perform in process analyses and cell-based assays for functional characterization of differentiated cells
  • Support routine lab activities such as solution stock keeping and equipment maintenance
  • Collect and record data accurately following standard operation procedures in compliance with Quality Management System
  • Pro-active mindset, propose solutions and participate in investigations whenever needed

Candidate profile

Bachelor or Master Degree in (applied) biological science or related domains

  • Demonstrated practical experience in cell culture techniques is a requirement (such as, maintenance of cell lines, cell differentiation, cryopreservation, cell counting, media preparation, aseptic techniques)
  • Experience with stem cells
  • Knowledge of ISO9001 or any other quality norm
  • Experience with flow cytometry/Immunofluorescence/Cell-based assays is a plus

Required skills

  • Well-organized, precise and reliable
  • Understanding of good documentation practices
  • Highly motivated, proactive, accurate, creative, and committed team worker
  • Ready to work during week-ends
  • Good communication skills and team-player
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Excellent knowledge of English both written and verbal
  • Affinity with ISO9001 and/or GLP quality systems

Offer

Job Location: Gosselies
Position type: Full time (38h/week)
Start Date: Immediately
We offer a challenging position in a dynamic biotech company with room for personal growth and development. Depending on your education and experience, we provide an appropriate salary.

Contact Details

Interested? For questions or further information about this vacancy, please contact Eva D’Amico (eva.damico@ncardia.com).
Send your motivation letter with curriculum vitae by December 15 to: careers@ncardia.com