USP Development Lab Technician (H/F/X)

October 4th 2022

Exothera, a Univercells affiliate, is a contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) dedicated to virus and viral vector production. As a Univercells company, Exothera provides best-in-class bioprocessing expertise that capitalizes on novel manufacturing technologies. The company delivers accelerated process development/optimization to rapidly reach GMP clinical and commercial production of virus and viral vectors. At Exothera and Univercells, our mission is to make health equally accessible to all.

Mission Description

In the lab, you will be responsible for the execution of operational work and you will carry out all activities associated with the cell culture process like:

  • Preparation and filtration of solutions (media and feeds), and cell banks 
  • Conduct sterility tests on media feeds, and cell banks
  • Preparation of assemblies for the execution of experimental work
  • Setup, operation, dismantling, cleaning, and sterilization of cell culture equipment 
  • Conduct experiments for upstream process development under defined conditions to verify/reject various types of hypotheses using refined scientific methods at different scales (from flask to call stack before bioreactor), including cell line development, cell expansion (seed train), and bioprocess production
  • Follow-up of culture monitoring by applying different simple analytical methods like cellular counter, inverted microscope,… 
  • You will also be in charge of lab and equipment supervision and monitoring the stock (consumables and reagent)
  • You will keep clean and safe the working area by following established housekeeping routines and conduct of lab environment monitoring
  • Out of the lab, you will edit the documentation related to experiments and you are responsible for the traceability of performed operational work through recording of all data and results in specified forms (paper and electronic) with accuracy and accountability
  • You will carefully follow the quality system tracking within the field of activities and SOPs in all operational tasks
  • You will identify and report all deviations and/or unexpected events through the initiation of related investigations, and you will support the corrective and preventive actions

Candidate profile

  • Bachelor’s in Biology, Biochemistry or Biomedical Sciences
  • Ideally a minimum 2 years of experience in cell culture processes, aseptic practices, and working in a laminar flow-hood 
  • Knowledge of bioreactor systems is an asset
  • Capability and interest to leverage know-how with classical cell culture techniques to participate in the development of new generation solutions 
  • Strong sense of observation and capability of troubleshooting
  • Resistance to stress and flexibility (adaptability to a changing and multi-tasked environment)
  • Enthusiasm and agility to work on a variety of projects and to learn more every day
  • Strong organizational skills, proactivity, scientific curiosity, desire to be impactful
  • Capability to work in a cross-functional and multi-cultural team
  • Good understanding of English (written and spoken)


We offer a long-term contract (CDI), a competitive salary, a complete compensation & benefits package, and the possibility of evolution in an international, dynamic, and fast-growing company.


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