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With more than 22.000 experts in over 25 countries, AKKA is one of the leaders in its field. In Belgium, we have close to 1000 experts active in different technical fields.
The Manufacturing Science and Technology department (MSAT) at our client's site provides the scientific backbone to enable the use of complex biotechnological processes to produce and do the purification of therapeutic proteins.
The focus of the here described function is on the upstream cell culture part of the process. Starting from thorough scientific and technical knowledge, you contribute to the start-up of new production lines and improvement and monitoring of existing processes.
Development of second-generation processes for existing commercial products using small scale models for studies conducted in lab environment
Technology transfer, initial process validation and process control strategy definition for introduction of new products and processes at manufacturing scale
Identification of process improvements to increase yield or process robustness, and generation of a supportive data package leading to implementation at manufacturing scale
Supporting and safeguarding existing production processes by data trending and monitoring, generation of scientific/technical study protocols and reports in support of significant changes, product impact assessments upon significant deviations in the production process and provided technical advice to questions of other departments.
YOUR IDEAL PROFILE
You have (preferably) a PhD in Life Sciences, with relevant in process development or MSAT-like functions
You have fluent English speaking and writing skills, knowledge of Dutch is a plus
You have specific experience with growing mammalian cells in bioreactors; either on lab- or production scale
You have an excellent analytical and problem-solving mindset, are accurate with the necessary eye for detail and can handle multiple tasks at once
You have excellent writing technical/scientific writing skills (protocols & reports)
You are flexible and willing to support both manufacturing scale operation and set up small scale lab studies
You have knowledge of cGMP
You are a strong communicator, who is able to connect, go in discussion and find compromise with people in other departments or sites
You like to work in team and consider yourself to be a good team player.
Flexibility, stress resistance, openness to change & innovation and eagerness to meet deadlines are characteristics of you.
As an AKKA consultant, you will be:
In charge of diverse transversal and empowering projects
Supported in your career by your AKKA Manager
Actor of your training plan and your personal and professional development
Member of a dynamic and collaborative community of engineers
Benefiting from a permanent contract
Benefiting from a competitive salary packages including several extra-legal benefits.